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I am a twelve-year-old building a tiny house for a school project to live simply and inspire others to do the same.
Sicily K.
Marietta, Georgia
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary

Why do people live tiny? Is it to simplify, or is it an economic decision? Whatever the reason, people have been downsizing their lives for many years. By simplifying their lives they have found inner happiness rather than external happiness in the form of the materialistic ideals.

My decision to build a tiny house was partly economic, partly the desire to be free. Freedom to me means I can support myself in a sustainable way. Building a tiny house can give me stability, possibly for the rest of my life if I build the house well. Building a house would give me the life skills that really matter, such as using tools for construction. Building the house I can know what labors go into a home and truly appreciate what I am living in.

I was first introduced to tiny houses by Deek Diedricksen; his videos showed me that I could build a house with next to no money and still have it be comfortable and inviting and my own. I took his inspiration and modified it to design a house to live in full-time.

What We Need

The money that you contribute will go immediately into building materials. Let your imagination go wild - we need materials from the ground up and the inside out. If it goes on a house, we need it!

All contributors will be invited to and honored at our open house in May 2013.

The Impact

This project will be a model for many kids (and adults alike) who want to take the next step to building tiny. I hope it will inspire people to live smaller and more simply and to shed all the excess in their lives.

Other Ways You Can Help

We are learning as we go; we need expertise in all areas, including but not limited to plumbing, solar and electrical work. If you are local to Marietta and want to donate time and knowledge, please send an email to info@honeyfern.org.


If you want to know more about my school and progressive, project-based education, please visit our site at www.honeyfern.org.

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This campaign ended on February 7, 2013
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  • $5USD
    The Seals

    With this contribution you will buy my caulking for the windows and gaps, sealing my house. You will receive an invitation to my open house with this contribution to see what you have invested in.

    7 claimed
  • $25USD
    Holding the Place Together

    With this contribution you are buying a pack of nails. Nails hold the walls together; you are holding the house together. With this contribution you will receive an invitation to my open house; you will be able to set foot on the floor your contribution has held together.

    8 claimed
  • $50USD
    The Backbone

    With this contribution you are buying a sheet of plywood for my walls and roof. Plywood is the backbone of my house. With this contribution you will receive an invitation to my open house so you can see what you have contributed to.

    5 claimed
  • $100USD
    My Security Blanket

    With this contribution you are paying for the majority of my insulation in the walls. Insulation is my house’s blanket on cold nights. With this contribution you will receive an invitation to come to my open house. You will be able to warm yourself from the late spring chill in the house you insulated with your contribution.

    1 claimed
  • $100USD
    Buy an Eye

    This contribution will buy a window for my house. This will provide light into my house and conserve energy during the day so I can save my solar energy for the night and rainy days. With your contribution you will receive an invitation to my open house.

    1 claimed
  • $150USD
    Guest Perk from Deek!

    One lucky person donating at this level will receive a signed copy of "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks", with an original tiny house ink sketch to go alongside it, and an acrylic wood block micro-painting....of a tiny house, of course! This lucky donor will also receive an invitation to the tiny house open house!

    1 out of 2 claimed
  • $200USD
    My Turtle Shell

    This contribution will buy the majority of my wood 2x4s. With your contribution you will receive an invitation to my open house.

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  • $300USD
    Be #1 in the Business of #2

    With this contribution you can supply a grey water and black water tank for my house. This will handle all of the business that goes through the house. With this contribution you will be invited to my open house and maybe you can receive some VIP time truly understanding the system.

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  • $400USD
    Icing on the Cake

    This contribution will buy the fixtures including light fixtures, my shower, kitchen stove and my sink. With your contribution you will receive an invitation to my open house.

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  • $500USD
    Light It Up!

    This contribution will purchase my solar battery and inverter. In an addition to an invitation to my open house, you will be able to spend the night in my tiny house! You will also receive a complimentary breakfast the morning of your departure.

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