We started Boneyard Studios for a number of reasons, but one of the simplest was that, well, we like tiny houses. Reimagining space is a fun adventure, and it’s been so encouraging to see the support we’ve received over the past year, letting us know that we’re not alone in our passion for simpler living. Beyond getting nationwide coverage in the Washington Post, CBS News, The Daily, and more, and receiving local acclaim in the Washington City Paper’s “Best of 2013” edition, we’ve had a tremendous number of visitors actually come out to see our lot since construction kicked off last July.
Recognizing that Boneyard Studios is a construction site—one that must balance busy building days with a desire to answer questions for the inquisitive passerby—we kicked off a (totally free) open house series back in December 2012 allowing us to give Boneyard Studios fans a tour of the lot that is both safe and informative. To date, we’ve held six open houses with a total of over 450 people in attendance. Our hour-long open houses are generally held on the morning of the first Sunday of the month, and feature the following run-of-show:
- Casual meet-and-greet: A few minutes upon arrival to chat with other guests and learn more about what draws others to tiny houses.
- Welcome and Q&A: To kick things off, we generally talk briefly about the history of Boneyard Studios, introduce ourselves and our respective houses, and answer a handful of frequently-asked questions.
- Tiny house tours: For the bulk of the hour, we retreat to our individual houses and encourage folks to visit each one. While inside, we answer questions about each house’s architectural, sustainable, and functional features, and anything else that may arise.
Beyond being a great way to tour the tiny house showcase, the open houses are a wonderful opportunity to network with other tiny house enthusiasts who may be able to support you in your own tiny house adventure. Interested in joining us for an upcoming open house (the next one is currently scheduled for Saturday, May 11 at 11am)? Register here!