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Taiwan 2 Week Itinerary & Budget

Usually skipped over by tourists, Taiwan is one of Asia’s best-kept secrets. I spent 17 days traveling around the country. By the end of the trip, it started to feel like home!

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Sneak Peek Inside Our Home!

I know we haven’t posted any photos of the inside of our home yet, but today we allowed a Los Angeles radio station (KPCC an NPR affiliate) to take a tour. As of now the house isn’t quite done, but please enjoy a few photos as the inside of our house begins to take shape.

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TinyGiving

Last Thursday was Thanksgiving, which meant we had an excuse to cook without having to build! But, admittedly, we are addicted to the tiny house. So the moment our 20 pound bird started sizzling on the rotisserie we had a brilliant idea: to host our very first Tiny House Thanksgiving (or “TinyGiving”). We had eight attendees including my parents, Guillaume’s mother, brother, grandmother, and uncle. At first we were worried that we wouldn’t be able to fit eight bodies around the table, but luckily our tiny…

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Vina’s Tiny House & Tiny Documentary

Today I went back to Ojai for the Ojai Film Festival to enjoy the documentary TINY: A Story About Living Small. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/28422870] The movie is a great source of inspiration and information about building a tiny house and this growing movement. It shows how Chris and Merete face challenges with building their home, changing their lifestyles, and all the amazing rewards they are getting out of it. You’ll also hear comments from one of the most famous tiny housers out there: Jay Shafer (founder of Tumbleweed Tiny Houses and Four Lights Tiny…

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Tiny House Tours – Ojai Green Home Tour

We did something a little different this weekend, we took a short drive up to Ojai to visit a few tiny houses and farms as part of their annual Green Home & Building Tour. The tour was graciously organized by the Ojai Valley Green Coalition. The green tour was a great opportunity for us to learn about: building an environmentally friendly home, organic and green farming including aquaponics and permaculture, and using recycled materials to decorate. Have you ever been to Ojai? We hadn’t, and the…

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Tumbleweed Los Angeles Workshop

We had the opportunity to participate in a Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop. About 6 weeks ago, we ordered out custom trailer from Tumbleweed, and the delivery date happened to be on the same day they were presenting their workshop. So guess who got to be the bell of the ball on her debut? Our newborn tiny trailer! I can’t tell you enough how helpful it is to attend a workshop presented by someone who has actually built a tumbleweed house. I had already been to…

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