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How Things Have Changed For Tiny Houses – 7 Years Blogging

Over seven years ago today I decided to start blogging about tiny houses, little did I know the journey I was taking the first steps on.  Back then I didn’t really know what a “blogger” was or even how to do it.  Fast forward to today, seven years later, and I now get to do this every day.

keycandles-19Since then my life is drastically different: I have built and have lived in my tiny house for almost 2 years now.  I’ve written two traditionally published books and 5 ebooks.  I put on a conference.  I have a job that I can’t believe is my everyday.  Finally, I went on to build another company altogether.  As I write all that I’m almost in disbelief that I did it all and yet very grateful too.

Looking back, this was my first post on this website: The Difference between a Tiny House Vs. an RV

A lot has changed since then.  First and foremost just the sheer number of people that have become involved has exploded.  When I started I knew no one that had even heard of tiny houses, now at times it seems like everyone has.  I used to know everyone involved, they all could be found on my book marks and their numbers in my cell phone.  Today I can’t even keep up with everyone, who is who, and what new houses are coming out.

The houses themselves have started to have a broader type of aesthetic and design.  There use to be only a few types of houses out there, now we have all sorts.  House on average have gotten bigger and more complex too.  When I first put in plumbing and a mini split, I was one of a handful; many friends had rudimentary plumbing and I didn’t know anyone with a mini split.  Now people have pop-outs, AC, porches, cat walkways, hot tubs, and other elaborate setups.

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Another big change is tiny houses are now more widely used as a stepping stone instead of a lifetime option.  I think this is great, because it is more true to the mission: a housing that serves your own purpose, that empowers you.

I did a little digging and found out that so far I’ve written 479,849 words in total on this website alone since I started.  I’ve recorded close to 7,500 minutes of podcast episodes.  Made videos that have been viewed for over 1.4 million minutes.  The blog has been read by millions each year.  I look at those numbers and I’m equal parts tired (lol) and humbled.  If someone told me the day I started that anything I did was going to be seen, read or listen to by even 100,000 people, I would have to you “get outta here.”

I think most of all I’m grateful.  So that you for joining me on this journey.

1 Comment
  1. I am living in a tiny house and I admit at first, it is very hard to find suitable furniture but as time goes by I learned to love my space and I learned how to managed things by arrangement and proper organizing.

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