Area residents have a chance at an event in Stoughton this weekend to learn first hand about the tiny house movement.
On Sept. 24, the annual BIG Tiny House Festival will be held at Trackside Plaza on Canton Street (Route 27) near the Stoughton commuter rail station. Twelve locally built tiny houses will be on display at this year’s festival and on a pre-festival day on Sept. 23.
Miranda’s Hearth, a nonprofit community building organization in Greater Boston, organizes the annual festival. According to Miranda Aisling, founder and coordinator of Miranda’s Hearth, the event draws people from throughout the Northeast interested in environmental sustainability, economic responsibility, and simple living.
On Saturday, Miranda’s Hearth will host ticketed tiny house tours and hands-on carpentry workshops from noon to 5:30 p.m. On Sunday, the free festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m., with tiny house tours, music, business vendors, art, and other activities.
The festival was previously held in Somerville in 2014 and in Concord last year.
Three Stoughton residents, Derek Diedricksen and Dave and Steve Kelley,are aiding Miranda’s Hearth with this year’s event.
Diedricksen is the owner of www.relaxshacks.com, a website that provides information about tiny house building. Dave and Steve Kelley are the owners of KC Cos., which is providing Trackside Plaza as the venue for the event.
Pamela McCarthy, the town’s economic development director, is also assisting with the event.John Laidler can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.