adventures in Pepperness

Weird Morning Star

Sage Eye, photo and post processing by Paprika Clark, 2017.

Sage Eye photo and post processing by Paprika Clark, 2017.

I am weird. There’s been no doubt in my mind since my earliest memories that people find me unusual rather quickly after meeting me. I’m cluttered with guesses as to why, but I don’t truly…Continue Reading

A Few FAQs

Photo by Paprika Clark 2014.

Photo by Paprika Clark 2014.

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…Continue Reading

Feeling Make-y: BuggOff Blend No1

The ingredients I used in my first experimental batch of natural homemade bug repellent: almond oil, neem oil, cinnamon leaf oil, clove bud oil, tea tree oil, and lemongrass oil.

When it smelled lovely and the concentrated oils filled up one third of the bottle, I filled the remainder with almond oil, secured the lid, and shook it all up.

Sparks May Fly

Sparklebomb, photo by Dylan Pankow 2015.

Sparklebomb, photo by Dylan Pankow 2015.

Don’t tell me to get a job. Define job anyway. Monotonous tasks, subordination to those of rank in the hierarchy regardless of their talent or wisdom, the dread of awakening to alarms dragging you unwillingly…Continue Reading

Compost Outpalace

Best Little Outhouse in Healdsburg, photo by Paprika Clark 2013.

Best Little Outhouse in Healdsburg, photo by Paprika Clark 2013.

We have many steps ahead of us before we’re prepared for our goal of hosting tiny house workshops and events on our property. One of the first and most important was to build a bathroom…Continue Reading

Hits Home

Tall Towhee, photo and post processing by Paprika Clark 2010.

Tall Towhee, photo and post processing by Paprika Clark 2010.

The tiny house phenomenon draws out amazing passion in us because it involves our archetypes of home. It makes sense when we hear the phrase ‘hits home’ used to describe some experiences that punch us…Continue Reading

12 Steps to Freeing Yourself From Stuff

Paprika Clark sits on the battery storage bench on the front porch of the first tiny house built by her company, Bungalow to Go. Photo by Dylan Pankow.

Paprika Clark sits on the battery storage bench on the front porch of the first tiny house built by her company, Bungalow to Go. Photo by Dylan Pankow.

1 Figure out what really makes you happy. Be specific, and forget about realistic for now. If you don’t know, gather information. Become a happiness detective. Think back over your history and reflect on times…Continue Reading