The Tiny House Roadshow is coming to Menlo, Ga. atop Lookout Mountain on May 19-21. This event is a departure for the Tiny House Roadshow as it will be held on location at Little River Escape.
The 25-30 tiny houses and not so tiny houses will be displayed on wooded lots instead of the trade show format that most of the eight other roadshows have been.
The Roadshow is the brain child of tiny house designer and builder Dale Geist, of Livingston, Tn. Mr. Geist, who works alongside his sons, Scott and Jesse, founded Tiny By Design in 2014. Interest in his work has been fueled by the many programs now being seen on HGTV, and many other channels. HGTV filmed Mr. Geist’s work last year for a segment that is still being broadcast on-demand (Tiny House Hunters, season 2, episode 10).
Mr. Geist realized in his research of tiny house living that a large segment of the population was being overlooked. It wasn't just young people desiring the simple lifestyle. Baby boomers were also seeing the benefits of downsizing their possessions and lifestyle. To appeal to this older group of Americans, Mr. Geist designs tiny houses with first floor living – no climbing ladders to go to bed at night. Also he has added expansion slides to his designs, for those who want a little more space.
“The tiny house movement is one of the hottest trends in America,” said Mr. Geist. “It is popular among people from all walks of life, young-to-old, and rich-to-poor – it is a cross-cultural phenomenon that is sweeping the country. The roadshow is for anyone who seeks a simpler, less cluttered life, and also those who are just curious."
The Georgia show will be held at the Little River Escape on Friday-Sunday, May 19-21. The hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. Tickets to the roadshow are $15 each with free admission for children 11 and under. Tickets online are $12 each.
For more information, visit www.tinyhouseroadshow.com or www.tinybydesignhomes.com.