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Kari Gale sold everything she owned, booked a one way ticket to Spain, walked the Camino de Santiago. Upon her return, Kari built an amazing tiny house on wheels that has some features that have made it a very popular YouTube video tour on Living Big in a Tiny House. In this conversation with we talk about the special features of Kari's house, and the journey that brought her to tiny living. So, what's it like to sell everything you own? Kari shows us how her journey helped inspire her tiny house lifestyle and how we can all apply lessons from her travels to our own lives.
Richard Ward of Terraform Tiny Homes has built and lived in three different Tiny Homes named T1, T2, and T3. These include a converted Honda element, a very small tiny house built on a converted boat trailer, and a full-size gooseneck tiny house. Richard's homes are really well thought out, and he actually practices the tiny lifestyle that he helps others achieve. Richard recently purchased a tract of land outside of Bisbee, Arizona, where he is setting up an off-grid, tiny homestead of sorts, and welcoming other tiny houses to come and live. In this conversation, we'll kind of talk about his life journey that led him to the tiny lifestyle, his various tiny homes, and his latest endeavor setting up a permanent property for a tiny house homestead in the desert.
Sophia and Henry are currently living in their self-designed and built 28′ THOW in Northern Minnesota, where they experience a full range of seasons, including a very cold and long winter. We start with an in-depth discussion of how they are staying warm in their tiny house and preventing their water from freezing on the way in and the way out. If you're thinking of living in a cold climate, this is not to be missed. From there, we turn to rethinking the American dream and a discussion about values, lifestyles, and where a tiny house fits in for a young couple. Don't miss this interview with Sophia and Henry Jungbauer!
How to Prepare for Boondocking: Food, Water, and Supplies for Off-grid Life in a Van, Boat, or Tiny House with Kristin Hanes – #106
When you're living off-grid in a van or sailboat, you have to plan carefully to make sure you have things like food and water. Today on the show, we are joined by Kristin Hanes, the editor in chief of the popular tiny living blog, The Wayward Home. Kristin's first experience with tiny living started by living in a Prius(!) with her partner. It then progressed to a sailboat, and finally a Chevy Astro Van. Kristin has spent extensive time boondocking in the van and sailing off-shore. In this interview, we'll talk about how she prepares for living off-grid for weeks at a time- how to plan, shop and store things like food and water. Plus, we'll talk about the benefits of the boondocking lifestyle.
Learning to Build with Wild Abundance: Natural Building, Permaculture, and Empowerment with Natalie Bogwalker – #105
After practicing primitive living and building for several years, Natalie Bogwalker turned her attention to teaching. Bogwalker teaches many natural building techniques at her school, Wild Abundance. But what is natural building? There are so many different techniques, and Natalie helps us focus on practicality when it comes to choosing a natural building method. Natalie also has a strong background in permaculture and will give us a primer on how it intersects with the tiny house movement. Natalie is here to share the message that learning to build is a gateway to self-empowerment.
Danielle LaRock and Jonathan Carnill are the founders of Tiny Haven, which offers unique tiny homes, airstream, and cabin rentals in the Harpers Ferry, VA area. Danielle and Jonathan have purchased 3 small houses (2 on wheels), plus an airstream. On the road to creating their business, they ran into some legal hurdles that required them to move all three of their tinies. We'll cover it all in this interview.
Meet Vera Struck. She's a returning guest on the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast and we connected on March 25th via Facetime to chat about Vera's current living situation. “I'm in my 70's, I'm immunocompromised, and I've been isolating in a tiny house for 3.5 weeks”. Vera has 5 tips when it comes to isolating in a tiny house, and I think these would be really helpful for anyone living tiny or currently planning a tiny house. I really appreciated Vera's candor and vulnerability in this conversation and I think you'll enjoy listening.
There are so many ways that tiny houses can help people in need. Today on the show we are joined by Kelli Becker, the volunteer coordinator and first veteran resident of Mattersville in Colorado. Mattersville is a unique tiny house community for veterans who struggle with mental health issues. This wonderful organization has a great story and mission, and Kelli is here to help spread the word.
Page Hodel is a DJ, artist, and life-long builder. She converted a school bus into a tiny home way back in the 1980s and was featured in Dwell Magazine and on HGTV. Page is inspiring, humble, and is here to share the message that ANYONE can build their own home.
What’s it really like to live in a converted school bus or Skoolie? Rob Schannep lives in a Skoolie with his wife, five kids, plus a dog. They've been doing it for four years, so they have a lot of experience living tiny day-to-day. We'll learn what it costs to live in a skoolie per year, how they’ve figured out how to function as a family in such a small space, and what they’ll do differently in their next bus.