One THer's Journey in Downsizing
One of tiny house community's residents describes his radical downsizing process. Check out an excerpt from his blog post below, or click on the image to read the full entry:
Excerpt from The Company Store on Wheels: "Radical Downsizing (or 'Connect the Dots, la-la-la... ')"
"The first tiny house I walked into was my own.
It really took was one YouTube video. I knew I could do it. Live tiny. Navy life aboard ship is tight, small and full of creative solutions to maximize space. I also lived in NYC in a 200 sq. ft. studio. I've always been a minimalist, which was handy in my nomadic 20’s. It wasn't until my 30’s that I put down roots. I bought a cozy (read: small) 614 sq. ft. condo. Palaaaacial by NYC standards."
"I'm 21 And Just Kinda Wingin' It"
Cassie moved to Florida from Massachusetts in February 2015 just to live in a tiny house on wheels. Nestled in a grove of trees right on the lake, her THOW is located at the perfect setting for a free-spirit to live tiny.
Cassie just started a blog about her new life in Florida. You can read an excerpt below:
a leap of faith
from "LIFE AS IS" by Cassie
Okey dokey then, now that I've shaken off my insecurities of writing, it's time to write.
I guess I'll start with a brief explanation of how the heck this Massachusetts girl ended up in a THOW (tiny house on wheels) in smack dab downtown Orlando...
The adventure started back in November of last year, when I finally built up enough courage to click, "book your flight". For $70 I had just purchased a one way ticket to Orlando, FL on February 9, 2015, my 21st birthday. I had no plan, no reason, and just enough money saved up.
10 weeks. I thought that was plenty of time to figure something out. (Read more...)
6 THOWs and counting!
Our sixth tiny house on wheels has arrived at Orlando Lakefront! With the two tiny houses in the park that are in foundations, we have eight tiny houses. Our THC is growing!
More tiny houses are expected to arrive this summer, as new THers finish their builds. We also have current tiny housers that own their THOWs, who are planning to live at Orlando Lakefront. All have reserved their spaces ahead of time. To learn more about how to reserve a lot and legally park your THOW at Orlando Lakefront, see our FAQ page. Also, you can call 407.936.4094 to speak with Jeff, the onsite manager. If you'd like to contact one of our residents who lives in our tiny house community, send an email to orlandolakefrontTH@gmail.com.
Our blog is written by members of our tiny house community (THC).
Links to our THC members' blogs
The Company Store on Wheels
LIFE AS IS
tiny house, BIG LIFE