Colorado Tiny House Festival Provides Latest News and Trends in Tiny Homes, ADUs, and Alternative Living With Professional Builders, Sustainable Living and Travel Experts and DIYers

DENVER The Colorado Tiny House Festival is returning for its seventh year on the sprawling grounds of the Riverdale Regional Park in Brighton, Colo. on Sat., July 13, and Sun., July 14, 2024. At the largest tiny house and alternative living event in the region, guests will be able to step inside a large variety of small living structures, learn from builders, sustainable living and RV experts, meet DIYers and people living tiny full-time, and see the latest trends in tiny living and unique RVs. 

This tiny home show blends the spirit of the tiny living movement with the most up-to-date information on going tiny, simplifying your life, minimalistic living, and living greener. Unique small living structures will be spread throughout the Colorado Tiny House Festival grounds and include an assortment of professional and DIY builds including tiny homes on wheels, accessory dwelling units (ADUs), container homes, skoolies, converted vans, unique recreational vehicles, and more. Each structure features its own, one-of-a-kind floor plan, décor, and remarkable use of space. Additionally, attendees will enjoy expert speaker presentations, a product and service marketplace, a tiny taste of Colorado food truck court, and more.

According to a 2020 survey by the National Association of Home Builders, more than 50% of Americans would consider living in a home that is less than 600 square feet, highlighting the growing interest in tiny home living. “People are increasingly considering tiny living options for several reasons: they offer a more affordable housing alternative, reduce environmental impact through lower resource consumption, simplify life by encouraging minimalism, and provide greater flexibility and mobility,” said Art Laubach, Colorado Tiny House Festival organizer. “Additionally, tiny homes can help reduce maintenance and utility costs, promote sustainable living practices, and often allow for a more intentional and fulfilling lifestyle.”

Colorado just passed House Bill 24-1152, legislation that aims to make building ADUs easier, which can include tiny homes on foundations. According to this bill, starting on January 1, 2025, all localities in Colorado must allow at least one ADU on properties zoned for single-family homes. There will be an administrative approval process, but local governments cannot completely ban them. The law also simplifies converting existing structures into ADUs and states that homeowner’s associations (HOA) cannot enforce overly restrictive design standards or completely prohibit ADUs.

“The new ADU laws are definitely a step forward in providing new tiny home living options in Colorado while empowering homeowners with rental income and renters with more housing choices,” Laubach explained. “There will still be location variations to take into consideration with the new laws and we still have a way to go to get more zoning passed to allow tiny homes as a permanent residence throughout the state, but this is a positive step forward.” 

While there are hurdles for some in making tiny homes a permanent residence in Colorado, Laubach explains that there are several places where tiny home living is already legal including El Paso County, Park County, Durango, Leadville, Lyons and Woodland Park.

The Colorado Tiny House Festival is a must both for people curious about tiny living and those seeking new ideas for living and traveling in unique small structures. “Growing online communities and anecdotal evidence suggest a significant increase in people opting for skoolies, converted vans, and RV conversions for travel and alternative living,” Laubach stated. “Our attendees can attend to learn more about the freedom and affordability that skoolies, van conversions and unique recreational vehicles can provide.” 

Festival dates and hours are as follows:
Sat., July 13, 2024  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  
Sun., July 14, 2024 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $10 to $20 depending on when they are purchased and are good for both days of the event. Kids 12 and under are free-of-charge. 

  • Early bird (purchased before June 30, 2024): $10 each
  • Advance: $15 each
  • Tickets purchased online or on-site the weekend of the event: $20 each

Builders and DIYers continue to sign-up to showcase their unique small living structures during the 7th annual event. Professional builders participating include: Azure Printed Homes, Clever Tiny Homes, Einstyne Tiny Homes, Frontier Tiny Homes, Geotrek, Gravity Vans, Mountain Top Tiny Homes, Renegade Vans, Simplify Further, TOURIG, Trailer Made Custom Trailers, Venturhaus, Vertex Vans, and Veterans Community Project. Builders and DIYers will be added to the website as they are confirmed. 

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The Colorado Tiny House Festival is the largest tiny house and alternative living event in the region. Founded in 2017, the tiny home show blends the spirit of the tiny living movement with the most up-to-date information on going tiny, simplifying your life, minimalistic living, and living greener. Two days only to tour tiny homes, learn from builders, meet DIYers and people living tiny, see the latest in tiny living trends, enjoy entertainment, a vendor marketplace, and the tiny taste of Colorado food truck court. Learn more at