By Heather Lusk
Tiny houses will dot Lions Park Dec. 8 through 10 with a new event, Tiny Wonderland, featuring professionally and owner-built homes decorated for the holidays.
The public can tour the homes, ask questions of the builders and learn about the tiny house movement.
“Whether you are just an enthusiast or hoping to purchase a unit or just wanting to walk though, (there will be) tons of different design ideas,” said Zionsville resident Maggie Daniels, who is organizing the event.
Tiny Wonderland is hosted by Try It Tiny, a website dedicated to tiny home rental created by Daniels. She said many of the homes at the event will be available for rent.
“If people were thinking about trying it tiny and they still want to see if before trying it, that’s an option, too,” she said.
Daniels expects at least 20 tiny homes in Lions Park decorated for the holidays.
Because most tiny homes are on wheels, it’s easier for builders to transport them.
“That does facilitate the ability for the builders from outside the state and surrounding area to bring them in for the event,” she said. “We’ll shuffle them out when the event concludes.”
The idea was inspired by similar festivals dedicated to tiny house living throughout the nation, including one in Indianapolis last year.
Tickets are available online at TryItTiny.com for $10 or at the event for $15. Children 10 and younger are free. Tiny Wonderland will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 10.