In addition to 20 Tiny Homes and a dozen expert speakers, the St Pete Tiny Home Festival features a curated selection of more than 50 artists, crafters, food trucks, and other local businesses.
Please click on the Vendors Tab to see who will be at the St Pete Tiny Home Festival, and along with links to their websites or social media pages.
LocalShops1, founded in 2008, is Tampa Bay's leading small business advocacy organization, with more than 400 local businesses, artists and nonprofit members. Its mission is to provide advocacy, support and education to local businesses throughout the Tampa Bay region.
LocalShops1 publishes the Live Local! Buzz and organizes community events, including Shopapalooza Festival and new this year, the St Pete Tiny Home Festival. It also maintains a storefront in Gulfport, featuring products from dozens of its member businesses.
LocalShops1's efforts to promote the importance of shopping, dining and doing business locally have been featured all over the news, and the company has been recognized for its collaborations, business practices, and social media campaigns.
LocalShops1 is at 2908 Beach Bvd S, Gulfport.
Chris Short grew up in Virginia, splitting time between his parents house in the city and the family farm in the countryside. With three generations of professional carpenters in his family, building is in Chris's blood. He spent summers helping his grandfather and father build and remodel homes. On weekends he worked on the farm, and that sparked a passion for horticulture and organic home gardening. After a cross-country trip and a technical degree, Chris worked in operations and program management in the mortgage, recruiting and software development industries.
As a co-founder at Tampa Bay Tiny Homes, he leverages his years of operations and project management to ensure the design and build processes go smoothly. You may find him working on the latest build, discussing design with clients, investigating new products or researching local zoning regulations. Through his work at Tampa Bay Tiny Homes, he aims to create a fully compliant tiny home construction company that suits the needs of individual clients while growing into a volume producer leveraging the benefits of repetitive processes and bulk procurement.
The Skyway Marina District is a waterfront community conveniently located off of Interstate 275 South on 34th Street South from 30th Ave S. to 54th Ave S. in St. Peterburg. Its mission is to unite the local community, support existing business growth, cultivate new business opportunities, and promote economic and cultural development with the objective of making our district an attractive and memorable destination for local residents and tourists alike. The Skyway Marina District was officially born October 2013, when the area was named.
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The SPC Allstate Center, opened in 1991, is located on the college’s south St. Petersburg campus, at 3200 34th Street S.
The state-of-the-art center includes St. Petersburg College’s public safety training programs, and offers training academies, academic work, and grant-funded training for public safety professionals, among other programs.
The center is home to the Southeastern Public Safety Institute (SEPSI), offering academic degrees and certificates in:
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Chris Kenrick is general manager of the St Pete Eco Village, a nonprofit works to encourage sustainable living, green business development, urban agriculture, and sustainable health and wellness. The organization offers residency programs for people who need affordable places to live, and grows thousands of pounds of food at its urban farm in St. Petersburg. https://ecovillage-stpete.org
Ivy Group Consultants is a Forensic Architecture and Building Sciences firm whose Sustainable Living Foundation focuses on Innovative Housing and Community Development in the Tampa Bay Area and around the world. Our purpose is to improve the lives of people and our connection with the environment, by improving the performance of the buildings and the communities in which we live.
The city department enforces zoning regulations, noise regulations and land development regulations, in addition to such duties as maintaining the city’s comprehensive plan and giving guidelines for green building. www.stpete.org/planning_zoning,
The Council is a nonprofit group of businesspeople, civil servants, citizens, teachers and activists serving St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay Area, dedicated to a shift toward a sustainable city through “economy, environment, social equity and efficiency.” The group meets regularly to discuss such issues as water, alternative energy and pollution. www.sustainstpete.org.
Barb Diaz is tiny house coordinator for Gracious Tiny Home Park, a waterfront community on Lake Okeechobee. The park, on about 3 ½ acres, has a few tiny homes on wheels and has plans for 25 more. She lives in her 6-by-10-foot “Cottage Camper,” which she built herself, and is working on an 8-by-20-foot house with two lofts.
Barb's progress can be followed on Facebook at @TakeMeHomeTinyHouse. For information about the tiny home park, go to gracioustinyhousepark.com.