hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I wanted to show you a few additions I’ve been making to our website…
- shop page – will feature goods and services we’re offering for sale. hover over the ‘shop’ heading at the top of the website for options
- publicity page – we’ve had the honor of being featured in several news outlets and I compiled them on one page so you can read the articles and view the video and photo tours of our home.
contact us for more info of goods and services and stay tuned for plans available for download.
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.
Almost two months ago I participated in a CNN “iReport” about tiny living. Today, the full article came out featuring all of the contributors’ stories. So inspirational to read about all the people embracing smaller living. And so invigorating to see myself quoted in an article for CNN!
Tiny Homes hit the big city – CNN.com
Read the full article here on CNN. I’m quoted at the end of the story, along with several others in the tiny house community.
If you scroll through the photos at the top you can read the whole story we wrote about Clothesline Tiny Homes for CNN. Or click here.
I also really enjoyed Andrew Odom’s report about Tiny r(E)volution. You can find that by scrolling through the photos at the top of the main story, or click here for a direct link.
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!
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.)
Getting interviewed by ABC channel 15 morning show.