(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!
Why Tiny? Clothesline Tiny Homes will strive to have a small footprint on our natural environment, will allow us to live wherever we want, paying much less money for rent / mortgage and utilities, and will be a fun adventure where we can grow and learn to live with less stuff and enjoy our beautiful world much more!
We started designing it in February of 2012, bought the trailer platform February 25th, and started building February 27th.
2-1/2 months later we finished building and moved into our tiny house mid-May 2012 and lived in it full time through November 2013.
After 18 months we decided it was too small, and would make a better guest house! So now we are building a small house (1,000 SF) DEBT FREE in Southern Colorado, where the tiny house will be a lovely guest cottage.
We both have years of experience designing and building but we thought the best way to learn about the intricacies of a Tiny House would be to design and build one for ourselves.