We have officially left the State of Florida. The Creative Animal Tour is now in Georgia, however, our last day in Florida was one of our best as we were hosted by the one and only University of Florida. The Gators were wonderful hosts and were very excited to have us on campus for the day. We had around 1,500 staff and students walk through the house and meet Steph and Tim.
First of all, a huge thank you to the team with USGBC – Rinker Hall for hosting us and setting us up right in the middle of campus. The Creative Animal Team started off the day by speaking to the Sustainability 101 class, having kids from all majors. It was great to get different perspectives about what the house meant to them, and about how tiny living could be a possibility in some of their lives. Huge thank you to the students who interviewed, Morgan, Grant, and Wesley – You are awesome!
We ended up learning more about one of their projects, Freeliving Society, which was co-founded by Wesley. Head over there to check out some of their projects and to get some cool Freeliving swag from their shop.
After we left the university, we headed over to Depot Park with the tiny house. The USGBC helped put us right smack dab in the middle of the park and we had over 500 people tour the house and meet Tim and Steph. We set up a microphone and were able to speak to the crowds not just about the Creative Animal mission, but we had guest speaker and USGBC – Heart of Florida member, Mary Alford, from the Sustainable Design Group come out and speak to Gainesville residents who were interested in living tiny and more sustainably in Gainesville. Thank you to Sam for helping us set up and keep the event going!
Lastly, the Campaign is going so well! Thank you! Thank You! Thank You to all who have donated, liked, and shared the campaign. Your support really helps us out. Big shout out to the Witte’s in Ainsworth, Nebraska who nabbed the Original Goose painting. They have already let us know that it will be going up in their brand new restaurant, The Local House 20. Thank you!!!
More updates to come, thanks Troop!