Meet Asha Mevlana and her ‘Amplified’ Tiny House
Asha is an electric violinist for the Trans Siberian Orchestra. She has toured with Gnarls Barkley, Dee Snider of Twisted sister and performed regularly on the American Idol show. In 2016 she built her dream “Amplified” tiny house in Fayetteville Arkansas where she hosts tiny deck concerts. She eventually hopes to build a tiny house community for artists and musicians on the land behind her.
In This Episode:
- Why Asha chose to build and connect a tiny house on a foundation AND a tiny house on wheels
- What is the function of Asha’s two houses and how do they work together?
- How Asha’s house on wheels is actually a functioning amplifier
- As a touring musician, why did Asha decide on a tiny house in the first place?
- The unexpected challenges of tiny house living
- Why Asha built a larger house than she was expecting to
- How Asha was able to get around code limitations in Fayetteville, Arkansas
- What Asha would change about her tiny house if she could do it again?
- What are the unique features of the ‘Amplified’ tiny house that make it ideal for music?
- Why so many tiny houses overcompensate for size and make the kitchen too big
- How Asha’s garage doors have been holding up after 3 years of living
- The real cost of Asha’s tiny house(s)
- Asha’s dream of creating a tiny house community for artists and musicians
- How Asha used her tiny home as a way of connecting with her local community
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