One thing I like about tiny houses is the sense of community. In one of the tiny house groups I’m a part of, there were 3 simple questions that got posed the other day with a streamline of answers that followed. There were answers from all over, and from some that lived tiny, others that did not, and everyone with the common thread of wanting to just live passionately.
It was so enjoyable to hear what others had to share. I’d love to ask you these same questions:
-If you didn’t have a mortgage/rent to pay, would you still have the job you do now?
-Is a tiny house a path toward a passion for you?
-What do you do and what would you do with your work hours if you didn’t have bills to pay?
When I first graduated from high school almost a decade ago, I moved to the West Coast. I didn’t have a lot of money, I was living in a state far from anyone I knew, and was simply working around the clock just to get by. I started taking as many college courses as I could between UCLA and community colleges that were practically free tuition in CA. I was on a mission of self-discovery and exploring what I enjoyed, learning what was not so fun, and became a 3x college dropout that moved more than my ten fingers can count.
At the time, I didn’t have a clue what my one “passion” for life was and I dreaded the thought of people asking me what I want to do for the rest of my life. I don’t know how many books I read about “life purpose” and “finding your calling.”
Right before spring of last year I took this picture. After a series of events with my health, career, and relationships and finally, a car accident that freed me, I left the fast pace of LA. I downsized, traveled full time, and got back to nature. This started a journey of listening more to my heart and less to what others and society were expecting of me.
For now, I've landed in The Northwoods of Wisconsin. I'm debt free, living closer to family and friends, and starting to build a tiny house and wardrobe from the ground up. I still don’t have this one cookie-cutter, seemingly life-defining sentence of what I want to do with my life. For me, my passions take on many forms and wear many hats. The collection is always evolving.
Instead of trying to limit and place my wild and free passions into one sentence, I choose to create A Space To Be & Love for all of my passions to have room to grow and expand in my home… and soon, that’ll just happen to be tiny.
On the tiny house forefront this week, a galvanized metal flashing has been stapled down over the treated wood of the trailer. I decided to work with aluminum because of it's light weight and flexibility, allowing it easier to work with. This sheeting acts as a protective barrier against the elements, rodents and all of that jazz. Surrounding the edges of each roll of sheeting is some heavy duty gorilla tape.
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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”