2016 was a great year for the Tiny House industry. Popularity and knowledge has grown tremendously, and we couldn’t be happier about the excitement of the “movement”. In August of this year, we attended the second annual Tiny House Jamboree where we had 2 of our models on display. It was estimated that there were 10,000 more people attending the Jamboree this year compared to last. That’s 10,000 more people interested in tiny homes, so what will the numbers grow to this year? When a passion turns into such a rapidly growing phenomenon, it’s a dream come true. Tiny House designs are transforming into incredible works of art, possibilities are becoming endless for electricity and water options and, of course, more interest in people.
It was incredible to see how much enthusiasm people who attended the Jamboree had, not even just for Tiny Homes, but for sustainable living. It showed that we are moving in the right direction to have these homes available, affordable and most important, LEGAL.
More people than ever are wanting their own Tiny House life. Why? There are countless reasons, but many want to live a life of “de-cluttered” simplicity, yet being able to travel. Another huge reason more people and interested in moving onto Tiny Homes is to save on the cost of living, which has sky rocketed over the past 10 years. These days, many people aren’t able to pay rent each month, yet alone buy their own house so Tiny Homes have been (ironically) a BIG blessing.
It is exciting to know this industry will just keep growing, and it will be interesting to see where it is at next year at the third annual Tiny House Jamboree. The 2017 Jamboree will be held at the Air Force Academy August 4-6. Tickets will go on sale in January so keep your eyes on the lookout and get yours when they are available!