Over the years I’ve written a lot about tiny houses, over 1,000 posts in fact, and I thought it would be good to share some of the best posts for you today. These are our most popular “how to” posts from over the years
This summer has been filled with a slew of crazy storms; the storms have been extremely windy, heavy rain and overall, very intense. Much of my city has been without power for days because of fallen trees. The upside of living off the grid is I have full control over my entire power system, I can inspect and fix anything that breaks.
One decision I made when going off grid was to park my house in the woods where I have tree cover for shade during the summer and in the winter (when the leaves fall), solar exposure. But the last few months have called into question the wisdom of that decision.
This summer alone I’ve had two huge trees (75+ foot) fall perilously close to my house. Last week I was standing in my kitchen cooking dinner when I didn’t just see lightning, I felt my entire floor flex beneath my feet as the bolt struck a tree only 15 feet from my house. To put it mildly, it scared me. I felt the floor flex and then all a sudden my windows were covered by tree branches and leaves.
The tree that fell had a huge “Y” fork in it and my house miraculously fell right between that fork as the tree hurtled towards my house. The large trunk landed on both sides of my tiny house. I’m not one that stresses out easily, gets on edge or prone to freak outs, but I was seriously on edge after this.
Today I was listening to a podcast when I heard a question that was radically profound in the way it looked at things. The truth is that our happiness is often not what happens to us, but how we choose to perceive it and react to it. The question was this…
It’s fascinating how re-framing something can change our world view. I could go on, but I think for today, just spend some time thinking about how your worst day was actually your best day.