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Over the past few years, tiny homes have gained popularity with homeowners looking to travel or save money on bills. As a result of its recent fame, Marcus Alvarado has coordinated the first People’s Tiny House Festival in Colorado Springs, Colo., where tiny house builders from around the country can showcase their models. The event will take place this weekend, Aug. 3 through Aug. 5, at the Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium.

“Our event is going to be extremely panel-heavy,” Alvarado said. “We want to answer questions that people have all the way from, ‘I don’t know what a tiny house is,’ to people who are ready to see what options there are locally in Colorado Springs and all throughout the Front Range.”

Many millennials like the appeal of sustainable, minimalistic housing, he said, perhaps partly because of their parents’ experience.

“It’s bigger than tiny houses,” Alvarado said. “It’s seeing larger mortgages and seeing their parent baby boomers working until they’re 80 years old to pay off the mortgage of a house that’s 3,000 square feet that they don’t spend more than a few hours a night to go to bed in.”

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