Category Archives: planning

Move In Day & Housewarming

Six months ago I started building myself a tiny house called The Lucky Penny. And last night our Tiny Cohousing community, Simply Home Community, hosted a housewarming party. It was good timing, too. Portland has had the first wintry weather … Continue reading

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Congress for New Urbanism Salon

A couple months ago I was invited by Martin Glastra Van Loon (a Dutch native who now lives and works in Portland as an urban planner) to speak at the Cascadia chapter of Congress for the New Urbanism Salon. This was … Continue reading

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Almost Ready to Build

You know you’re almost ready to begin building your tiny house when… You’re making lists titled “Tiny House Helpers,” “Truck Errands,” and “Wall Raising Day.” All the nooks and crannies of your current tiny home are filled with components for … Continue reading

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Tiny House Conference 2014 Kick Off

Tiny house lovers from across the country have descended upon Charlotte, NC this weekend for the Tiny House Conference. I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity to geek out about one of my favorite things! We will spend the next … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Niche Consulting LLC

A year ago today I started my own sustainable design consulting company, Niche Consulting LLC. So my baby company is one year old today! Happy Birthday, Niche! For Niche, like for most start-up companies – and most human babies for … Continue reading

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Looking Forward to 2014

With the transition to a New Year, I’m celebrating Another Year of Little Living. (You can read the highlights of my 2012 A Year of Little Living, too.) Here are some of the things I’m most excited about for 2014: January … Continue reading

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Another Year of Little Living

The end of the year presents us with a great opportunity to look back and reflect upon what we’ve accomplished and what we’ve learned. I cataloged A Year of Little Living back in 2012. In 2013 I wrote 87 posts about my … Continue reading

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Last Week for Early Bird Tickets to 2014 Tiny House Conference

Last week I talked with Ryan Mitchell of The Tiny Life last week about the Tiny House Conference that will be held in Charlotte, NC in April 2014. It sounds like a great line-up of speakers, including Dee Williams of Portland Alternative … Continue reading

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Lina’s Next Adventure

This post from last summer was lingering in draft mode. Now that Niche is having it’s first birthday, I realized I’d better get it posted! -Lina This summer I’ve been going through a Transition Time as I wrapped up my Masters … Continue reading

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Tiny House Fair: Day 3

Day 3 of the first annual Tiny House Fair started off with a panel discussion regarding the alegality of tiny houses. To the best of our knowledge there isn’t a zoning code in the country that directly addresses “tiny houses.” … Continue reading

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