Cultivate Community

Here we share the wisdom of our community–a community made up of not only our neighbors in our dirt-and-dig world, but also our friends who share with us online. If you would like to write about and share your wisdom/inspiration in the areas of tiny house living, simple living, owner-building, gardening, permaculture, homesteading, salvaging, re-purposing, debt-free living, mortgage-free living, community, sense of place, creative lifestyles, living life on your own terms, living a balanced life, slow living, etc., we’d like to hear from you! Use the Contact form (above) to send us a brief synopsis of your idea.

Living Tiny in a Big House

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Cultivate Community, Recent Posts | 7 comments

Living Tiny in a Big House

Guest Post by Wendy Thomas I got it. I finally got it. After living in a very large house (over 3K feet) with my husband, 6 children, a dog, and a flock of chickens in the backyard while holding down the positions of mom, journalist, writer, Executive Director, Swim Team official, and board member in various organizations (which all require their own equipment and supplies), I had decided that enough was enough. I love my family, I’d die for my kids, but I wanted my very own tiny house. I wanted a spot of my own where, if I put the book I was reading down on a table, it would be there when I went back to sit down and read and wouldn’t have been pushed somewhere else to...

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9 Ways to Live Life on Your Own Terms

Posted by on Jul 13, 2014 in Cultivate Community, Recent Posts | 6 comments

9 Ways to Live Life on Your Own Terms

I’m so happy to welcome Mud Bailey as our first guest on Tiny House Family. She and her family are living a beautifully simple life. Enjoy! And thanks for reading.   Inspired to share with our community? Here’s how. – Hari Hello Tiny House Family readers! My name is Meredith “Mud” Bailey. My friends call me Mud. I live just down the mountain from Hari, Karl and the kids in Stuart, VA on a property with 7 small cabins. We call our homestead Hawk-Mo. I live here with my boyfriend, my mother, dogs, cats, ducks and chickens. We have a 1/4 acre fenced garden with raised beds and an established, but neglected, small orchard. We are lucky enough to live...

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Announcing a New Blog Category: Cultivate Community

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Cultivate Community | 2 comments

This Sunday, July 13, 2014, we are launching a new category on the blog called Cultivate Community. We are excited about this opportunity to share the wisdom of our community through guest posts. Check the blog this Sunday to meet our first super-inspiring guest. If you’d like to guest post or are just curious about this new blog category, read on. 2013 Crop Mob at our house. Installed flower beds along pathway, sheet mulched the garden, double dug garden beds, weeded. 2014 Crop Mob at our house. We bring home our first large black piglets from Well Fed Farm. 2013 Crop Mob at our house. This fall gathering was a great time to prep the garden for winter. SolShine...

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