Eco Village to Host Tiny Home Festival this Spring

Tiny Homes have become a worldwide phenomenon. The philosophy behind this social movement is to enable simpler living in a more efficient space. One of the Burg’s hidden gems, the St. Pete Eco VIllage, wants to help local residents who are either interested in making the transition to a Tiny Home, or are just curious about the concept.

Big ideas in tiny homes

The village hosts the Burg’s first Tiny Home Festival on April 1 at 302 15th Street North. Visitors will be able to tour 5 different tiny homes while learning from the builders/residents of these spaces. Owning a tiny home goes well beyond just creating the structure.


Learn about zoning/codes compliance

At the festival, you’ll be able to learn about St. Pete zoning and codes compliance, as well as codes specific to the Burg’s historic neighborhoods courtesy of Jo-Anne Peck. Cy Elgert will provide a lecture on tiny house community resources along with information about finding multiple streams of income as you look to change course in your life.

Community development/home design panels

Other featured speakers include Chris Kenrick — developing tiny home communities in St. Pete — and Stephanie and Joseph Henschen — taking visitors through the design and build process.


Eco Village helps build a stronger community

For the uninitiated, the St. Pete Eco Village is a membership based social service oriented International cultural center focused on sustainability. The organization offers classes in urban farming/gardening, permaculture, urban homesteading, yoga, alternative technologies and building materials, financial management, goal planning, and community building.

The organization began in the fall of 2016. Upcoming events include a love yourself workshop on Feb. 25, children’s meditation and yoga on Feb. 27 and a beginners hula hoop class on March 8. Visit their Facebook page for more information regarding workshops and events.

$15 early bird tickets for the event are on sale now! Click HERE to purchase yours.


*Photos via St. Pete Eco Village

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