United Tiny House Association | NOMADfest (2021) Nomadic Gathering in Georgia

Featured Attendees

NOMADfest (2021) Event Personalities

Update (June 24, 2021): Please join all the nomads and tiny lifestyle dwellers who will be at NOMADfest (2021)!  Here are just some of those who have already registered and will be at NOMADfest with their rig/home in Sparta, Georgia, on September 17-20, 2021.  Please check back as we add more rig and tiny home owners who register for  NOMADfest (2021)!

(Remember: You must be registered to attend and participate at NOMADfest.  You can register you are your rig/home HERE.)

Van Dwellers & Short Bus Owners

Dan & Rachel Messick

Meet Daniel & Rachel Messick!  Over the past 2 years, Daniel and Rachel have converted their van TheMessiJourney (aka – Banana Van Adventures) four times in cost effective ways. It has been known across the community as “the Swiss army knife” of vans. Their mission on the road was to empower people to regain the confidence they had as youths and simplify their lives to focus on what really matters. They have traveled 38 states and 4 countries in the van! Last year they lived in Guatemala for 5 weeks in the van to obtain a certificate to teach English across the globe. That plan has been put on hold due to COVID-19, so they are now taking their passion for DIY Empowerment and setting up shop in Oregon. They will be doing everything from full builds to consultation in efforts to help others bring their tiny house dreams to life!

Painted Buffalo Traveling Studio

Full-Time Solo Skoolie Mom

Jessica Rambo

Jessica is a Marine Corps veteran and has been pursuing her dream of traveling with her herd, and providing art to the veteran community. ​ Jessica uses her ten years of service in the Marine Corps to inspire her work and her passion to continue to serve.  She has traveled the globe in search of adventures that capture the essence of hardworking service members and a diverse range of cultures, and is now ready to take her family along for the ride.  Driven by the passionate belief that every veteran deserves a safe space for families to come together and bond, Jessica and her family have collectively created Painted Buffalo Studio to bring art to the veteran community. ​ The Rambo Family converted a 1997 Blue Bird school bus into a full time tiny house on wheels and traveling studio, which they moved in on August 1, 2019. Full-time bus dwellers include, Jessica (Mom), Liam (9 yrs old), Skyler (13 yrs old), Bella (Service Dog, Black Lab), Atlas (Blue Heeler), Sushi (Turkish Van Cat), Smokey, (Domestic Short Hair) and a leopard gecko named Lemon.

Go Liv Tiny

Full-Time Solo Tiny House Dweller

Suzy Beckwith

Seven years ago Suzy was 49 and built her own DIY tiny house with the help of a few friends.  Suzy has lived full-time in her tiny house since day one.  She is the park manager of a tiny house community in Leesburg (Florida) for the last 3 years and has been a speaker at numerous tiny house events.  You can following Suzy at GO LIV TINY.

Skoolie Owner & Bus Conversion Expert

Rickey Irvin

Rickey Irvin is 60 years old and has been disabled for over 7 years.  He was diagnosed with mixed connective tissue disease 5 years ago, had a heart attack and a stroke, and was diagnosed with chronic inflammatory demylinating polynuropathy… and most impressively, Rickey lives full-time in his DIY skoolie.

Rickey is an accomplished airbrush artist, a DIY expert and mechanic-extraordinaire!  Rickey loves to share with others the benefits of living tiny while being disabled, and encourages those with also have disabilities not to give up – but rather to press on and overcome.  Rickey is a true inspiration and a true example of the unique benefits living tiny has to offer!



NOMADfest Organizers & Full-Time Tiny Home Dwellers:

John & Fin Kernohan

Founders of the United Tiny House Association; Organizers of the 23 for-charity tiny house festivals, including NOMADfest (2021); Owners of Tiny House Rescuers; Owners of the Tiny Firehouse – Station No. 9; Featured on HGTV’s “Tiny House Big Living”, the DIY Network, TODAY, The Rachael Ray Show, AOL’s “Dream Big-Live Small“; Living 8.75+ Years Full-Time in their Off-Grid 304sqft tiny cabin on their 16-acre Beloved Cabin Tiny House Homestead & Stay; DIY & Re-purposing Experts; FREE Off-Grid Consultants; Philanthropists; Full-Time Tiny Lifestyle Advocates; Public Speakers; and authors of “Tiny Talks: Communicating BIG with Love & Laughter”.

Interested in learning more about the 5th Annual Florida Tiny House Festival? Please feel free to contact us at unitedtinyhouse@yahoo.com or by calling our office at 706-623-4332.

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