Small House Society News 201512

Small House Society – News 201512 | 31 Dec 2015 | Thursday

Dear Friend,

20110201tu-gregory-johnson-mobile-hermitage-small-house-photo-by-makur-jain-IMG_6311-450x630-70percent-214x300Here’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.

You can give using PayPalFundly, or by sending a check to: Small House Society, PO Box 2717, Iowa City, IA 52244-2717.

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:

  • NPR Interview – We had a great interview on NPR that got national exposure. [Listen]
  • Luther College Presentation – We participated in the Big Tiny House event at Luther College.
  • Fox News Interview – We were able to get the small house message promoted through Fox News. [Watch]
  • Higher Education – Supporting research and study of the small house movement in higher education is essential. We’ve had an opportunity to provide support to many in higher education.

If you you’re able and willing, please consider giving or our work as indicated above.

Midwest Small House Symposium

Please join us for our next small house event taking place on January 23 in Marion, Iowa. Click here for more details.

Thanks

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.

Regards,
Gregory Johnson, Facilitator, President, Co-Founder
Small House Society

Internet: http://www.smallhousesociety.org
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
Subscribe. Enter your email address below and click the Join Now button to be notified when the latest Small House Society newsletter is available.

* * *

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.

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Small House Society News 201501

Small House Society – News 201501 | 31 January 2015 |  Saturday

Dear Friend,

20110201tu-gregory-johnson-mobile-hermitage-small-house-photo-by-makur-jain-IMG_6311-450x630-70percent-214x300Here’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.

You can give using PayPalFundly, or by sending a check to: Small House Society, PO Box 2717, Iowa City, IA 52244-2717.

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:

  • We’ve been able to help with the launch of two major network television shows focused on the small house movement: Tiny House Nation and  Tiny House Hunting.
  • We helped with the website launch for a local small house group, TinyHouseIowaCity.com.
  • We’ve connected with major media from coast to coast and around the world.
  • We’ve responded to numerous emails and phone calls from those wanting to embrace smaller, simpler, and more sustainable living.
  • We’ve also helped promote small house designers and builders.
  • Our website now has almost 17,000 followers through direct subscriptions and various social media sites.

If you you’re able and willing, please consider giving or our work as indicated above.

Thanks. 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.

Regards,
Gregory Johnson, Facilitator, President, Co-Founder
Small House Society

Internet: http://www.smallhousesociety.org
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
Subscribe. Enter your email address below and click the Join Now button to be notified when the latest Small House Society newsletter is available.

* * *

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 for a larger image.

20130331su-small-house-society-website-visitors-1024x651

Small House Society News 201407

Small House Society – News 201401 | 31 July 2014 |  Thursday

Dear Friend,

20110201tu-gregory-johnson-mobile-hermitage-small-house-photo-by-makur-jain-IMG_6311-450x630-70percent-214x300We’ve had a busy summer here at the Small House Society. Here’s the latest news.

Tiny House Nation. In case you’ve not heard yet, the small house movement is now a television show on A&E called Tiny House Nation. It’s free advertising for our movement, so we should do all we can to help promote it. The show airs live on A&E, and can be viewed online by those with an approved television service provider login.

Small House Workshop & Build in Iowa City on 9 August 2014

We’re really excited to have Dee Williams coming to Iowa City for a small house workshop and build. She’ll be joined by her brother, an Iowa City native, for what promises to be an amazing event. Here’s the announcement from Doug:

Join us in Iowa for a one day workshop, kicking off the construction of a 12-foot tiny house on wheels. During this day-long intensive you will frame the floor and walls, anchoring them to a utility trailer. PAD is partnering with a local volunteer group, TINY HOUSE IOWA CITY, and Dee will teach the workshop along side her brother, Doug, a long time builder and teacher. The workshop will be held at Coralville United Methodist Church, 806 13th Ave, Coralville, IA 52241, and will include a meet-up social on Saturday night in Iowa City. To register visit Dee’s website (here). To help spread the word, click here for the Facebook event page.

Free Road Trip! Check out this all expense paid road trip from Portland to Austin + free little house vacation stay. This is a great opportunity for the right person to enjoy a road trip and vacation all paid.

Small House Competition. The Sing Core group is having a small folding house competition. Check it out.

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. This year, we had only one brief mention of the fundraiser, and as a result, we’ve had only 12 donations come in. So, if you feel inclined, consider donating to our cause. You can give using PayPalFundly, or by sending a check to: Small House Society, PO Box 2717, Iowa City, IA 52244-2717. Thanks!

Media Requests. Click here to view the recent media requests and help as you’re able. Thanks!

Local Small House Society Chapters. Our Directory of Local Contacts is growing. We want to welcome those who joined us this past month. With support requests pouring in from all over the world, it’s important to establish local chapter offices for the Small House Society in various countries, regions, states, and cities. Please let me know if you’re interested in being a local representative and contact. We’ve now added a Google map showing small house representatives in various regions.

Thanks. 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. Thanks again for your support. Please let me know if there is any way that the Small House Society can serve you better.

Regards,
Gregory Johnson, Facilitator, President, Co-Founder
Small House Society

Internet: http://www.smallhousesociety.org
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
Subscribe. Enter your email address below and click the Join Now button to be notified when the latest Small House Society newsletter is available.

* * *

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 for a larger image.

20130331su-small-house-society-website-visitors-1024x651

Small House Society News 201402

Small House Society – News 201402 | 28 February 2014 | Friday

Dear Friend,

20110201tu-gregory-johnson-mobile-hermitage-small-house-photo-by-makur-jain-IMG_6311-450x630-70percent-214x300February was a busy month at the SHS headquarters. Here’s the latest news.

Website Upgrade. We’ve updated the website with a new design and some enhancements.

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.

You can give using PayPalFundly, or by sending a check to: Small House Society, PO Box 2717, Iowa City, IA 52244-2717.

Media Requests. I’m really encouraged by the increase in media requests we’re receiving. Yet, small house enthusiasts are really needed at this time. Click here to view the recent media requests and please help as you’re able. Thanks!

* * *

For those who have been reading these newsletters each month, the rest of what’s below will be mostly a repeat of previous news, but still current and relevant.

Local Small House Society Chapters. Our Directory of Local Contacts is growing. We want to welcome those who joined us this past month. With support requests pouring in from all over the world, it’s important to establish local chapter offices for the Small House Society in various countries, regions, states, and cities. Please let me know if you’re interested in being a local representative and contact. We’ve now added a Google map showing small house representatives in various regions.

Tiny House Conference 2014. If you’re interested in small  houses, you’ll want to consider attending The first annual tiny house conference is scheduled in Charlotte, North Carolina. Many of the well known builders and presenters will be there.

Thanks. 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. Thanks again for your support. Please let me know if there is any way that the Small House Society can serve you better.

Regards,
Gregory Johnson, Facilitator, President, Co-Founder
Small House Society

Internet: http://www.smallhousesociety.org
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
Subscribe. Enter your email address below and click the Join Now button to be notified when the latest Small House Society newsletter is available.

* * *

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 for a larger image.

20130331su-small-house-society-website-visitors-1024x651

Small House Society News 201401

Small House Society – News 201401 | 31 January 2014 | Friday

Dear Friend,

20110201tu-gregory-johnson-mobile-hermitage-small-house-photo-by-makur-jain-IMG_6311-450x630-70percent-214x300January was a busy month at the SHS headquarters. Here’s the latest news.

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. You can give using PayPalFundly, or by sending a check to: Small House Society, PO Box 2717, Iowa City, IA 52244-2717.

Crowdsourced Tiny Houses. Our local group of small house enthusiasts will be planning upcoming meetings with a focus on service projects. Click here to read more.

Media Requests. Click here to view the recent media requests and help as you’re able. Thanks!

* * *

For those who have been reading these newsletters each month, the rest of what’s below will be mostly a repeat of previous news, but still current and relevant.

Local Small House Society Chapters. Our Directory of Local Contacts is growing. We want to welcome those who joined us this past month. With support requests pouring in from all over the world, it’s important to establish local chapter offices for the Small House Society in various countries, regions, states, and cities. Please let me know if you’re interested in being a local representative and contact. We’ve now added a Google map showing small house representatives in various regions.

Tiny House Conference 2014. If you’re interested in small  houses, you’ll want to consider attending The first annual tiny house conference is scheduled in Charlotte, North Carolina. Many of the well known builders and presenters will be there.

Thanks. 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. Thanks again for your support. Please let me know if there is any way that the Small House Society can serve you better.

Regards,
Gregory Johnson, Facilitator, President, Co-Founder
Small House Society

Internet: http://www.smallhousesociety.org
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
Subscribe. Enter your email address below and click the Join Now button to be notified when the latest Small House Society newsletter is available.

* * *

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 for a larger image.

20130331su-small-house-society-website-visitors-1024x651

Small House Society News 201312

Small House Society – News 201312 | 31 December 2013 | Tuesday

Dear Friend,

20110201tu-gregory-johnson-mobile-hermitage-small-house-photo-by-makur-jain-IMG_6311-450x630-70percent-214x300December was a busy month at the SHS headquarters. Here’s the latest news.

Crowdsourced Tiny Houses. Our local group of small house enthusiasts will be planning upcoming meetings with service projects in mind. Click here to read more.

For those who have been reading these newsletters each month, the rest of what’s below will be mostly a repeat of previous news, but still current and relevant.

Media Inquiries. We’re continuing to receive emails and phone calls from members of the media who are writing stories and producing documentaries about the small house movement. If you’re interested in being interviewed, let us know.

Education Resources. There are an increasing number of undergraduate and graduate programs focusing on urban development that include the small house movement as part of the curriculum. Because of this, we regularly get requests from students wanting assistance with class projects and thesis work. If you’re interested in helping with these academic disciplines and research, let us know.

Local Small House Society Chapters. Our Directory of Local Contacts is growing. We want to welcome those who joined us this past month. With support requests pouring in from all over the world, it’s important to establish local chapter offices for the Small House Society in various countries, regions, states, and cities. Please let me know if you’re interested in being a local representative and contact. We’ve now added a Google map showing small house representatives in various regions.

Tiny House Conference 2014. If you’re interested in small  houses, you’ll want to consider attending The first annual tiny house conference is scheduled in Charlotte, North Carolina. Many of the well known builders and presenters will be there.

Thanks. 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. Thanks again for your support. Please let me know if there is any way that the Small House Society can serve you better.

Regards,
Gregory Johnson, Facilitator, President, Co-Founder
Small House Society

Internet: http://www.smallhousesociety.org
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
Subscribe. Enter your email address below and click the Join Now button to be notified when the latest Small House Society newsletter is available.

* * *

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 for a larger image.

20130331su-small-house-society-website-visitors-1024x651

Small House Society News 201311

Small House Society – News 201311 | 8 December 2013 | Sunday

Dear Friend,

20110201tu-gregory-johnson-mobile-hermitage-small-house-photo-by-makur-jain-IMG_6311-450x630-70percent-214x300November was a busy month at the SHS headquarters. Sorry for the delay in getting this newsletter sent out. Here’s a recap of what’s been going on.

Media Inquiries. We’re continuing to receive emails and phone calls from members of the media who are writing stories and producing documentaries about the small house movement. If you’re interested in being interviewed, let us know.

Education Resources. There are an increasing number of undergraduate and graduate programs focusing on urban development that include the small house movement as part of the curriculum. Because of this, we regularly get requests from students wanting assistance with class projects and thesis work. If you’re interested in helping with these academic disciplines and research, let us know.

Local Small House Society Chapters. Our Directory of Local Contacts is growing. We want to welcome those who joined us this past month. With support requests pouring in from all over the world, it’s important to establish local chapter offices for the Small House Society in various countries, regions, states, and cities. Please let me know if you’re interested in being a local representative and contact. We’ve now added a Google map showing small house representatives in various regions.

Tiny House Conference 2014. If you’re interested in small  houses, you’ll want to consider attending The first annual tiny house conference is scheduled in Charlotte, North Carolina. Many of the well known builders and presenters will be there.

Tiny House Community. There’s an inspiring small house community being developed that I think you’ll be interested in. Click here to learn more.

Thanks. 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. Thanks again for your support. Please let me know if there is any way that the Small House Society can serve you better.

Regards,
Gregory Johnson, Facilitator, President, Co-Founder
Small House Society

Internet: http://www.smallhousesociety.org
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
Subscribe. Enter your email address below and click the Join Now button to be notified when the latest Small House Society newsletter is available.

* * *

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 for a larger image.

20130331su-small-house-society-website-visitors-1024x651

Small House Society News 201310

Small House Society – News 201310 | 31 October 2013 | Thursday

Dear Friend,

20110201tu-gregory-johnson-mobile-hermitage-small-house-photo-by-makur-jain-IMG_6311-450x630-70percent-214x300It’s been a busy month at the SHS headquarters. Here’s a recap of what’s been going on.

Local Small House Society Chapters. Our Directory of Local Contacts is growing. We want to welcome those who joined us this past month. With support requests pouring in from all over the world, it’s important to establish local chapter offices for the Small House Society in various countries, regions, states, and cities. Please let me know if you’re interested in being a local representative and contact.

Green Builders. Polly Bart, the founder of GreenBuilders.com, joined our list of local contacts this month. We’re pleased to have this team of over 50 sustainability and smaller living experts joining with us. Watch the video below to learn more.

Tiny House Conference 2013. If you’re interested in small  houses, you’ll want to consider attending The first annual tiny house conference is scheduled in Charlotte, North Carolina. Many of the well known builders and presenters will be there.

Thanks. 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. Thanks again for your support. Please let me know if there is any way that the Small House Society can serve you better.

Regards,
Gregory Johnson, Facilitator, President, Co-Founder
Small House Society

Internet: http://www.smallhousesociety.org
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
Subscribe. Enter your email address below and click the Join Now button to be notified when the latest Small House Society newsletter is available.

* * *

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 for a larger image.

20130331su-small-house-society-website-visitors-1024x651

Small House Society News 201309

Small House Society – News 201309 | 30 September 2013 | Monday

Dear Friend,

20110201tu-gregory-johnson-mobile-hermitage-small-house-photo-by-makur-jain-IMG_6311-450x630-70percent-214x300It’s been a busy month at the SHS headquarters. Here’s a recap of what’s been going on.

Local Small House Society Chapters. We’ve had a great response from people wanting to be recognized as a local contact for the Small House Society. With support requests pouring in from all over the world, it’s important to establish local chapter offices for the Small House Society in various countries, regions, states, and cities. Please let me know if you’re interested in being a local representative and contact.

Tiny House Conference 2013. If you’re interested in small  houses, you’ll want to consider attending The first annual tiny house conference is scheduled in Charlotte, North Carolina. Many of the well known builders and presenters will be there.

Thanks. 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. Thanks again for your support. Please let me know if there is any way that the Small House Society can serve you better.

Regards,
Gregory Johnson, Facilitator, President, Co-Founder
Small House Society

Internet: http://www.smallhousesociety.org
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
Subscribe. Enter your email address below and click the Join Now button to be notified when the latest Small House Society newsletter is available.

* * *

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 for a larger image.

20130331su-small-house-society-website-visitors-1024x651

Small House Society News 201308

Small House Society – News 201308 | 31 August 2013 | Saturday

Dear Friend,

20110201tu-gregory-johnson-mobile-hermitage-small-house-photo-by-makur-jain-IMG_6311-450x630-70percent-214x300It’s been a busy month at the SHS headquarters. Here’s a recap of what’s been going on.

Local Small House Society Chapters. We’ve had a great response from people wanting to be recognized as a local contact for the Small House Society. With support requests pouring in from all over the world, it’s important to establish local chapter offices for the Small House Society in various countries, regions, states, and cities. Please let me know if you’re interested in being a local representative and contact.

Tiny House Conference 2013. If you’re interested in small  houses, you’ll want to consider attending The first annual tiny house conference is scheduled in Charlotte, North Carolina. Many of the well known builders and presenters will be there.

Workshops. For those of you who’ve not yet been to a workshop, you’ll want to consider connecting with Jay Shafer of Four Lights Houses. I normally don’t include advertising in these newsletters, but you can click on the image below for more details about the workshops.

Thanks. 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. Thanks again for your support. Please let me know if there is any way that the Small House Society can serve you better.

Regards,
Gregory Johnson, Facilitator, President, Co-Founder
Small House Society

Internet: http://www.smallhousesociety.org
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
Subscribe. Enter your email address below and click the Join Now button to be notified when the latest Small House Society newsletter is available.

* * *

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 for a larger image.

20130331su-small-house-society-website-visitors-1024x651