I'm a poet, not a blogger. But I am also a list-maker -- so let's start this weekly blogging adventure all easy-peasy :-)
It's been around 9 months since I blogged last. Luna, my tiny house, has grown from a little twinkle in my eye to a trailer & barn full of materials. Her birth-day will be Sunday, July 27th -- and everyone's welcome to come out and help :-) Learn more here or join the Build Community! facebook group.
What's happened since last November?
-I graduated from massage school, and am currently awaiting my Wisconsin license. ETA: late August. I'll be opening a practice in the Platteville area. Check out my Wild Sanctuary Massage website!
-I took a 3-day tiny house building workshop in Viroqua. It was AMAZING! I'll probably write a whole blog post about it soon.
-I was invited to write an article for Tiny House Magazine (issue 18). Check it out!
*** "I AM HOME: what I learned through hitchhiking, bodywork, and tiny house adventures"
*** "Eleven Way that Hitchhikking is Like Building a Tiny House on Wheels"
*** A recording of my poem Shabbat
-I hosted a Tiny House Build Kick Off Party last weekend that rocked my socks off. Think of it like the ceremonial dirt shoveling before a building project. Thai massage demo, stretching workshop, booths, trailer + floorplan, drawing for tiny house books, and performances by some really talented friends. Plus I dropped a surprise album full of new spoken word pieces & a couple of songs. Check out all the photos here! Or scroll to the end to see some of my favorites.
-Sunday, July 27th from 1-4pm is the first Build Community day. You're invited! We'll tear off the plywood covering the trailer, apply flashing, and begin framing in the subfloor. I'll be working on the tiny house during the week, but every Sunday the strangerfriend crew's invited to come help for some major learning/doing/creating!
-August 24th-Sept 2nd: I'm heading to Eugene, Oregon! I get to stay in April Anson's gorgeous tiny house (for free! just got to feed & love her kitties). I'll get to explore the Eugene area, figure out if I really want to move there next year, gain inspiration from staying in her tiny house, check out the herbalism apprenticeship & university programs I'm interested in, and roadtrip with friends.
What Am I Doing Now?
-Moving the materials for the interior (insulation, appliances, flooring, etc), into the basement so I'll have more room in the barn. aka: ORGANIZING THE BARN! (let me know if you'd like to help)
-Getting the bottom of the insulation pile so I can measure the two casement windows stashed there.
-(with above done): finish framing plans + materials list.
-Picking up gifted dimensional lumber (thank you SO MUCH Cheryl & Butch Austin!!! <3 )
-Purchasing all the little things I'll need to begin (like screws + flashing)
-Buying this DIY Tiny House Guide Macy turned me on to. Looks so good!
I believe you become a healthier person
-- mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually --
the moment you start living the way you believe you should,
whatever that may be." - Mark Boyle