just added our story to this online collaboration by CNN: click here.
Our friends over at tiny r(E)volution.us are featuring different tiny housers on their blog, including giveaways. Today Clothesline Tiny Homes is featured and we are giving away a free 30 minute design/build consultation.
tiny r(E)volution is a very informative site with instructions, thoughts, and advice on tiny house building and design. Andrew and Crystal Odom are the power couple behind tiny r(E)volution and are in the process of building their own tiny house. Their design includes a long term plan to add several other pods onto their tiny house, as they are the proud parents of a tiny… child. You can check out their progress on their facebook page.
Andrew is one of the many people we’ve found via this blog who have become a supportive community that we’ve shared our journey of building a tiny house. Andrew also interviewed us a month ago and will be doing another interview in the near future, now that we’re settled into living in our tiny house.
Carrie and Shane
We saw ourselves on the morning news this morning – ABC channel 15 in Phoenix did a story on us building and living in our new Tiny House, which we moved into a few days ago.
Click here for the story and video on ABC’s website. Kirk, the anchorman, did a really nice story, and the whole process was very fun. I tried to embed the video… but I guess ABC has copyrights on it.
Stay tuned as we work to refine our Tiny House plan and create more plan options available for purchase and construction….
Also, just for the record, our reasons for going small reach beyond just economics, though it does seem like most people are driven by what their bank account will allow them to do. We also chose to go small in order to tread more lightly on our planet, as I can’t help but feel guilty for using in excess of what I need. I wrote more about “why tiny?” in my nervous breakdown blog too. Other awesome side effects of having a small home include:
- Community: we go to coffee shops and the library and are out in the yard visiting with our neighbors more
- Connection to Nature: at night the crickets and the sound of the breeze in the trees are so close, it feels like we are a part of everything natural, even though we are inside our home
- Anti-consumerism: if it won’t fit in the house… we can’t buy it! or we have to adopt a “one in, one out” policy.
I’m sure there are many many more benefits of living small too… I’d love to hear other thoughts on this topic!
We just found out from our news anchor that we’ll be on the morning news tomorrow – channel 15 ABC in Phoenix – between 6 and 7 am – PST. Exciting! We’re going to go over to my great-uncle Stew’s house to watch, as we don’t have television. Early rise… but it will be worth it! we’ll post the segment video on here too as soon as we get it.
Today has been a big day! this morning we had an interview with the ABC channel 15 morning show from Phoenix. It was very fun. I’ll let you know when the segment airs and I’ll post it here too.
Also… we moved the house to our new site! So exciting. Feels quite surreal. All the work, all the time, now it’s done and we can move in.
First, the interview photos: (I was going to film the anchorman filming us… but that seemed awkward.)