Sunday , August 20 2017

Turning Tiny Contributors

Featuring such well-known authors as...

Jay Shafer

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Jay Shafer is not the first to have designed, built and lived in a little house; but there is probably nobody who has done more to popularize and politicize diminutive dwellings since Henry Thoreau. Jay…

Dee Williams

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How much stuff does a person really need? This is a question Dee Williams has been mulling for years, and after a life threatening illness, her conclusion was: not much. Dee began limiting herself…

Andrew Morrison

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Andrew Morrison, a professional builder of 20 years, designed and built hOMe in 2013 along with his wife Gabriella. He shares his knowledge by teaching workshops and offering…

Gabriella Morrison

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Gabriella Morrison and Andrew, her husband, designed and built “hOMe“, the modern tiny house on wheels. She is a mother of two teenagers and looks forward to sharing her perspective on…

Laura M. LaVoie

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Laura M. LaVoie writes the blog Life in 120 Square Feet about her tiny home in Western North Carolina. Today, she frequently travels to speak about her experience of building and living in a tiny space. She will…

Kent Griswold

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Being the very first blogger to write about the modern day tiny house movement with his site Tiny House Blog and later publishing the Tiny House Magazine most everyone would think author Kent Griswold…

Deek Diedricksen

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Derek “Deek” Diedricksen, is a blogger, designing, builder, and author of “Microshelters”, and “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks”, a former host/designer for HGTV and the DIY Network, and has been…

Andrew Odom

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Having built his first tiny house in 2009, blogger and speaker Andrew M. Odom has become a tiny house advocate on a number of levels in order to advance the idea of a more intentional life for all. He…

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B.A Norrgard

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In 2012, bucking societal expectations and following her inner guidance, B.A Norrgard shed her paralegal costume after 26 years in a downtown high rise and hand-built her tiny house…

Conrad Rogue

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Conrad Rogue is a teacher of natural building, founder and director of House Alive, and author of “House of Earth”. For over 15 years House Alive has taught more than 1000 students how earthen…

Zack Giffin

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Zack Giffin grew up in the small mountain town of Gold Hill, Colorado and was the middle child of three brothers in a tool manufacturing family. In the fall of 2011 he built his first tiny house with Outdoor Research…

Andrew Stewart

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Andrew Stewart’s path to the tiny house movement is paved with experience in outdoor adventure, travel abroad, and even foreign language studies. Together with his father Andrew began Mill Creek…

Heath and Alyssa Padgett

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Heath and Alyssa Padgett moved into their first RV just four days after their wedding in 2014. In their first year of marriage the couple traveled to all 50 states and have since upgraded RVs to…

Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons

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Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons of Tiny House Expedition, are a filmmaker duo and ordinary couple taking an extraordinary road trip across the US and Canada with their DIY tiny house on wheels…

Jessica Sullivan

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After designing, building, and living with her husband in their tiny house since 2013, Jessica Sullivan has become a dweller, blogger, and inspirational speaker best known throughout New England. She continues…

Jody Pountain

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Jody Pountain lives compactly aboard a 42′ sailboat with her boyfriend Peter and their dog, Betsy. She traded in the corporate conundrum for a life less ordinary and has been island-hopping around the …

Julie Puckett

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Julie Puckett and her husband Andrew moved into their beloved 1990 Bluebird school bus in May of 2015. Their creative natures allow them to thrive on the many challenges presented by tiny living…

Kai Rostcheck

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Kai Rostcheck is the founder of Tiny House Lending, Tiny House Dating and I Love Tiny Houses as well as a co-Producer for the documentary Living Tiny…Legally! His articles about the Tiny House…

Kate Hopson

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For the last year and a half, Kate Hopson, her husband Matt, and their three dogs have been spending life on the road in their renovated 36′ fifth wheel. Recently, they’ve decided to plunge deeper…

Hari Berzins

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Teacher, writer, and speaker, Hari Berzins not only designed and built a tiny house with her husband, but she lived there for 4.25 years (with a family of four) while saving for, designing and building…

Kim Kasl

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Kim Kasl and her family of four swapped their 2000 square foot house for their lovely Tiny in September of 2014 with the intention of becoming a one-income family that homeschools, pursues…

Frieda Bakker

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Writer and speaker Frieda Bakker from the Netherland believes that these times need misfits of all kinds in order for us to continue to grow as a civilization. Trying to fit into society for years herself…

Lee Pera

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Lee Pera is a geographer, educator and community organizer who has lived in 27 different houses in six countries! After all that moving, she was ready for a home, but one that was mobile. She…

Lina Menard

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Lina Menard is a small house designer, dweller, builder, consultant, and advocate who keeps a blog called This Is The Little Life, featuring vignettes about simple living in small spaces. Through her …

Lora Higgins

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Lora is a blogger, consultant and public speaker that has a passion for helping other people Dream BIG, live small and experience more in their everyday life! You can follow all her Tiny House adventures at…

Lovare Homestead

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Lovare Homestead is a multi-family teaching farm based in Ohio where six families live community style and completely off grid in 6 homes ranging from 150-500 square feet. In Turning Tiny those…

Christopher and Malissa Tack

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Malissa has been working in the 3D field for the last 10 years and has taken her passion for 3D to the tiny house community. She is currently helping others with their…

Mario Soto

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Mario has worked for Apple for over six years, teaching people and fixing their devices and computers. He combines his knowledge with heart by volunteering teaching blind people how to use Apple…

Matt and Marnie

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Matt and Marnie co-founded Austin Live|Work, a 10-acre tiny house community and future destination point for land development entrepreneurship. They’ve found that the ‘startup life’…

Mike Bedsole

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Mike Bedsole is the owner of Tiny House Chattanooga and Tiny House Trailers USA. He and the business are based in Chattanooga, TN, with their construction warehouse located in Cleveland, TN. Mike’s…

Nina Nelson

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Nina Nelson, creator of Shalom Mama, is a natural living writer and wellness advocate for women who want to live a more intentional lifestyle. After convincing her husband she wasn’t crazy, they rebuilt a…

Rebecca Sorensen

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Rebecca Sorensen has worked with individuals with disabilities and their families for over 18 years. Her work includes program development and evaluation, resource management, individual…

Rene’ Hardee

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Wife, Mother, Scientist, and Tiny House enthusiast, Rene’ Hardee, turned true change-agent when she petitioned her town of Rockledge, FL to not only accept, but to embrace Tiny Houses into…

Rob Greenfield

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Rob Greenfield is an adventurer and activist on a mission to affect positive social and environmental change. He lives off the grid, in a 50 sq.ft. tiny house in San Diego, California where he…

Ryan and Hannah Corson

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Ryan and Hannah Corson currently live in rural Colorado on their homestead with goats, chickens, ducks, and cats – pigs, sheep, and a human baby to come soon. They love herbal teas, learning ways…

Sean David Burke

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By day, Sean David Burke is a digital practice leader for a global architecture firm, believing strongly in the power of design to change the world. He is committed to resilient design and a minimalist…

Tabatha Mehl

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As a Cincinnati native, graphic designer and dog mom, Tabatha Mehl documents her experience living and building a tiny home semi-trailer with her husband on their blog, Mehl Family. In her…

Tara Alan

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Tara Alan lives with her husband Tyler on their fledgling Vermont homestead, in the 12’ x 16’ timber frame and straw bale cottage they built by hand. They blog about their homesteading and…

Terry K.

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Terry K.’s writing on the subject of intentional, small-space living has appeared in Salon, Yahoo! Finance, Business Insider, LA Weekly, MSN, and The Good Men Project, and on his blog The Office Hobo…

Trevor Gay and Mary Benasutti

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Trevor Gay & Mary Benasutti live in Dayton, Ohio with 4 furry felines. They built their “Heart Of It All” tiny house together with the help of family & friends in 2015 and are living happier ever…

Genevieve Stolz

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Genevieve Stolz and her husband Eben turned tiny and moved into their first floating home – S/V Necesse – nearly six years ago because they concluded that this would be the best way for them to…

Martin Burlingame

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Martin Burlingame is the foremost insurance expert on tiny homes and the tiny home movement. His agency has built custom programs to handle the complex insurance needs of a variety of…

MJ Boyle

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In pursuit of a secure and loving place to call home, Michelle has experienced more than her fair share of setbacks that go back as far as she can remember. These events in her life, however…

Wesley Birch

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After realizing that the typical American dream comes with house payments, other forms of debt, and many hours at a job, Wesley Birch decided to follow his own version of the American…

Vina Lustado

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Vina Lustado is the founder/owner of Sol Haus Design, a design firm specializing in sustainable building in Ojai, California. In December 2012, Vina manifested her dream home…

Nina Zamudio

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From a rancher in a pricey 2story farmhouse to a vegan minimalist in a 77sq ft shack, California native Nina Zamudio let go of her possessions and searched the Internet for “small…

Baylie Carlson

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Baylie is a wife, mother, tiny house dweller and writer. Her entire family – wo adults, a toddler and a baby – live in a 204 sq.ft. tiny house on wheels and love every moment. She writes…

Brad Kittel

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Brad Kittel – creator, designer, builder, spokesperson, and now, author – has developed an entire philosophy around the concept of “sustainability through salvage.” Together with his…

Rod Stambaugh

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Rod Stambaugh is the founder and owner of Sprout Tiny Homes, an innovative designer and builder of tiny homes and attainable live-work communities. He not only writes about but believes…

Elizabeth Singleton

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Build us H.O.P.E. is the outreach and development arm for Single Community Services which was founded by author and community visionary Elizabeth Singleton. She along with others works…

Jewel Pearson

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After downsizing her lifestyle over the course of 10 years, Jewel Pearson took her long-standing dream of a lighter, freer, mobile lifestyle and designed a life and a tiny house she loves…

Janet Ashforth

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Janet is a woman filled by the spirit of an entrepreneur; determined to be a maker, a mover, and a shaker, who has taken her 20 years of sales and marketing experience and combined it…

Sheila McChesney and Jimmy Staton

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Sheila McChesney and Jimmy Staton are building a rural homestead in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Their goals are to develop a self-sustaining life style…

Steve Weissmann

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After downsizing his life in 2004, Steve Weissmann discovered Tumbleweed Tiny Houses. He instantly developed a love affair with tiny houses, and in 2007…

Marc McQuain

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After starting a career in residential design and construction, Marc McQuain got involved withretail development. While living in Dubai during the last…

Kenyon Waugh

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Kenyon Waugh, a serial entrepreneur, has always had a different way of looking at the world. Untroubled by doubt, he works to show people that they, alone…

David Papen

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David Papen, President of Ecologic Modulars, has a passion for building houses with efficient size and design. He knows and shows, from over 30 years of experience …

Josh Barry

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Josh Barry, a passionate rugby player, enlisted in the US Marine Corps at 17. Upon completion of his enlistment, Josh moved back to Denver, CO and founded…

Darin Zaruba

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As a visionary entrepreneur, builder, developer, and manufacturer in the housing industry, Darin Zaruba recently shifted his business focus – turning…

Dale Schwamborn

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Dale “Pee Wee” Schwamborn is part of the Wally Byam and Airstream heritage. He has traveled on Airstream Caravans to Mexico, Central America, Canada…

Damon DesChamp

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Trailer Made Custom Trailers is the largest supplier of tiny house foundations on wheels in the nation. Damon DesChamp and his wife Natalie Doolittle have warmly…