Tiny Living in Georgia
We were in Charleston, South Carolina visiting my amazing family and noticed a post from Mandy Lea Photo (her tagline is "the mountains made me do it" so clearly we are fans). She was on her way to a Tiny House Festival in Georgia! Based on our interest and current way of life we thought why not! Well... it took a few mentions to convince Dylan. For those of you who don't know, the engineer in him typically likes to operate in a more structured manner and since this festival was going to take us justttt a little bit out of the way we had to discuss pros and cons. Pros and cons are super helpful by the way and something we do now pretty much weekly. Reflection in general is amazingly beneficial and not something that comes natural to some of us (me). So as you might have guessed, the pros outweighed the cons and yay... 2017 Georgia Tiny House Festival here we come!
The festival took place in Eatonton, Georgia on La La Lavender Farm (yes, another pro). We arrived on a Friday afternoon and were one of the first campers to pull in. I do have to say the group running the festival was a tad bit disorganized and when I say tad I mean extremely disorganized. Anyhow, we finally found the farm and where we were supposed to camp just in time to make the "VIP Red Carpet World Premiere" of Living Tiny Legally: Part 2. The film was extremely well done! It dives into benefits of living tiny anddd the potential legal hurdles you will run into along the way. Want to get inspired right now!? Part 1 is available on youtube for your (free) viewing pleasure.
Day 2 was spent exploring every single tiny house onsite. We took a few breaks for the important stuff (another pro) and participated in a battery workshop, composting toilet workshop, Felice Cohen's "How to Live Large in a Tiny Space" talk and Michelle Boyle's "Upcycling is the New Black" info session. If you are looking for a new podcast, check out Michelle's TinyHouse Podcast where she chats about everything well, tiny.
Our final day was spent exploring every single tiny house AGAIN :) We also attended Mandy's "Live Mobile (she lives in a teardrop)... Live Tiny... Live Free" talk. My favorite take away was "pee in every bathroom" obviously meaning, never miss an opportunity... case and point: 2017 Georgia Tiny House Festival!