3 tiny houses will be on display at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden this weekend

3 tiny houses will be on display at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden this weekend
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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.

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Photo via Facebook

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.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Photo courtesy of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

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.

Vendors on-site will also be tiny house specialists and include Connell Rouse and Cameron Mabry of Migration Tiny Homes, Eco-HutsAccelerate Solar and Lowe’s.

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.

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