If you’ve ever wondered what your life would be like if you lived it inside of a house of 500-square-feet or less, Daniel Stowe’s Tiny House Rally might help you figure it out.
Three tiny home owners – and their portable homes – will be onsite this weekend, talking all things small.
The rally, inspired by the Garden’s Wee Houses: Places We Play exhibit, will host speakers and tiny home experts Barbara Drum and Laura LaVoie.
Drum, whose New Years resolution for the last several years has been to “simply [her] life, live less stressed, have a smaller footprint on the earth and … be debt-free,” found the possibility to do all of it at The Village of Wildflowers, a community of tiny houses on 26 acres in Flat Rock. Residents can rent or buy a tiny house that comes complete with hardwood cabinets, built-in appliances, a front porch and community amenities like a pool, pet park and fitness center.
LaVoie, a freelance writer and blogger, lives in a 120-square-foot cabin with her partner Matt, who helped her build it from the foundation up in 2009 for $20,000. Construction took three years and they now live “off the beaten path” – there’s not even a road to get there – on 15 acres in Western North Carolina. She’s written a book, 120 Ideas for Tiny Living and writes full-time while updating her blog, Life in 120 Square Feet.
The rally will take place September 10 and 11.
The first 100 guests each day will receive a giveaway from Lowe’s and ticket holders will be able to enter a raffle to win a Big Green Egg MiniMax on Sunday.
The rally itself is free, but admission to the garden is $12.95 for adults, $11.95 for seniors and $6.95 for children up to 12. Garden members get in for free.
Connect with the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and see the full details of the rally here.