Decatur Tiny House Festival

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Decatur Tiny House Festival
Ebster Courtyard
105 Electric Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

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Event Description

Decatur Tiny House Festival

*** Limited number of Sunday tickets available. Buy early to guarantee entry ***


Could you live in 500 square feet or less? For tiny house enthusiasts, the answer is a not-so-small, “YES!” If you’re intrigued by the concept of tiny houses and small space living and want to learn more, join Tiny House Atlanta for the first-ever Decatur Tiny House Festival, July 30 and 31, 2016 in downtown Decatur. 10 to 15 tiny houses will be available to tour, and experts on topics such as sustainability, minimalism, urban planning, zoning, and downsizing will be on hand to answer your questions.




Tiny House Atlanta, a pioneer in education and advocacy for the tiny house movement, is launching the Decatur Tiny House Festival in partnership with the City of Decatur. This first-of-its-kind metro Atlanta event focuses on how micro housing can benefit individuals and communities in Georgia, and part of the event proceeds will go to the Decatur Housing Initiatives Corporation – a non-profit dedicated to developing affordable housing in Decatur.


Here are just a few of the fun and informative activities planned over the course of this 2-day event- Saturday July 30, from 10am-6pm and Sunday the 31 from 10am-6pm:

  • 10-15 tiny houses will be on-site and open for tours.
  • Vendors will be on hand explaining and promoting sustainable practices in the tiny house movement.
  • Our Speaker’s Symposium will offer opportunities to learn from experts in different areas of the industry.  All talks will be located in the Public Learning Room near the festival grounds.


Speaker Schedule:

Saturday - July 30th
11 am - "Downsize and Organize your way to Happiness" - Claudia Morris-Barclay and Catherine Lee

12 pm - "Building Sustainably Tiny" - Carl Seville, Patrick Chopson and moderator Robert Reed

1 pm - PANEL "Planning, Zoning, & Codes - What and Where can I Build" - Ted Miltiades, Elizabeth Roberts, Angela Threadgill and moderator Will Johnston

2:30 pm - "The Tiny Minority - Navigating Tiny as a Person of Color" - Jewel Pearson

3:30 pm - "It Take a Village - Building a Tiny House Community" - Jeremy Weaver, Kim Bucciero and Will Johnston

4:30 pm - "Aging in Place - Baby Boomers talking tiny" - Adrienne Simpson and Katie Perumbeti

Sunday - July 31st

11 am - "The Missing Middle" - Eric Kronberg

12 pm - "Impact of Living and Designing Tiny" - Dan Louche and Brian Sweny

1 pm - Decatur Cottage Courts - Angela Threadgill, Mark Ethun and Will Johnston

2 pm - "Social Impact and Sustainability of Tiny Houses" - Brian Preston and Mario Cambardella

3 pm - "Living the Tiny Life" - John & Fin Kernohan and Jewel Pearson

4 pm - "The Art of Space - Designing for resource efficiency and occupant well being" - Laura Case and Bonnie Casamassima of Southface


General Admission ticket holders can enjoy the tiny homes, speakers, and vendors throughout the weekend as we begin the conversation on how cities can embrace tiny houses and the micro life.

$35 for a Saturday and Sunday weekend pass

$20 for a single day ticket.

$5 for children 4 to 12 (children 3 and under are free)

Pets are NOT allowed on festival grounds.



People are encouraged to take MARTA or Bike. There will be bike racks on site.

There will be paid parking in the courthouse parking deck close to festival as well as surrounding areas.