Category Archives: minimalism

Living on the Green Side

It was a pleasure to have a chat a couple months ago with Sierra Dickey ’15, a fellow graduate of Whitman College who wanted to write a story about me and my little house, The Lucky Penny, for an upcoming … Continue reading

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Tiny House Collaborative

I was on Hawaiian Time when the Tiny House Collaborative launched, so I haven’t yet taken the time to tell you how very excited I am about being part of this group of fabulous people. The short answer is pretty … Continue reading

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Small Developer Bootcamp in Portland

Yesterday, on a gorgeous spring morning, my landie Jake and I rode our bikes down to the Native American Center at PSU to attend the Small Scale Developer Bootcamp hosted by Eli Spevak of Orange Splot, LLC and John and … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Time

  I recently returned from a much-anticipated 9-day vacation in Hawaii with Isha, The Guy Next Door. I’m in that happy in-between space where it’s so nice to have been gone and so nice to be home again! And I … Continue reading

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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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Last Call for Downsizing E-Course

It has been so much fun to see students getting psyched for the upcoming Downsizing E-Course! If you’d like to get in on this round of the Downsizing E-Course, please register today so that you can get started on your … 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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Early Bird Special for Downsizing E-Course

In 2011, I radically downsized my possessions for a short stint in a 15’ travel trailer. A year later I took on My 200 Things Challenge. I’ve now lived in a 12’ diameter yurt and three tiny houses on wheels with … 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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