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Tiny Home Show to return to Ruskin

John and Fin Kernohan found a way to blend their two passions: tiny home living and teaching fire safety. They return to the 2nd Tiny Home Show in Ruskin on Saturday (Nov. 10) at the Hillsborough Community College SouthShore Campus. They travel the country in their towable 148 square foot tiny house, the “Tiny Firehouse - Station No. 9,” which is a tribute to firefighters, supports fire stations, and is used to promote fire prevention awareness. Times Files.
Published Nov. 6, 2018

RUSKIN — After drawing impressive crowds last year, the Circle Pond Tiny Home Community presents the second Annual Tiny Home Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday (Nov 10) at the Hillsborough Community College SouthShore Campus, 551 24th St NE.

Similar to 2017, guests will have the opportunity to view and tour tiny houses, bus conversions,gypsy wagons and other styles of tiny structures.

In addition, guests also have the opportunity to attend workshops and hear presentations from returning tiny house celebrities and recognized leaders from the tiny house community such as Andrea Burns, a critical thinking expert with Tomato Box Tiny House, and Jo-Ann Peck with Historic Sheds, who will speak on zoning and building codes for tiny living.

Andrew Bennet and Barbara Reilly, also will present, shedding light on best building practices, insurance, inspections and IRC codes with "Future Proofing Tiny Housed." Pat Dunham will give tips and solutions on "Living Well In Small Spaces."

John and Fin Kernohan, the founders of the United Tiny House Association, are this year's keynote speakers and will share insight on "Living Your Tiny House Dream - No Matter What It Might Be."

This comes at a perfect time for the Kernohans, who are also longtime HCC supporters, and just recently concluded filming the series, Dream Big, Live Small. They also have a book coming out in January 2019: Our Tiny House Love Affair.

The couple is known nationwide for their organization, which is the largest membership tiny house support organization, and they are the organizers of the World's three largest tiny houses on record.

For more than six years, the Kernohans have been living in their 304 square foot, DIY, off-grid tiny home known as the "Beloved Cabin." They travel the country in their towable 148 square foot tiny house, the "Tiny Firehouse - Station No. 9", which is a tribute to firefighters, supports fire stations, and is used to promote fire prevention awareness.

This year's show is no different. All proceeds benefit the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health & Aging and the Ruskin Community Development Foundation.

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General admission tickets cost $5 and are free to veterans and HCC students with a valid student ID.

The 2nd annual Tiny Home Show also features entertainment from pop and country duet "Harmonica Harold with Bonnie" as well as vendors such as Costco, Down 2 Earth- Earth Friendly Gifts, Denique Vintage Designs and on-site food trucks.

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