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Self Reliance & Simple Life Experience

  • National Western Complex 4655 Humboldt St, Denver, CO (map)

The Self-Reliance & Simple Life EXPERIENCE is a family-friendly event produced by The National Self-Reliance Project, whose mission is to educate and empower our citizens, families and communities to become more SELF-RELIANT.

We create an interactive EXPERIENCE on a neutral platform, focused on the four pillars of SELF-RELIANCE: preparedness, survival, sustainability and ‘the Simple Life’, helping individuals and families find their path back-to-basics, resurrecting time-honored traditions and creating and embracing a simpler life marked by independence, freedom and peace-of-mind.

Proactively meeting one’s needs for survival and sustainability by relying upon their own knowledge, natural abilities, skills, and innate resources vs. dependence on third-parties.

Experience our DIY tiny home in-person and talk to us about our personal experience and in-depth exploration of the tiny home movement. We live a nomadic lifestyle across North America sharing stories and educational resources about the many aspects of tiny house life. We have stayed in tiny house communities, farms, backyard co-ops and more.

Everything in our 130 square foot tiny home has a story behind it. It features many salvage materials and creative multi-functional solutions. Over the last 3 years, we've perfected their space to best meet their family's needs, including part-time tiny dweller Alexis’s son.

Our personal journey to tiny living was born out of a desire to simplify, create more flexibility and embrace everyday adventure. No matter if you travel or stay put, tiny living encourages a stronger connection to your surroundings, which opens the door to more experiences.

Living consciously and simply helps create more gratitude for what we do have and more personal freedom. Less truly
is more! No more taking my things and my space for
granted. What we do have is essential to our daily life needs and
enjoyment. When you live in a tiny house, you are intimately involved in the house’s utility systems, like energy & water usage. We found that it gives us great pleasure to be aware of how much we are using and saving.
— Alexis & Christian, co-founders of Tiny House Expedition

About the Self Reliance & Simple Life Expo:


Over 100 exhibitors offering unique and high-quality products and services, along with hands-on demos, fun and great energy.


Over 20 speakers and trainers on multiple stages, in classrooms and hosting boothside gatherings.

Community Focused

Community Partner Program to include volunteer-based non-profits and first responder organizations who demonstrate true self-reliance.

Earlier Event: August 26
Living Simple: A Tiny Home Expo
Later Event: November 27
Global Glamping Summit