Tiny House Fest Vermont in Brattleboro

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BRATTLEBORO >> The Tiny House Fest Vermont is here to ignite our community in meaningful conversations about attainable housing and sustainable living, with the Tiny House Movement as our spark. At the same time we are spotlighting Brattleboro and the good work of its citizens, businesses and organizations by centering our activities in the downtown area. The event on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will convert Flat Street into a public gathering place and festival campus for the day, making it possible to imagine getting more from our public spaces.

An exciting vision for sustainable economic growth and community-scale resilience to climate change is emerging in the tri-state region. The Green Economy Innovation Hub (GEIH) and Instig8 will present this emerging vision at the Fest! Since 2007, the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) and Southeast Vermont Economic Development Strategy (SEVEDS) have led the development and creation of a long term strategic plan for growing the regional economy. That plan included developing industry clusters which held the potential to create high paying jobs. This led an investigation to assess existing assets that could fuel economic development in the tri-state region, including Windham and Bennington Counties in Vermont, Cheshire County in New Hampshire, and Franklin County in Massachusetts. This team has identified a unique cluster of green building assets across the region that includes recognized national leaders in research, product development, manufacturing, and design and construction of high-performance buildings and communities. Now with over half a million dollars in federal and state investment, a "Green Economy Innovation Hub" is being pursued to unite these assets and build a hub of sustainability and resilience that will serve as a model for other rural communities nationally and internationally.

Other festival highlights: Many fabulous presenters and vendors; On site Tiny House tours; Wheel Pad from LineSync will make its debut; Green Mountain College's OTIS (Optimal Traveling Independent Space) – designed and created by REED program students will be on site; Rich Earth Institute will present on Wastewater Solutions. See composting toilets up close; kids maker station at the River Gallery School; and building demos!

Special Tiny Bites Menus at downtown restaurants, get a tour map and go on a Local tiny house tour for Monday.

For more information call 802-451-0660 or find tinyhousefestvermont on Facebook; for passes visit tinyhousefestvermont.com.


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