Dee Williams is a teacher, author and sustainability advocate. She is the co-owner of Portland Alternative Dwellings (PAD) where she leads workshops focused on building tiny house design and building. Her educational background is rooted in architectural engineering, mathematics, and environmental studies. Dee built her own tiny house in 2004 – a story that has been featured on Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, NPR, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, and the CBC. She has also been profiled or featured in hundreds of online blogs and articles, and in print media including Time, The New York Times, and Der Spiegel. Williams' tiny house is located in her friends’ backyard, in Olympia, Washington.