The Tiny Project house is our attempt to live a simpler, more conscious, debt-free life, and in doing so help to set an example and educate the community about alternative, affordable, more sustainable ways of living. Though we have a reasonably good parking place now, it won’t last forever, and we need to begin looking for our next place to call home. We have a few simple needs in order to live in our tiny house. Please continue reading below for more details about our needs and what we can offer in return.
Our ideal parking spot would be as close to downtown Sebastopol as possible, or Marin County, in the Fairfax or Inverness areas, preferably within biking distance to a town.
Desired “move-in” date
Our current parking situation is on soft earth, so we will no longer be able to move once rainy season starts. We’re looking to move this September or October at the latest, before November rain. We’d like to stay somewhere relatively long-term. If we develop a good relationship with our host, we will be in no rush to leave anytime soon.
Who We Are
Alek is a 31 year old, successful freelance web designer. He loves the outdoors, and apparently also likes doing crazy things like designing and building a house. He wants a garden and someday a completely sustainable home and fruit orchard.
Anjali loves yoga and movement, eating to heal, and finding the divine in all creation. She’s currently attending the Counseling Psychology Masters Program at Meridian University in Petaluma California.
Anya is quite possibly the cutest shiba inu ever. She is 9 years old (no longer a crazy puppy), so she’s mellow and really much more like a cat than a dog. Due to the nature of her bread, she’s always kept on leash, unless in a fully-fenced yard.
What’s this tiny house?
The house is 8×20 feet and permanently attached to a heavy-duty flat bed trailer. It can potentially be moved anytime, but we’re hoping to find a nice place to stay put for a while. The house is finished with beautiful cedar siding, and would make a great addition to any yard or neighborhood. Browse the blog, or just ask, and we can send you many more pictures!
Above are some pictures of the the completed house in its current Sebastopol location.
Just like a normal house, our tiny house has electricity and plumbing. One thing that it does not have, however is black water or sewage. So that we don’t need a connection to a sewage system, we plan to compost all our waste. This process is 100% safe and effective. Many more details can be provided upon request.
What we need
Our ideal situation would be for someone with a good sized yard or piece of land to host us as neighbors in their backyard, or allow us to use their land to park our house. We would love to become part of a community and happy to contribute to improve the area in which we live. Aside from some nice people who love the tiny house concept and want to help us out, we need a few specific things:
- Simple water hose hookup for fresh water into the house
- Standard 110 volt extension cord hookup to power the house (from the main house or existing utilities)
- A place nearby to dump graywater, or situation in which we can build a french drain or other on-site water filtration/drainage
- A very small corner of the yard for a simple, well-maintained compost pile
- WiFi internet or a broadband connection to which I can install a wireless router
What we can offer
- Money to cover water and electrical utility use
- Monthy rent payment TBD
- Possible help with gardening / yard work / House / Pet / Child care
- Other work/trade or barter agreement for web design or other service
Community environment we’d like to create or be a part of
- Cultivating more connection, taking a step away from individualism
- Vibrant, diverse house/land with some tenants in the 25-40 age range
- Living with intention, consciousness, reverence and good communication
- Focus on healthy living; quality food; active outdoor lifestyle
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Author: Alek Lisefski