This past weekend, Dan Louche and the Tiny Home Builders Team brought their Tiny Living 12 model to the Decatur Tiny House Festival in Decatur, GA.
I was recently invited to bring a couple tiny houses and to speak at both the Jacksonville and Orlando Home Shows this year. I was really excited because I thought it was a great opportunity to introduce a lot of people to the tiny house movement, who might otherwise never hear about it.
I was so busy getting ready for the first show in Jacksonville that I really didn’t get that much of a chance to write about it. I had planned to bring two homes to both shows, but only one was completed and we were rushing to finish the second one (a new design that I will be announcing soon). However, because of delays in getting the windows we didn’t finish the house in time, which was just as well since the show hadn’t allotted enough room for two houses anyways*.
Well the Jacksonville show has come and gone and it ended up being a lot of fun (and work). I got to meet a lot of people and if I had to guess at least 20,000 people got to see and/or walk through a tiny house (most for the first time). It was not uncommon for us to have at least 80 people in line to go into the house at any one time. We were definitely one of the more popular exhibits.
This coming weekend (Oct 4-6) we will be at the Orlando Home Show to do it all again. If you get a chance, swing by and say hi :)
* That’s actually a funny phenomenon with tiny houses. When you tell someone about tiny houses and you say they are between 100 and 200 square feet, people are so used to larger areas that they often think of a much smaller size in their head. Whenever we show our houses people are ALWAYS surprised to hear how small they are in terms of square footage.