40,000 Turn Out for First Ever Tiny House Jamboree

Crowd at the first ever Tiny House Jamboree. Photo by Frieda Bakker.

It should come as no surprise to Shareable readers that we love tiny houses. Observing the overlap between owning less and sharing more, consciously simplifying our lives, and tiny house living, we regularly cover the tiny house movement including tiny house villages, living off-the-grid in a tiny house, and much more tiny house goodness.

So we were delighted to hear that in August an estimated 40,000 people turned out for the first ever Tiny House Jamboree in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The huge turn out for a first time event is a strong signal that Americans are starting to rethink one of the pillars of the post-war American Dream: the single family suburban home. Tiny homes offer more of what an increasing number of Americans want: lower housing costs, more mobility, and more free time.  

The Jamboree brought people together to connect with other tiny house fans, meet industry leaders, learn about the latest tiny house developments, see tiny house models, buy and sell tiny houses, and more.

The top-tier lineup of speakers included Andrew Morrison of Tiny House Build, Derek "Deek" Diedricksen of Relax Shacks, Jay Shafer of Four Lights Houses, and Zack Giffin of Tiny House Nation.

The Jamboree also broadened the conversation around tiny houses to include sharing-related topics like tiny house communities, minimalist living, accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and the legalities around affordable housing, and more.

We definitely have the Tiny House Jamboree on our radar for next year and will keep you posted as we learn more.

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