Small House Society News – Nov 2020

1 Nov 2020

Greetings,

It’s been a while since I last checked in with you. I hope you are doing well.

As you’re probably aware, it’s been a busy year for those involved in smaller simpler living. With many businesses having shifted to a work at home, people are re-thinking when and how they want to live. So the increase in small, simple, economical living is on the rise.

This year I’ve continued working with educators, journalists, as well as small house dwellers and builders. Much has been going on behind the scenes that hasn’t made it into our website or social media feeds.

As you may have heard, Yahoo Groups will be discontinued on December 15, so we’re asking subscribers to please signup for our MailChimp powered newsletter. [Subscribe]

I’m interested to hear back from you about what you’d like to see more of in the year ahead. Are you a small house builder, dweller, blogger? How can the Small House Society better serve your needs and interests? What do you think the priorities and goals should be in the months ahead? Would you like more updates by email? If yes, should they be weekly, monthly, quarterly? Feel free to use the contact form below or our contact page to share your thoughts.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks!

Regards,

Please Share Your Thoughts Below – Thanks!

5 thoughts on “Small House Society News – Nov 2020

  1. The goal should be a free and fair housing market by ending exclusionary zoning. As long as a home is not a threat to anyone’s health or safety then that home should not be prohibited. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2297565230287130&type=3 Here’s a link to my Facebook album of emails that I sent to former presidential candidate Andrew Yang. The first picture of me sitting on my deck addresses ending exclusionary zoning. In the description I tell my own story. In the comments I post a story about how mobile home parks are taking advantage. Owning something affordable and just paying some property taxes is better than renting or paying a big fat 30 year mortgage.

  2. My daughter has many medical needs and is in a wheelchair. I would love to see more ideas on how to overcome this added challenge when a family desires a smaller, simpler space.

    1. Hi Carrie – Thanks for writing. We often see tiny houses that require going up stairs to enter them, and inside very tight spaces to navigate. This makes tiny houses seem unfriendly to people with mobility issues. Yet, I’ve seen some creatively built tiny homes and some that were adapted to work well for a variety of situations. Here’s an article about five accessible tiny homes https://www.spinalcord.com/blog/5-amazing-wheelchair-accessible-tiny-homes

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