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Author Archive for Kirsten

The Realities of Living the Dream

I have wanted to work for myself for many years now. It took me a long time to work out what that looked like, but I never stopped seeking it. First I worked out how to minimise my costs — I built a tiny house. Then I worked out where I was going to park it — on my […]

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The Ins and Outs of a Composting Toilet

I’ve wanted to write a post on this pretty much since I started using the composting toilet. People online were insisting it wouldn’t smell and, to be honest, I couldn’t see how this was possible without chemicals but it really is true. It’s not completely hassle-free but given the benefit of being able to set […]

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The Transition from Creating to Living

I’m a pretty organised person. When I decide I want to do something, I research the hell out of it so that I get a good feel for what I am getting myself into. 4 months into tiny living and I feel like I wasn’t really prepared for this… transitional phase. A lot of my […]

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Traumatic, Dramatic, Ecstatic. The highs and lows of moving a tiny house…

I have been reluctant to summarise the experience of moving my tiny house for the first time into a brief facebook post, partly because it was so stressful I needed some space to absorb it and partly because I know the usual armchair critics will pick at my errors without stopping to consider that I […]

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Coming out the other side

Well, I haven’t kept up with the in-depth blog posts as much as I intended to. A quick photo with a comment on my Facebook page or Instagram is just so much easier! But coming back to the website after a long hiatus has spurred me to write another post. Because a lot has happened. It’s […]

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The Tiny House Bed Search

One of my friends, and avid My Journey into Tiny follower, Julie, has been at me to sleep in my tiny pretty much since it had something resembling a roof on it. I put it off for quite a while because when you are working on a place, and there is no power apart from […]

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Being Precious about going Tiny

I downed tools after finishing the outside of my Tiny 3 months ago now. Not because I wanted to, to be clear. But because I was offered a job, having not earned money for the last 6 months as I worked on my Tiny, from an employer who understood the things that were important to me. I […]

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The Difficult Middle Part

It’s been a while since my last blog. That’s because I hit the “difficult middle part” – or at least that’s what I am telling myself. Some of that is due to the fact that my rhythm got interrupted due to a month of paragliding (my other passion) which was planned from the very beginning. […]

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Why it takes longer than you thought..

I knew it would happen. I was sure I wasn’t any more special than all the other people before me who built their tiny house in 4 times the amount of time they had hoped it would take. But I couldn’t work out why. In all the documentaries I’d watched they didn’t really explain why. […]

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Off and running!

It’s been a while since my last blog. I am now in full build mode! But to backtrack a little, in my last blog I was begging for a generous land owner to lend me a space to build. It took a few weeks, but I am pleased to say that the universe responded to that plea […]

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