Last year, Kirsten Dirksen from faircompanies.com and I connected on tiny houses and her great videos. I then put out a request for you, my readers, to submit your tiny house videos to Kirsten so she could take them and assemble them into a completed project. Following is one of the stories that came from this request.
Kirsten told me she is in the process of completing another. Keep an eye out. I will post the next video in a couple of weeks.
Here is the story from Kyle and Jeannie.
Our story really quickly: My partner, Jeannie and I met five years ago – fell in love the moment we first talked and have been traveling the world together ever since. Well – not the whole world – we’ve mostly lived in India – with a few diversions here and there. The point is we’ve been living out of a backpack as nomadic artist type people this whole time. We’ve just returned from India actually – less than a month ago – and one night while wandering around the internet I stumbled on the Tiny House Blog. Two days later we had bought a utility trailer and have been working at a mad dash ever since to make our home.
Actually, we consider our tiny house quite the upgrade from being homeless and living out of a backpack – so in a sense we are different than most as we’ve never had so much space to think about (we bought a dutch oven today – you can’t carry a dutch oven in a backpack). Our plan is to leave Minnesota (where Jeannie’s mom’s house is) and head to Denver. We are going to buy a small pickup truck there – we have use of an SUV like thing until Denver – and then head south and live nomadically on public lands for the next year or two or five or whatever we feel like in our tiny home. We’ll be migrant artists – hitting up craft fairs, farmers markets and every gallery we come upon in order to support ourselves.
Thank you Kyle and Jeannie for sharing your story with Kirsten and with the rest of us here at the Tiny House Blog. I would enjoy an update down the road when and if you decide to settle somewhere and construct a small home. Happy travels! Be sure and visit their blog and Etsy Shop here to keep up with what they are doing.