Saturday, June 23 is the third annual Tiny House Fest in Brattleboro, Vermont. A collaboration between Brattleboro Office of Cultural Affairs (BOCA) and Yestermorrow Design-Build School in Waitsfield, the Tiny House Fest takes over Flat Street downtown with a farmer’s market atmosphere. A “gallery walk” Friday evening, with art openings and exhibits from early set-ups, is followed by a wide array of activities on Saturday.
The festival includes exhibits from small-house advocates and product manufacturers, a maker space where kids can build their own teeny tiny houses, “Speed Design Reviews” (not sure what that means but it sounds like a developer’s dream) and a full-day schedule of talks and panel discussions taking place on three stages. The centerpiece is a pop-up tiny house village where guests get to see lots of actual homes on wheels, including manufactured trailers, converted school buses, and custom-built trailers.
General admission is free. You can buy tickets if you want to tour inside the houses on display, or to attend an unlimited number of presentations. Tickets go on sale this month on the festival website and are also available onsite on the day of the Fest.