What is this tiny house thing all about?
That’s a big question – in short it’s about freedom. People come to the tiny house concept for all kinds of reasons, but usually the core has to do with achieving freedom to do what we want most with our time; things that don’t necessarily draw a paycheck. We want to nurture our gardens, skills, relationships, careers, families, crafts, or creative urges. To many the distilled essence of tiny house-ness is the miniature craftsman house on wheels equipped for one or two minimalist residents – but the movement encompasses everyone who has an interest in smaller living and alternative homes.
Is there any money in building tiny houses?
Tiny house building – specifically custom light frame houses on wheels designed to function fully as full time homes – is an unlikely fit for the mainstream construction business model. It doesn’t lend itself readily to mass production, big markups, and concentration of capital. Over three builds finished with my husband Dylan Pankow in our business Bungalow to Go, the financial balance for us has been almost even.
Are you tiny house builders?
Not presently. Although we’ve built four tiny homes on wheels, it’s something we do now only under the right circumstances for the right client.
I offer drafting services for hire, and I’m often hired to draft plans for vacation rental permit applications and renovations in places all over Sonoma County.
I also immensely enjoy my work as editor, ghost writer, and writing coach for some of my dearest friends in the bloody arts of ethical marketing.