Downsizing and living small is still in style. People all over the country are trading in their square footage for mobility and compactness, reducing their carbon footprint and their expenses. Intrigued? Then make your way to the 2018 Florida Tiny House Music Festival on November 16-18 at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds. At this year’s event, there will be a large assortment of tiny houses and micro homes, workshops, presentations by industry experts on all thing tiny homes, a large assortment of vendors, live entertainment, plenty of activities for children, and lots more. You can explore canned ham-style campers and micro Airstreams, gypsy wagons and yurts in the Bohemian Village, converted school buses, privately-owned tiny homes, and tiny home models. You can even meet with builders in Tool City.
Early bird admission is available on Friday from 12-4pm for $10. Friday from 5-8pm is free to the public. The Festival will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 9am-6pm. One-day tickets are $20 at the gate and two-day tickets are $35 at the gate. You can also pre-purchase tickets online for $15 for one-day admission and $30 for two-day admission.
Multiple stages will feature experts from the industry talking about the various aspects of tiny house living. In a series of presentations, these speakers will offer inspiration and insight for tiny house owners, enthusiasts, and even just the curious. A full schedule of presentations can be found here.
Tiny House Nation, Operation Tiny Home, Tiny House Builder/Designer, World-Class Skier, World Recognized Tiny House Advocate, Craftsman, Philanthropist
ManVanDogBlog, Retired Professional Football Player (8 Seasons in the NFL), Full-Time Van Dweller
Matt “TK” Devine
The Office Hobo, Devine Diaries, Founder & President of Our Backyard Homes, Intentional Living Advocate, Musician, Outdoorsman, Film Maker, Tiny House Builder, Housing Solutions for the Homeless Expert
Derek “Deek” Diedricksen
RelaxShacks, Best-Selling Author, Musician, Teacher, Tiny House & Tree House Builder, Artist, and Host of HGTV’s “Tiny House Builders”
Owner of Trekker Trailers, Co-Owner Core Housing Solutions, Tiny House Builder, Co-Founder Bildsworth International Tiny House Inspection Services, Tear-Drop Camper Builder, Gypsy Wagon Builder, Regular Guest on DIY Channel and HGTV
Andrea J. Burns
Tomato Box Tiny House, Tiny House Owner, Critical Thinking Expert, DIY Tiny House Builder, Artist, Consultant, Homeless Advocate
Build Us Hope, Defender of the Homeless and Disabled, Build us Hope – Housing Opportunities Provided for Everyone, Tiny House Owner, Creator of Affordable Housing, Tiny House Lifestyle Advocate
Tiny House Owner, DIYer, Search Tiny House Villages, Tiny House Community Advocate, Tiny House Community Resource
“Doable Downsizing with Kids,” The Mama on the Rocks, Downsizing Expert, Children-Friendly Spaces Expert, Full-Time 5th Wheel Family Living, Time Line to Tiny 1-Year Plan
Kari “Yurt Grrl” Cooper
Yurt Living Guru, Yurt Fanatic, Avid Up-Cycler, ATHA Board Member & NJ Representative, Tiny Living Expert, Dedicated Mom, Musician, and Artist
Tiny Houses and Beyond, Downsizing Expert, Co-Founder Laura’s Little Houses, Tiny House Blogger, Author of Cooking in Small Spaces
Author of “Live a F.A.S.T. Life: How Stripping Down & Cleaning Up Gave Me My Life Back” and “Tiny Abundance e-Book,” Speaker, Freelance Writer & Blogger
Published Author, Off-Gridder, First-Hand Experienced Emergency Evacuation Expert, A-Liner Owner
Bildsworth International Tiny House Inspection Services, Tiny House Inspections Pioneer & Expert, Tiny Lifestyle Advocate, DIY Support Consultant
Navigationnowhere, Skoolie Owner, Full-Time Bus Dweller, Bus Conversion Expert & Consultant, Tiny Home-Based Business Owner
Tiny House Owner, DIYer, Frog LivTiny, Single-Parent Support Advocate, Tiny House Community Park Manager
Tiny House Advisor, Storage & Organization Consultant
Movable Roots Luxury Tiny Homes, Tiny House Advocate, Fire Fighter, Tiny House Design & Construction Expert
Zina “Queen of Glampers” Lacy
CustomZina, Vintage Camper Restorer, Advocate and Supporter of the “Original Tiny Houses” (aka – Vintage Campers)
Throughout the weekend in addition to presentations and speakers, the Festival will host a number of musicians performing on the Outdoor Music Stage. Below is a schedule of performances.
5:30pm – The Psychedelic Monks
6:30pm – Camp Africa (African Dance Troupe)
7:45pm – Array of Light (Fire & Hoop Performers)
10:30am – Kevin Koa
11:45am – Acoustic Jam
1pm – Camp Africa (African Dance Troupe) & Array of Light (Fire & Hoop Performers)
2:30pm – Moonlight Drive-In
4:30pm – DJ Music
10:30am – Jason Percussion
11:45am – Acoustic Jam
1pm – Kevin Koa
2:15pm – Brothers Within
4:30pm – DJ Music
Learn more about the 2018 Florida Tiny House Music Festival by visiting www.unitedtinyhouse.com/2018-florida-tiny-house-festival. Images via the Tiny House Festival website.
Find more events in St. Augustine by visiting the online calendar of events!