Some people think you can have it all. When did having
enough stop being enough? And even if you did have it
all—where would you put it?
—In Plain Sight
The idea of building a tiny house, an enormously daunting and simultaneously small project, was born out of a desire to live more fully what I study academically. But, it was just as much born out of the colossal blessing that is knowing talented, creative and belief-driven people.
So it started with a wouldn’t-it-be-so-rad-to conversation, and led to many brainstorms, spreadsheets, craigslist scourings. And then we decided to do it. To craft the plans, buy the trailer, and put on protective eye wear. I will attempt to document this crazy fun journey here. Patience for my newness – to both blogging and building.
In building, we are committed to using as much reclaimed and/or rejected materials as can be found, AND to using the hands of as many people as possible (not just for free tiny house labor, but for the beauty of a collage of fingerprints on its little being). If you have ideas/materials/free time and want to come out to the compound and get tiny, get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m a good cook 😉
To give you an idea so far, here are a few first-stage pictures below.
6 thoughts on “a.a. tiny house”
This is so amazingly awesome and such a perfect way to walk your talk….although such an integral way of living is something that most aspire to, you embody these ideals as a fundamental foothold. I am beyond in awe of you…as usual! Can’t wait to contribute in any way that I can.
Neat blog. The quote at the beginning of this post, is it from a book?
I believe it is from the TV show.
Your house looks beautiful! I can see the care and creativity put in to all aspects of it. Was it completely your own design?
Thank you! We started with the $90 Tumbleweed Fencil plan to see how the studs were secured to the trailer. Otherwise, we just went with, first, what windows we could find and then whatever materials came our way 🙂