The biggest…littlest…um, the latest news in Tiny: La Petite Maison. I’m sure you’ve heard of it; it isn’t all that new, but this 12 year old girl has been taking the tinyverse by storm.
She has been featured in a guest post on the Tumbleweed Tiny House blog. She appeared on Andrew Odom’s r(E)vo Convo Podcast.
She and her Mom even got a chance to visit the Tiny r(e)volution while it was still in Georgia. She also recently visited the Tiny House Showcase, Boneyard Studios, in Washington DC.
There is almost nothing that Sicily Kolbeck hasn’t done and she isn’t even thirteen. As far as anyone knows, Sicily is the youngest tiny house builder on record.
I really wish I had her level of confidence when I was her age.
Please read below, because Sicily is doing so much more!
Now La Petite Maison and Sicily are making another splash with her IndieGoGo fundraising campaign. Sicily is raising funds so she can finish her tiny house as a school project. She plans to move in when it is done and take it with her to college – in 5 or so years.
From Sicily’s guest post at Tumbleweed:
“Freedom to me means I can support myself in a sustainable way. Building a tiny house can give me stability, possibly for the rest of my life if I build the house well. Building a house would give me the life skills that really matter, such as using tools for construction. Building the house I can know what labors go into a home and truly appreciate what I am living in.”
She gets it, folks! She really gets it. More than even some of the adults I have spoken to about going tiny.
The reason I am sharing Sicily’s story here at Tiny House Talk is because there are only a few days left on her IndieGoGo campaign and she is very nearly there. With everyone’s contributions she will be able to buy all the things she needs to complete her tiny house dreams. And as a special bonus, Deek of Relax Shacks has offered two “Guest Perks” which you can read more about at the campaign.
When I was 12 we didn’t have IndieGoGo. If I wanted to make extra money I had to have a lemonade stand. I might have done some babysitting but I wasn’t particularly good at it. Don’t tell the people I baby sat for, though. I also didn’t want to build a tiny house. I didn’t know such things existed. Consider the La Petite Maison fundraiser 21st century lemonade stand but what you’re really doing is investing in the sustainable future of Sicily’s entire life. She’s so close even a couple extra dollars can help.
**I have never spoken to Sicily or her parents. I was in no way asked to provide this kind of promotion. I just believe in this movement and I think what she is doing is absolutely fantastic. I want to support this young tiny house builder.**