West Asheville tiny home exhibit, film screening, forum set for Aug. 25

Pictured here under construction along Main Street in Marshall, Natalie Pollard will display her finished tiny home in West Asheville on Aug. 25. Photo courtesy of Pollard.
Pictured here under construction along Main Street in Marshall, Natalie Pollard will display her finished tiny home in West Asheville on Aug. 25. Photo courtesy of Pollard.

Amid growing local interest in tiny homes, the Villagers shop in West Asheville will host a community discussion, film screening and small house exhibit on Monday, Aug. 25.

The event is being organized by store owner Natalie Pollard, who will display her own newly finished 260-square-foot dwelling across the street at 285 Haywood Road from 4-8 p.m. It’s the first model built by Nanostead, a new small structure business based in Marshall, where the home attracted attention from passersby as it was constructed outdoors along Main Street. Wishbone Tiny Homes, a new construction business based in West Asheville, will also have a model home on display.

Pollard will show the documentary, TINY: A Story About Living Small, beginning at 8 p.m. A roundtable discussion on tiny home living facilitated by the Asheville Tiny Home Association will follow at 9 p.m. Pollard’s also hoping food trucks will be on hand.

Local advocates say the “tiny home movement” could help achieve a wealth of positive outcomes, from environmental efficiencies to enhanced affordability. Amid the swelling enthusiasm, however, many hurdles remain. For more on the subject, check out Xpress’ July 16 cover story, “Will Tiny Homes be Asheville’s Next Big Thing?”

Pollard is suggesting attendees on Aug. 25 make a $5 donation to help cover costs of the event. For more on Pollard’s tiny home project check out her blog, Hello Tiny Home.

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