First off for all my American Readers. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are enjoying your day with family and friends!
I am thankful for all of you readers who keep coming back to visit my humble blog. I hope it has and will be a place of inspiration for those of your dreaming of living the tiny house life. Thank you so much to those who have shared their story to inspire and give courage to those who want to make this change. Please continue to send me your stories as time goes by.
Starting today through Monday December 2, 2013, I am excited to offer a special discount on all our Tiny House Magazines. All eleven PDF issues normally priced at $32.95 on sale for 30% off and now just $22. Happy Thanksgiving!
Tiny House Magazine Issue 11 is out featuring a Zen House built in the Oregon woods, a converted school bus to a family home, a reclaimed floor converted into a table, design inspiration by Andrew Odom, an update on the T@B trailer by Christina Nellemann, and much more.
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I have been actively promoting this on the Tiny House Blog Facebook Fan Page but not here on the blog. I wanted to get the word out to the most people so I am letting you know about this before the contest ends.
My friend Roger Lehet who designed the Kimberly Stove is one of the finalists of the Popular Mechanics and The Alliance for Green Heat competition. Here are the details:
The Alliance For Green Heat recently announced the 14 finalists that will compete in the first-ever Wood Stove Design Challenge, an international competition that showcases some of the cleanest, most efficient next-generation wood stoves. Popular Mechanics takes a look at each of the finalists and the innovation they plan to bring to the Wood Stove Decathlon in Washington, D.C., this November.
The Kimberly Stove is currently in third place and I would love to see them move into first in the next day or so. I would like to invite you to help Roger out by voting here: http://www.popularmechanics.com/ Click on Kimberly Stove and press the Vote button. Of course if you prefer one of the others that is your choice to make!
Thank you and good luck Roger!
by Pepper Clark
If you’re intrigued by the idea of a tiny home, there’s nothing better than a real life experience to take things to the next level. Pepper Clark and Dylan Pankow of Bungalow to Go now offer a tangible way to get a feel for tiny spaces. Book a night or several in the tiny home at Otter Pond west of Healdsburg, California (about a two hour drive north of San Francisco).
Try out the Goldfinch, designed and built by Bungalow to Go as a little butter yellow guest house. This little house is on a 16 ft. trailer, with 2×6 loft framing and recessed lighting. It’s designed with a corner porch and bump out nook in the front overlooking a charming outdoor sitting room. Outlets with built in USB charging ports and a glorious pond view make the bump out a lovely and convenient micro office. A four foot wide front loft and eight foot queen size loft at the back makes it possible to sleep three. The ground level is bright and open, with smooth painted walls, custom trim, and pendant lighting. The Goldfinch has a half bath – sink and RV toilet– and shares access to a luxurious outdoor shower nearby with endless hot water.
Pepper and Dylan call the property Otter Pond because once in a while, a sassy river otter shows up to fish among the water lilies and frogs. The pond anchors a 52 acre property with a creek and hiking trails, brimming with peace and natural beauty. Beyond the attractions of Otter Pond, Healdsburg itself is a great destination; wineries, gardens, creative local food, boutique shopping, farmer’s markets, and fun events in a charming historical town green.
They feel privileged to work from such a gorgeous setting and look forward to sharing both the tiny house experience and the land’s natural treasures with the small house community. They’ll soon be building more tiny homes, and they may invite guests to book stays in the houses that coincide with future building phases. Guests could try out a tiny house and solidify their plans and preferences, while learning about the building process first hand at the same time. The Goldfinch is available to rent now through AirBnB.com (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1679221), so check the listing for details and photos.