February 1, 2017 – For Immediate Release:
Original “Tiny Homes” On Tour in Brooksville, FL
Are you interested in living large in a small space? Do you wish you could take your house with you when you travel? Has the idea of a TINY HOUSE stirred your fancy? Then head out to the Sertoma Youth Ranch on Saturday, February 25th, to visit the TIN CAN TOURISTS 98th Winter Convention and Open House from 11am to 3pm.
Members of the TIN CAN TOURISTS (TCT), America’s oldest trailer and motor coach club, believe that the coolest tiny homes are vintage travel trailers. Ranging in average length from 8 feet to 30 feet, these tiny restored homes on wheels offer life on the road where space is limited but style and substance are not. “Every inch of space in a vintage camper has been well thought out and put to good use,” says Forrest Bone, the club’s national president. “Most of these trailers have less than 100 to 200 square feet of living space, with fully functional storage, sleeping, and cooking areas ready to hit the road at a moment’s notice”.
“Our members really enjoy showing off their restored vintage trailers, motor coaches, and tow vehicles,” said TCT member Alex Alexander from DeFuniak Springs, Florida. “Whether you’re looking to enjoy simpler living in a smaller more efficient space, or just want to bask in the nostalgic glow of past family vacations, you will enjoy this tour.”
Approximately 80 vintage trailers and coaches ranging in age from the 1930’s to the 1980’s can be toured during this one-day event. It’s well worth the drive to see these “original tiny homes” and meet the people who have lovingly restored them to their former glory. But be forewarned, you may leave this event with a firm urge to downsize to your own stylish vintage camper!
The Tin Can Tourists Open House is open to the public on Saturday February 25th, from 11am to 3pm. There is a parking fee of $5.00 per car for the tour.
DIRECTIONS TO SERTOMA YOUTH RANCH: Take I-75 to Exit 293. Go East on Blanton Road (SR 41) toward Dade City for approx. 2 miles. Turn left on Clay Hill Road and follow it for 1.8 miles to the Sertoma Youth Ranch on the left. (Note: Clay Hill Road becomes Meyers Road just before reaching the Ranch).
Contact: Forrest Bone, TCT President