A big event involving tiny houses is coming to Richmond this fall.
The Tiny LIVING Festival California is set to bring tiny homes, vintage campers, converted buses (skoolies), teardrop trailers and more, along with live music and all sorts of family-friendly activities to the Richmond Art Center Parking Area, 2540 Barrett Ave., on Oct. 5-6.
The $20 admission festival (free for children, military, law enforcement and firefighters), will include live music and entertainment, a kids area that includes fun activities with Circus for Purpose, speakers, presentations and notable members of the tiny house community. The event will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Founded by John and Fin Kernohan, the festival serves two main purposes: to raise awareness about the tiny house movement, and to help raise funds for good causes in communities where the festivals occur.
This is the 14th tiny house event by the United Tiny House Association that has thus far given over $600,000 in proceeds to over 70 charities, nonprofits and other causes.
For the Richmond festival, the United Tiny House Association has partnered with Richmond-based Tentmakers Inc., a nonprofit that creates innovative affordable housing solutions in the Bay Area.
For over seven years, the Kernohans have been living in a 304 square foot, off-grid home and travel the country their towable 148 square foot tiny house, called “Tiny Firehouse — Station No. 9,” which is a tribute to firefighters and emergency responders and supports fire station fundraisers nationwide.