As seen on HGTV's "Tiny house big living"
The tiny house dream began in November 2014. Finn had just turned one and Piper was due in July 2015. Zac and I were both working full-time to pay for a house we hardly got to enjoy. We kept thinking, "there has to be a better way." I have a love-hate relationship with Netflix. I watched TINY probably ten times with various people. Looking back, I think I was testing the waters to see their reactions. Darn you, Netflix.
We had debated listing our house but the market was so high that even downsizing wasn't going to save any money. Former NAVY Seal Commander Rorke Denver once said, "Make bold corrections. If you only make little corrections, you’ll get little results. Spin the dials on a rifle until you get close to your target, and then you can make minor adjustments." We went for a bold correction.
We bought tickets to Tumbleweed's Tiny House Workshop scheduled for March 2015 and listed the house the day before we left. We prayed that if this was the path we were to take, the house would sell. We had two offers before we left the workshop. Shortly thereafter I applied for HGTV's "Tiny House Big Living." I totally forgot about it until August when I got a call asking us to do a Skype interview. The rest is history. We had five film days between September and November and our episode of the show aired April 25, 2016 revealing the finished product.
Two days after we completed building the house and finished filming, we towed the house to Nevada where Zac had accepted a new job. We lived in the tiny house just shy of a year when we purchased a home in Minden, NV. Our current home is just over 1,000 square feet and we were thrilled to welcome our third baby on June 30th, 2017. We still have the tiny house and enjoy hosting guests from all over the world via Airbnb.
Our tiny living adventure was a whirlwind, but it shaped many of our habits and attitudes toward material possessions and helped us make a cross-country move that I don't think we would have been brave enough to do if we hadn't embraced tiny living.
Friends of Hogan's Haven
We first learned about Laura Leigh images when we were interviewing wedding photographers. We fell head over heels for this sister duo and love their work. Click here to see more photos of our tiny house.
We can't say enough about Josh and Jerry Battis. They had no idea how involved they would be in this project when they first signed on but when the timeline for completion was unexpectedly shortened, they stepped up and finished it and we couldn't be happier with the final product.
A house just isn't a home without artwork, but where do you put art in a tiny house? Introducing: Jo Lundeen. She took my vague idea and turned it into our home's centerpiece. Not only do I love how this piece fits with the rest of the interior decor, but this verse has served as a constant reminder of God's faithfulness throughout the many transitions we've been through this past year.