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. I once heard former NAVY Seal Commander Rorke Denver say, "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 in Madison, WI 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 productLike us on Facebook to follow along. 

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.