Jewel is leading the conversation on inclusiveness and diversity in the tiny house movement and is a wonderful interview guest. We talk about a wide range of topics, from her own tiny house and the special features inside it, to some issues that persist in our housing and financial systems. There are many problems with housing in the United States, and there’s been systemic racism built into our housing system and financial structures for a long time. I think it’s important that as we build the tiny house movement we do what we can to prevent this movement from reflecting the system at large by keeping these kinds of things in mind, and Jewel has some great suggestions on how we can all move forward.
In This Episode:
- Jewel’s tiny house story
- The unique features and design that makes Jewel’s tiny house work for her
- What mistakes did she make, and how can you avoid doing the same?
- The HGTV experience.
- Tiny House Trailblazers and “holding space”
- How can the tiny house movement mitigate racism and be inclusive of everyone?
- What are some parallels between the tiny house movement and racism and how can we work together to change them?
- How does an Agrihood work?
Links and Resources:
- Tiny House Plans
- Tiny House Design & Construction Guide by Dan Louche
Jewel is a tiny house advocate, community leader and speaker sharing her tiny living experiences, offering consulting services and teaching workshops to assist others in achieving their tiny living dreams. Jewel is also the founder of Tiny House Trailblazers, a duo of powerful and uniquely talented women of color who are a voice for real community and inclusion within the movement.
Twitter: @TH Trailblazers
This week's Sponsor:
Tiny House Forum
Are you frustrated by how fragmented tiny house information is online? Tiny House Forum is an online community for exchanging information, ideas, and resources related to the tiny house movement, all in one central location. At Tiny House Forum you can have conversations with others that are interested in the tiny house lifestyle, those currently living the tiny house lifestyle, and tiny house businesses and organizations that can provide guidance along the way.
Tinyhouseforum.com is 100% free to use and joining is easy. Head on over to tinyhouseforum.com to participate in the discussions or start a new topic of your own today.
If that didn’t already sound great, right now you can be entered to win $500 cash by joining Tiny House Forum and making your first few posts.
Thank you to Tiny House Forum for sponsoring today’s show!