Doing Dirt Work, and I am now a Grandmother!

004The bulldozer took out the big bump in the driveway and made a nice smooth grade up the hill.

012This will be my Tiny House site, surrounded by beautiful trees!

014Here is a graveled campsite area so my Tiny House friends can come and visit me!

OK, I know it is off the Tiny House and Sustainability topic, but my oldest daughter had a baby yesterday!!!! He is my FIRST EVER Grandchild!!! 🙂

Gideon 2Beautiful boy!!!

A Door for My Tiny House!


My builder guy went to the salvage construction materials store and found this beautiful solid wood door from the 1930s!  He also found antique brass hardware, and an old style doorknob for it. I will polish the door with an oil wood restoration product. It is going to look great with the cedar siding.

With the Tiny House windows going in, we are coming down the home stretch. We even have insulation for the walls. Fun!


Creating Mortgage Freedom: An E-Course


The most important thing I got out of the Mortgage Freedom e-course: COURAGE.  I believe I can do it!

“The Plan: Creating Mortgage Freedom” is an e-course taught by Karl and Hari Berzins of Tiny House Family. After losing their restaurant and declaring bankruptcy, Karl and Hari found a very creative way to start over. Saving diligently and buying land with cash, they built a Tiny House and their family of 4 moved in. While living in their Tiny House they slowly worked on building a larger home and developing their homestead. They have a fantastic garden where they grow most of their own food.

Karl and Hari created the e-course as a road map to help others find their own pathway to Mortgage Freedom. They lead by example, honestly sharing their own experiences. They never promise the process will be easy or quick, only that with perseverance it can be accomplished. The class covers everything from setting goals, to finding land, to building and zoning issues. During the course I became a part of a supportive community of people from all over the world who are doing the same thing. We still share our successes and milestones with each other!

Mortgage Freedom e-course link