The tiny house “craze”

More than a decade ago I was living in the Dallas area and reading the Sunday paper when I came across an article about Jay Shafer (founder of TumbleweedHouses.com). I’ll admit my eye was initially caught by the reference to Northern California’s Sebastopol – mostly because of my own love of that area of Northern California – having lived in Rohnert Park, just north of Sebastopol and Petaluma, just south of it.

My interest piqued, I was then enchanted by the concept of minimalist living – the tiny home he had built appealed to my inner child as well as my responsible adult self – as I could see how there would be far less resources used, and energy required to live in such a small home.

My interest in sustainable living had been firmly planted in my psyche from this one article – although I had been avidly interested in ecology and cleaning the environment even as a preteen.

Today I write about tiny living, have reduced as much as my family can, and continue to reuse, and recycle actively.

And I’ll be doing more writing on this and the zen of living smaller in 2019. 🙂 I hope you’ll stop by and share your experiences, as well.

Tiny house financing

Sometimes even a small amount is a stretch (especially when you are living tiny due to your circumstances instead of as a lifestyle choice). The world of tiny home financing is changing and trying to catch up to the interest in tiny homes.

This article should get you started with planning how to finance your dream tiny home.

https://www.curbed.com/2017/7/20/15958910/tiny-house-financing-loans-rv-personal

And here’s another take on the subject:

https://www.thetinyhouse.net/how-to-finance-a-tiny-house/