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The next session of Tiny Transition and Downsizing, the 8-week e-course, begins on June 28th, 2015. You can register for the class and see all the details here!

Tiny Transition + Downsizing is the 8-week course that fundamentally changes your relationship with stuff and helps you de-clutter, downsize, and clear out your home and mind, in a step-by-step zero-overwhelm environment. You’ll be in a supportive, motivating group (more like a new family!) of other friends and kindred spirits on the same journey as you. Registration is now open for the session beginning on June 28th.

Preparing to transition into a tiny home, RV, trailer or cabin? Just want to clear your space and get some sanity in your current home? This is for you.

8 Week Downsizing Course with Mariah

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This is a Downsizing and Tiny House Journey guest post by Mariah Coz and Jenn

Today we have an AWESOME guest post from a Tiny Transition + Downsizing Course student named Jennifer, who is having her tiny house built right now and is making tons of progress towards downsizing and getting excited to move in! In this post Jennifer explains why she was inspired to build a tiny home, the events that made her realize she couldn’t wait forever, and the hardest (and easiest) parts of her downsizing and tiny house journey.

In the Tiny Transition + Downsizing E-Course, the practical weekly lessons and private student-only forum allow you to make progress at your own pace within a group of like-minded friends on the same journey. I’ve been told that the group is a catalyst for lifelong change. That’s because we not only go through how to eliminate all sorts of crap from your life and space, but because we fundamentally change your relationship with “stuff”. It has the cascading effect of positively influencing every area of your life. When you join, you get 8 weeks of practical lessons and challenges (lifetime access), guided step by step help, lifetime access to the private class forum, accountability, support and motivation from me and your classmates, and the tools you need to simplify your home and life.

How You Can Start Your Tiny House Journey Too

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You can learn more about Tiny Transition and Downsizing and register here. Class starts May 3rd!

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The next session of Tiny Transition and Downsizing, the 8-week e-course, begins on March 1st, 2015. You can register for the class and see all the details here!

Tiny Transition + Downsizing is the 8-week course that fundamentally changes your relationship with stuff and helps you de-clutter, downsize, and clear out your home and mind, in a step-by-step zero-overwhelm environment. Registration is open for the session beginning on March 1st. Preparing to transition into a tiny home, RV, trailer or cabin? Just want to clear your space and get some sanity in your current home? This is for you.

8 Week Downsizing Course with Mariah

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We have an awesome group shaping up for the CometCamper Tiny Transition and Downsizing E-course and I can’t wait to get started! I wanted to let you know that there are still a few days left to join the E-Course in case you’re interested in help with downsizing, preparing to live tiny, getting rid of your stuff, and things of that nature.

When you sign up for the Tiny Transition + Downsizing class, you get:

  • 8 weeks of downsizing lessons and challenges (it’s like Downsizing bootcamp!)

  • LIFETIME access to the private class forum

  • Accountability, support, motivation and camaraderie from me and your classmates

  • The tools you need to simplify your home, mind, and LIFE starting right now.

I also wanted to clarify some things, since I’ve received emails about how the class works (see below).

Tiny Transition & Downsizing Course Starts 10/5/2014

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Guest Post by Mariah Coz of www.CometCamper.com

As the next session of the Comet Camper Tiny Transition and Downsizing E-Course opens for enrollment, I thought it’d be interesting to reflect on my personal journey with simplifying into less than 100 square feet. I wanted to show you that if I can downsize into a tiny space, it’s possible for anyone!

I had a serious collecting problem before I got serious about living tiny. You know how people will tell you that at a certain point the stuff that you own actually owns you? It’s absolutely true. I had a problem with collecting everything vintage: clothes (2 bedrooms full), furniture (a garage full), clocks, kitchen things (I don’t even have my own house), oh did I mention clothes? And more clothes.

Two years ago I had 3 bedrooms in my parents house (me and my collections had forced my parents to move downstairs, as I inhabited the entire second floor of my family’s house). Two were filled with piles and piles of junk. Clothes from when I was in elementary school up until now – I hadn’t gotten rid of anything in 15 years. My thought process was always “One day this will come back in style” or “One day I’ll get around to mending this or making it into something new” or just that it had sentimental value. I had shoes that had never fit me in the first place, and coats that were toddler sizes that I bought because they were adorable and I couldn’t accept that “adult” clothes just aren’t as awesome as kids clothes. So I had two rooms that were literally MOUNTAINS of clothes, piled up. I am sort of glad I don’t have any pictures of this to show you guys, because it is really embarrassing.

I think that all of my guilt, shame, and frustration that came from having this “addiction to acquisition” is a large part of what attracted me to the tiny house movement. I saw a glimpse of freedom in the simple, small homes that I was so far away from yet longed for so badly.

The actual closets in the rooms were for things that I never wanted to look at or deal with. The third room had my bed in it. Besides clothes, I had art supplies that I NEVER used (and never wanted to use), which took up an entire walk-in closet. I had my “sewing” stuff stacked on shelves  – fabric, lace, notions. I hadn’t sewn anything since middle school! (but was pretty reluctant to give up my childhood dream of becoming a famous fashion designer). And vintage furniture: chrome chairs, dining room sets from the 50’s, mid-century sofas, vintage refrigerators and anything else you can imagine (I commandeered the garage to house this stuff).

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Support the Project Ventura Kickstarter:

Girls High School Engineering Class tackles ecological literacy by rebuilding a vintage trailer with off-grid flair!

These girls are inspired by the Tiny House Movement and are poised to make a big difference in their community.

But they need your help.

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Texas has more TINY going on than one might think, considering it’s the state known for the slogan, “Everything is Bigger…”.

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Hey all! It’s my first post here on Tiny House Talk, and I just wanted to say “hi” and let you all know I’m excited to be reporting on Tiny Houses here.

Some of you may already know me from my life with the COMET (cometcamper.wordpress.com), and my appearances at many tiny house workshops and events.

But for those of you who don’t, it’s nice to meet you, and please feel free to get in touch any time. If you’re in New England and have a tiny house you’d like to share, let me know! Now, on to the post!

Let’s start off with some vintage tiny house eye candy:

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Before humans settled down, tiny, mobile homes were the norm among our nomadic predecessors.

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