Tiny House Roadshow to visit Expo Center

Staff Reports • Updated Nov 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM

The Tiny House Roadshow will roll into Lebanon from Friday through Sunday. 

The event will be dedicated to all things related to tiny house living. This particular show is being billed as the Tiny House Festival of Lights and all the tiny houses will be decorated for the Christmas season.  

Living in smaller spaces has caught on around the country, and one man from Tennessee has taken on the task of designing tiny houses for a living. 

Dale Geist works with his son Scott Geist to create tiny houses, a small living space that has allowed many people to become homeowners without the traditionally huge costs. Geist founded Tiny By Design in 2014 and came up with the Tiny House Roadshow to showcase tiny house living. 

IInterest in his work was fueled by the many programs now seen on HGTV and other channels. HGTV filmed Geist’s work last year for a segment, Tiny House Hunters, season 2, episode 10, still broadcast on demand.

“The tiny house movement is one of the hottest trends in America,” said Dale Geist. “It is popular among people from all walks of life, young-to-old, and rich-to-poor – it is a cross-cultural phenomenon that is sweeping the country. The roadshow is for anyone who seeks a simpler, less cluttered life, and also those who are just curious.” 

This three-day event will feature exhibitors from across the nation showing the latest in tiny home construction, technology, and features. Participants will also have the opportunity to view completed models that complement every stage of the tiny house journey.

The Lebanon show will be Friday from noon until 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Wilson County Expo Center at 945 Baddour Pkwy. Tickets to the roadshow are $12 each, with free admission for children 12 and younger.  

 Geist realized in his research of tiny house living that a large segment of the population was being overlooked. It wasn’t just young people desiring the simple lifestyle. Baby boomers were also seeing the benefits of downsizing their possessions and lifestyle. To appeal to this older group of Americans, Geist designs tiny houses with first floor living – no climbing ladders to go to bed at night.  Also he has added expansion slides to his designs, for those who want a little more space.

For more information, visit tinyhouseroadshow.com or tinybydesignhomes.com.


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