Guest Post by Laura LaVoie
As I type this I am sitting at a camping festival in central Illinois. On Thursday, Matt and I presented a workshop on tiny houses and off the grid living.
We had about 50 people attend which is pretty big for any of the workshops here even though attendance for the festival is over 1000 people. We were excited by the number of people at our workshop but it also showed us that there is a genuine interest in this topic from people all over the country and of all walks of life.
Some people were more interested in the tiny house itself and the construction. Some were interested in other types of alternative building. Some were interested in off the grid living and how to make it work in any situation. Everyone was there because they were craving a different kind of life.
Alex here at Tiny House Talk does a really good job of inviting bloggers to share their stories and there are so many more out there. Every time I turn around there are new tiny house blogs showing up and it is so exciting to read their adventures.
We are here to share our experiences and answer questions and maybe inspire someone else to radically change their lives. I’m not saying we become radical Tiny House missionaries but I do think we have a responsibility to make our community as accessible as it can be so people who are seeking this information can reach out to us easily. So I thought I would share some other websites on the movement that I have found helpful for networking.
- The Tiny House Map has been making its round for a little while now. It is a great way to know where tiny homes are around you and be able to access the individual builders and home owners in your area to learn more about it.
- I know you are all familiar with Tiny House Listings, but this website makes me exceptionally happy just by existing. If you’re interested in the tiny life but not in the construction, there may be a small home in your area waiting for just the right owner.
- If creating a literal tiny house community is what you are interested in, you can check out the information at Tiny House Village Network. I love the idea of using tiny homes to develop a co-housing situation or intentional community and I think a lot of other people are interested in it as well.
- If you have a question or want to have a conversation about tiny houses, check out Tiny House Forum.
- And of course, there are many resources available at The Small House Society.
- Also, check out Facebook, Google+ and other social media. There are a number of organizations, networking groups and individuals there who are building tiny homes or simplifying their lives that can be resources for information and connections.
I know that these websites are only a small sampling of what is out there. What are some of your favorite tiny house community websites?