The TinyFest Blog

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July 19, 2024
Tiny House 101: Zoning Laws & Building Codes

Tiny houses and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are gaining popularity in California as sustainable, affordable housing options. However, navigating the intricate web of tiny house zoning laws and building codes can be daunting for aspiring tiny homeowners. Fortunately, a wealth of resources is available to help you, including the exhibitors and vendors at every TinyFest event!

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July 11, 2024
TinyFest: The Ultimate Hub for Tiny Home Investment Opportunities

More Than an Event: TinyFest is a Leading Resource for Tiny Home Investment Opportunities Although tiny living started as a grassroots movement, it is growing into a full-blown commercial industry. As a veteran event in the small home sector, TinyFest is an essential event for those interested in tiny home living and investment opportunities. Even […]

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July 3, 2024
Benefits of a Tiny Home: How Living Tiny is More Than a Fad

The tiny home movement is surging in popularity, drawing attention from those seeking solutions to different housing challenges. People seeking a simpler, more intentional way of living are interested in downsizing their stuff, having less square footage to maintain and clean, and opening more time for personal endeavors.

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June 13, 2024
Innovative Design Features & Appliances for Tiny Homes and ADUs

Despite their small size, tiny homes are a marvel of innovative design features and modern appliances that maximize space and comfort. The tiny home movement has been gaining popularity for several years, leading to a competitive marketplace and driving a revolution of tiny home designs and accessories from a spectrum of designers and brands.

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June 4, 2024
Tiny Homes Now Vs Then: How Tiny Homes are a Growing Solution for Aging Parents

Nowadays tiny homes and ADUs are a growing solution for aging parents and extended family members. This recent resurgence is due to their unique benefits for aging parents and their families. Where tiny homes used to be considered an option for those looking to live a simpler life, tiny homes have evolved and are a viable solution for older adults.

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May 31, 2024
Understanding Tiny House Zoning Laws and Building Codes for Tiny Homes and ADUs

When it comes to understanding tiny house zoning laws and building codes, homeowners and builders can easily feel overwhelmed by the details, getting confused about what is allowed and not allowed in their local area. Here are the zoning law and building code basics and how they apply to tiny homes/ADUs.

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May 24, 2024
Tiny Home Design and Decor: Essential Tips and Tricks

Designing your tiny space is a combination of science and art. Every corner holds the potential to maximize functionality and evoke a sense of cozy charm. Whether you’re downsizing for sustainability, seeking financial freedom, or simply craving a minimalist lifestyle, crafting your tiny abode requires thoughtful planning and ingenious design.

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May 16, 2024
Top 5 Resources for Building an Eco-Friendly Tiny Home

If you're on a quest to craft your very own pint-sized sanctuary while treading lightly on our planet, you're in for a treat. Here are the top five resources you won't want to miss at TinyFest Events for building your eco-friendly tiny home!

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May 8, 2024
Financing a Tiny Home or ADU With a Tiny Home Loan

Whether you’re drawn to a minimalist lifestyle, environmental sustainability, or the idea of owning a home without a huge mortgage payment, financing your tiny home can seem like a daunting task.

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January 11, 2024
The Time is Now

Everyone has a reason (or two) that draws them to the tiny house lifestyle. For some, a tiny home is a way to make the world better or create memories. For others, a tiny house could help save money or provide the freedom that comes from a less-is-more approach to life.

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December 14, 2023
Big Heart, Tiny Home

Ellen Stone is a champion advocate for tiny homes. She worked with city officials for years to adopt legislation which allows movable tiny houses to be legal ADUs in San Diego. That legislation passed in July of 2020, but she didn't stop there!

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November 16, 2023
What's Your Why?

In a world constantly urging us to accumulate more, bigger, better, the allure of downsizing has never been more profound. As someone who resides in the cozy quarters of a tiny home, I've come to appreciate the transformative magic that lies in understanding the reasons behind our choice to live tiny—the profound "Why" that propels us toward a simpler, more intentional life.

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March 7, 2024
7 Reasons You Can’t Miss This Tiny House Festival in California

Every year, you say you will go, but then you decide that it’s too much of a hassle to travel, life is too busy, and that a tiny house festival is just too frivolous. But let’s pause. It’s true that living in a tiny house is whimsical and fun, but there is nothing frivolous about taking control of your housing.

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