Dream of Mortgage Freedom?

Do you dream of mortgage freedom? I sure do. Luckily the Tiny House Family offers an e-course called The Plan: Your Pathway to Mortgage-freedom. It’s a five-week online course designed to lead you through the process of redesigning your life so that you can live on your terms and not the terms of a mortgage. You’ll develop a plan (and put it in action!) based on your unique dreams, style, and life-situation, and you’ll find a community of supportive folks all in the same place as you—ready to make a change. This round starts September 20, so you’ll need to sign up soon as space is limited.

Hari and Karl plus their children are a wonderful example of living sustainably (in all senses of the word) in a small space. Their website is a great resource for tiny house living, especially when it comes to having children living in the tiny house with you! I recommend taking their course because they are living mortgage free in a tiny house AND building their own larger home.  Can you imagine being able to custom build your home and avoid a loan to do so?  Duh.

They’re a hop and skip away from me and I got to tour their amazing space on the Floyd Tiny House Tour.  You can see more pictures of their homestead here.

Tiny House Family Mortgage Free Living
Tiny House Family Mortgage Free Living

Tiny House Tour in Floyd, Virginia

I know you guys want to go see some tiny houses in person.  I know you do, don’t lie.  So here’s the scoop:

Here’s the Facebook event page.

It’s May 17th from 10-4.  You can also watch TINY: a story about living small afterwards.  Here’s more info and tickets: http://sustainfloyd.org/tiny-floyd-thinks-tiny-house-may-17/

I had the chance to meet the Tiny House Family (again) at the Tiny House Conference earlier this month and I highly suggest you meet them too and let their general awesomeness influence your life a bit.  I don’t know the other houses/families on the tour, but I’m sure they’re great too!

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News!

Dad and I had a blast taking the house up to Manassas and Charles Town!  I got to share it with my friends, coworkers, and random tiny house enjoyers.  On our way up, we stopped at a gas station and ended up giving an impromtu tour!  As for the media coverage, let me say that it got a little hectic but everything worked out and I think it went really well.  I spoke with someone from the Patch, the Washington Post, WJLA, and Jefferson Spirit.  Am I missing anyone?  I hope not!  So here are some links to the main articles:

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/10/va-woman-builds-tiny-house-for-master-s-thesis-80680.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-state-of-nova/post/fairfax-county-woman-builds-livable-tiny-house-as-part-of-sustainability-movement/2012/10/09/77ce89c4-11bc-11e2-ba83-a7a396e6b2a7_blog.html

…I think the Washington Post article is how most of you fine folk found my blog.  Welcome to you!  If you’re ever down near southwest VA, let me know if you’d like to stop by (before I sell it).  Speaking of selling, lots of interest in that arena, probably due to this news stuff.  So thanks news people!  Here are some pictures from our adventure:

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