• The Festival des mini-maisons will include a selection of tiny houses for visitors to tour and workshops for enthusiasts to attend.
  • The goal of the festival is to promote minimalist, ecological living.

Compact-living enthusiasts have a reason to celebrate this week. A tiny house festival is coming to Montreal at the end of the summer!

The Festival des mini-maisons is coming back to the city for its 5th edition this September on the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Parc Jean-Drapeau. 

"The mission of this one-of-a-kind festival is to promote a sober, affordable, healthy and friendly lifestyle that provides greater independence," according to the Facebook event page.

"Green homes of less than 900 square feet on smaller lots contribute significantly to making the whole affordable and more sustainable, while taking a lower environmental footprint."

The much-anticipated showcase of minimalist, mobile homes will include a series of conferences and workshops to educate participants on the latest tiny trends as well as an array of products suited to tiny living.

But most importantly, the festival will showcase a selection of model tiny homes for visitors to explore for FREE — because nothing is more fun than fantasizing about an adorable tiny house and then returning to your microscopic urban apartment with renewed appreciation for its size.

The mid-September event is a collaboration with Ecopshere Canada, an organization whose mission "is to provide information and raise awareness about the many environmental challenges we face collectively."

The tiny house festival is just part of the concurrent Ecosphere Environmental Fair, which, all told, will include 150 exhibitors and 40 workshops and conferences.

The complete Festival des mini-maisons program is forthcoming so stay tuned to the event page here!


Festival 2019 des minimaisons

WHEN: September 14, 10 a.m. – September 15, 5 p.m.

WHERE: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Île Notre-Dame, Parc Jean-Drapeau

COST: Free

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