Editor, Owner, & Tiny House Builder
Ryan lives in Charlotte, NC, he has been following the Tiny House movement for years now and had decided to become a part of it by launching this website. He is currently building his tiny house (see Ryan’s Tiny House tab). He focuses on alternative housing options and sustainable local agriculture as key components to meet future needs.
Alan Berkley & Marie Boucher
Writer & Builder
We’re total neophytes when it comes to building, but we have a very strong drive to live as simply and freely as possible, with as little negative impact on the planet as possible. Walk softly and carry very few sticks, (unless they’re 2x4s, in which case, always carry at least 2 extra). Alan’s work is in money, and I work in market research, but our focus is on getting ourselves out of the rat race as soon as possible, and if that means living in a 130 square foot house, so be it. We’re in our early 30′s, no kids, one dog, two cats. We decided to build Big Red in 2011, bought plans in 2012, and “broke ground” in 2013.
Writer, Builder, & Tiny House Dweller
Andrea lives in Charleston, SC in La Casita, the tiny house she built with her fiancee last year. During the building process she started the CharlestonTinyHouse blog and now works organizing tiny house building workshops in South Carolina. Inspired by the small dwellings she inhabited during her time as a volunteer on organic farms, she hopes to continue discovering what the tiny lifestyle has in store for her.