Small is Beautiful: a Tiny House documentary

When: Screenings from Thurs 26 - Sun 29 March
Where: Monster & Bear, 13 Leslie Street, Brunswick
How much: Tickets $14 - $25
More info: smallbeautifulmovie.com

Small is Beautiful – A Tiny House Documentary speaks to the increasing popularity of the tiny house movement, which initially began as as a grassroots response to rapid urbanisation and the corresponding rise in housing prices. Based in Portland, Oregon, the documentary follows the trials and tribulations of four people as they struggle to build – and live – their own tiny house dreams.

From single, 20-year-old Ben, armed with an inheritance but little building experience; to 50-year-old Karen who lives minimally but with an ensuing lack of permanency, the documentary gives an insight into the many complexities involved not simply in living small, but in the process of actually getting there. Tiny living isn’t easy, comes the message – but it does have its own unique set of rewards. If you’ve ever wanted to build your own tiny house, you might just might want to watch.

Screenings on Thur 26th and Fri 27th March will feature food trucks, a bar and sonic stimulation from DJs (including Richie 1250 of PBS FM). Free beer from Temple Brewery for anyone arriving by bicycle!

To celebrate the documentary’s world premiere in Melbourne, we are giving away 1 x double pass to the Friday 27th March screening (at Monster & Bear, Brunswick) for Assemble Papers e-news subscribers. To enter, simply email hello [at] assemblepapers.com.au with your name and contact details and ‘Tiny House’ in the subject line by 5pm, Tuesday 24th March. One lucky winner will be drawn at random.

Original image: Ben’s tiny house, Portland courtesy Small is Beautiful.