The modern tiny house movement covers many areas, but usually, we think of that perfect tiny home we want to live in ourselves. However, there are many important uses for tiny houses and natural disasters are one.
In 2008, Alyssa Nolan lost her home in the Butte Lightning Complex Fire in Chico, Calif. That experience inspired her to found Tiny Homes for Camp Fire Survivors. Although she had no construction knowledge, she has built a community of dedicated volunteers and donors who have given away eight completed tiny homes so far—with more underway.
Alyssa is a mom of three and in her previous careers, Alyssa has been a project manager, marketing manager, program specialist, and is currently the Executive Assistant for DAX-IT Recovery Services when she isn’t volunteering to build the tiny homes.
This example and story in this month’s issue of the Tiny House Magazine is one great example of how important tiny houses have become.
- A Small Scale Thanksgiving
What are some ways you can keep the Thanksgiving holiday manageable for yourself? If you are inching into minimalism how can you let the holiday not overwhelm you?
- DIY Loft Ladder
Just as a new stairway can be daunting for any carpenter, so too can a ladder for a DIY tiny/tree/shed builder.
- Baptism By Fire
As fires rip through California seemingly every month one woman is giving back with tiny houses to help place the displaced.
- Minimalism Means…
Minimalism is always going to look different from person to person based on any number of important factors: family size, socioeconomics, residence, occupation—just to name a few.
- A Tiny Cabin In The Woods
Find out more from Rebecca Lowe about her sanctuary in the woods that is designed to offer peace and tranquility to those who need to break away and find focus again.