Thank you for your interest in the Tiny Revolution – an Internet home for people interested in simple, minimalist living, and less square feet than most master bedrooms. We’re especially happy you came to our door!
Revolution is a strong word!
Not ten years ago America entered into a time of adjustable-rate mortgages allowing us to build bigger, live larger, and finance more, than we ever had before. Fast forward to today when the nation is crippled by subprime mortgage crisis and home sales are down by nearly 37%. Somewhere, someone convinced us that in order to be happy and to show our successes we needed to have more stuff and more places to put it. We needed master suites alongside our master baths in our McMansions. We were led to believe our countertops must be granite and that if our heating and cooling system didn’t necessitate multiple zones we were living in too small a house. But is all that true? If our homes are smaller and our possessions minimal, are we still able to make a house a home?
What if we all paid more attention to our passions and our dreams rather than our position in the rat race? What if we traded our 2-story split level dreams for Tiny Houses comprised of less than 300 sq. ft. where you can see all of your worldly possessions simply by revolving in a circle?
Some would probably call it a r(E)volution…
Tiny r(E)volution is a media-mentary on our goal to downsize, minimalize, prioritize, and proselytize, the plight of the Tiny House. Along the way we’ll be sharing our personal stories, our tales of discovery, and lot more information.
Don’t you already have a blog?
We did. For nearly six years we ran anotherkindofdrew.com - a daily blog about whatever, whenever, and usually, however. While it is no longer an active or live website articles and How-To’s from that period are still widely available on the Internet.
Tiny r(E)volution focuses on just the discovery, innovation, and [ultimately] building of a Tiny House. Topics will include researching, planning, financing, altering, disagreeing, building, and outfitting. Hopefully along the way I will be able to interview people who have been influential in the Tiny House movement or those who are currently notching out their own place.
This blog is UN-copyrighted. Its authors, Andrew and Crystal Odom, have released all claims on copyright and has put all the content of this blog into the public domain. No permission is needed to copy, distribute, or modify the content of this site. Credit is appreciated but not required.
In other words we don’t own the Internet or your blog. We can’t stop you from reposting anything. And we don’t want to actually. We post because we enjoy it and – more than anything – we hope you do too!
Tiny r(E)volution is not a movement. It is not a political cause. It is a way to keep my head clear and my vision focused. While there are other tiny house blogs out there I wanted to create one that followed the entire process; conception to creation. I think tiny houses can create a better world; environmentally, fiscally, and creatively.
When not at the keyboard I am typically outside in one of our gardens or in some phase of some project I have deemed absolutely necessary although probably perfectly unnecessary. Sitting still is not one of my strong points.
Crystal Odom is perhaps the driving force behind the r(E)volution. Having lived all over the world as a missionary she has seen what can happen when we learn to let go and just live. While not impressed with large homes and complex design she is a fan of multi-use furniture and clever use of space.
When not having her say on our tiny home she can usually be found in the kitchen making something out of nothing and challenging my tongue’s heat sensors.
She is also the mother to our daughter – Tilly Madison – who was born in Sept. 2010.
Please note: The header image uses a blueprint most readily identified as that of the Popomo Tiny House as designed by Jay Shafer and displayed on the Tumbleweed Tiny House webpage. It is being used as creative commons as Tiny r(E)volution is a no-income, personal blog, designed and written for information and personal purposes only. No money is being made from the image and the term Tiny r(E)volution is neither trademarked nor copywritten.