Florida Tiny House Festival

YES – that’s right, Leanne Stephens and Sharon Hurley of Building a Tiny Life will be on the core festival team  at the Florida Tiny House Festival! It will be held on November 18, 19, 20, 2016 in  St. Augustine, Florida at the St. John’s County Fair Grounds. We will be assisting The United Tiny House Association (originally the Georgia Tiny House Association), who organized the highly successful 2016 Georgia Tiny House Festival.

There will be a large assortment of tiny houses and micro homes, work shops, presentations, LOTS of vendors, entertainment, children’s activities… AND MORE!

 New at the 2016 Florida Tiny House Festival will be the addition of vintage campers! On-site camping will be available during the 2016 Florida event for those with tents, RVs, and traditional campers.

Small camper trailerFree attendance available ~ If you are interested in attending for FREE with your tiny house, vintage camper, or any other micro-mobile living structure, and are willing to open your home for tours and viewing during the event, please download the following form and return it with photos of your tiny home:

Suzy Beckwith tiny houseGET YOUR TICKET!!

Admission and Event details for the 3-Day Festival:

Friday night (5PM – 8PM) is FREE and children ages 12 and under are FREE all weekend.

For Saturday and Sunday, the admission fee for everyone age 13 and older is $20.00 per day and $35.00 for 2-day admission. Plus you can reserve on-site primitive and premium campsites.

Lots of information and links to purchase tickets, reserve campsites, see who is presenting, check out vendors, and more is available on the website’s FAQs page.

Current 3-Day Schedule for the 2016 Florida Tiny House Festival: *

~ Friday, November 18, 2016

All Day: Vendor & Builder Set-up (Please contact us if you need to come in sooner to set up.)

School event – 9:00AM-2:00PM: FREE Field Trip Day for Public, Private and Homeschool Students. This is for pre-registered schools and students ONLY and is NOT open to the general public.

Public event begins – 5:00PM-8:00PM: FREE to the public! Come out and enjoy the live music, visit with vendors & builders, and check out all the tiny houses. (Remember: Friday evening is FREE to anyone and everyone.)

5:00PM-8:00PM: Concession Sales Available

5:30PM: Outdoor Concert Begins (For more information about the 2016 Florida concert and entertainers, please click HERE.)

~ Saturday, November 19, 2016 (Paid Admission Ticket Holders Only)*

9:00AM: Gates Open

9:45AM: Main Stage, “Opening Comments and Announcements”

10:00AM: Vera Struck, “Revelations from the Silver Bullet Tiny House Sustainable Lifestyle Tour”

10:00AM: Mandy Lea, “Why Not”

11:00AM: Angela Alcorn, “Buyer Beware”

11:00AM: Kari “Yurt Grrl” Cooper, “Yurt Grrl’s Top Ten Tiny House Tips”

12:00PM: Main Stage, “Professional Builders and Vendors Q&A Panel”

12:00PM: Solar Workshop, “Presented Renogy at their booth area.”

12:00PM: Composting Toilet Workshop, “Presented by Nature’s Earthly Way at their booth area.”

1:00PM: Felice Cohen, “How Living Small Made My Whole Life Larger”

1:00PM: Rene’ Hardee, “No Experience Necessary”

2:00PM: Bonniellee Cuevas, “Homesteading”

2:00PM: Dawnna ‘MamaDee’ Weir, “Life During the Abnormal DIY Build: The Unforeseen Ups, Downs, Bumps, ‘Oopsies’, Moves, Injuries, Illnesses, and Exhilarations Experienced During the Creation of Your Tiny Home.”

3:00PM: Jo-Anne Peck, “Tiny Homes for Historic Districts”

3:00PM: Brian Kennedy, “You’re a GIANT and You Want to Live in a Tiny House: Unique, Sustainable Designs and the Ethics Behind Tiny Houses”

4:00PM: Derek “Deek” Diedricksen: Keynote Address, “Building for Less: How to Add Character to Your Build, While Saving Money at the Same Time”

Meal break: (Between the completion of the 4:00PM Keynote Address and the incredible awesome concert scheduled for 6:00PM will be a great time to recharge, relax, have dinner from one of the great food concessions who will be in attendance, view the tiny homes, and visit with vendors.)

6:00PM: Outdoor Concert Begins (For more information about our 2016 Florida concert and entertainers, please click HERE.)

Children’s activities, food concession sales, and all the tiny homes will be available throughout the day.

~ Sunday, November 20, 2016 (Paid Admission Ticket Holders Only)*

7:30AM: Sunrise Yoga for campers & Saturday over-night paticipants… Bring your yoga mat. Namaste!

9:00AM: Gates Open

9:45AM: Main Stage, “Opening Comments and Announcements”

10:00AM: Jo-Anne Peck, “Overview of Zoning & Building Codes for Site Built Tiny Homes”

10:00AM: Mandy Lea, “Life on the Road: Finding the New Balance”

11:00AM: Andrew Bennett, “Tips to Buy or Build Your Tiny House on Wheels”

11:00AM: Vera Struck, “Design a Customized Sustainable Tiny Life”

12:00PM: Main Stage, “Private Tiny House Owners Q&A Panel”

12:00PM: Solar Workshop: Presented Renogy at their booth area.

12:00PM: Composting Toilet Workshop: Presented by Nature’s Earthly Way at their booth area.

1:00PM: Tiny House Trailblazers (Bonniellee Cuevas & Jewel Pearson), “Tiny House Diversity & Inclusion: What That Means for the Tiny House Community at Large”

1:00PM: Rene’ Hardee, “Building Little Rock”

2:00PM: Andrew Odom: Keynote Address, “Tiny Houses As Transition Homes”

3:00PM: Thomas Kerr, “How To Go Green When You Go Tiny”

3:00PM: Jewel Pearson (Ms. Gypsy Soul), “Following Your D.R.E.A.M.S. and Designing a Life You Love”

4:00PM: Brian Kennedy, “Reclaimed, Recycled, Repurposed: The How, What, and Why of FREE Building Materials”

4:00PM: Dawnna ‘MamaDee’ Weir, “Personal Growth During Your Build”

5:00PM: Main Stage, “Tiny House Awards Presentations, Prize Give-Aways, and Closing Announcements”

Children’s activities, food concession sales, and all the tiny homes will be available throughout the day.

* Please Note: This schedule is subject to change.

Please do not hesitate to contact the United Tiny House Association by email at or by calling 954-558-3619 with any questions you might have about the 2016 Florida Tiny House Festival.

(Please keep checking back to the event page and web site at as more details are made available!)