I’ve never been the type to want to live a large lifestyle. And the past few years I’ve focused on living simply more than ever.
As you might know the “tiny house” movement has become pretty popular in the past few years and is an interesting topic to discuss with some.
The typical American home is said to be about 2,600 square feet. The typical tiny home is between 100 and 500 square feet. I have been wanting to build our own tiny home ever since I heard about this movement (and later on saw the documentary Tiny.)
In one week Garrett and I will be moving into a little cottage in the Central Valley of California that is around 600 square feet. Though it’s not exactly a “tiny” home it is almost half of the square footage that we are used to living in. We have packed up and stored some of our things and donated the rest. We’re only taking with us what will fit in our little honda element. (And the majority of that will be dresses for the etsy shop.)
I’m so excited for this next adventure. We will be living across the driveway from my parents who currently have bee’s, chickens, quail, alpacas, and of course cats and dogs. There’s land for our dogs to roam around on, a vegetable garden in the back, and fruit trees to graze off of. And the location is perfect. In about two hours or so you can be in almost any climate. Mountains, city, beach, desert, etc.
After moving to California we will be spending a month in New York for the rock opera Garrett co-authored. And in the fall we will be on a month long tour through the north west also doing the rock opera gig.
We are so blessed to have these opportunities. And we plan on keeping you updated on all of these adventures we will be having.
Between all of the traveling I will be working on posts about the new hobbies I plan on learning, our exercise routine (including the yoga we’ve been trying to practice 6 days a week), places to visit while in California, DIY’s, and much more!
So keep your eyes out and if you’re interested, follow along on my personal instagram @brittdesherwood