The following are some of the most common questions (and the answers to these questions) asked about the For-Charity Tiny House Festivals. We look forward to answering any additional questions anyone might have regarding our events.
Q: When and where are the next For-Charity Tiny House Festivals being held?
A: The next For-Charity Tiny House Festivals currently scheduled are:
2017 Tennessee Tiny House Festival
September 8-10, 2017
900 North Sanctuary Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Visit the 2017 Tennessee Tiny House Festival’s Facebook Event Page Here
2017 (2nd Annual) Florida Tiny House Festival
St. Augustine, Florida
November 17-19, 2017
St. John’s County Fairgrounds
5840 State Road 207, Elkton, FL 32033
Visit the 2017 Florida Tiny House Festival’s Facebook Event Page Here
2018 (3rd Annual) Georgia Tiny House Festival *
March 2-4, 2018
Location To Be Announced *
Visit the 2018 Georgia Tiny House Festival’s Event Page Here
* Please Note: The Georgia Tiny House Festival (aka – Lake Oconee Tiny House Jamboree) is no longer being held at Crooked Pines Farm or at the Ooh La La Lavender Farm. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or see the bottom of this page for details.
2018 Tiny House Music Festival
Live Oak, Florida
November 16-18, 2018
Spirit of Suwanee Music Park
Visit the 2018 Tiny House Music Festival’s Event Page Here
Q: What are the hours for the Tiny House Festivals?
A: Unless otherwise stated for a specific event, and with the exception of the 2018 Tiny House Music Festival, the hours of each Tiny House Festival are:
Friday: 9AM – 2PM (FREE School Day Session/Pre-Registration Required)
Friday: 5PM – 8PM (FREE Admission)
Saturday: 9AM – 9PM (Paid Admission)*
Sunday: 9AM – 5PM (Paid Admission)*
*Note: Admission ticket sales at the gate end on Saturday & Sunday at 3PM. Also, tiny house tours end on Saturday and Sunday at 5PM.
Q: Will there be tiny houses I can see?
A: Yes, most definitely! Just as before, we will have both privately-owned tiny houses and vendor-provided tiny houses. Both groups of tiny houses are available for attendees to look at, view inside, and ask questions about. (Tiny homes will be available for viewing during all three days of this year’s event.)
Q: Who is behind the For-Charity Tiny House Festivals?
A: The for-charity Tiny House Festivals are the brain-child of the UNITED Tiny House Association (originally the Georgia Tiny House Association) and its Founders, John and Fin Kernohan, and Board Member Shorty Robbins. The Tiny House Festivals are not vendor-organized events, nor are they designed to promote or advertise any certain company or product. Instead, the for-charity Tiny House Festivals are a celebration of the tiny house movement. The primary purpose of the Tiny House Festivals is to support and encourage those currently living their tiny home dream and those who dream of someday living tiny. They are also venues for exposing the tiny house community to many of the leaders and trailblazers within the realm of micro living, and to introduce everyone in attendance to ideas and options they might not have previously considered. It is the hope of the UNITED Tiny House Association (originally the Georgia Tiny House Association) that our events are a source of networking and shared resources for everyone. John, along with his wife, Fin Kernohan, and Board Member Shorty Robbins, created the Tiny House Festivals as a way to bring more awareness to the tiny house movement across throughout the world, and as well as to create a financial resource for local communities and charities. (To date, The Kernohans have not personally profited, or collected a single penny for their tiny house organization, through their Georgia Tiny House Festival activities.)
Q: Do I have to buy a ticket to attend the Tiny House Festivals?
A: Friday evening/night is FREE and open to everyone. Saturday and Sunday requires attendees to either be buy tickets on-line or at the gate. Also, children (ages 12 and under) have FREE admission throughout the entire weekend at our Tiny House Festivals.
During Friday evening’s/night’s FREE session you can view the tiny houses in attendance, talk with the owners and vendors of tiny houses, check all of the other vendors participating, enjoy the great food that will be available for purchase from the various food concessions, and enjoy whatever entertainment that might be provided.
Saturday and Sunday, and many of the children’s activities, are available to ticket-holding attendees.
Q: Do I have to register for Friday night’s free session?
A: No, Friday nights are FREE, unless stated otherwise, at ALL of our Tiny House Festivals – so no registration is required for Friday night (unless stated otherwise). Just come on out and enjoy the evening at our Tiny House Festivals.
Q: Will there be a cut-off for how many people can attend the Tiny House Festivals?
A: Attendance caps depend on the venue for each of our Tiny House Festivals. Please keep in mind pre-registering for Saturday and Sunday guarantees access and participation in most activities. As long as pre-registration on-line ticket sales do not sell-out, then tickets will be available at the gate during all of our Tiny House Festivals.
Q: Can I purchase my tickets for Saturday and/or Sunday on-site at the Tiny House Festivals instead of pre-purchasing on-line beforehand?
A: Yes, you can buy your tickets at the gate during this year’s event. At the same time, please keep in mind, pre-registering helps guarantee your attendance in case of a sellout.
Q: What type of tickets are available and what do they cost?
A: There are different ticket levels and each have their own associated prices. A complete description of tickets and their prices can be found HERE.
Q: Can I stay over-night at the Tiny House Festival?
A: Anyone with a tiny house, vintage camper, or other approved micro home can stay over-night at the Tiny House Festival for the entire weekend for free and also receive two free weekend passes in return for opening your tiny home to the attendees for viewing and touring. Also, depending on the venue location, on-site camping (both primitive and sites with RV/camper hook-ups [water/power]) is sometimes available. All camping reservations should be made on-line though our web site since we may not have any sites available at the time of the event. Additionally, a list of campgrounds and hotels located in the area of our Tiny House Festivals can be found on the Accommodations Page for each of our Tiny House Festivals and events.
Q: Are dogs allowed?
A: Unless otherwise stipulated, well-behaved dogs are allowed and welcomed to our Tiny House Festivals as long as they are on a leash at all times and they are cleaned up after. Also, vendors reserve the right to not allow dogs in their area. (Please Note: Due to the 2017 Tennessee Tiny House Festival being held at the beautiful Audubon Acres in Chattanooga, which is a designated wildlife sanctuary, bicycles, dogs, and outside animals are not allowed to be brought on to the sanctuary grounds.)
Q: Are children allowed?
A: Absolutely! Children are welcome with open arms to our Tiny House Festivals. In fact, children who are ages 12 and under get in for FREE throughout the entire weekend. Also, Friday, between 9AM-2PM, at all our Tiny House Festivals, unless otherwise stated, is open FREE exclusively and ONLY, to homeschool students, private school students, and public school students, and their immediate families and teachers. You must pre-register by following the appropriate link for the FREE School Day at Tiny House Festival your student wants to attend on the page found HERE.
Q: Who will be presenting and speaking at the Tiny House Festivals?
A: The Tiny House Festivals offer some of main makers and shakers in the tiny house movement, as well as individuals with incredible stories and personal insights of living tiny and owning a tiny house. You can see the experts, experienced tiny house dwellers, and everyone else who will be presenting at our Tiny House Festivals.
Q: What will be happening during the Tiny House Festivals?
A: As with all our events, the Tiny House Festivals will be jam packed full of activities, speakers, entertainment, workshops and more! A complete list of the 3-day schedule and activities are posted by following the Schedule link for each Tiny House Festival.
Q: What tiny house builders and vendors will be at the Georgia Tiny House Festival?
A: The complete list of all the incredible tiny house builders and vendors who participate in our Tiny House Festivals can be found by following the Tiny Houses link and the Vendors link for each Tiny House Festival.
Q: I have a disability. Is there easy access for me?
A: Yes, there is a drop off area – and a disabled parking area for clearly identified vehicles.
Q: What can I bring?
A: Be sure to bring your enthusiasm and excitement. You might also want to bring either a lawn chair, beach blanket or beach towel. Also, there will be many vendors and food concessions making their products and services available for purchase.
Q: What can’t I bring?
A: As like most other music festivals and events the size of the for-charity Tiny House Festivals, we ask no firearms, weapons, illegal drugs, and alcohol be brought by attendees to our Tiny House Festivals. (Note: This has been asked since the very first of our Tiny House Festival years ago and we thank everyone for honoring this request.)
Q: What if it rains?
A: Rain or shine, our Tiny House Festivals will go on. 🙂
Q: Is Saturday night’s concert for everyone?
A: Saturday night’s concert is for everyone who is a ticket holder for the Tiny House Festival, but please understand tiny house tours are not available during the Saturday night concert.)
Q: May I bring my own tiny house to the Tiny House Festival?
A: Yes! Anyone who owns a tiny house, skoolie/bus conversion, vintage camper, DIY tiny home, etc., and would like to bring it to our Tiny House Festival can do so and stay on-site for the entire weekend for FREE… and also receive FREE weekend passes! All we ask in return is for you to open your tiny house to the attendees so they may view it and ask you questions about your tiny living experience. If you would like to bring your tiny house to any of our Tiny House Festivals, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: I have a product or service I would like to share with the attendees of the Tiny House Festivals. How can I become a vendor at one of your events?
A: Please contact us at email@example.com so we may provide you a Vendor Registration Form.
Q: How can I become a speaker/presenter at one of your events?
A: Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org provide you a Speakers Registration Form so you may be considered as a Speaker for one of our upcoming Tiny House Festivals.
Q: If I do not register as a vendor or participant, can I still come to the Tiny House Festival to promote my business, company, tiny house event and/or hand out my business cards, flyers or brochures?
A: No, not without first obtaining permission from the organizers of the for-charity Tiny House Festivals. The vendors and participants who have taken the time to officially register for our Tiny House Festivals have invested their time and resources in providing the attendees access to their quality products and services. Because of this, we do ask that anyone who is not registered as a vendor, participant or advertiser not to come to our Tiny House Festivals without prior approval with the intent to promote their business, service, product or event in any way not sanctioned and/or approved by the organizers of our events. At the same time, if you have a product or service that is of direct benefit to the tiny house and micro living community, and you are not a registered vendor, please contact us within 2 weeks before our events so you may coordinate having your marketing materials available through our official information booth.
Q: Will there be tiny houses for sale at the Tiny House Festivals?
A: Yes, both privately owned and vendor owned tiny homes are for sale during our events.*
* Note: Neither the United Tiny House Association (originally the Georgia Tiny House Association), nor any of the organizers and/or officers are involved and/or responsible for the sale of tiny houses during our events. All sales and financial commitments are between the buyer and the seller.
Q: We were very offended by the outburst from the owner of venue location of the Georgia Tiny House Festival. Will future Georgia Tiny House Festivals ever be held there again?
A: Absolutely not! Due to the many voiced concerns we have received regarding the “incident” at our past Georgia Tiny House Festival, we want to assure everyone the Georgia Tiny House Festival (aka – the Lake Oconee Tiny House Jamboree) will never be returning to Crooked Pines Farm, nor will we be returning to the Ooh La La Lavender Farm, ever again. We take the safety and security of our members and the attendees of our events very seriously. We do not condone or accept that kind of language or behavior in any way from anyone at our events; by the owner of a venue location for one of our events, and most especially in front of the young children who were entering into our family-friendly Georgia Tiny House Festival with their parents and loved ones. Also, it has been brought to our attention this person is promoting a tiny house event by using information from our Georgia Tiny House Festival, including the legal and registered trademarked name of the Georgia Tiny House Festival. Please know this is being do so without our permission and is being do so, in our opinion, in an attempt to cause confusion between our not-for-profit events and their for-profit business. We thank everyone for their understanding in that this person is not associated with our organization or our events in any way. The over-whelming outpouring of support and sincere well-wishes we have received from so many people in this matter has been both amazing and touching… we thank you all.