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Tiny house mania to invade Ponce City Market with tours, ‘Sustainable Village’

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Second-annual (and free) “Big Huge Tiny House Event” bound for O4W attraction

A photo of several tiny houses in the parking lot of Ponce City Market.
A selection of housing styles seen at last year’s event.
Photos courtesy of Ponce City Market

On the same month Ponce City Market is launching a dog-valet system, the mixed-use destination is staging an event that could pique the interest of tiny house enthusiasts—or wonks who really dig urban planning and sustainable, city living.

For the second year running, PCM will present the “Big Huge Tiny House Event” near the section of the property facing North Avenue.

It runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 26 and 27. And it’s free.

The star attraction will be four varied examples of tiny houses—built by Shelter Supply, MicroLife Institute, Tiny House Atlanta, and Free Range Tiny Homes—that visitors can tour to experience eco-friendly, pint-sized living. Or to test the limits of their claustrophobia.

Tiny homes, you may recall, were recently approved by the Atlanta City Council in certain situations within the city. And an entire village of micro dwellings—the Eco Cottages at East Point—hopes to have permitting in place to begin construction by year’s end.

Elsewhere on PCM’s South Lawn, expect a “Sustainable Village,” where groups such as Humanity DeKalb, EarthShare Georgia, and Global Growers will post up.

Throughout both days, free tours of the loft-style Flats at Ponce City Market will also be offered to the first 25 curious guests who show up. Organizers note: “From bicycle storage and low-VOC finishes to low-flow water fixtures and on-site recycling, green and healthy living are a priority at the Flats.”

Notable speakers will host discussions on Saturday, covering a range of topics from urban farming in Atlanta to global warming (registration required). More info over here.

Ponce City Market Rooftop - Skyline Park

675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308