Jacqueline Tellinga is a Dutch planner and urbanist who manages experimental urban developments, both large and small scale. In doing this she firmly believes that people should be able to shape their own homes and living environments. Experience in the Netherlands has demonstrated that, once the initiative is relegated to the people, enormously diverse living environments occur, and people go to great lengths in terms of personal investment. She is published in trade journals and is author of the books De Grote Verbouwing, Burgerlijke Stedenbouw and Heilige Huisjes. Tellinga is a member of the Dutch National Expert Team Housing and of The Right to Build Task Force in the UK. For more than ten years now she worked in various capacities on projects related to the topic of self-building. As the project manager of the Homeruskwartier in Almere with 1.400 individual plots she has been responsible for the largest self-build area in the Netherlands: from the development of the urban vision, helping rally the political support and achieving consent between the various stakeholders to the practical implementation, including the organised sale of the individual plots of municipal land. The latest project being BouwEXPO Tiny Housing.