Local Company Prepares for Tiny Home Show


The Tiny Home movement is at its zenith. As more and more individuals choose to downsize their living situation, entrepreneurial minds have stepped up to help interested homeowners realize their not-so-tiny dreams.

On Saturday, November 11, Hillsborough Community College — Ruskin Campus will host the Tiny Home Show. The event will invite a larger discussion about the unique tiny home community in Ruskin, Florida. A series of speakers will educate those in attendance about how to finance their tiny home project, provide design influences, detail the rainwater collection process, and more.

Learn about the Tiny Home Movement from the experts

Christ Sort, co-founder of Tampa Bay Tiny Homes, Josue Robles, USF Architecture and Urban Design Faculty, John and Fin Kernohan, Founders of the United Tiny House Association and Georgia Tiny House Festival, are among the distinguished guests.

Admission is just $5 — tour tiny homes, engage with a community of architecture enthusiasts, and prepare to grow your tiny community. All proceeds from the event benefit the Firehouse Cultural Center & South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging.

Raffles prizes include a Norden foldable gateleg table and barn door hardware.

Discover the inspiration and reason behind the design 

The National Association of Realtors estimates that the average cost of a single family home in America is $270,800, which costs the average family 33%+ of their income. Tiny homes, on the contrary, can cost as little as $23,000, if built by the owner, and as much as $100,000 if it’s done by a professional builder.

The local organization Tampa Bay Tiny Homes is designing dream homes for local residents. Their team has been in the construction business for more than 20 years; they just made the move from Atlanta to Tampa this past year. The concepts for their first four builds seem plucked straight from fairy tales. The units make efficient use of shelving, small upstairs compartments, narrow sinks and a concealed bedroom area.

To learn more about the event, visit its official page. Hillsborough Community College’s Ruskin Campus is located at SouthShore 551 24th Street Northeast.