2018 Chicago Tiny Home Show

2018 Chicago Tiny Home Show

2018 Chicago Tiny Home Show

Special thanks go out to Titan Tiny Homes for inviting Chicago Tiny House, Inc. to its 2018 Chicago Tiny Home Show. Members of our group will be present all weekend with T-Shirts as well as networking materials as we look to to establish new friends in the field. We look forward the event and thank Titan Tiny Homes for hosting this event. We ask all our supporters to come out and see these revolutionary homes already in existence and to meet people in our field.

From Titantinyhomes.com:

For those who have considered building or living in a tiny house, this is the must-attend event of the year. Attendees will learn everything they ever wanted to know about the tiny house movement and they will have a great time exploring their options. From young to old, participants will find something for everyone at this event.

Over Mother’s Day weekend, 2018, tiny home builders, vendors, and suppliers are gearing up for the first national event put on by highly coveted builder, Titan Tiny Homes. Attendees won’t want to miss a moment of this must-see extravaganza. It is slated to be an enjoyable day for the whole family to experience the latest developments up close and connect with like-minded individuals who are also interested in the tiny house movement.

Event host, Titan Tiny Homes, will showcase a diverse array of houses from various builders around the country. Participants will learn how tiny houses are unique and can be fully customized to the purchaser’s wants, needs, and requirements. Builders and designers will be on hand to answer questions.

This weekend tour will help would-be buyers to find their own dream house and also possibly enjoy some great food while listening to speakers from around the tiny house movement. Live music should add a festive flair to the goings on throughout. Attendees are invited to bring along questions, ideas, and avail themselves of the vast resources on hand to plan their own ideal tiny house experience. As a family-friendly event, children are invited alongside their parents to explore the different options open to attendees. With the advent of tiny houses, families have found it possible to reside in their tiny houses.

“I’ve had the pleasure of attending many tiny home shows all over the United States and really wanted to bring the first Tiny Home Show to Chicago because I know how special an event like this can be,” said Titan Tiny Homes founder, Bob Clarizio.

According to the website for the event, new details will be added in the coming weeks prior to the show so attendees can plan their entire day around the educational and entertainment offerings. There will be keynote speakers who can address questions on a host of topics, live entertainment, and much more.

In honor of Mother’s Day and all of the mothers out there, admission will be free for all moms who are attending with their children under 3 years of age!

The event venue is located just 30 minutes from Downtown Chicago at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium, 1999 Springinsguth Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193

Over 20 Tiny Houses will be on display over the 3-day weekend. Each house has its own unique design that provides plenty of ideas and potential options for visitors to spark design ingenuity or, conversely, streamline the process with an already-perfect choice.

To alleviate concerns about parking, patrons can rest assured that with the Metra Rail Line only 940 feet from the front gates, transit in and out of the ballpark will be easy. Attendees opting to drive will have access to a nearby parking lot to ensure that anyone and everyone can get to where they are going without a hassle.

The show for 2018 Chicago Tiny Homes is being held on Friday, May 11th Through Sunday, May 13th, and the gates at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium open at 10:00 am and close at 8:00 pm daily. Tickets are available on the website for $15. For those who are considering downsizing, or those who have already begun, this event will show them how it’s done. Whether show attendees are already living in a tiny house or planning to move to one soon, they can anticipate learning all sorts of valuable tips.

Event exhibitors are planning to teach how the tiny house lifestyle works, how to downsize, how others are doing it successfully, and what it takes to get started. With the growing popularity of tiny houses, attendees will be afforded a unique experience that they are likely to cherish while riding the wave of a new phenomenon. For more information visit https://Titantinyhomes.com

Chicago Tiny House T-Shirt Sale!

Chicago Tiny House T-Shirt Sale!

We’re having a t-shirt sale this month!

All proceeds help fund the building of our tiny house prototype! Building an example of a tiny house is our first priority. We need this in order for people to get a better understanding of what they look like and how the interior layout is designed. This will help people know what they are giving towards. All of our tiny houses will be handicap accessible which is incredibly important to us.

Our first project will be geared towards housing vets in tiny houses. We have a number of social service organizations who have agreed to help us with support services and financial backing.

Statistics on Homeless Veterans

In April 2017, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless released an analysis of how many Chicagoans are homeless, per the 2015 census: 82,212.

Chicago reported the largest increase in veteran homelessness between 2009 and 2016, a 20.2% increase, up by 101 people. The city reported that 10.2% of those who were homeless in 2016 were veterans, up from 7% in 2015 and 9% in 2014.

This information came from the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless in their FAQ section. The demographics are astonishing. There has been a decrease overall in homelessness in Chicago, but the number of homeless veterans is rising steadily. Take some time and visit the CCH website. It keeps up with the latest statistics and provides a number of resources.

Every t-shirt sold goes toward helping a vet find a home.

Get $5 off a t-shirt this month only.

Use coupon code MAR5OFF when ordering.

Thank you for being on this journey with us.

Click the shirt to order!

Chicago Tiny House T-shirt

 

Tiny Houses Have Big Plans To Expand In Chicago

Tiny Houses Have Big Plans To Expand In Chicago

Check out this article on the CBS website. Brien Cron was interviewed by Mike Krauser for WBBM Newsradio. You can listen to the interview here: Tiny Houses Have Big Plans To Expand In Chicago.

The non-profit start-up Chicago Tiny House Inc. envisions replicating what’s been done elsewhere in the country says the organization’s founder and president Brien Cron.

“Tiny Houses actually came about because, at this time, there’s about 12 different communities across the United States who are actually using the communities to house the homeless,” says Cron.

Cron says at first people in the communities wanted nothing to do with them but they came around and they’ve been successful putting people in homes and offering services they need.

The model would take advantage of lots available for $1.00.

The tiny houses, according to Cron, would cost about $25,000 each and they’re raising money for a prototype.

ONE WEEK TILL OUR FUNDRAISER!

ONE WEEK TILL OUR FUNDRAISER!

Friday, January 26

7:00 p.m.

Wilson Abbey

931 W. Wilson Ave.

Chicago, Illinois

We are excited to meet you and share our vision for eliminating homelessness in Chicago. Tiny Houses are trendy right now. People are discovering the challenge and joy of becoming downwardly mobile, practicing minimalism, and reducing their carbon footprint with a simpler lifestyle. There are even HGTV shows about it: Tiny House, Big Living; Tiny House Hunters; and Tiny House Living.

We’re not in this for the trend. When we look at the potential tiny houses have, we immediately imagine a small community of tiny houses existing to alleviate homelessness in Chicago. Small spaces providing a sense of ownership and security. A stepping stone to independence.

One of our biggest hurdles is Chicago zoning laws. There are incredibly strict requirements for building, and at the moment there is no zoning that would allow for tiny houses to be built. We are working with a lawyer, aldermen, and other organizations to obtain new zoning for tiny houses.

The American TIny House Association has a wealth of information on zoning. There are townships and counties in Michigan, South Carolina, Utah, Tennesee, Colorado, California, Arizona, Massachusetts, and Texas. The biggest city to have no minimum size for houses is Philadelphia.

Smaller cities are amending their zoning regulations to include tiny house dimensions. Why is Chicago, one of the most pioneering cities in America, not considering the potential of tiny houses?

You can help us by attending our fundraiser next Friday night, the 26th, and donating to our fund to build a tiny house prototype. We believe that actually seeing and walking through a tiny house may change people’s minds and influence their decisions to allow for tiny house communities.

Chicago Tiny House Fundraiser Flier

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