Many people dream of living the "minimalist" kind of life; and tiny houses fit right into that lifestyle. Two events coming to the Fort Collins area can help you decide.

As a small-statured person, the thought of purchasing a tiny house in Colorado has crossed my mind, a time or two. Who needs all that space for "stuff?" I'd throw out/sell a bunch of stuff, and wraps my arms around my new little home. Not literally, they're not that small.

There's definitely something intriguing about tiny houses. How to they get all that they do into those miniature homes? What does it take to turn a van into a tiny home? How does the bathroom work? I have many questions.

Maybe you do, too. There are two festivals celebrating the tiny home and van conversion lifestyle heading our way, to give us the chance.

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Colorado Tiny House Festival

  • Date: June 25-26, 2022 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day.)
  • Location: Riverdale Regional Park, Brighton.
  • Cost: Tickets start at $10.

The Colorado Tiny House Festival is going to have more than 40 tiny homes, renovated school buses (skoolies,) teardrop trailers, container homes, and RVs on site. They'll have guest speakers discussing the tiny house life; food and drink, and live music throughout the weekend. They'll also have ADUs, which are permanent structures, where most tiny houses have wheels on them.

Get your tickets for the Colorado Tiny House Festival.

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The People's Tiny House Festival

  • Date: July 16-17, 2022 (10 am. until 4 p.m. each day.)
  • Location: The Ranch in Loveland.
  • Cost: $10 ($8 for Seniors/Military, Kids under 12 are free)

The People's Tin y Home Festival will have many tiny home builders/vendors, speakers discussing the lifestyle, and will be showing off local DIYers' projects. They'll have live music throughout each day, along with beer stations and a food court.

The weekend will also include Awards for Best in Show (for Tiny House, Van (Conversion) and DIYer,) and one Veteran will be awarded:

From the event organizer:

Our other award  is the Paul Wedgewood Award which is given to a veteran in the community who exemplifies the following: Character, Courage, & Strength. This award is named after my best friend, Paul Wedgewood, who was a resident in Fort Collins who took his own life in 2016. He was a marine veteran suffering from PTSD and was a leader among other veterans for support, and strength. His selfless character, is honored at our event. It's awarded through a a selection process with our partner non-profit organization, Mattersville Vets.

Get your tickets for the People's Tiny House Festival.

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