Your Host, Ethan Waldman
Tiny House Author, Speaker, & Teacher
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More Recent Episodes
Reinventing Your Closet: 33 Items for 3 Months with Courtney Carver – #265
Interested in trying out minimalism without committing to downsizing all of your stuff? This week, author and minimalist lifestyle expert, Courtney Carver, shares her insights on the benefits of living with less. We dive into how simplifying our lives creates time and space and discuss the basics of Project 333, a minimalist fashion challenge that allows people to get started with living simply without over-committing. Whether you're new to the concept of minimalism or looking for inspiration to continue on your journey, this episode is packed with valuable tips and resources to help you create a life of abundance with fewer possessions, work smarter, not harder, and experience the life-changing power of simplicity.
Rebuilding from a Wildfire: One Family's Journey to Tiny House Living with Nicole Sallak Anderson – #264
What if everything you’ve ever owned was suddenly destroyed by a wildfire? Nicole Sallak Anderson shares her experience of losing her California home to wildfire, how she found solace in documenting her post-fire journey, and how her memoir ultimately led her to tiny house living. Nicole is full of practical advice and insights on tiny house living and the importance of resilience in the face of adversity!
The Freedom and Flexibility of Tiny House Living with Lazrin Schenck – #263
During the past couple of years, I’ve been watching Lazrin Schenck’s tiny house build take shape here in Vermont. Lazrin built her own tiny house, moved it three times, and recently purchased land to live on. Working at a job that has the flexibility to accommodate her projects, Lazrin has been constantly improving her surroundings in some pretty impressive ways. I hope you enjoy her perspective and persevering spirit as much as I do!
Building Tiny Homes on Cliff Sides and Treetops with Django Kroner – #262
Are you curious about what it would be like to sleep in a tiny house that is nestled in a treetop or hanging from the side of a cliff? Django Kroner, founder of The Canopy Crew, shares his insights on the challenges of building in unconventional locations and the special considerations required for these remarkable structures. Get ready to be inspired by the ingenious ideas behind these incredible tiny spaces.
Conquering Family Clutter with Amanda Clark – #261
Organization is one little piece of the minimalism and simplicity movement and this week’s guest is an expert! Amanda Clark, owner of Ever So Organized, brings us tips, techniques, and wisdom she’s learned from helping over 100 families per year. In this interview, we discuss general clutter, principles of minimalism, common decluttering roadblocks, and Amanda shares her favorite organizing products!
Living in a Pre-Fab Tiny House in Germany with Bleeptrack – #260
After coming across photos of a tiny house being placed by a crane, I became fascinated with the owner's story. That owner is Sabine, also known as Bleeptrack, an artist and creative technologist who chronicles her art and tiny house experiences on the “Work in Progress” YouTube series. Bleeptrack’s home is a beautiful and modern-looking prefabricated home – something I think will gain popularity in the United States. In this conversation we talk about the regulations and realities of living tiny in Germany, Bleeptrack’s unique journey and insights into tiny living, and more.
Exploring the Tiny Houses of Iceland with Damien and Steph – #259
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a tiny house in Iceland? Damien and Steph, the creative duo behind Tiny Spaces, recently traveled to Iceland to film some of the most extraordinary tiny and small houses and they share their insights and experiences with me. In this episode, we explore the unique design features of these tiny spaces, the building materials and systems that keep these remote spaces safe from the harsh climate, and some insights that people can gain by exploring the tiny lifestyle.
Tiny For Couples: Two Tiny Houses Instead of One!? with Elisa and Ryk – #258
I've always loved the idea of his and hers tiny houses, where a couple downsizes into two separate houses that are parked next to one another. Well, I finally found the perfect guests to interview about it! Elisa and Ryk share their insights on why they chose two tiny houses, the logistics of parking them, and how living tiny has changed their relationship. They have lots of great lessons to share about living tiny and advice for other couples who are considering dual tiny homes.
The Girls’ Guide To Off-Grid Living with Amanda Kovattana – #257
Amanda Kovattana is a 6-year veteran of tiny house living who lives completely off-grid in the drought-ridden landscape of Northern California. In this conversation, we get a sense of all of the ingenious systems that Amanda has developed to live tiny comfortably while also working within the bounds of the resources she has – including an interesting way of collecting rainwater. During the course of the conversation, I also learned about the alternative to a composting toilet that Amanda uses called Bokashi, which is a fermentation method she’s very knowledgeable about.
Would a Honey Bee Invest in a Tiny Home? with Henry Svec – #256
Can honeybees offer valuable insights into the worlds of investing and housing? As Hank Svec converts a 52-acre oceanside property into 1.5-acre lots for tiny homes and transforms his 50-acre farm into a honeybee sanctuary, he is eager to share his experiences and expertise. In this enlightening conversation, Hank shares the details of his tiny home development, delves into the concept of value investing, and explains how bees can teach us the benefits of a patient, value-oriented approach to wealth accumulation.