The tiny-home trend shows no sign of slowing here in Colorado. Durango’s first tiny-home community, Escalante Village—comprising 24 tiny homes, six of which will be rentals—is aiming to open this spring. In the mountain town of Creede, the small-home community Creede America continues to expand. The town of Lyons (already home to the popular WeeCasa Tiny House Resort) recently approved an ordinance allowing a limited number of tiny homes on wheels to be used as accessory dwelling units on residential properties. And now the town of Fountain is considering adopting zoning rules for tiny homes (which, by the way, are typically smaller than 400 square feet and mounted on trailers).
So it’s no shocker that tiny homes will star at the 2019 Denver Home Show, which runs March 22–24 at the National Western Complex. In the Small Space & Sustainable Living Hall, you’ll find five tiny homes, one shipping-container home, and three gypsy wagons on display—and available to tour. Look for Colorado Container Homes’ “Rustic Weekender Model,” a 20-by-8-foot home finished with tongue-and-groove paneling, wide sliding-glass doors, and custom-made barn doors; Xcel Energy’s Tiny Home, which showcases energy-efficient technologies you can implement in your own home; charming, tow-able gypsy wagons by SimBLISSity; plus modern tiny houses by Einstyne Tiny Homes and beautifully detailed dwellings from custom tiny home maker MitchCraft Tiny Homes.
If so much tiny-ness inspires you to try the trend for yourself, start by attending one of the show’s Tiny Home Talk panel discussions (Friday, March 22 at 6 p.m.; Saturday, March 23 at 12 and 2 p.m.; and Sunday, March 24 at 12 and 2 p.m.), where some of Colorado’s leading tiny-home advocates, builders, and dwellers will be on hand to share their insights and answer your questions.
To learn more about the Denver Home Show, which will feature more than 400 home-improvement exhibitors and experts on topics ranging from outdoor living to home décor, visit homeshowdenver.com. Adult tickets are $9 online and $11 at the box office; kids younger than 12 are free.