Can you believe we’ve been living in our tiny house for a year already?! I went back and read the blog I wrote a year ago about moving our tiny house to our site, (you should read it too!) what a day that was! In the morning we had a news interview with ABC15 Phoenix, then we hauled the house from our rented shop space in Prescott Valley to our new rented home site in Prescott, AZ.
Here’s a little year in review: (translation: get yourself a cup of coffee and a comfy chair and settle in for the longest post ever!)
Each section below has links back to the original blog posts so you can review our year with us!
May 16, 2012: Hauling the newly completed Tiny House from our shop in Prescott Valley:
Driving our Tiny House to our new home.
Setting up the house at our rented site in a neighborhood in Prescott, AZ where we lived from mid May to mid August, 2012:
Neighbor’s kid checking it out.
The tiny house was like the pied piper the way it drew the neighborhood children… I think they thought it was a little playhouse for them! Nope. Ha!
wow, another story about us living in a tiny house and our website is going crazy! almost 8,000 hits today.
this one was on “Mail Online” a UK online news website. a really great story they wrote, click the photo below to read the story.
Article about living in our tiny house…
And I really need to do a post about progress on our current tiny house project underway, the Beehive Mobile Mini Mart. Soon! We’re just so busy working on it, I haven’t had time to blog.
The NY Daily News wrote a really nice article about us living in our tiny house. Click the photo to read the article…
NY Daily News wrote a story about Clothesline Tiny Homes.
And… we’ve had over 200,000 hits on our website! We created the website a little over a year ago, so I guess there is a lot of interest in living tiny. We’ve been working on the Beehive tiny house and I’ll do an update soon. Hope everyone is well!
I had to re-blog this video I just saw on Treehugger, a spoof about tiny houses and sustainability. Hilarious. Watch it through to the end, the last few lines are the funniest…
Tiny House spoof movie
by Dawn Jones of Heart + Spark Productions.
Winter in our Tiny House
Hooray, I think I am finally going to be able to post these photos! For some reason wordpress kept deleting my totally awesome blog that I was writing with photos of our house in our first blizzard this past Sunday. Grrr. Technology. Sorry for that blank blog post that went out.
Anyway, it snowed! Quickly and coldly… 5″ or so in an evening and down in the single digits at night. We stayed quite cozy inside with our propane heater / fireplace and our plants even survived out in the cold frame. Amazing.
Huffington Post just wrote an article about our tiny house! Check it out by clicking the link.
The reporter really went a different direction with this story, and I like it! You never know what portion of an interview is going to be published, or if the journalists will mock you (like one news anchor with ABC15 in Phoenix did)….but this was a really nice article by Amy Marturana of Huffington Post.
(Happy Thanksgiving too! In addition to our wonderful families, friends, and our sweet followers here on the blog, I am so thankful for my husband, who persuaded me to make drastic changes and start this tiny adventure that we’re on…)
Hello everyone! We spent this past weekend winterizing our Tiny House in reaction to the really cold weather we’ve been having here in Santa Fe. In the 20′s at night…. Brrr! Now it’s back up into the 70′s, which is nice, but we still needed to get set up for winter, which is different in a tiny house.
- Hook up our propane Newport heater
- Insulate our graywater tank and hose located under the trailer
- Install wind-block and insulation skirting under the trailer foundation
- fix the heat tape at our water supply hose (we had used some heat tape we found from an old trailer but turns out it didn’t work – we found this out when our water froze!)
Our propane heater:
we already had propane plumbed near the heater but we just needed to hook up the connection line with a shut off valve.
Newport propane heater provides a cozy fireplace effect.
So. We got iPhones. I know, I know, I am a technology phobe and resisted getting a “smart” phone for so long, but at last, I’ve made the plunge. And I am slightly embarrassed to admit that I LOVE it! Like way more than anyone should love a … phone. Haha! It is so compact and beautifully designed and simple to use. Anyway, I have a new app and wanted to share some tiny vignettes of this morning with you. Now I can turn all of my photos into 1970′s house-fire survivors too!!
the view from the bedroom.
Check out a tour of our tiny house on HLN / CNN’s Headline News!
(sorry I can’t embed the video directly, but if you click the link above it will take you to the video tour and article)
they also wrote an article about the mortgage crisis and Tiny House living: click here.
Shane was live (via phone…) on the show “Making It In America” today at 4pm ET and I’ll share the link with you when HLN posts it on their website.
Also, we watched a really great movie last night: Surviving Progress. (with appearances from Stephen Hawking, Jane Goodall, David Suzuki, Margaret Atwood, and No Impact Man.) It really encouraged us that we ARE on the right path with living differently, living simply, and living smaller. Props to everyone else who is trying to make a change and treat our home planet with care and respect. It’s not easy to change the way we are used to living, but it is paramount that we all do so.