Christmas in a Tiny House

Christmas in a Tiny House
Tiny House Christmas
Santa came, he fit down our Kimberly stove!

Here we are, almost four months into our year long trip, but it feels like we left yesterday. This is our first Tiny House Christmas, and Guillaume and I are spending it in the warm south. We’re thinking about exploring an island today – either Hilton Head or Tybee, or maybe we’ll just stay in bed and watch movies. “I’ve never seen Christmas Vacation,” Guillaume reminded me last night. “Never???” I repeated in horror. It’s moments like these I wonder how we work as a couple. But we do.

It’s difficult to buy a tangible gift for someone who lives in a tiny house. And it’s especially hard when you also live in that tiny house. The gift has to be something for the both of you, and usually, it can’t be large.

This year I got Guillaume a moderately large gift. It’s a rock climbing grip he’s been eyeing for months. I carefully measured the area where I thought we’d mount it (the front beam of the loft) when Guillaume wasn’t looking. It’s a beautifully carved piece of wood, and I’m convinced it will look nice there. Plus, I get the added bonus of a muscly boyfriend. Merry Christmas to me!

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Guillaume’s Gift – Rock Climbing Grip

Guillaume managed to sneakily buy me a tangible gift as well. I laughed when I opened it because I remember him disappearing for twenty minutes in the Charleston City Market about a week ago. I thought he was off photographing something. He does that. Nope, he was being a ninja-gift buyer. The gift he gave me was a hand carved puzzle box that fits inside another hidden box shaped like a book. It’s small, beautiful, handmade and can be tucked away easily (but I won’t tell you how to open it. It’s a secret)!

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My Gift – Hand-carved puzzle boxes

I find it amusing, but not very surprising, that we both purchased gifts carved from wood. Building a tiny house, or anything made from wood, really gives you an appreciation for it. We caught the carpenter-fever and, perhaps, we both miss building a little bit.

How would you celebrate a Tiny House Christmas?



  1. Alan
    December 25, 2014 / 10:17 am

    Merry Xmas Jenna Guillaume and salise .. We miss you !! Love salise’s sweater . Why didn’t Santa have some cookies and milk or is that the left over?

  2. December 25, 2014 / 9:50 am

    Merry Christmas! I so enjoy following you on your journey. Beth

  3. Deb
    December 25, 2014 / 9:50 am

    I love following your journey……Happy Holiday’s to you all……I totally understand about the wood gifts…..your tree candle and cones are so cute or maybe it is because Salies is in the picture too…..

  4. paramedic6
    December 25, 2014 / 8:57 am

    Merry Christmas to you both. Am enjoying your journey!

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Tablet

  5. Lucy Gagnon
    December 25, 2014 / 8:36 am

    Merry Christmas to you both and Salies. I really enjoy receiving your updates.

  6. Elizabeth Denny
    December 25, 2014 / 8:14 am

    Why don’t you think about stopping by Winston Salem,NC? We live between Thomasville and High Point-the furniture capital of the US! We have water hook up and electricity hook up if you need it. OR you all can come in and stay with us. We have 2 toy poodles and would love a visitor. You would be welcome!

    • User Avatar December 25, 2014 / 8:27 am

      Well, we did drive by on our way to Charlotte from Richmond but that was over a month ago. We are now un Savannah and heading to Florida. Thanks for the offer though and happy holidays!

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