When America's first couple of do-it-yourself building projects and designs, David and Jeanie Stiles, asked me to contribute to their book "Building Small" about living out of a small space—a compact SUV, precisely—to traverse the U.S., I was honored and overjoyed. I shared my story about how living small let me live large.
The tiny house movement continues to gain popularity as people look to downsize and simplify their living spaces, as well as seek ways to live an eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle. This book includes seven tiny house designs as well as ideas for backyard buildings including workspaces, sheds and accessory buildings.
My contributing story, "Living Small: A Road Trip Across America" shares the experience, logistics, and motivation to downsize for the sake of adventure.
The Stiles have long been mentors and friends, and the best sailboat captains anyone could ask for.
David and Jeanie Stiles talk about "Building Small : Sustainable Designs for Tiny Houses & Backyard Buildings" Writer's Voice with Francesca Rheannon. At about at the 11 min 30 sec mark from their interview you can hear some of my story about how living small let me live large.