Join Us for the Tiny House Conference and Tiny House Chat

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Recent Posts | 7 comments

Join Us for the Tiny House Conference and Tiny House Chat

Karl and I are working toward a little business selling plans, consulting, building, teaching, speaking and writing about building a mortgage-free micro-homestead.

I’m simply amazed at how the doors are opening for us. We look forward to sharing our creations with you in the coming months!

For now, there are two things I want to share.

We are speaking at the Tiny House Conference in Charlotte, NC this coming April. The event is packed with people I’ve known online for a while and it’s sure to be fun to have so many enthusiasts, dwellers, builders, and thinkers all in one spot. I hope you can make it!

We are also joining the Tiny House Chat next week. You can join the chat here:, and see this page for information about the chat. It’s free, casual and fun!


Date: Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Time: 8 pm-9 pm Eastern Time, 5 pm-6 pm Pacific Time

Tiny House Chat is a space for tiny house enthusiasts to come together and share ideas and stories. The concept of this is to be for the Tiny House community and facilitated by the community, it is free to all who wish to log in. We hope that this platform will:

      • Develop lasting connections among the Tiny House Community.
      • Strengthen and expand the community.
      • Foster the sharing of ideas.
      • Provide a resource for the various stages of a tiny house, from the ideas stage to the ‘is-this-working-right’ stage.
      • Have a lot of fun and get to know each other better!

That’s all the news for now. Here’s to a stress-free, love-filled, simple holiday season. I’m gonna squeeze the moments for all I can. I hope you do, too!

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  1. If tiny houses are so great…why do you not want to live in yours anymore?

    Why do you feel the need to build a “big house?” Your description, not mine. 🙂

    Are you going to cover that in your talk?

    • Perhaps you are new to our story. These posts will give you some of the backstory:

      It was never our intention to live in a tiny house forever. Our house is tiny because that’s what we could afford to build to completion as we continued to save for our big house. Our long-term plan was to build a mortgage-free micro-homestead. That’s what we are doing. The tiny house is our temporary shelter (two and a half years and counting) as we continue to save and build the big house. Yes, it’s big compared to our 168 sq. ft. (plus lofts) tiny house, and thank God! We need space to expand our creative lives, and we need space for solitude. Our two children are nearing adolescence, and we want to give them space to explore who they are without their sibling two feet away.

      Space is such a personal thing. What is big to me might be enormous to another and small to yet another.

      I think we need to be careful when talking about tiny. It’s not so much about how many square feet we have, but how we utilize and live in the space. It’s about right-sizing our homes, and living comfortably within our means. Your right-size will most likely be different from mine, and that’s okay. It’s beautiful, actually.

      Of course, we will cover this is our talk; it’s been part of our story from the beginning.

      There is so much to say about all of this, and I am working on adding a page to the blog about it. Thanks for your question! Be well.

      • What a gracious response to a not so politely worded question…. I must confess after watching the video I was a little confused too – I guess I have some more reading to do 🙂 I am excited to learn more!

        • Hi Alyssha! Thanks, and Welcome. I am curious which video left you confused? I’d like to fix that. 🙂

          I am close to posting new pages called “Our Story” and “Manifesto” that will help fill in the blanks for you. Thanks for letting me know that we have some blanks to fill in!

          Wishing you well!

  2. It says the coupon code is invalid. Did it expire?

    • Oh never mind, I see, it is typed incorrectly in the blog but correctly in the image 🙂

      • Hi Giovanna!
        Thank you so much for letting me know I had the code wrong on the blog! I didn’t realize it and it’s fixed now. I’m grateful for you! I hope to see you at the conference.