Tiny House Jamboree Launches First Trade Event, Expands Consumer Experience
NORWALK, Conn. (February 16, 2018) — Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organizer, announced today that the Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree will move to Austin, Texas, Aug. 23-26.
Another exciting change is the first-of-its-kind, two-day trade event for tiny house industry professionals. The new format will be complete with robust education opportunities and the largest-ever collection of commercially built living structures.
The 2018 Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree will be held at the Travis County Exposition Center with the weekend dates to conclude the show being open to the public.
The event, acquired by Reed Exhibitions in June 2017, was held as a consumer-only event at the Arlington County Convention Center in Arlington, Texas last October.
More than 70 tiny living structures and 50 product and service exhibitors were on hand. There also was a stellar lineup of the industry luminaries to educate and entertain. The highlight of the 2017 Jamboree was the partnership with Operation Tiny Home, which included the building of a tiny house that was donated to a Dallas area veterans outreach organization.
What to Expect at the Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree in Austin
At the 2018 edition, The Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree will introduce the first industry specific trade event. With increasing acceptance at the state and local government levels, and steady growth in tiny community developments, there is a need for increased education and a central networking event. The Jamboree also will touch on key issues facing today’s housing market, such as affordability and attainability.
The Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree will feature an indoor/outdoor show floor with a variety of small living structures all less than 800 square feet. Builders will showcase tiny houses on wheels, park models, yurts, modular and manufactured homes. The indoor show floor will highlight all related products and services including construction materials, furniture and appliances.
“The timing is right for the expansion of the Jamboree to not only educate our consumers but also to provide more education, insights and relationship building for the professionals in the industry,” said Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree Event Director Jon Fontane. “As tiny living continues to grow, it is critical for the different components of the industry to come together – builders, product suppliers, real estate developers and regulators.
“In addition, Austin, Texas is one of the most progressive markets for tiny living and a city that has needs for more attainable and affordable housing,” he said. “Two new large-scale residential developments are under way and it’s clear there are more to come as the city grows.”
Tickets for the consumer weekend of the Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree will go on sale in March. Interested professionals interested in attending can contact Jon Fontane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Reed Exhibitions:
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2016 Reed brought together over seven million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars. Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa. We serve 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and are part of RELX Group, a world leading provider of professional information solutions.