It’s hard to believe the photo below was my tiny house just a year ago here in Washington, DC. We are getting ready for some changes that we will announce soon on the site, but in the meantime I wanted to give you all a few resources for staying engaged with the tiny house community in the DC/VA/MD area since I’ve noticed many new subscribers to our site in the New Year. Welcome!
Now that we have been living in our houses for a couple years, there isn’t as much to blog about regularly, but we continue to stay active in the tiny house movement. Jay blogs about his travels and minimalist lifestyle in addition to hosting open houses in the warmer months. I, Lee, am busy working with the Tiny House Collaborative, a nationwide organization that empowers individuals and organizations to transform their communities and cities through innovative housing and lifestyle choices and provides the resources to design, build, and dwell efficiently.
It seems 2017 may just skip Winter altogether and move right into Spring, which is fine by me. In the tiny house world Spring is our favorite season since it’s the beginning of build season! So, if you’ve been thinking about building a tiny house or just want to know if the lifestyle is a good fit for you, consider some Spring tiny house events. Join the Tiny House Collaborative for our Tiny House 101 workshop in mid-March in Washington DC. Or if you would like to see a dozen owner-built tiny houses all in one location come down to Dallas in April for the nation’s largest Earth Day event. Not only is there a tiny house community that gets set up for tours over the weekend, you can also take a workshop on how to set up tiny house communities.
Finally, if you’d like to keep informed of local tiny house-related events and connect with other tiny house enthusiasts there are numerous ways to do so:
- Join the DC Tiny House Enthusiasts meetup if you live in the DMV area
- Follow our Facebook page where we post events and news related to tiny houses
- Join the DC Tiny House Facebook Group to connect with other tiny house folks in DC
- Join the Maryland Tiny House Facebook Group to connect with other tiny house folks in MD
I hope your 2017 is off to a great start, and we will be in touch soon with news about our next ventures and adventures!