Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tiny House Giant Journey's Trip to 120 Squre Feet

Earlier this summer, Guillaume of Tiny House Giant Journey was in Asheville, NC to host a workshop for Tumbleweed Tiny Houses. We met him at Bar of Soap on Friday night after I got off shift and had a couple beers. He invited Matt and me to the workshop the next day to tell a little bit about our story and answer some questions.

We are super glad that we did this and we met some great people there.

Here is the post I wrote about it after it happened.

But while Guillaume was in town he went with Matt and Art Cormier to see our tiny house while I worked another shift at Bar of Soap. I really wish I could have been there that afternoon but I am excited about the photos that Guillaume took!

Check them out! (All photos courtesy of Guillame Dutilh and used with permission.)

Our old barn.

Front view. This makes it look like 2 barns squished together, which isn't entirely inaccurate.

View from the Folk N' Ale

Matt at the Tiny House







Our trails.



Thanks so much to Guillaume for taking these photos. I love how he made our tiny house look huge and the land look magical. These photos gives me the same feelings I get when I realize how lucky I am to live in this little house on this mountain.



Saturday, September 13, 2014

Where is Laura of Life in 120 Square Feet?

Hello 120 Square Feet readers.

I wanted to pop in and let you all know that I am alive and plan to get back this blog very soon.

However, just because I live in a tiny house doesn't always mean that life is always sunshine and rainbows. Right after the Raleigh Home Show Matt and I got some news that made us have to stop in our tracks and focus on just one thing. Our precious cat Piglet, a favorite pet of many tiny house aficionados, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of feline cancer.

We may have caught it soon enough and we rushed her to a specialist an hour away from us where they immediately performed surgery to remove the mass and other affected tissue. She is safely at the vet the remainder of this weekend. We will be picking her up on Monday. Once we get her test results back we will know if there are additional treatments or if the surgery might have been a complete cure.


There is a longer involved blog post in this story somewhere, I just don't have the energy right now to tell it. There can certainly be drawbacks to living in a small space but that doesn't entirely discredit the benefits of tiny homes either. While Piglet is in recovery we will be staying at a house in Downtown Asheville. However, our simpler lifestyle and flexible schedules means that we have the ability to do this for a little while.


If you do want to keep up with Piglet's care and story you can follow her Facebook page here. We'll be back soon with more blog posts about tiny living.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Raleigh Home Show September 6th and 7th

On September 6th and 7th Matt and I will be speaking at the Raleigh Home Show.

We will be speaking about what it is like to live in a tiny house and when we're not speaking we'll be at a table to talk with people and sell my book 120 Ideas for Tiny Living.

Also in attendance will be Teal and Gerry of Wishbone Tiny Homes. They will be bringing their model home on wheels for tours! 

For more information on my schedule and the other speakers you can see while your there, you can see the stage schedule here

If you're in Raleigh, we'd love to see you.


Matt and I are available for speaking engagements and have spoken at a number of events around the country including the 2014 Tiny House Conference and Earth Day events at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Please contact me to learn more!