Living Large in Little Homes

If you’ve been wanting to live bigger while taking up less space, you may want to hop aboard the small house movement. This weekend provides the perfect opportunity, as local nonprofit organization Brightpoint will hold it’s inaugural Tiny House Showcase. Join them October 13-15 at Parkview Field to get a first-hand look at a variety of tiny homes. Also, take time to explore multiple local and national vendors that can help all of your downsizing dreams come true.

Brightpoint’s mission is to help people remove the causes and conditions of poverty. By hosting this event, they hope to bring awareness to what they do with quality, affordable housing. Jennie Renner, Development Manager, says they are also looking to start the conversation of a possible tiny house community in the area, something that isn’t possible now due to residential building restrictions.

“If that’s what we wanted to do, we would have to make some changes, so we wanted to see how people felt about that. So far, it’s been positive,” said Renner.

Four tiny homes are currently scheduled to be on display, along with vendors who weren’t able to bring a home, but will have plenty of information on hand. What else can people expect to see?

“Probably the most unusual one is Nature’s Earthly Way. They do composting toilets,” said Renner.

Other participants include Fort Wayne Outfitters, North Coast Organics, and Clean Craft Soapworks, just to name a few.

Come and get a sneak peak Friday night at the VIP Preview Party, where you can view some tiny homes, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Also, keynote speaker Michael Anthony will be talking about Lomax, a tiny house community in his home of San Pierre, Indiana. If you attend Friday, you will also get a ticket to return later in the weekend.

VIP Preview Party:  $40
Friday, October 13, 2017 – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

General Admission:  $12
Saturday, October 14, 2017 – 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, October 15, 2017 – 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Children 12 and under get in free with an adult. Tickets and more information can be found here.

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Kurtis Gelwicks

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