ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (FOX 13) - For those looking to downsize, your home can still have all the modern bells and whistles – but with fewer square feet.
The Tiny Home Festival is all about the trend of trimming the fat and living with less. The festival will be held from March 23 to 24 at St. Petersburg College All State Center. The festival will not just be about purchasing or moving into a tiny home, explained Pat Largo, one of the festival organizers.
"Even if you're not in the market or you don't want to buy a tiny home, all the seminars we have this weekend really focus on sustainability, how to live greener, and how to significantly reduce your carbon footprint," he said during a visit on Good Day Tampa Bay. "It's just a whole lifestyle change."
Tiny home experts will be on deck to help alleviate any concerns about owning one. Largo said they can explain a variety of topics from how to build one, how to move one, and the legalities of owning one.
Tiny homes are between 100 to 400 square feet. Currently, the market is mostly made up of millenial buyers, said Britan Zmich of Tampa Bay Tiny Homes.
"People who are getting out of school, and looking to buy their first home but they don't want to have a huge mortgage," he said. "We get a lot of people who are now empty-nesters, older couples that want to downsize. They're sick and tired of cleaning their house. They want to travel, and a tiny house is perfect for that."
It is the second year the festival will be held. Last year, 2,500 people descended on the SPC campus each day. Organizers said they expect another round of sold-out crowds.
Further information can be found on the St. Pete Tiny Home Festival’s website.