AVON — From 1970 to 2010, the average size of a new house in America has almost doubled. Yet in recent years, many are redefining their “American Dream” to focus on flexibility, financial freedom and quality of life over quantity of space. These self-proclaimed “Tiny Housers” live in homes smaller than the average parking space, often built on wheels to bypass building codes and zoning laws. The Sustainable Community Film Series — a project of Walking Mountains Science Center — continues this month with “TINY” which follows one couple’s attempt to build a Tiny House from scratch. The viewers get a glimpse inside six of these homes stripped to their essentials, while exploring the owners’ stories and the design innovations that make them work.
The film will be screened twice locally: at Loaded Joe’s in Avon on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., and then at The Dusty Boot in Eagle on Apr. 15 at 6:30 p.m. “TINY” is a coming-of-age story for a generation that is more connected, yet less tied down than ever, and for a society redefining its priorities in the face of a changing financial and environmental climate. More than anything, “TINY” invites its viewers to dream big and imagine living small. To view the entire lineup of the series, visit www.walkingmountains.org/films and for more information about this film, visit www.tiny-themovie.com.