NOVEMBER 2013 UPDATE: my budding journalism career and Film debut!
Hello everyone! I have been writing for The Tiny House Blog which is Kent Griswold’s amazingly inspiring site. His blog is what inspired me to get this project going. Check out my articles: http://tinyhouseblog.com/tiny-house/tiny-civilized-life/ My friend Paul suggested a hilariously different title for my article on tiny house indoor plumbing and the pursuit of a civilized life: “The continuing saga of fecal redistribution in compact living modalities”. His title is way better and I have writers envy now.
Then there is the article about the nightmare of a million little orange tiles: http://tinyhouseblog.com/tiny-house/just-can-build-house/Hope you like em.
Also will be at Napa Film festival on November 15th at 9:30 pm (way past my bed time) to see the film Tiny, which I am apparently in. Will answer a few questions afterwards if anyone has any. Hope to see you all there! Ok well not ALL of you since the theater won’t hold 40,000 but the first 200 of you will be welcomed. There are rush tickets available for $10 so don’t let them rope you into $75 for a day pass, unless of course you want to see films other than the one containing my >15 minutes of fame. Kent Griswold will also be there. Come meet the man that has inspired millions. See you there.
AND reportedly the film is going to play on Al-Jazeera this Sunday. What?!
My name is Cat and I am an Astrologer and Hypnotherapist who lives in a tiny house. It took me 3 years to design it and save the money to begin building. We started June 2011 and have been living in it while building (which I don’t recommend to anyone) for almost 2 1/2 years now. In that short period of time I have gotten over 40,000 hits on this site. I do believe the whole sustainable tiny house living idea has gone viral! Long live Gaia!
I am taking a break from building to work on expanding my astrology practice. I have been reading charts since the mid 90’s and currently have clients all over the world: Canada, China, UK, Brazil, Mexico to name a few. I read via skype, by phone, or in person if you live in the bay area. If you know anyone who would like an astrology reading please tell them about me. Or be the first of your friends to get a reading by a tiny house Astrologer. For more info click here: http://om4life.wordpress.com/
Here is a recent picture of my house
If you want to see the building and planning process check out the posts listed in the column to the right. Most recent posting is on the top. Start at the bottom and watch the house grow. More details can be found on the other pages above.
BBC INTERVIEW VIDEO HERE:
I was recently interviewed by the BBC for this mini documentary. If you would like to see more of my house I’m on right after Jay Schaffer who was my first inspiration to do this project.
We have run out of funds (temporarily) so building has pretty much stopped. Luckily we got the house to a fairly comfortable livability before that happened. We will put up new posts once the building resumes. In the meantime I’m getting the hang of living without indoor plumbing. Thank god for 24 hour fitness.
“Small rooms and dwellings set the mind on the right path, large ones cause it to go astray.” Leonardo Da Vinci
I guess I took old Bucky literally and built me a new model. No more crappy, over priced, moldy, noisy, substandard, apartments, ever again! Which leads me, of course, to GRATITUDE:
I want to thank all of you for your love and moral and technical support, patience and inspiration:
Pacifico’s brother Zadig for letting us stay with him and use the warehouse.
My brother and sister in law for helping me win the hardwood floor at the craps table in Vegas.
All my alternative minded friends who encouraged me, believed in me (even when I doubted myself), and gave me great ideas.
My friend who now uses my name in an affirmation when she is doing something difficult (so cute) because she has seen me do this crazy house building thing and thinks my manifesting skills rock. (Don’t tell her how many tears it cost me, I might fall off the pedestal!)
All the lovely folks in Napa who helped us through the rough wheel episode including the folks at the campground we never got to camp at.
The re-stores and craigslist for supplying stuff for such awesome prices.
The wonderful folks who responded to our ads online.
Our new landlord for providing Bucolic bliss for a decent price (cute cuddly Lama watch dog included)
All the amazing pioneers in the vanguard of the Tiny house movement who made me believe I could do this- Matt in Portland, Dee and Abe in Washington, Tiny house blog etc etc.
Guides and creative forces for keeping me sane and showing me how to do things I had no idea how to do
I am grateful for you all!