About Me

Hi there! I’m Jenna. Welcome to my blog.

Four years ago I had an overwhelming amount of debt, belongings and no money to pursue my dreams. I was working paycheck to paycheck. Then, in 2013, I did something radical. I quit my stable job and built a tiny house on wheels. The goal? To live simply and travel the world. Tiny House Giant Journey was born.
Tiny House Giant Journey

My tiny house traveled over 25,000 miles on a one year road trip!

From 2014-2015, I visited more than thirty U.S. States and five Canadian Provinces with my tiny house in tow. Along the journey, I met dozens of like-minded people embracing a variety of alternative lifestyles. I share tiny house stories, challenges and advice on this blog.

My mantra is: TRAVEL BIG, LIVE TINY

When I’m not living in my tiny house, I’m backpacking around the world! I actually believe living small and traveling go hand in hand. After all, the only reason I can travel is because of my simplified lifestyle. My recent budget friendly travels include trips to: Iceland, France, Costa Rica, Mexico, SpainThailand , Hawaii, and Taiwan.
My blog has been featured on several large news outlets, including Business Insider, NY Times, USA Today, Huffington Post, TravelChannel.com, and the front page of Yahoo! I also host a reality television show on Travel Channel called: “Tiny Getaway.” Living small has opened many doors.

Currently, I live in my tiny house in Oregon, acting as the “Tiny House Host” for Mt Hood Tiny House Village. I continue to pursue my passion for writing and traveling. 2017 holds many potential adventures. It already promises to be a year of transformation. The Giant Journey continues. Stay tuned!

Thank you for taking the time to read my story!


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120 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. what a nice journey guys , I love what you are doing with your life , Traveling the world and having fun .

    I am myself an enthusiastic of this moment , i have a blog ether for Spanish speakers , witch by the way is growing fast in LATAM.

    If you want i can show we to read it.

    Thanks..

  2. Oh, sorry, I want to clarify that she wishes to rent-out her brick-and-morter home, and then live in the tiny house. Thanks!

  3. A single, older lady I know is interested in putting a tiny house in her large back yard, and then renting-out her home to make some extra income. I was wondering if you had any advice for someone like her, as it would appear to me that a senior citizen’s needs would be somewhat different than those of a young couple? Also, I believe she’s comfortable spending about 40k. Thank you, ahead of time, for any ideas you may have, and continued good journeys!

  4. Just passed you near Missoula. We love what you’re doing. And your tiny house is beautiful. We are on a 10 week journey with our children and we’re addicted. We believe as you do, in collecting memories rather than things. And we are also meeting others who are thinking outside of the box. Being outside, meeting new people, exploring… all of this is a wonderful gift to our kids. We want them to see the joy in living simply!

    We look forward to checking out your blog!

  5. I just seen you in Rawlins, Wyoming after I had just recently read this article!!! So very awesome!!! What an amazing adventure!! If you swing through Jeffrey city (left turn through muddy gap) you can visit the “mad potter” Byron Seeley at Monkingbird Pottery!!! He is one of our neighbors!

  6. I applaud your bold move to reject the mainstream & hit the road & hope it brings you joy & satisfaction. However, just read the Gizmag article, claiming a reduced carbon footprint while hauling 10,000 pounds around with a Ford F250 is a little ridiculous at best and BS at best. Kind of disrespectful of the whole Tiny house deal and for sure not much critical thinking involved in the statement. Sorry, love what you are doing, claiming reduced footprint…I don’t think so.

    1. Well, the tiny house is everything we own. When measured, our carbon footprint (including fuel, propane, water and electricity) was already about half the carbon footprint of the average American couple. The unmeasurable effect though, is the number of people we’ve convinced to reduce their own footprints and their own belongings/houses. Heck, some of our best friends just told us that they purchased a significantly smaller house solely thanks to our influence on them. It’s always a very tough point to argue for us. We calculated our footprint and we know it’s about half the one of the average American couple. We also know first hands that we’ve convinced many others to tweak their own lifestyles for the better. Yeah, we use up a lot of fuel, but that allows our house and project to be displayed all over the country and all over the news. “Ridiculous” and “BS” on the surface, sure. But not when you dig in deeper 🙂

  7. Just read about you on an MSN article……what a great way to “Change Your Life” 🙂 My hubby & I are both 58 yrs. old, this way of lifestyle really appeals to me but, I can’t talk him into it! lol lol It may be too late for me but, I encourage both of you to “enjoy” your time together and live your life the way you want too! As I see it, this is a splendid way to do so! Good Luck on all of your journeys….if your ever in Pleasant view, Tn. look us up!

  8. My husband works in RMNP and sent me a picture of your rig out there. I’m following him out there soon and I must say, you are braver than I am! Happy trails!!

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