Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Tiny House Jamboree - People

I know, there's supposed to be tiny house photos since it was the Tiny house Jamboree. They are coming, I promise. 

But here's my favorite part of the weekend. The people. Some I'd met before, some I knew only online before, and some were totally new acquaintances. Some are missing. Moose and some others were not their sadly. And some who were present, I did not manage to get photos with. If I don't have a shot of you, don't have your name with your photo, or am missing a link to your site/blog, I apologize. The whole weekend was such a whirlwind and I really am terrible with names. Why I can remember details about someone's house plans and life goals and draw a complete blank on their name, I don't know. It's embarrassing. So please, just comment with the info I am missing (or if I got it wrong!) and I will add it! If I'm missing a photo of you, I guess you just have to come visit my place and I'll get one. ;) There were many other cool and famous people there, just too little time.

 For starters, here are two of my favorite Tiny House People group ladies, Macy Miller and Thea Tapson. Neither of which had I met in person before, so like a lot of other encounters this weekend, this was kind of like facebook coming to life. Which is pretty sweet!

The Tiny House People group ladies in dresses and sandals.

Sean David Burke and I had met last year and he was even able to swing by my house and visit once. So it was nice to see him again and to have the time to listen to his talk on health and building houses. 

An amazingly sweet young nurse who I was able to chat with for a while about her tiny house plans.

Tim Tedesco was another previously online only acquaintance. He's done a lot of cool things, but one evening he built his own tear-drop camper in something like two hours. Which I happen to think it amazing!

B. A. Norrgard got married during the Jamboree! I've always thought her name stood for bad ass since that is how I think of her, though I was pretty sure that wasn't actually what her parents named her. Andrew Odem was one of the mc's for the event, had a large role in producing "Turning Tiny", and is part of putting out the Tiny House Magazine. And he's an all around fun guy to be around. Nina Zamudio I'd not met before, but she's another author in "Turning Tiny."

Suzanne Sprinkle Ayres was another FB come to life meeting. I thought there might have been more Tiny House People group members there since there are 30,000 of us after all, but it was great to meet the few who were able to attend!

It was great to see Byron and Dot Fears again since they are some of my favorite builders. Other than the one evening, they were mostly too busy and I didn't get to see as much of them as I would have liked. Hopefully at least Dot, and maybe Byron will be able to swing by my house for a visit in the next month as part of their larger travel plans.

I know she was already in a photo at the top, but here's another shot of Thea Tapson and I.

It was also wonderful to get to spend a little time with Christian and Alexis again. They also have tentative plans to come visit my place so I'm hoping that will work out. I had to opportunity to watch part 1 of their 3 part film series called Living Tiny Legally. They did a wonderful job and I can't wait to see the next two installments. 

Michelle Bredeson Boyle was the other MC for the speakers.  And Anita Howard has a lovely and unique tiny home that I've loved the layout of.

Lindsey who actually lives near my home and is working on her own tiny!

Kai Rostcheck I'd met last year and this time he had his lady friend with him. He and Ola are a sweet couple and it was nice to see them for a minute.

Anita Howard again chatting with the famous Kent Griswald also of the Tiny House Magazine. The magazine is pretty cool. I've written for them several times, and if tiny houses interest you at all, I do recommend buying a subscription.

Susan Joslyn is another formerly online only acquaintance and fellow Tiny House People group member that I got to meet in person.

Ryan and Hannah Corson are an amazing young couple I met, along with their super tiny little boy! I forgot to get a shot of all of us together, but it was great to get to know them just a little and to meet other folks with so many of the same goals and plans in life.

Jay Shaffer and I. If you don't know him, see my whole last post.

Famous Freida concentrating on the speakers. I loved her home made book jacket for her copy of "Turning Tiny." The front said "This book belongs to Famous Freida, sorry about that," and made me laugh.

Jewel Pearson (Mrs Gypsy Soul) who has another lovely tiny house that I have really enjoyed.

And Darin Zaruba, who I barley saw, much less got a chance to snap a photo with because he was so busy making the whole event happen. Many thanks to him and all the others who were behind the scenes working like crazy to make everything go smoothly!

Thanks to all of you for the opportunities to meet, hang out with, and get to know so many amazing folks!


  1. it was great to meet you too, i have adored your house from afar. thank you for including me in your blog post and capturing that pic... i had a great conversation with jay and your pic captured that for me... <3

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