PINK HILL TO HOST THE FIRST TINY HOUSE FESTIVAL IN NORTH CAROLINA APRIL 21-23, 2017
Pink Hill, NC – Aug. 31, 2016 – Tiny house festivals and jamborees are becoming a national phenomenon. There is also a growing interest in tiny houses here in North Carolina. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce the 2017 TINYHOUSE NC STREET FESTIVAL in Pink Hill, NC, which straddles both Lenoir and Duplin counties. presented by TinyHouseNC and Andrew M. Odom of Tiny r(E)volution.
“With its rural charm, 2400 pink roses, and access to major metropolitan areas and close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, Pink Hill is the perfect host for the growing tiny house movement throughout the state,” stated Susan Myers, Pink Hill community leader and founding sponsor of the festival.
A collaboration among TinyHouseNC, the Town of Pink Hill, and other supportive businesses, the street festival will be headlined by keynote speakers Dee Williams (tiny house pioneer, cofounder of PAD, and author of The Big Tiny), and Derek “Deek” Diedriksen (founder of Relaxshacks.com, international speaker, treehouse builder, HGTV host of “Tiny House Builders”, and author of the best-selling book, Microshelters). They will be joined onstage by tiny house notables Jewel Pearson; Ms. Gypsy Soul (tiny house owner and advocate and founder of Tiny HouseTrailblazers), and Laura M. LaVoie (tiny house owner and advocate and author of 120 Ideas For Tiny House Living). The festival will also feature numerous other speakers and presenters from around the country.
Per festival tradition, the Street Festival will welcome 10 or more tiny houses from North Carolina builders and manufacturers, including a micro tiny house built specifically for the event! Numerous vendors will also be present to showcase services, cottage industry, and products, that play an integral role in the tiny house lifestyle.
“This is an opportunity for North Carolina – a dynamic state in its own right – to showcase itself as a hub for progress and change. Tiny houses are not a fad, and North Carolina has quickly taken a role as a leader of the pack. I am personally excited to host this festival where my family’s tiny house story began back in 2009.”
With the goal of bringing about awareness of the modern tiny house movement in the state of North Carolina, the 2017 TinyHouseNC Street Festival will be sending out invitations and accepting applications for speakers, workshop presenters, builders, vendors, and food vendors, during the next month, to help make this event an even bigger success.