The first annual People's Tiny House Festival kicked off in Colorado Springs this past weekend, highlighted by a showcase of Our Backyard Homes porta-home and a keynote address by founder TK Devine.
Lead builder Nate Steigenga flew out to join Devine at the festival, exhibiting the home on the grounds of the Air Force Academy campus. The two pitched the structure and concept to several hundreds (thousands?) of people in what was one of the festival's most compelling pieces. Devine even gave a live morning news tour to the local Fox affiliate.
After Devine's Sunday speech on converting just about anything into a tiny home, Steigenga continued to man the porta-home exhibit as the founder sat on a panel discussing the wide variety of origin stories for those considering downsizing.
The festival was a huge success, raising the profile of our nonprofit program, technology, and concept and joining our greater community of tiny home supporters in a celebration of the movement's heightened visibility in recent years.
Devine expects to visit more festivals in the coming months. Our Backyard Homes can't wait until Southern California has one of its own.