The Tiny Homes Carnival may possibly be the first tiny house event in Sydney. With an objective to provide the community with a platform for education and information regarding Tiny House Living, come along and take a look at many tiny houses on display (site plan here) over the weekend of 7-8 Mar 2020 from 9.30am to 5pm both days with main stage activity from 10am at St Ives Showground, 450 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives. Get the FAQs here.
Get your tickets HERE before they're sold out and get in early as there's only limited tickets available. Kids under 16 can enter for FREE. Catch the early bird and pay $25 online ($35 after early bird period and $45 at the door) for a one day pass and $45 online ($65 after early bird period) for a full weekend pass.
One of Australia's most anticipated carnivals, listen to talks by an amazing lineup of speakers who'll spark your knowledge about the tiny house movement and how you can embark on this sustainable way of living. It's a way of simplifying our lives by reducing the size and therefore the resource consumption of homes without sacrificing quality of life.
Collaborators ATHA (Australian Tiny House Association) have been instrumental by working tirelessly to promote sustainable living all over Australia and are at the forefront of legitimising Tiny House building.
Though a 30-40min drive from Sydney city centre, due to a large amount of visitors, there'll be very limited free on-site parking The Gordon train station is a 12 min drive away and the Carnival will be running a shuttle bus from the station to the showgrounds. Stay tuned for more information regarding scheduling via the event page, Facebook page or website.
The program for Saturday is as follows -
10-10.30am - How Tiny House Living will benefit the entire community
10.30-11am - Essential consumer information - Trailers
11-11.30am - An Urban Tiny and the community behind it
11.30am-12pm - All things Big Tiny
12-1pm - Music Band Performance - Josh Paul
1-2pm - Special appearance by popular Tiny HouseNation hosts John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin
The Music Band Performances on Sunday by the same performers (except for the 12pm slot which will be performed by Parkville instead of Josh Paul) are at exactly the same times as Saturday. The rest of the Sunday schedule is as follows -
10-10.30am - The Tiny House Movement: a Fad or a Fact
10.30-11am - Essential Consumer Information -Off-Grid Tiny Houses
11-11.30am - Building for an environmentally, socially an economically sustainable world
11.30-12pm - Where can I legally put my Tiny House?
1-2pm - Living Big in a Tiny House
3-4pm - Meet and Greet with Bryce Langston
As you can see, all talks are interjected with entertainment for your listening pleasure.
Josh Paul is a Sydney singer, songwriter and musician who has injected his travels into music and transported them into unique sounds that blends the golden tones of country, homespun pop and widescreen rock and roll. Eastbound Buzz is a Melbourne four-piece distinctive brand of Americana-tinged alt-rock. Leonie Kingdom is an emerging Indie-folk Artist from South East Queensland and she specialises in acoustic guitar, singing, songwriting and live performances. You could describe her style as emotion, dark and even haunting. Parkville are a chart-topping folk-pop trio from Victoria's Dandenong Ranges who have cut their teeth busking on the streets of Melbourne. They have a driving Mumford & Sons-style backbone featuring rich three-part vocal harmonies and soaring violin riffs, taking influence from The Beach Boys and Punch Brothers.
Your speakers for the weekend (for more information see HERE) -
John Weisbarth - Host of Tiny House Nation on A&E's FYI Network, he brings his high energy and award-winning style to every project he touches.
Kim Connolly - President of the Australian Tiny House Association and Director of Tiny Habitat Homes which specialises in housing older, single women who are at risk of homelessness.
Bryce Langston - New Zealand based actor, musician, filmmaker, author and environmentalist who has spent the past 6 years travelling the globe exploring the tiny house movement as the creator and host of the popular web series, Living Big in a Tiny House.
Elle Paton - Founder of the Australian Tiny House Directory, Co-Founder of and sits on the Board of the Tiny Non-Profit, heads up the Australian Tiny Houses Facebook Community and part of the team that helped to kick off the Australian Tiny House Association (ATHA).
Ric Butler - started manufacturing tiny houses in 207 at Ecoss with the aim of promoting alternative living solutions
Rikki and Valerie - passionate Tiny House advocates who work with not-for-profit organisations and community groups, private landholders and academic partners to explore compact housing models that are flexible, affordable, connective and sustainable.
Zack Giffin - professional skier and contractor who is co-host of Tiny House Nation. He is a wealth of information about living tiny and brings his insight and expertise in carpentry to each build.
Chris Wenban (not pictured) - a Tiny House dweller and co-founder of tiny Footprint, a tiny house building company and one of the founders of the Australian Tiny House Association.
Fred Schultz (not pictured) - a thought leader, innovator, pioneer and advocate in Australia's Tiny House Movement. Fred educates DIY builders and professionals alike on how to build safe tiny house vehicles through his online courses and face-to-face workshops.