As we power through final edits on the film and prepare for a host of film festival submissions, we’re getting excited for a busy autumn, full of sneak peek screenings and tiny house discussions.
Below is a list of the various events where we’ll be speaking and/or showing bits and pieces of the film. If you are in the area for any of these events, we’d love for you to stop by and say hey!
From first grade classrooms to urban planning conferences to tiny house building workshops, we’re excited to hear from such diverse crowds. And, of course, stay tuned in the coming months for info on the official premier of the completed film! We’ll be posting updates here and also on the “TINY” facebook page.
As our project has gotten a bit more mainstream press over these last few weeks, one question we’ve seen pop up again and again in the comments sections of blogs and news posts has been: why did we choose to build a tiny house from scratch rather than buy an RV or a mobile home?
“Coulda bought a single-wide and saved yourselves 1o months of labor.”
Well, yes. This is definitely true. But for us, building our own house from scratch was kind of the whole point. We wanted to see how we would be changed by committing to a project of this size and scale and seeing it through. Christopher and I wanted to know: how would our idea of ‘home’ change when we set out to build our own, from start to finish, with our own hands? After almost a year of pushing ourselves to stick with it, we’re starting to find out. For us, this was about learning exactly how much time and effort and resources go into the literal roof over our heads. Continue reading “Why Did We Choose to Build a Tiny House, Rather than Buy an RV or Mobile Home?” »
With the installation of the hardwood floors, we’re proud to say that now (almost) every inch of the tiny house interior is covered with some sort of semi-finished surface. No more unsightly plywood or insulation sticks out, and each day it’s looking more and more like a real house. (Except the bathroom—the tile floor will go in later this month.)
We’re finding ourselves asking questions that have seemed far away for so much of this process. Questions like, “How deep should the built-in shelves be?” or, “Should we put a desk or a dining table under the front window?” These are Finish questions, and our minds are drifting to thoughts about curtain materials and light fixtures…
But perhaps I’m getting ahead of myself. Ahem. Back to the floors. Continue reading “Tiny House Construction Update: The Hardwood Floors.” »
In the midst of our own building process, we’ve been gaining inspiration from other Tiny House owners around the country.
As we visit other tiny house dwellers, we learn about their unique home designs, and also the lifestyles that led them to live in just a few hundred square feet. With each interview, we’re gaining a deeper understanding of what makes a house into a home, and how building a house from scratch allows people to create a place that truly feels like their own.
Daniel Aragon lovingly calls his tiny home in Placerville, Colorado, “The Ico” because of its 12-sided shape, and it’s definitely different from most other tiny houses we’ve seen first-hand. A graduate of the Ecosa Institute of Ecological Design at Prescott College, Daniel designed the Ico himself and built it in just a few months, with a handful of friends. Continue reading “Tiny House Tour: Daniel Aragon’s “Ico” in Placerville, Colorado.” »