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 (July 31, 2023): Tiny living enthusiasts from around the world came 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. This page currently is displaying the speakers ad presenters of our 2023 Georgia Tiny House Festival and will be updated in early 2024.)

2023 GA Speakers:

Melanie Copeland

Saturday (11AM)

Melanie is the National Spokesperson for the Tiny House Alliance USA. She is an advocate for legal tiny living and a supporter of ASTM standards for tiny houses. After building her 144 Sq ft. tiny house on wheels in 7 days she went from living illegally to being a legal tiny house on wheels land owner. She recently published a book, Trailblazing Tiny: A Guide to Breaking Free, to help others track and create their own tiny dream. She is a DIY builder, a writer, speaker, homesteader, and runs her own wood burning business. In her spare time, she backpacks, travels, hikes and enjoys her home and land with her husband of 21+ years, along with their dog Shiloh, and her many chickens!

2023 GA Speaker:

Jessica Rambo

Saturday (12PM)

Marine Corps Veteran, and full-time 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 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 third 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.

2023 GA Speaker:

Daniel Messick

Sunday (11AM)


2023 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.

2023 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 10+ years in their DIY, off-grid 304sqft Beloved Cabin and the owners of their 16-acre Beloved Cabin Tiny House Homestead & Stay.  They also own the World-famous towable Tiny Firehouse – Station No. 9, a second towable tiny house they call “Rocco”, two yurts, a skoolie, two Pacific Domes geodesic dome homes, and they are currently building a tree house with 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, and has been invited to speak at colleges 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, The DIY Network, Apartment Therapy, Hobby Farms, TODAY, JEOPARDY!, The Rachel Ray Show, AOL, Yahoo, and MANY other media outlets around the World… plus, he and his wife, Fin, were featured in 2022 on two episodes of A&E’s “Living Smaller”, and recently signed earlier this year (2023) with a major production company for the development of their own unscripted television series.

2024 GA Panel:

Homeowners & Nomads

Day & Time TBA

Listen to, and ask questions of, homeowners and nomads who not only talk the talk, but walk the walk and have the real-life experiences of living tiny to back their words.  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!

2024 Workshop:

Solar Fundamentals

Sat & Sun (Throughout Day)

Held throughout the weekend at the aHHa Solar Booth.

Times will be posted at the aHHa’s booth.

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 71K+ 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 $781K+ 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 Tiny House 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!, Airbnb Stories, 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”.  Also, John and Fin recently signed earlier this year (2023) with a major production company for the development of their own unscripted television series.

Interested in learning more about the 2023 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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