Live Free, Think Big, Get Tiny...
After spending a good amount of time in a variety of living areas, Kendra is seeking something more. Whether living urban, suburban, rural or in the wilderness, there's always a price to pay. Rent payments are neverending, and no kind of investment to speak of. To make a home somewhere so often means signing up for a mortgage or non-stop payment. The jobs we love can't afford us a living, and we work tirelessly and spend the rest of our money trying to make ourselves happy while we work in jobs we're not fully fulfilled by. Folks who are unfufilled will often seek to travel to somewhere new to start a living, where they eventually find themselves trapped in the same cycle.
How can we pay off these debts, live a more connected, mindful life, and pursue that which fulfills us? How can we build a life that helps us live more sustainably on this planet?
Tiny houses are moveable, personalized living spaces that allow their owner to simplify their life. It opens the homeowner to new flexible life choices and frees them from the limitations of renting a home. This allows you to choose new life paths that would otherwise be unsustainable, and take your cozy home with you!
Kendra plans to build her Tiny Home when the sun comes back to Seattle. From there she hopes build a farm, create a community center and continue her passion of working in outdoor education and community healing. She may even start a food truck (or food cabin on wheels), or help you build your tiny home, or your dream. Let's free up our time and our lives to connect with what really matters to us.
What's happened so far?
Kendra has taken a woodworking course and a Tiny House Building Workshop. The house is chosen, plans purchased, and the salvaging has begun!
Building starts: Summer 2013
Building ends: Fall 2013
What can you do? Build it!
For each material you fund, you will receive a custom craft using recycled items from the project and other reclaimed goodies that didn't end up getting used! You will also receive a patch indicating your participation in the project.
Wondering what it would be like to live tiny? Donations over $300 will get the opportunity to stay in the tiny house for a night!
All funders may suggest a name, which will be entered in a raffle to name the house!
Custom double axle utility trailer $2,200
Screws and Fasteners
Miniature Fireplace (Dickinson 9000) $ 800
5 - Light fixtures $20 each
3 - Small Windows $75 each
4 - Large Windows $125 each
2 rolls Tyvek House Wrap $56 each
*I chose a much smaller monetary goal than what will actually be needed. Actual cost will probably be closer to $10,000.
How you can Help:
Wanna build with me? Have supplies? Wanna go on a trip? Interested in building your own? Wanna talk gardens? Know some good connections? Get in touch!
I'm also looking for folks with experience installing plumbing and wiring!
All funds will go toward the purchasing of supplies for the house! You'll get pictures of where your money went, and my assistance if you should choose to build your own, or want help with another project!
Thank you for your support!
To learn more about Tiny Houses, you can go to www.tumbleweedhouses.com
Builder, Project Manager