We are having a blast with this project! Neither Gabby nor I had any construction experience before starting to build our Tumbleweed Tiny Home. We have been blessed with a very supportive community and a great group of friends -many of whom have a good bit of building experience.
We work and live at Camp Ondessonk, a traditional summer youth camp and outdoor education center in Illinois. It has provided us with a great social community, which has really come together to support us in this endeavor. The first week of our project is a great case-in-point: we were able to get the shell up, roof on, and house wrapped all within the first 7 days! It was very much like an old-fashioned barn raising. With many enthusiastic helping hands, it was so inspirational to be a part of.
We’ve found folks to be very interested in getting involved with this unique project, particularly one with such a positive impact in terns of living consciously, simply and intentionally. As we progress, we’re slowly chunking away at the many details and still finding offers of help. It has really brought people (including Gabby and I!) together.
Our journey has changed our lives already, and we haven’t even moved in yet! It has been such a great experience, we’re excited to move forward!