DIY Tiny Houses: Living Small Is the Best Revenge


I had no idea the small house movement existed until I stumbled across a YouTube video featuring Dee Williams' tiny house. It was New Year's Eve of 2008 and hearing Dee Williams' story inspired my partner and I to downsize.

You've probably heard about Dee's tiny house adventures. She's been interviewed by NPR, Time, Yes! Magazine and other media outlets about her experiments with voluntary simplicity. She built her tiny mobile home for $10,000 in about 3 months, using mostly recycled building materials.

Another proponent for going small is Katy Anderson. I met Katy for the first time at the 2009 Little House Construction Workshop and she is amazing. Katy has been in the trades for over 20 years and defines her work as "Finish Carpentry." She recently graduated from a two-year program at the College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg, Calif. and loves building little homes.

If you're interested in building your own little home, mark your calendars for June 5th and join Dee and Katy for a one-day construction workshop in Portland, Ore.