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Tiny House Documentary Being Funded on Kickstarter

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TINY: A Story About Living Small is a (short) documentary about one man’s attempt at building a tiny house from scratch in the mountains of Colorado, with no prior building experience.

The film also follow the lives of other families around America who have downsized their lives into less than 400 square feet, and asks the question, “What really makes a house feel like a home?”

According to Christopher and Merete, the filmmakers behind the project, the actual shooting of the film is almost complete. Right now they are raising money for post-production of the film (things like recording the original score, editing, and sending the film to a finishing house) on Kickstarter.com.

Tour of Their Tiny House

Christopher and Meretes Tiny House

Photos Courtesy of Merete Meuller

Doing the Rafters on Christopher's Tiny House

Here’s a shot of Christopher finishing up with the rafters for the roof.

Merete and Christopher in the Tiny House after Housewrap

Here’s a shot of Merete and Christopher inside the house after they applied the house wrap.

Installing the Roof on Christopher's Tiny House

Lastly there’s a shot of the house after the roof was completed.

How You Can Support TINY: The Movie

Click on the link below to check out the Kickstarter.com campaign for the film. If you decide to back the project, you can choose from a list of value-packed Thank You rewards, like:

  • Invitation to the online premier of the film
  • Access to behind the scenes footage
  • DVD of the final product
  • Weekend in the tiny house

Or, leave Merete and Christopher a comment telling them what makes your house – whatever the size – feel like a home. They’ll be posting their favorite answers on their blog and on Facebook Page throughout the next month.

Visit their Kickstarter campaign page to get started!

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • sesameB
    November 21, 2011, 10:53 am

    great, I cannot wait. Just cannot wait.

    I just learned that 49 million Americans are now living in poverty; and. The elderly population has an increase due to rising medical costs, they, too, are finding themselves living in poverty, as per former President Bill Clinton on a C-Span TV this month. Former Prez Clinton said that the USA has the highest diabetes in the world. Ouch!!!

    Also,1 in 31 U.S. Adults are Behind Bars, on Parole or Probation
    http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/news_room_detail.aspx?id=49398–Mar 2, 2009 – The number of offenders on parole and probation across the United States has surged past 5 million, complicating the challenges for fiscally ailing states as they try to curb corrections costs without jeopardizing public safety, according to a new report. The Pew Center on the States report, released Monday, says the number of people on probation or parole nearly doubled to more than 5 million between 1982 and 2007. Including jail and prison inmates, the total population of the U.S. corrections system now exceeds 7.3 million — one of every 31 U.S. adults, it said.
    A Woman of color with Eco Nappy hair, barefootin’ and drinking spring water in rural south central Arkansas

  • sesameB
    November 21, 2011, 10:54 am

    I viewed your film twice, because I liked it and had the time to do so, ’cause I live in a tiny house, too. Have a nice day!
    A woman of color with Eco Nappy hair, barefootin’ and drinking spring water in rural south central Arkansas

  • sesameB
    November 21, 2011, 12:00 pm

    Many, many senior citizens all over America need to be re-educated about housing themselves in later life. This is one such sad case: Jacksonville man, 74, loses home in morning blaze
    Posted: November 21, 2011 – 5:09am
    Herman Jackson never asked for much. He grew up in Bainbridge, Ga., plowing fields behind mules — “from sun to sun,” he said. He moved on to work 20 years for Union-Camp as a forklift operator and boilermaker. But he lost the little he had trying to stay warm Monday morning when a fire destroyed most of his home in the 800 block of West 17th Street.The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department received the call about 3 a.m. and arrived in less than five minutes, said District Chief Steve Gerbert. Yet by the time they arrived, there was heavy fire showing and the blaze had already claimed a large part of the house, Gerbert said. But Jackson said it wasn’t just a house to him. “My godmother left me the house when she died,” Jackson said. “I took care of her while she was sick with cancer.” Jackson managed to escape the flames that ignited when he attempted to refill a kerosene space heater, then smother the flames with blankets and clothes. He alerted neighbors who called 911, but he couldn’t save his home.”My whole life was in that house,” he said. Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2011-11-21/story/jacksonville-man-74-loses-home-morning-blaze#ixzz1eMEM3GQy

  • sesameB
    December 13, 2011, 2:29 pm

    We need tiny houses in America, here is a true story from my files about a very close friend and mentor. She was the first squatter I ever met in my life back in the 1980s in Florida! She refused to live in a big house or any house!
    Homeless by choice
    Tuesday, February 13, 2001

    An American Beach original
    Mystical figure fights for history

    By Alliniece T. Andino Times-Union staff writer,
    She threads a wire through part of her dreadlocked gray hair to loop it up and around to the side. In the 1970s, Betsch moved to American Beach after she lost the Jacksonville home she inherited from her father. Betsch couldn’t afford the taxes. Any money she inherited she gave away to environmental causes, from land preservation to saving butterflies, a practice she continues. A trailer her sister bought her for shelter is the area’s Black History Museum, as the black marker lettering on its side proclaims. Betsch stuffed the trailer with pamphlets, books, articles and fliers until she no longer fit. “She likes nature. She doesn’t really want to be boxed in by a house,” said Thompson with a chuckle. “She’s her own person, that’s all I can say.”

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