How big do you like it? Magnum and I pondered this question this afternoon.
Yup, headed on out to the Tiny House Jamboree!
We might be looking to downsize someday, but we're not really in the market for a tiny house. It just looked like a fun thing to go kick around. We invited Meego to come along:
Me: Wanna go check out the tiny houses?!
Okay, so he stayed behind. I will say that, although the event was well attended, I didn't see a whole lot of teens there. Families with little kids and empty-nesters made up the majority. A few young childless couples too. I'd bet that a lot of attendees were like us - just looky loos, not really serious about owning a tiny house.
So it was a fun few hours. This was the third and last day of the event, and judging by the crowd, I'd say they made a good amount of money from it. Since the houses were so tiny, there were long lines to go inside them, as they only held a few people.
There were also quite a few houses. I don't know the complete count, but plenty to see.
It was interesting how the designers made the most of the small spaces, but really, we didn't find them to be anything special compared to a camper or RV. In fact, the Airstream people were there. Maybe they realized they'd have a ripe and captive audience. Here's a shot for Agg79. Don't mind the huge paint brush. Obviously no one told them this was an event for tiny things.
One thing that did seem to set the tiny houses apart was that most of them had nice roomy loft areas. Once inside them, they did feel like they had more space than one would expect from looking at the outside.
And, of course, I have written permission from these random jamboree goers to publish photos of them here. *COUGH* ahem*
Here's a tiny house kitchen, with my good friends the PhotoBomb family.
There was a range of sizes, but most fell within about 300 square feet of living area. Some of the bathrooms were surprisingly large, while others were very airplane travel-esque.
Good times at the jamboree, but I'm in no rush to shrink. How big do you like it?