Are you tiny home superfan? Take your fandom to the next level with music written to celebrate the freedom the tiny lifestyle can create. I put together a road-trippin’ playlist that will inspire you to pursue your simple living dream, as you travel to the next upcoming tiny house festival.
Tiny Life Playlist:
My Own Tiny Home: the Tiny House Song
by Elaine Walker, Emily Lindahl, and Ned Wilkinson
A theme song for the tiny house movement conceived by Elaine Walker, a tiny house dweller and founder of the American Tiny House Association. She collaborated with fellow tiny dweller, Emily Lindahl to write new lyrics to legendary folk singer Pete Seeger’s, Down by the Riverside.
“My Own Tiny Home” embodies the idealism and hope inherent in the tiny house do-it-yourselfer eager to be self-sufficient and debt-free.
Go Tiny Be Happy
by Chad Logan
I recently sat down with artist and musician, Chad Logan to talk about the inspiration behind his tiny living song.
CL: For years now I’ve been watching Tiny House Nation, Tiny House Hunters and all the others, anything and everything tiny, Over the years I’ve fallen in love with tiny houses! To me, the true meaning behind the Tiny House Movement is going green (smaller footprint) by using reclaimed wood and using as much re-purposed items as possible. I also love the idea of being mortgage free and owning my own home again with less stuff collecting dust.
I wrote our Go Tiny Be Happy song, as a way to show my passion for wanting to go tiny! Plus I also thought it would be a great fundraiser tool meaning if people would download the song from iTunes for $0.99 we could raise money for MYTHPLA – Tiny Houses for The Homeless in Los Angeles (mythpla.org) and for our new project called Tiny Light Farm.
My idea to start the Tiny Light Farm – A Tiny House Community in Montana comes from a childhood dream of mine to live on a farm, to get up early to feed the chickens and milk the cows. Now that I’m older I love the idea of starting a community – group of people to work and live on a farm that shares the love for living tiny and going green. Tiny House Communities are popping up everywhere, I would love to a part of it. I know it won’t be easy, I’m sure there’s a lot of red tape with zoning laws in starting a tiny house community. With help from you and Christian working on their Living Tiny Legally –a three-part Docu-Series and others working on the zoning laws it will soon be possible everywhere.
I just started Tiny by Logan, on social media, and I’ve already met some wonderful people (online) and I can’t wait to get out there and meet them and more in person, On my list of things to do next is to attend a Tiny House Festival. Follow him on Twitter: @TinyByLogan
by Kate Steinway
At the Georgia Tiny House Festival, I had the pleasure of meeting the charming and talented singer-songwriter, Kate Steinway. Her first EP entitled True North recently dropped. It features a rousing soul-searching message, brought to life by her sweet voice and rich ukuele strumming.
Does Steinway sound familiar? Kate hails from a long musical family history.
A direct descendant of Henry E. Steinway, the founder of Steinway & Sons, Kate Steinway’s earliest musical memories are of her grandfather playing his original compositions on their family’s 1946 Steinway piano. Formerly the youngest member of the Los Angeles Children’s Choir and a student of famed opera singer, Suzanna Guzmán, Steinway has been studying voice since she could speak.
by Kacey Musgraves
On Kacey Musgraves’ album, “Same Trailer Different Park,” she reminisces about her own experience with the RVing lifestyle. What I love about her whimsical My House song is that it highlights one of my favorite aspects of a traveling lifestyle, how it allows to you to weave a community network between your scattered family and friends, especially new friends you make along the way.
So come on hitch your wagon
To the living room I’m draggin’
If I can’t bring you to my house
I’ll bring my house to you.
Did I miss any tiny home songs? Please share in the comments below.
-Alexis Stephens, Tiny House Blog Contributor
My partner, Christian and I are traveling tiny house dwellers. Together we’ve been on the road three years for our documentary and community outreach project, Tiny House Expedition. We live, breathe, dream the tiny home community every day. This is our life and our true passion project. We are very grateful to be able to experience this inspiring movement in such an intimate way and to be able to share our exploration with all of you.