Coming from far and wide tiny homes, small house builders, creators and crafters, organizations, and enthusiasts gathered in Somerville to discuss little living.
The tiny house movement has ramped up over the last decade from a subculture proposing a move away from McMansion-sized homes to very small and often portable houses. Several people have jumped on this bandwagon (pun intended).
For the over 2,000+ people in attendance throughout the day there were two tiny homes on display (one of which you could walk inside!) and also a DIY craft fair to roam around, fun kids activities, live music, food trucks, and organizations like Hammerstone Schools Carpentry for Women talking about the movement. A film screened at 7:30pm of the movie “Tiny” directed by Merete Mueller and Chris Smith with a follow up Q&A session with Tiny House experts to talk about building. Lastly, four workshops were held the following day, several of them sold out and all of them filled with dozens of tiny house hopefuls. Presenters included a talk/demonstration from Doug Immel, an experienced tiny home owner and builder, two crash courses on basic tools one from local builder Robert Harrison and the other taught by Hammerstone Schools Carpentry for Women (a women-only class!), and CBT Architects building small tiny home models with students.