Press Release: Original “Tiny Homes” On Tour in Milford, MI

Visitors at the campground of the park: Thonotosassa, Florida Date: January 1961


September 9,2017 – For Immediate Release:

Original “Tiny Homes” On Tour in Milford, MI

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 Camp Dearborn, on Saturday, September 23rd, to visit the

TIN CAN TOURISTS Fall Gathering 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 Royal Chief.  “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 160 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!

Special attraction – a very rare late 40’s Great Western – only nine built.

The Tin Can Tourists Open House is open to the public on Saturday September 23rd, from 11am to 3pm.  There is a park entrance fee.

Camp Dearborn is located a 1700 General Motors Road, Milford Michigan. Phone 248.684.6000

Contact:  Forrest Bone, Royal Chief

                      Phone: 941-302-2415















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