Which building event got "bigger and tiny-er" at the same time this year? The Tiny House Jamboree, held at the U.S. Air Force Academy campus in Colorado Springs, Colo., saw an attendance of 60,000 people and 50 tiny homes on display in its second year. One of the companies that displayed homes was 84 Lumber. Its new venture into the tiny home front, Tiny Living By 84 Lumber, launched earlier this year and features several different home styles that tiny homeowners can build themselves or purchase fully built.
While the tiny house trend is growing, ARCHITECT contributor and tiny house enthusiast Sean David Burke, who attended the Tiny House Jamboree, writes that zoning laws and permits are still a problem:
Though the tiny-house movement has been gaining steam, many logistical uncertainties remain, such as where people can legally park and live in them. While no single list of locations is available, part one of the documentary series Living Tiny Legally (2016), screened at the Jamboree, can serve as “an educational resource for tiny house advocates and city officials.” The filmmakers and traveling tiny house couple, Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons, plan to add more resources and segments to the documentary in the future.
Continue to ARCHITECT to see photos of the event, its exhibitions, and speakers.