Category Archives: design

Biz503 Radio Show re: The Future of Green Building

Later today I’ll be one of the guests for a radio show on Biz503 (a segment about business in Portland on the Portland Radio Project station). This particular episode is focused on the future of sustainable building and I am … Continue reading

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Support Living Tiny… Legally

At the Tiny House Jamboree in Colorado Springs, I met Alexis & Christian of Tiny House Expedition. They’ve been traveling for the past several months to make a film called Living Tiny… Legally, which explores how people across the country … Continue reading

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Less Is More 2016 Wrap Up

It was great fun Kicking Off 2016 with Small Home Design by teaching Less Is More at Yestermorrow. Monday and Tuesday we went on field trips to small houses in the Mad River Valley and Montpelier. We got to see five … Continue reading

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Kicking Off 2016 with Small Home Design

    Happy New Year! They say that what you do on the first day of the year is indicative of what the year will bring. If that’s true, 2016 is going to bring me fun adventures! I started out … Continue reading

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Less Is More: A 1-Week Small Home Design Intensive

Five years ago I created my first tiny house design in a Yestermorrow Design-Build School course called Less is More. Less is More is a 1-week-long design intensive that includes field trips, presentations, and design time. For the past three … Continue reading

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A Year Living in the Lucky Penny

It’s my one year anniversary of living in The Lucky Penny! November 15th last year was my Move in Day & Housewarming. But Raffi and I officially moved out of the basement of The Big House and began living in … Continue reading

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Staying at Sol Haus

When I was in Ojai last weekend for the Tiny House Community Workshop, I got to stay at Sol Haus, Vina Lustado’s beautiful tiny house on wheels. And it was so wonderful I must tell you all about it! Lee and … Continue reading

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Small Home Weekend Wrap Up

What an action-packed weekend it was for little houses! On Friday I enjoyed visiting with other small home advocates and enthusiasts from all across the country at the Build Small, Live Large Summit. Alan Durning of the Sightline Institute and Dee … Continue reading

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Small Home Weekend in Portland

This weekend is jam-packed with small house events! Some folks are even referring to it as Tinypalooza! The Build Small, Live Large Summit on Friday, Nov 6th will take place at Portland State University. I’m moderating the Space Efficient Housing Policy … Continue reading

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Build Small, Live Large Summit on Friday, Nov 6th

A couple years ago I participated in the Build Small, Live Large Summit, hosted at Portland State University. This Friday the event is happening again and it’s sold out! If you didn’t manage to snag a ticket you can still tour tiny … Continue reading

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