United Tiny House Association | 2024 Georgia Tiny House Festival (aka - 8th Annual Georgia Tiny Home Festival) at the Lion's Club Fairgrounds in Madison, Georgia, is the premiere Georgia and Middle-Georgia Tiny House Festival.

2024 Georgia Tiny Home Festival Speakers

Update (April 22, 2024): Tiny living enthusiasts from around the world are coming out for a weekend of INSPIRATION and INSIGHT with the INCREDIBLE line-up of SPEAKERS who will be PRESENTING and SHARING during the 2024 Georgia Tiny Home Festival (9th Annual).

2024 GA Speaker:

Kiammie Ortice

Sunday (11AM)

Kiammie Ortice is an U.S. Army veteran, part time traveler, road scholar, and homeschool/roadschool Mama.  Kiammie is known for being dedicated to helping veterans through agricultural and environmental practices as well as agricultural enthusiasts who are nomads.  She is nestled in the great state of South Carolina on an urban homestead, and through her budding non-profit Earth’s Healing Nature she encourages and educates both youth and adults  through agriculture,  environmentalism, and sustainability practices.  She is also the CEO of Earth’s Synergetic Flow Enterprises, which is an agricultural wellness enterprise.

2024 GA Speaker:

Jessica Rambo

Saturday (12PM)

Marine Corps Veteran, and nomad traveler, Jess + her zoo traveled through 40 states and 70,000 miles from Key West to Anchorage, AK, and everywhere in between in her DIY custom bus conversion known as The Painted Buffalo.  On her travels she dedicated her time to helping other veterans heal through making art with The Paint Can Project, meeting thousands of veterans, nomads, and everyone else who stopped to say, “Hi!”  After 4 years of full-time travel Jess and her family settled into the North Georgia Forrest and is currently remodeling a tiny A-frame, building up a beautiful homestead, and is also in the process of converting a 4th bus into another traveling home.  She strives to continue the Paint Can Project and hopes to one day turn her property into a MakersSpace homestead for others to drop their pack, fill their personal care package, and tell their stories.

2024 GA Speaker:

Suzy Beckwith

Saturday (11AM)

 9+ years ago Suzy was 49 when she built her own DIY tiny house with the help of a few friends, and she has lived full-time in her tiny house since day one.  Suzy was the park manager of a tiny house community in Leesburg (Florida) for the many years and has been a speaker/presenter at numerous tiny house events and festivals around the country.  She is a published author and wrote the world-famous book, “My Name is You”.  (Fun Fact: Suzy was a professional clown for over 30 years.)  You can following Suzy at GO LIV TINY.

2024 GA Speaker:

Robin Butler

Sunday (12PM)

Robin Butler is the CEO of NOAH, a third-party inspection & certification company. He is co-chair of an ICC (International Code Council) subgroup working to recognize Best Practices and Innovation in Code Administration. He has presented to hundreds of Tiny Houser’s and has always proven to be informative & enlightening.

2024 GA Speaker:

John Kernohan

Sat & Sun (2PM)

John is the co-founder, along with his wife Fin, and the Chairman of the United Tiny House Association.  John and Fin are two of the truest examples of the tiny house movement… living full-time for 12+ years in their DIY, off-grid 304sqft Beloved Cabin and the owners of their 16-acre Beloved Cabin Homestead & Stay.  They also built/own the World-famous towable Tiny Firehouse – Station No. 9, have 4 additional towable tiny houses, a yurt, a skoolie, two 20′ geodesic dome homes, and they are currently building a tree house out of a grain silo.  John is a known DIY and re-purposing expert, and is an off-grid specialist.  He is also a tiny house and affordable housing advocate, who has been invited to speak at schools, colleges & universities, and events around the Country, as well as with local, state and Federal governments… including HUD in Washington DC… on the subjects of affordable housing solutions.  John and Fin have been featured on HGTV, A&E, New York Post, Newsweek, The DIY Network, Apartment Therapy, Hobby Farms, TODAY, JEOPARDY!, The Rachel Ray Show, AOL, Yahoo, and MANY other media outlets around the World… plus, John, Fin, and their tiny homes can be seen on 14 episodes of A&E’s 2022 series “Living Smaller”.

2024 GA Panels:

Homeowner & Builder Q&A’s

Sat & Sun (3PM)

Listen to, and ask questions, of both homeowners & nomads who not only talk the talk, but walk the walk and have the real-life experiences of living tiny to back their words… and/or listen to, and ask questions, of professional builders of tiny houses on wheels and other small homes.  Whether your plans are to be full-time small space dwellers, seasonal travelers, weekend adventurers, or you’re simply curious, this is the Q&A panel for you!

Builders Panel: Sat @ 3PM

Homeowners Panel: Sun @ 3PM

2024 Solar Workshop:

Solar Fundamentals

Sat & Sun (Throughout Day)

Held throughout the weekend at the AHHA Solar Booth and instructed by Daniel Messick.

(Times posted at AHHA Solar’s booth.)

Meet Daniel Messick… the “go to solar guru” of the nomad and tiny lifestyle communities!  Dan is both an authorized dealer & certified technician for Victron and he is also an authorized dealer & authorized technician for EcoFlow.  Daniel, along with his wife Rachel, have converted a van TheMessiJourney (aka – Banana Van Adventures) , which is known as the “Swiss army knife of vans”, four times into more cost effective versions of itself.  When on the road, their mission on the road is to empower people to regain the confidence they had in their youth and simplify their lives to focus on what really matters. They have traveled 40 states and 4 countries in their van and lived in Guatemala for 5 weeks in their van to obtain certificates to teach English across the globe. They have taken their passion for DIY empowerment and set up shop in Georgia where Dan provides full services ranging from full builds, to consultations in efforts to help others bring their tiny house dreams to life, to installer high-quality solar system on buses, vans, and in stationary homes.  You can check Dan out through his web site at https://ahha-solar.com/ .


2024 Georgia Hosts & Organizers:

John & Fin Kernohan

John and Fin are the Founders of the United Tiny House Association, which is the largest tiny lifestyle advocacy organization in the World with over 78K+ members.   They are the organizers of the 32 for-charity tiny house festivals, including the 2024 Georgia Tiny Home Festival, which have raised and donated over $788K+ to over 100+ charities & great causes.  They own 3 tiny houses on wheels (including the World famous Tiny Firehouse – Station No. 9), 2 yurts, 2 geodesic dome homes, a skoolie, 3 bell tents, multiple cabins and a tree house on their 16-acre Beloved Cabin Homestead & Stay. They and their tiny home creations have been featured on HGTV, A&E, the DIY Network, GAC, TODAY, The Rachael Ray Show, Apple TV+, AOL’s “Dream Big-Live Small“, JEOPARDY!, Living Smaller, and numerous other media outlets around the World… plus, in May 2023 they signed with a major production company for the creation of an unscripted television series based on their life together and their adventures in helping others with their tiny living dreams.  John & Fin have been living 11.5+ years in their Off-Grid DIY 304sqft tiny cabin, and are DIY & Re-purposing Experts, FREE Off-Grid Consultants, Philanthropists, Full-Time Tiny Lifestyle Advocates, Public Speakers; and the authors of “Tiny Talks: Communicating BIG with Love & Laughter”.

Interested in learning more about the 2024 Georgia Tiny Home Festival? Please feel free to contact us at unitedtinyhouse@yahoo.com or by calling our office at 706-623-4332.

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