Thinking small in housing

051214tinyhouseFloyd, as we know, is a small town and the county is a small community population-wise.

But Floyd is also home to a “tiny house” or two and one of them was featured on the “Today” show earlier this year and the idea of “tiny living” will be explored and featured by Sustain Floyd on Saturday, May 17, with a “Tiny House Tour” and a movie about living small.

From Sustain Floyd:

When you hear the phrase “home tours” you probably imagine open doors to stately columned mansions or grand and expansive rural estates.

While it might be fun considering what it must be like to live large in those upscale dwellings as you walk through them, many people are not fiscally able or do not choose to take on such a project in excess of their actual needs or budget.

Housing debt need not be an inevitable burden for young families. There are other dimensions to being at home. Just ask the Floyd County tiny-house owners whose homes will be open for your inspection on May 17 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm..

They will tell you that for them, thinking small is thinking smart and “smaller footprint” is both an ecological ethic and a description of their floor plan–as little as 120 square feet!

$15 tickets for the self-guided tour to five tiny houses go on sale May 1, and should be purchased ahead of time online or in person at the Floyd Country Store. In the evening of the same day at the Floyd Country Store, enjoy and learn from Tiny: The Movie: a story about living large. Doors open at 6pm and the movie starts at 6:30. Tickets are $5 at the door.

These Tiny House images give you a taste of the space. To really learn what living tiny is like, you’ll want to see them for yourselves and hear their owner’s unique stories. Get tickets right away!

So think small.  See you Saturday.