Everything’s bigger in Texas—even the Earth Day celebrations. Dallas just hosted the world’s largest Earth Day festival, but the biggest hit at the three-day fair surprisingly focused on the exact opposite of going big—living small. This year, Earth Day Texas presented a pop-up tiny house village, where homeowners opened their doors to the public, shared stories, and held talks about the virtues of tiny house living and downsizing.
Located at the middle of the festival, the pop-up village featured 10 beautiful tiny mobile homes, all of which clocked in at 200 square feet or less. The expo was organized to show the public one example of a sustainable lifestyle with a small carbon footprint. The tiny house tours also demonstrated to visitors how it’s possible to live large even in a small space. The organizer of the tiny house village, Beth Anne Norrgard, for instance, showed off her 78-square-foot home that boasts custom stained glass, chandelier, and even a porch.
Earth Day Texas’ tiny house village was also accompanied with a talk on the tiny house movement as well as resources to help those interested in tiny living reach their goal. B. A. Norrgard spoke on the tiny house movement panel along with Nina Zamudio, Alek Lisefki, Alexis DeHart Stephens, and Darin Zaruba. The tiny house village attracted over 35,700 people who stopped to tour the houses out of the festival’s 125,000 attendees.
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