The Tiny House Roadshow is coming to Cookeville this weekend at the Hyder-Burkes Agricultural Pavilion, at 2390 Gainesboro Grade. The event will be dedicated to all things related to tiny house living. Ten or more tiny houses will be open for touring, and more than 30 vendors will demonstrate products used in tiny living.
Show hours are Friday, noon – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a. m – 5 p.m.
The Roadshow is the brainchild of tiny house designer and builder Dale Geist, of Livingston. Geist, who works alongside his son, Scott Geist, founded Tiny By Design in 2014. Interest in his work has been fueled by the many programs now being seen on HGTV, and many other channels. HGTV filmed the Geist’s work last year for a segment that is still being broadcast on-demand (Tiny House Hunters, season 2, episode 10 to be aired again on March 14, 2016).
“The tiny house movement is one of the hottest trends in America,” said Geist. “It is popular among people from all walks of life, young-to-old, and rich-to-poor – it is a cross-cultural phenomenon that is sweeping the country. The roadshow is for anyone who seeks a simpler, less cluttered life, and also those who are just curious.”
Geist realized in his research of tiny house living that a large segment of the population was being overlooked. It wasn’t just young people desiring the simple lifestyle. Baby boomers were also seeing the benefits of downsizing their possessions and lifestyle. To appeal to this older group of Americans, Geist designs tiny houses with first floor living – no climbing ladders to go to bed at night. Also he has added expansion slides to his designs, for those who want a little more space.
“Downsizing doesn’t mean you have to give up luxury,” said Geist. “We specialize in custom-built, one of-a-kind tiny houses by working closely with our clients to fulfill their dreams”. It is exciting to see how many people are interested in tiny house living. The Tiny House Roadshow was created to meet the growing interest in the market. We hope everyone will come by and see what all the buzz is about.
Plan to join Saturday after the close of the show for a free oldies concert veaturing Olds 88. Appreciation concernt for attendees and vendors.
For more information, visit www.tinyhouseroadshow.com or www.tinybydesignhomes.com.