In talking recently with some beloved family members, we realized that we hadn’t really taken the time to write out why we chose this project or how it came to be. Since chatting with them, we’ve thought more and more about all the little things over the years that brought us to the point.… More The Story of Our Tiny House
We are experiencing a once in a decade snow here in Nashville, with somewhere around 8 inches of accumulation! As a result, Jonathan has been out of school since Wednesday, and we’ve had tons of time to a) finish the tiny house b) play with Edmond c) work on our own house. It feels like… More Fresh Start.
2015 was the hardest year of my life, which, among other things, means I have had a really blessed life. I quit my job in May, became a full-time mom, and then in June we started the tiny house. There has been a lot of collateral damage in pursuit of that dream. Our house is… More 2015
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? – Mary Oliver When I was a child, I wanted to dream and play and have friends and not take life too seriously, so that’s what I did. And when I was a little bit less of a child I wanted… More In Defense of Big Dreams
My baby turned two years old yesterday! I can’t believe it. At 2, Edmond is just so sweet and fun. He talks non-stop (I mean, for real, he doesn’t seem to mind if you aren’t fully paying attention, he will just chat away). He is potty trained (aside from diapers at nap-time and night). He… More Jonathan Edmond is 2!
This year has been hard – what with dozens of tiny house frustrations, a super precocious toddler, your sixty-hour a week job, a raccoon break-in, a (now solved) health insurance debacle, and a handful of other little mishaps – but I can think of no one I’d rather go through life with. 12 and half years… More loveydovey
Our tiny house still isn’t done. It’s getting closer every day, but it’s not finished. I wanted to take a second to write about some of the realities of this experience. Everything about it has been harder than we thought. For instance, when we bought the kit for our cabin, it said it could be… More Tiny House Realities
I cannot believe that in a mere two months Edmond will turn two years old. Wasn’t he just born? Life feels like it is flying by and I so enjoy being able to look at past blogs and see just how much has changed. In the last couple of weeks, he has really started to… More Parenting our 22-month-old
Our tiny house truly feels like a project without end. I think we’re getting close to getting done, but who the heck knows, ya know? After failing our plumbing inspection (not our fault) and failing our framing inspection (our fault but fixable with minor corrections), our completion date feels like this giant question mark hanging over… More The Never-Ending Project
For some good sources of information on these topics: This documentary is what finally caused us to make this leap. Thanks to Michael Durham for recommending it. It’s available on Netflix. This article: Livestock and Climate Change — an explanation of why livestock accounts for 51% of man’s contribution to climate change (they explain why the… More Eco-Loco: Vegetariannns (Sources)