Tiny House Jamboree

A few weeks ago, was the Tiny House Jamboree!  It's the largest tiny house event that brings together tiny home owners, dreamers, experts, builders, and venders.  Last year was the first Jamboree, with 40,000 people attending, which Aaron and I did not attend (since we were living tiny in far-away Indiana at the time).  This year, I think they had 60,000 attendees over the 3 day weekend event.  The Jamboree takes place in the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado... so it was only an hour South of us in Denver this year!

So much has been going on, that I actually forgot about it, and scheduled my son's 5th B-day party on the opening day, as well as invited my parents to visit us that weekend.  Then, in comes the email from Greg, my tiny house builder, 1 WEEK before the Jamboree... His previous plans fell through and is looking for a back-up tiny house to show at the Jamboree.  We had been in communication, so he knew we were storing our tiny house in Denver while renting an apartment until we found a solution to our housing situation.  So fortunately, we were able to help Greg out, and he drove up from his home/work base in Durango, CO to pick up The Pequod.  He drove her down to Colorado Springs and cleaned her up for thousands of people to tour that weekend.

Aaron and I actually got to go down to check out the Jamboree on Saturday for a few hours, while my sweet parents took the kids to a movie.  It was a LOT of fun to see so many different tiny houses, meet some famous-to-me people who have been an encouragement for many in the tiny house movement.

Me with Jewel from "My Gypsy Soul"
Me with Alexis from "Tiny House Expedition"  
It felt really good to have The Pequod get some much needed use!  Having thousands of people tour our home was crazy, but satisfying, because I'm sure some enthusiasts walked away with new ideas and inspirations.  It was invigorating to be amongst so many like minded people.  There was just a general excitement in the air, and it was nice to breathe it in!

Aaron decided to hold the camera, because he wanted to capture me enjoying the event.  So I didn't take any interior photos of some of these awesome houses, but not holding the camera allowed me to thoroughly enjoy the limited time we had to see everything on display. :)

Here I am checking out "the tiniest of tiny houses"

This one had "pop-outs" like an RV!  So neat!
Here you can see I literally had my head in the clouds.
This one popped up from the top!

After spending the majority of the time checking out all the awesome tiny homes on display, I hung out in the Pequod and answered lots of questions!  My favorite comment was from an older lady who truly appreciated the functional layout of the design.  A ton of thought went into the design, so it's nice to have others appreciate that. :)

I'm so glad Greg emailed me a week before and reminded me of this awesome event.  Next year, I will definitely go for the full weekend so I can spend more time listening to some of the great speakers!

August 20, 2016

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