ORLANDO, Fla. — Affordable housing continues to be a big problem in Central Florida, where it tops some lists as the worst area in the nation based on a shortage of low-cost housing.
It’s one of the reasons the largest tiny-house festival in the country is coming to Orlando this weekend.
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Tiny houses are becoming very popular as an affordable housing solution. The trend started catching on a decade ago.
“I think the financial and real estate crisis of 2008 to 2009 gave a lot of people an opportunity to reevaluate what they think is important in life,” said John Kernohan, a festival organizer.
The Tiny Living Festival starts Friday and runs through Sunday.
It is being held at Bill Frederick Park on Hiawassee Road.
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