Recap: 2017 Tiny House North Carolina Street Festival

This awesome tiny home belongs to our new friend Patti. You can find it tailgating at football games or parked alongside the banks of the Cape Fear river in Wilmington.

This awesome tiny home belongs to our new friend Patti. You can find it tailgating at football games or parked alongside the banks of the Cape Fear river in Wilmington.

This past Friday we woke up early and hit the road to Pink Hill, NC for the 2017 Tiny House North Carolina Street Festival. It's not every day that you come across a tiny house festival, let alone one just a short drive from home! (Thanks for the heads up Mom!)

This blue beauty was unfinished on the inside - awaiting someone's tiny house dreams!

This blue beauty was unfinished on the inside - awaiting someone's tiny house dreams!

Harper and I pulled into Pink Hill around lunch time and made a bee-line for the two skoolies that were a part of the festival. (Side-note: Pink Hill, NC is a tiny town. Appropriate venue for a tiny home festival, no?)

Lo and behold one of the buses belonged to The Midwest Wanderers, Instagram friends of ours! It was a serendipitous moment to be able to meet Luke and Rachel and check out the interior of their incredible 1992 AmTran Genesis bus conversion.

Hanging out with the Midwest Wanderers!

Hanging out with the Midwest Wanderers!

It was really interesting to see such a variety of tiny homes, both stationary and mobile. We quickly came to realize that you can truly tell a lot about a person by how he or she has designed their tiny home. Every home really is a reflection of those who live in it, but when you are counting your square footage in dozens or a few hundred as opposed to thousands, personalities really shine through.

We absolutely loved the bright and airy interior of Luke & Rachel's skoolie.

We absolutely loved the bright and airy interior of Luke & Rachel's skoolie.

What we came to realize is that for us we have truly prioritized storage and our cooking/living space. Which goes to show that we are essentially pack rats who love to cook. In comparing our designs for our skoolie conversion to some of the tiny homes we saw at the festival we quickly realized that in many instances we were going to have double, even triple the storage space! 

Cute kitchen. Zero workspace and minimal storage.

Cute kitchen. Zero workspace and minimal storage.

If all goes according to plan we'll be back at the 2018 Tiny House North Carolina Street Festival as participants rather than attendees! 

Gorgeous interior of a HUGE tiny home (oxymoron, I know) built by Tiny House Chattanooga.

Gorgeous interior of a HUGE tiny home (oxymoron, I know) built by Tiny House Chattanooga.

(Oh, and we obviously had to stop in Kinston on the way home for lunch at The Boiler Room and some beers and a tour at Mother Earth Brewing.)

A dozen Harker's Island oysters is a fitting way to start lunch at The Boiler Room!

A dozen Harker's Island oysters is a fitting way to start lunch at The Boiler Room!

If you were designing a tiny home what would you prioritize? Leave us a comment!