Off to the Tiny House Fair

so excited to be in Vermont again!

If you’ve been following along on my Little Life adventures you’ve probably noticed I’ve been lax about blogging these days. The past three weeks have been a whirlwind. I graduate from Portland State University today with a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. But I’m skipping the graduation festivities this weekend to speak at the first ever Tiny House Fair at Yestermorrow. I know my classmates will take pictures and eat cake for me, so I feel safe leaving the wrap up in their hands. Instead I’m taking this commencement thing really seriously and getting started with new adventures! In the coming weeks I’ll share more information about my new sustainable design consulting company Niche Consulting LLC. Meanwhile, watch for updates this weekend from the fair!

I loved my natural building courses at Yestemorrow

I’ve just arrived at the Burlington Airport and I’m thrilled to be back in Vermont. Dee Williams and Joan Grimm of Portland Alternative Dwellings will be fetching me soon and we’ll head to Yestermorrow to get settled in and meet everyone. There’s an incredible line up of speakers, including several other tiny house dwellers, designers, builders, and bloggers. There are also 100 participants signed up and I’m horribly excited to meet them! We’re going to have such fun geeking out about nano houses.

Back to noodling over tiny houses at Yestermorrow!

I haven’t been to Vermont since February 2011 when I wrapped up the last of my coursework for my Certificate in Sustainable Design and Building. But I’ve been in touch with the fine folks of Yestermorrow via my practicum project (building a tiny house on wheels). I also skyped in on the Tiny House Design Build course last year and I’ve recently been asked to be an instructor for upcoming Yestermorrow courses. I couldn’t have been more thrilled to receive that invitation. I love Yestermorrow and can’t wait to set foot on campus again.

Here’s to commencement! Hip, hip, hooray!

From Rumi via the Yestermorrow treehouse: “Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really LOVE!”

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8 Responses to Off to the Tiny House Fair

  1. Diane says:

    Heartiest congratulations! I wish you much joy in your future adventures! Have fun at the conference… safe travels.

  2. Mopsa says:

    Lina, you are such an inspiration! Congratulations on your graduation and enjoy the Tiny House Fair. I wish the USA were a little bit closer, as I’m sure the Tiny House Fair will be awesome! (I’m a reader from Portugal)

    • Little Life says:

      Dear Mopsa,

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I, too, wish that geography didn’t keep the US and Portugal so far apart, but it’s a small (sometimes tiny) world and I hope you’ll be able to attend a future Tiny House Fair. Thanks for following along!


  3. Congratulations! You are an enterprising young woman with a bright future. I’m quite impressed, and wish you all the best for you new business. :)

    • Little Life says:

      Dear Parker,

      Thanks for the congratulations! Stay tuned for more about Niche Consulting. How is your tiny house coming along?!


      • Well, like so many others, it looks like I’ll need to find a new place for my Tiny Home. I need to get cracking on the build, as the property I’m on might/will be foreclosed upon in 6 months. I need to get sheathing and a roof on, then I’ll feel more comfortable! I need to find help for the sheathing, as I find it hard to hang by myself. Anyone out there near Olympia that wants to make a little money and get some experience?!

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