The United Tiny House Association and Georgia Tiny House Festival, originally the Georgia Tiny House Association, was founded in 2015 by John and Fin Kernohan to support the tiny house movement and for people living the tiny house dream, wanting to start their own tiny house journey, or those simply interested in tiny living.
The Kernohans built their 304 square foot, known as Beloved Cabin, in 2011. They live in the woods of Georgia, where they have embraced solar energy, rain water collection, raise chickens, and grown their own vegetables and fruits. Fin is a vegetarian and fitness expert, while John is the handyman of the property and an avid outdoorsman, where he fills the freezer with fresh game (much to Fin’s despair).
After years of organizing not-for-profit concerts and festivals as fundraisers for students and college-bound homeschool students, John, along with Fin and United Tiny House Association board member Shorty Robbins created the state-level Tiny House Festivals, which embrace all modalities of tiny living, from professional-built tiny homes to private-owned tiny houses, DIY structures, tree houses, skoolies (converted school buses), yurts, campers, and any other tiny structure someone calls home.
The festivals are designed to support local communities and charities through the fundraising activities and by giving charities and non-profit organizations a platform to share with others.