It’s the first event of its kind in Australia, and it will be held in Bendigo next year.
In March, 2019, the Tiny House Festival of Australia will come to town.
All things tiny living related will be on offer, from where to park, to building or buying, and going off the grid.
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The festival is being organised by Darren Hughes, founder of Tiny Houses Australia, and partner Lisa Adams.
As a regional hub, Bendigo was the perfect location for the festival, Mr Hughes said.
“We thought a major regional centre in Central Victoria would be easy for people to get to,” Mr Hughes said.
“Plus we love the Bendigo area and it was us doing our wee bit to help bring people to the area.”
The founder of Tiny Houses Australia, Mr Hughes is driven by his passion for small scale living.
He himself has lived small since a marriage breakdown five years ago.
With low costs and a low footprint, he has found the lifestyle gave him freedom to pursue what he wanted in life.
He believes small housing could solve many of the problems facing Australia today.
In his time, Mr Hughes has seen a huge growth in interest in small scale living.
Five years ago, there was almost zero information about tiny homes in Australia.
Now, the ‘Tiny Houses Australia’ Facebook page has nearly 52,000 followers.
Mr Hughes sees tiny houses as a chance for people to suit their home for their lifestyle. Whether that’s a caravan sized home, or a three bed suburban three bed house will vary.
“People want a simpler, happier life, with less debt, less stress and the time and cash flow freedom to do more of those things they love,” Mr Hughes said.
“We know it’s not going to be the one fix or the one solution for everyone.
“It’s about people looking at what space do people need for my family and my lifestyle.”
Live builds, workshops, seminars and supplier exhibits will be among the events on offer at the festival.
A DIY Village will see a collection of mobile homeowers throw open their doors to the public.
- The Tiny House Festival Australia will take place from March 23-24 at the Bendigo Racecourse, for more information visit facebook.com/TinyHousesAustralia