My friend Lina from This Is the Little Life just sent me an email about the tiny house tour they just had in Portland, OR.
It attracted more than 100 people! It was in conjunction with the Pedalpalooza which is becoming quite a big deal in Portland.
For weeks there are different themes to celebrate the culture of bicycles in Portland.
You can see the many bicycles and a little house on wheels in the background in the photo below.
Photo Credit Billy Ulmer via This is the Tiny Life
I don’t know about you, but that looks like a great time! Scroll or click below to get the rest:
Some of the people who attended traveled all the away from Los Angeles just to join in the fun.
You can get a better recap and more photos on the following blogs:
Are there any tiny houses in your town or area? Do you think it would be possible to create a bicycle tour, even if the first one was just you? (LOL)
I just think it be neat if we can help inspire other people around the country (or world, even) to bicycle and tour tiny homes. Thanks for the heads up Lina!
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Anything out of the perceived norm is an eye catcher. I would be surprised if you put any of these homes on a parking lot with an invitation to have a look that it wouldn’t draw a crowd. I sleep (while the weather is good and I am working on my building) in a rather unique little pop up truck camper apply named, probably through design “Alligator”. Unfortunately the manufacture is no longer building these. I have it on my present commuter a F150 and am forever ask about it. Mainly because it looks too large to be on a 150 but it weighs less than 700 pounds. At fuel stations, anyone who even remarks about the neat camper I respond with ya, it’s great, do you want to have a look and everyone is eager. (as per the lengths of my comments, yep, I am also a yappy old sucker and a sponge for good ideas)
Where anyone reading my comments is aware that the tiny house on the trailer is not my choice of lifestyle, I would never pass up a chance to meet the people or view their concepts for a moment. Sure, if there was a bicycle tour I would participate. Of course my bicycle is little electric GEO (dose that make me a cheater in the bicycle world?). Pre the creation of these websites and the fantastic ideas this new generation is sharing, we of my mindset had to depend on RV shows for stimulation. RVs are, by price and some attitudes a luxury item for travelling in the eyes of many but a tiny house, show or tour, everyone needs a place to hang their hat. I think it’s a good idea.
Big crowd for lunch at a tiny house. How many stayed the night?
Thanks Ralph. I enjoyed your comment and would love to get to see your truck camper. If you want to send it to me you can email it to tinyhousetalk [at] gmail [dot] com and I’ll be excited to share it here on THT.
I am beginning to review my own opinions about which modes of technology are best employed in building a tiny home. This fall a regular home will be created by a 3D printer. Other breakthroughs include the cutting or making of parts with strength and precision that can not be had with conventional tools. Some of these methods hold the promise of creating very permanent structures and maybe even at very low prices. Reducing the weight of a tiny home by 80% or even more may be in reach. Gizmag.com sometimes posts articles on some of this stuff. I just saw one special unit called the Diogene Home by an outfit called Vitrahouse.com that seriously advanced in concept witha test unit built and standing.
Thanks Jim I’ll check that out. Also I did a post on a futuristic self sufficient tiny house “of the future” here: https://tinyhousetalk.com/high-tech-self-sufficient-tiny-houses/