About

About Sarah

I’m 28 and live in Victoria, Australia. I basically have no building or design experience but I’m a fast learner and I’m pretty stubborn when I want to be. I grew up in the lush, green, rolling hills of dairy farm country and to this day, fresh cow manure and pungent silage smell like home. How’s that for country life? I’ve lived overseas a few times and often catch the travel bugs biting, but I’ve made a promise to myself to stay home and commit to this project, long enough to see something built at the end of it.

I’m a feminist, a traveller, a musician, an adventurer, a future iron woman and I have the most incredible friends and family. I find this world stunningly beautiful and the people in it scary, frustrating, and endlessly inspiring. I’ve just started a new job in Melbourne and will be squeezing this build around a full time job and a decent commute, but I’m nothing if not impractically optimistic. I think it will definitely be probably manageable.

About the blog

This blog documents my attempt to design and build a tiny house on wheels*. It may be a disaster, but it’s going to be a beautiful one.

If you haven’t heard of the tiny house movement, google it! But be warned; there may be no going back…

*The more I write on this thing, the more I realise that this project involves so much more than just the tiny house. The house is simply a vehicle for the much deeper desire for connection and simplicity, a peaceful and meaningful way to live. For that reason, not all of these posts will be directly connected to the actual build of a tiny house. No apologies for that, it just is what it is. I’m writing this for me as much as for anyone who might be out there reading, I hope you find something in here of worth to you.

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  1. Chloe McKillop says:

    Dear Sarah,

    My name is Chloe and I’m working in undergraduate research within the USF Honors College. I’m writing to ask if you would be willing to answer a brief survey regarding your expertise and experiences with tiny homes.

    I came across your blog on the Tiny House Community blog directory (http://tinyhousecommunity.com/blogs.htm), which directed me to your website. Our research team is looking at tiny houses as a lifestyle, solution to sustainability problems, and a cultural movement. Our overall goals are to look at the struggles that tiny house owners and builders need to overcome and how that relates to tiny homes as a cultural movement. Further, our research aims to take a look at the day-to-day life of a tiny house inhabitant and how that lifestyle has affected their well-being.

    If you are interested in taking part in our questionnaire, please let us know. We would really appreciate your help moving our research forward. You can reach us via email at mckillopc@mail.usf.edu.

    Thank you very much,
    Chloe McKillop & Iain Hillenburg

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