We had planned on having our tiny house chat last Monday, but our guest had a family emergency and we had to postpone to this coming Monday. We are going to be talking about building a business in your tiny house, so that you can leave behind your 9 to 5 and live life on your own terms. We will also be talking about how this is a vehicle for you to follow your passions in life while still earning a living.
We have two amazing guest: Danny Dover and Kacie Erikson
Danny is from Life Listed and has made a living for himself, independent of a location and travels the world while working remotely. He is best know for his journey of pursuing his bucket list. I recently found his TED Talk and I knew we had to get him for this chat!
My good friend over at Tiny House R(e)volution is hosting a tiny house decorating class. Learn about tips to decorate your tiny houses, explore double duty furniture, and how to effectively use windows to make you tiny house feel big. It’s Big Style For The Tiny House! Drew’s course is 2 hours for $10 so check it out!
Here is a photo of his gorgeous kitchen counter tops
Do you have a flair for the decadent? Does your style read more modern bohemia than Appalachian cabin? Maybe you prefer color over monochromatic. Whatever the case, this workshop is the one for you.
Over the course of two hours you will be part of a dynamic, online conversation that mixes live video/audio, presentation, practical examples, and live Q&A. With Andrew Odom as your facilitator
Today I wanted to share with all of you an interesting partnership that I have started, its with a non profit here in NC called Black Mountain SOLE. I first heard from them because they were in love with tiny houses and then I from there I got to see the exciting things they are doing. Black Mountain SOLE is the next evolution of education, the SOLE actually stands for Self Organized Learning Environment.
The concept is that students enter into a self directed learning process, where passionate students learn real world skills as they pursue their “big idea”. Along the way they get consistent coaching from mentors and business leaders to help take their idea from concept to reality, while developing income along the way. Now at first I was a bit skeptical about the true viability of such a model, then I learned of how many processes, key staff and a well appointed campus they have in place to take a person passion into a well defined learning process.
Here is a photo I snapped of the road to their campus… its so gorgeous there!
The concept instantly resonated with me because I have a Bachelors and a Master’s, which have served me well, but did little to teach me real world skills. Take this blog for example. The amount of things that I have had to learn to run this blog is really incredible now that I think about it. I have to know web coding, server management, SEO, taxes, budgeting, marketing, keep up with tiny houses, publishing, building codes, building techniques, and most importantly: how to build relationships. These are things that no classroom (as far as I know & as of now) will ever be able to teach you in a few years. It also goes to point out that learning doesn’t stop, I was up till 2am last night researching something new for you all.
So the reason I thought I’d post this is because I think its an interesting concept, I’ll be doing some work with them on tiny houses and I think a lot of the ideals that they hold have major overlap with the tiny house community. They are doing a scholarship contest check it out here
Some neat things that they will have:
Business coaches and mentors
Co working spaces
A full facility including cafeteria, dorms, work spaces
Located in gorgeous Black Mountain, NC minutes from Asheville
House trucks are a unique type of tiny houses that offer a great design, look and feel to them. This awesome house truck is a little funky and a whole lot of cozy.
Lighting is provided by solar panels, and romance by lanterns and tealights. Cook here, in the small fitted kitchen with gas cooker and oven. A short distance away from the horsebox is a hut with a private compost loo and shower room. The hut also has a large sink to wash-up in, a small fridge, and a place to store coats and boots after a walk, or sandy things after a day on the beach at quaint St Agnes.