The demand for tiny houses is higher than ever. According to insider.com, tiny-home sales were at a record high in 2020. A recent study also found that the market for tiny homes and alternative living will continue to grow through 2025.
If you’ve ever considered downsizing, this weekend’s Colorado Tiny House Festival in Brighton is a good opportunity to see what it looks like to live in a smaller space.
“As the cost of buying real estate in Colorado has sky-rocketed, so too has the interest in alternative living options,” said Art Laubach, organizer of the Colorado Tiny House Festival. “Although there are a few places where tiny home living is an option, including Durango, El Paso County, and Lyons, zoning that allows for tiny homes needs to be adopted in more communities and people need to learn about the tiny living options that are currently available.”
More than 40 unique and small living structures will be showcased at the event, which includes tiny homes, container homes, recreational campers such as teardrops and domes, remodeled vans and skoolies (homes that are built within a school bus). According to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, a home is considered tiny if it is between 100 and 800 square feet.
Interested in exploring the tiny-home lifestyle temporarily? Check out Tiny House Leadville, Trail and Hitch near Meeker, WeeCasa Resort in Lyons, Riverview RV Park & Campground in Loveland, Cohabit Podtel in Avon, Tiny Homes at Powderhorn Mountain Resort in Mesa, Tiny Timbers in South Fork and Bristlecone Lodge in Woodland Park. There are also multiple listings on Airbnb.
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The festival will include five keynote speakers to discuss topics such as building methods, van design and products as well as developing a tiny-home community. Food trucks will be available during the event, such as Mac’N Noodles, Simply Le Crepes, McClellan’s Brewing Company and more. Go here for a list of participating vendors.
The Colorado Tiny House Festival will take place on Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Riverdale Regional Park in Brighton (formerly Adams County Fairgrounds). Adult weekend passes are $15 online at coloradotinyhousefestival.com/buy-ticket or $20 in-person. Children ages 12 and under get in for free. Note that advanced ticket pricing ends Friday, July 9. For more information, visit coloradotinyhousefestival.com 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton
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