Learn How to Achieve Your Mortgage-free Dreams from Folks Who Walk the Talk

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By Hari Berzins

If you’re dreaming of the freedom of a debt-free, mortgage-free lifestyle but aren’t sure where to start, you’ll want to check out our eCourse. We’re Hari and Karl Berzins of TinyHouseFamily.com. We designed and built our tiny house and have lived here for almost four years while continuing to build our mortgage-free homestead. Our course has helped almost two hundred people get started on their own path to debt-free living and several folks have already reached their goals.

So often we get questions like—“Where do I even begin?” That’s what we do in the course. We begin. You begin. Every single day. All the tiny details of how we achieved mortgage-freedom are woven throughout the course—but our story only gives context to the tasks and lessons—it’s all about you and your plan—how are you going to achieve mortgage-freedom?

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In this eCourse, we tell the whole story—the real, trudging-through-mud-and-celebrating-the-milestones story—We share the practices of self-care that make-up the bedrock below the foundation of our homestead, our true money story, our budgeting and savings plan, our downsizing process, how we found affordable land, and ultimately how we designed and built our legal tiny house.

“This course is such a gift. Today, because of the encouragement I find here from you and the group, I am moving along in the direction of my dream. It is amazing to see how setting my tiny course has given me confidence, courage, and hope. Every decision now points in the direction of a hugely tiny life. Gone are the bitterness and self-pity, the feeling trapped by decisions past. These days, I catch myself singing and clapping to “Happy,” knowing that “happiness is the truth.” It feels solid and grounded, this happiness. Everything that I appear to be giving up is bringing me closer to freedom. By letting us in to the truth of your experience, you have emboldened me to live my truth. I wish I knew bigger words than thank you…” – E.L., 56, Washington, D.C.

I had to tell our story because we made this happen, and it isn’t a miracle. It has happened one decision, one breath, one step, and one board at a time. We created a deliberate process and practice to design a life and live it. Sharing this plan and process with others, breaking it into manageable steps, and watching them put their own plans in action is AMAZING.

If you long for freedom from the system of debt and consumption, check out our course. You’ll find a vibrant and supportive group of folks walking a similar path. We welcome you.

You can check out all the details and enroll here. We get started January 24, 2015.


HGTV Tiny House Hunters and Tiny House, Big Living Casting

HGTV Tiny House Hunters

Are you looking for or about to buy a tiny house – 500 square feet or smaller? If so, the producers of HGTV’s “Tiny House Hunters” is currently casting for people buying tiny homes to feature on upcoming episodes. Energetic, fun and enthusiastic tiny house home buyers interested in being on House Hunters should email smallhouses@pietown.tv.

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Tiny House, Big Living Now Casting on HGTV

Tiny House, Big Living, a new HGTV series, is looking for couples, families and singles (w/sidekicks) who are leaving behind their conventional lives to build and live in a tiny house! We are seeking people who are just beginning or have recently begun building their tiny house project.

The series is looking for enthusiastic, fun-loving folks who are open to sharing their downsizing adventure with HGTV and their audience!

We will spotlight builders who are customizing their homes to fit their unique personalities–from custom furniture to custom layouts–making the most of downsizing their living space! We are looking for tiny homes that stand out! Are you using all salvaged materials? Are you hiring a professional architect or designing as you go?
Whether you’re building a tiny house to nuke the mortgage, travel the country or minimize your carbon footprint, however you (and your tiny house) roll….we’d love to hear from you! Production begins late winter/early spring of 2015.

For more information please contact: whayes@orionentertainment.com or go to: http://thbl.orionentertainment.com/

Have You Read Issue 25 of the Tiny House Magazine?

Tiny House Magazine Issue 25


Just published last night and I wanted to let you know about it today in the blog post and through our daily email.

Full of colorful photographs and articles, 74 pages and a great read. You can be one of the first to get your hands on this great eMagazine. Available in PDF, Android and iOS versions. Here is some of what is included:

  • Shou Sugi Ban
  • A Walk In The Cloud
  • Real Life Refrigerators
  • Full time teardrop living
  • Tiny House Cooking
  • and more!

Also a beautiful cover and photo spread of the Lilypad tiny house, this issue is perhaps the best yet.

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