Tiny House in a Landscape

by Kent Griswold on December 22nd, 2012. 11 Comments

This week’s Tiny House in a Landscape features Tammy and Logan’s PAD Tiny House in it’s new home in Northern California. Tammy took this picture recently with the little Christmas tree sitting on the front porch and their tiny house nicely framed by this nearby tree.

Tammy and Logan now live on a high plain of farmland that looks toward Mt. Shasta. I had the joy of stopping and visiting with them a couple of months ago and I can imagine what it is like as winter sets in. To view more of Tammy’s photography and enjoy her writing please visit her site at RowdyKittens.com

Photo Credit: Tammy Strobel

Tammy and Logan's tiny house

How We Live – Tammy and Logan Interview

by Kent Griswold on July 12th, 2012. 8 Comments

Early yesterday morning, Think Out Loud interviewed Tammy and Logan from RowdyKittens about their tiny house! The show was broadcast live from their dwelling and they had a lot of fun. I would have enjoyed being there and seeing it in person.

Unfortunately, Think Out Loud is not set up to share via embedding so you will need to visit their site to listen to the broadcast. I found it very interesting as they answered many questions I get emails about quite often.

You can listen to the episode on Think Out Loud’s website (the play button is right below the title of the article) or you can download the show. There are also lots of great photos that were taken so be sure and check those out here. Below is a photo Tammy took before the interview inside their tiny home.

Photo Credit: Tammy Strobel

Tammy and Logan interview

A Call for Tiny House Portraits, for “TINY”, A Documentary Film about Living Small

by Kent Griswold on July 10th, 2012. 17 Comments

Guest Post by Merete

Do you live in a tiny house? Send us your portrait to be included in a documentary about the tiny house movement!

For the past year and a half, my partner Christopher and I have been working on a documentary film about tiny houses called, “TINY: A Story About Living Small.” [http://www.tiny-themovie.com] At first, we set out to document our own process of building a tiny house from scratch, with no building experience, in the mountains of Colorado, but we soon realized that we could use this story to tell a larger story about the nation-wide trend to downsize.

As we wrap up the editing process and get ready to release the film, we want to be sure that we can include as many other tiny housers as possible. We’ve interviewed a few key characters (people like Tammy & Logan of RowdyKittens in Portland, and Deek Diedricksen of RelaxShacks in Massachusetts), but we know that the tiny house movement is a widespread phenomenon. We want our viewers to understand that there’s a huge demographic of people out there who find it more satisfying to live smaller and more simply.

If you live in a tiny house (we don’t have a strict definition for a “tiny house,” but are focusing mainly on homes that are less than 400 square feet), we would love to include you in our film.

Portrait Examples

To be included, please send us a photo portrait of you and your family with your tiny house.

Here are the specifics of what we’re looking for.

What the image should show: A clear view of your tiny house (front, side view, or interior—whichever angle you think is most interesting) and all of the people who live in the house, pets included!

Image size: In order for the image to show up clearly on the big screen, it needs to be a horizontal/landscape image, at least 1920 pixels wide. If you would like to send us a print photo, please make sure that it is at least 4×6 and we’ll scan it. (If you scan a photo yourself, please make sure that the setting is at 600dpi and that the file is saved as “Best” quality or as large as possible.) Feel free to email us at speakthunderfilms@gmail.com if you have questions or need help with the technical stuff.

Other info to include: Please also send us your names, the name of the town and state where the house is currently located, the number of people who live in your house, and the square footage of the house. If your house has a nickname, please include that too. And it’s not required, but if you’d like to tell us a bit about yourselves, how long you’ve been living small, and why you decided to downsize, we’d love to hear your stories!

How to send it to us: Please email images to us at submissions@speakthunder.com. (If the file is too large to email, we recommend sending it through this free website: wetransfer.com) You can also mail images to us at: 1320 Yellow Pine Ave, Boulder CO 80304