We had an interesting start, Saturday’s events were pushed to Sunday as tornadoes touched down in North Carolina, we lost a few folks because of it, but still had a decent turn out. My day started out at 7am – I am not a morning person – and it off to wrangle some chickens. They certainly weren’t happy with me for most of the morning, but we got our tent setup for the day.
The day started off slow, but as people got out of church – this is the Bible belt after all – things really picked up. I gave three talks through out the day on Tiny Houses to around 50 people interested in Tiny Houses. I also had boat loads of people coming up to me and saying “you’re that Tiny House guy aren’t you”. The coverage by Mother Earth, Tiny House Blog and Treehugger resonated loudly with the people of Charlotte and surrounding. So most of the day I was juggling talking about urban chickens, tiny houses, and tours for the off the grid container home.
I will be posting a bunch of photos later this week, early next, but here are a few general ones for now. Below is some cars from the green car show, a container structure and general shots.
This small apartment is an interesting layout, all white everything make the small space seem much bigger especially with the large windows. With a nice looking kitchen, interesting accent cushions, color essentially denotes something you can interact with in the apartment; Whether it is turning a knob or sitting on a cushion.
So as we near closer to the Tiny House Conference I wanted to give you all some more details. The Conference is being held in Charlotte, NC and will partially piggyback on the Charlotte Clean and Green Festival that I have been able to strike a partnership with. For the bulk of the day you will independently check out the 100+ booths, take a tour of the off the grid container home, attend the classes, I will be giving 3 talks (most the same material) about Tiny Houses, what they are, why we do them and how it meets our needs for the future. during the formal event I will be busy give the talks and be at the urban chicken booth, so stop by and say hi!
After the formal event, we will go to a community garden and talk a bit about community engagement and local food. Following that we will go grab dinner and we can get into some nitty gritty stuff on Tiny Houses. This portion will be pretty informal, you can ask lots of questions, we can all chat about Tiny Houses and if you have a topic you want more info on, you can bring it up.
Classes are officially announced, you can find the list here