In 2007 we learned of the inspiring small homes from the wonderful people at JotHouse.com. Now, you can visit JotHouse.com and use their interactive online survey for those planning to build a small home. Take a look! http://JotHouse.com/
Date: 19 July 2016 / Tuesday
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM [Event Page]
An evening with Greg Johnson, President of the Small House Society, who will give a presentation on the trend toward smaller living, and the popularity of tiny houses (those less than 500 square feet) in particular.
Layne Stark, who makes his living in carpentry and has built his own tiny home, will also share his experiences.
There will be time for questions and answers, as well as discussion. If the ideas of downsizing, living simply or freeing yourself of the burden of a larger home appeal to you, join us for this event!
“The home, which is 12 feet square and two stories was originally built 30 years ago, when no roads existed in the area. The original builder had to hike in with lumber and a chainsaw to build the home with.”
Greetings readers of the Small Homes Society!
My wife Anna and I are honored to join your ranks as farmers and small home owners. We are embarking upon on the next step of our journey, a journey that has been in the works for us individually for well over 10 years. A journey that will help to bring about change in the world.
When I met my wife 5 years ago, we discovered that we both had dreams of making the word a better place through our shared passion of farming. My wife has a degree in environmental science with an emphasis on sustainable agriculture and had managed a few farms. I had been doing urban farming in Los Angeles and specialized in hot pepper production. Together we started small with a plot in a community garden in Cleveland, Ohio. There we spent two years supplying local business with naturally grown produce and the occasional jams and jellies.
From there we packaged up the car and ventured west to Northern California in search of the next phase of the dream. We are proud to announce we have found it! We have just started our crowdfunding campaign (www.gofundme.com/psfarms) with the goal of helping us start our 10 acre farm. The farm will be sustainable, organic, solar powered, and have a tiny home which will serve as our living space.
The home, which is 12 feet square and two stories was originally built 30 years ago, when no roads existed in the area. The original builder had to hike in with lumber and a chainsaw to build the home with. Once our campaign is over we will take the building down to its studs to make it livable again, all the while incorporating traditional and natural building techniques allowing the tiny home to be energy efficient and cozy!
The farm itself will provide produce to our community, help to reduce the countries dependance on fossil fuels, and serve as a place to educate the children of our community about the importance of their food choices. But before all that takes place, we need your help. For just the price of a weeks worth of Starbucks Coffee, you can help us reach our goal! Every donation counts and we have some wonderful rewards set up for different levels of donations. We would be honored if you would be willing to help and spread the word on Facebook about PS Farms!
Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/psfarms
Donate at: www.GoFundMe.com/psfarms
Date: 14 June 2016
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Event Title: Tiny House Talk – Living Small & Simple for a More Purposeful Life
Location: Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, Prairiewoods.org, 120 E. Boyson Rd., Hiawatha, Iowa 52233.
Register: Online, cost is $5 [Register Online]
Web Page: Prairiewoods Calendar Event Page
Learn how a tiny house can help you live a larger life.
There is a growing interest in small houses as a result of various cultural factors, including economic conditions, concerns about the environment and a desire for simple, more effective living. Are you one of the many people who can make a small living space work for you?
As facilitator Greg Johnson will share, you likely would have more time and money for other areas of life, such as your spouse, family, education, fitness or career. Come to Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) to learn how this could help you create a more balanced, enjoyable life!
The cost is $5. [Register Online]
Organization: RV PRO
Type of media: Magazine
Contact: Contact the Small House Society
Email: Use our Contact Page
Deadline: Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Location: North America
“Seeking anyone nationwide who is knowledgeable about tiny home manufacturing and sales trends, and can speak about the tiny home movement and its ties to RVs. If it’s by phone, I would anticipate it taking no more than 20 minutes. I am in Austin, Texas.”
Small House Society – News 201512 | 31 Dec 2015 | Thursday
Here’s the latest news from the Small House Society.
Annual Fundraiser. At the start of each new year, we focus on fundraising for only a few weeks.
Donations help us have greater impact throughout the year ahead in promoting and supporting the small house movement.
Those who give are added to our listing of contributing members.
As we start a new year, it’s good time to reflect back on what’s been accomplished and what we hope to do in the months ahead.
This past year has been amazing. Here are just a few highlights of what we’ve accomplished this past year:
If you you’re able and willing, please consider giving or our work as indicated above.
Please join us for our next small house event taking place on January 23 in Marion, Iowa. Click here for more details.
I want to thank the global team of volunteers and contributors “behind the scenes” who help make all this possible. I’m very grateful to the many people who continue to uphold and advance the mission of the Small House Society.
Everyone who is connected with the Small House Society at any level is part of the success and progress of the movement. However you’re involved, your work is appreciated and having an impact.
Thanks again for your support. Please let me know if there is any way that the Small House Society can serve you better.
Gregory Johnson, Facilitator, President, Co-Founder
Small House Society
E-Mail: shs @ resourcesforlife.com (without spaces)
Postal: c/o Resources for Life, PO Box 2717, Iowa City, IA 52244-2717
Phone: (319) 621-4911
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Global Reach. During a typical week, we have thousands of visitors from over 120 countries visiting our website. The map below is just a snapshot of just a few hours. So, the need for additional helpers is great. We have over 8000 people that we communicate each month through email, phone, or these updates. Click here for a larger view of the map.
Join us for the Small House Symposium on January 23, 2016 from 2PM to 4PM. Recently extended from the originally scheduled 2-3 PM time.
The event will take place at the Marion Public Library, Meeting Room A, 1095 Sixth Avenue, Marion, IA 52302 [Map]
Please note that the program schedule may expand to include other presenters or events as we get feedback from those who plan to attend. Please check this page for additional event news and updates.
If you’d like to have an information table, or offer a presentation, please contact us before January 15. Thanks!
You can RSVP on the Event Facebook Page.
You can learn more on the library event description page.
There were 81 people in attendance yesterday at the Tiny House event in Marion, Iowa. Many thanks to all who attended, and to the Marion Public Library for hosting the event, and posting this great photo on their Facebook page.