Big Event, Tiny Living: 2018 Colorado Springs Tiny Home Festival Announced

The Colorado Springs Gazette recently published an article announcing the local 2018 tiny house event, The People’s Tiny House Festival.

While the festival has occurred in Colorado Springs before (2015 and 2016), residents were disappointed to learn the founders would be holding the 2017 festival elsewhere. In 2018 though, the festival will return for a three-day event at The United States Air Force Academy.

Tiny home enthusiasts will have to wait until late summer though; the event is scheduled for August 3 through August 5. Still, with a continued interest in minimal living and tiny home communities, the festival is sure to be a hit. In fact, Colorado is known as the “hub of the tiny house movement.” Many of the manufacturers have headquarters across the state, including Sprout and Tumbleweed, both located in Colorado Springs.

Over 50 homes are said to be displayed; these homes will range from DIY constructors to move-in-ready tiny houses built and sold by manufacturers. There will also be music, food, live presentations, and sustainable products on sale at the event. Even more exciting, the first 1,000 tickets are free; 300 people have already registered.

Tiny homes are usually 400-square-feet or less and have become quite a popular living option, specifically for first-time buyers or retired folks looking to downsize. The benefits include a mobile home, no mortgage payment, and a small space that encourages simple living. While not for everyone, they are a unique and increasingly popular housing option.

At Woodleaf Realty, we can help with land purchases, including researching covenants — private agreements between landowners — that will allow for a tiny home. In our experience, we have discovered homeowners, who are looking to downsize, find tiny houses incredibly appealing. Give one of our experienced agents a call and learn more about the home that is best for you!