Choosing A Wardrobe Fit For The Tiny House Life: female edition

Fashions fade, style is eternal.

~ Yves Saint Laurent

Choosing A Wardrobe Fit For the Tiny

Years ago I would wonder why some of the world’s most successful people always seemed to be wearing the same thing. It was as if they either had a daily uniform or were just way too predictable. Whatever the case even today some of our most fascinating cultural icons don a daily uniform. Consider Mark Zuckerberg and his gray t-shirt and zip-up sweatshirt. Or what about designer Thom Browne who is never seen out of his cropped pants and no-socks uniform? Then there’s our own POTUS who seems to have cornered the market on navy blue, single-breasted suits.  And who could forget the late Steve Jobs who made history multiple times in a black, mock turtleneck? The point is, when you have a busy life or want to eliminate clutter and frivolous decision making or just want to keep things in perspective, wearing a well thought out wardrobe gives you one less thing to think about. Continue reading

The Flouch

Summer South Wall

Sustainability polymath, Dan Durica, is living his tiny house dream in style while teaching others how to follow in his low carbon footprints.

Dan Durica grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, dissatisfied with its McMansions and manicured monoculture lawns. A passion for sustainability and intentional community led him to live for several years with others in a co-op housing community while working in a co-op bakery business. He dreamed of living in his own tiny house in the country, with visions of tending vineyard and becoming a vintner. Now, at the age of forty-four, his dreams have become a reality at Dancing Rabbit Eco-village,  and he can show you how to realize your tiny house dreams too. Continue reading

Freedom Yurt Cabins

yurt cabin

I’m a big fan of yurts and I think it comes from growing up in Arizona where I was around the Navajo hogan and learned to appreciate the circle as a living space.

I recently discovered a new yurt company based in Aurora, Colorado called Freedom Yurt Cabins. I’ve been in communication with the owner Richard Barry to learn more about them. I wanted to see one in person and just learned that they will have one at the Tiny House Jamboree in Colorado which I will be attending in August. Please come if you can this is going to be an exciting tiny house event. Continue reading

Small is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary

small is beautiful

Promoted by Tiny House Jamboree

Saturday, August 08 12:00PM – 1:13PM
at Carmike Chapel Hills 13
1710 Briargate Blvd. Suite # 15 , Colorado Springs, CO, US, 80920

The Tiny House Jamboree is pleased to present Small is Beautiful, A Tiny House documentary. We welcome all attendees to partake in the viewing of this thoughtful film which perfectly encompasses the Tiny House Jamboree mission: to inspire the tiny house community to reach their dreams through education, inspiration, fun, and COMMUNITY building.

Movie presentation of Small is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary

In Portland, Oregon, we meet four characters, each of whom are at various stages of building and living in their own tiny homes. Ben is a 20 something single guy with an inheritance to spend and a design he drew, but an ambitious timeline and no building experience. Nikki and Mitchell are a young couple who, along with their two dogs, dream of bucking the stereotypical life story of buying a big house but then spending the rest of their lives trying to pay it off. Karen, 50, has loved living in her tiny house for two years yet still struggles with the lack of permanency that comes with living in a house on wheels. Ultimately this story proves that it’s not what’s inside the walls of a tiny house that counts, but rather it is the strong community of like minded people who support each other as they dare to be different.

Click here to sign up to see the movie