Category Archives: Tiny Living

Get to know Jay Shafer

Thanks to Twitter and Stephanie over at Coming Unmoored I noticed that Amanda over at Constructing a Simpler Life posted the text and photos of an interview she recently had with Jay Shafer at his tiny house in Sebastopol, California. Jay is considered by many to be one of the central people of the tiny […]

Firesign Farm – Sustainability and Simple Living

This is a quick, almost-off-topic post, but I thought important enough to share. In my online wanderings for more information about sustainable living I ran across a blog about a place called Firesign Farm. It’s the one-acre homestead of Sadge & Aries located near Carson City, Nevada. I looked high and low for photos and […]

Gaviotas – A Utopian Ecovillage in Colombia

A reader, Rebecca, suggested this book after reading my second post on Arial Homes. Gaviotas is an eco-village that has been thriving in the most extreme conditions since 1971 in the midst of some of the most intense  hostililty in Latin America. 200 people live there and have no weapons, no police, no jail, and […]

Read Henry David Thoreau

Another interesting read for the tiny house enthusiast is the work of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862). An American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, sage writer and philosopher. In fact the tiny house community might even want to honor Thoreau in some way since his book Walden might actually be the real catalyst for […]

Read Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’m almost finished writing a book myself, on simple practical ways anyone can improve their personal freedom, called Do It Yourself Freedom. While reading and researching I rediscovered Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882), the American essayist, philosopher, poet, and leader of the Transcendentalist movement in the early 19th century. His writings are now in […]