On August 7th-9th 2015, the first Tiny House Jamboree was held in Colorado Springs, CO. The event organizers expected a turnout of 10,000 people. Amazingly, 40,000+ showed up, representing all 50 states! What was the biggest takeaway? People want to live in tiny homes, legally! And, there’s a very real desire to live in tiny house communities.
A couple who met at the Jamboree are doing a documentary on living in tiny houses and tiny house communities legally. They are traveling the country to create a documentary series featuring case studies; exciting examples of how a handful of cities from all over the country are making legal tiny house communities a reality.
They will talk with founders and city officials representing these ongoing projects, in both urban and rural settings. They will ask city planners about local objections & potential solutions, to zoning issues, safety certifications and more. Ultimately, they want to determine why each city said “yes” or wants to say yes, to Tiny Housing, if the right conditions can be met.
The video they create will be free on YouTube to help to legitimize conversations about legal Tiny Housing and to provide a proactive, illustrative resource for those seeking to bring tiny houses to their city but don’t know where to start.
They are hoping to raise $39,000 on Indiegogo to help defray the expenses of making the video. You can contribute here:
We at Rich’s Portable Cabins think that this is a worthy cause to support. The tiny house community needs all the help we can get to help communities and municipalities realize that having tiny homes in their communities will be an asset rather than a liability.