Heartfelt Thank You


The best reward we receive from running TinyHouseBuild.com is the opportunity to come into contact and create community with so many of you. Truly you are the ones that inspire us to do everything we can to make tiny house living a reality for anyone that wants it. Many of you have taken the time to share your joys, sorrows, tribulations, and triumphs with us, and in that process, we have been moved to tears, laughter, and love.

When we launched our website just a little over a year ago, we had no idea how it would be received or how many would be interested in what we had to share. All we knew was that we were passionate about what we were discovering in our personal downsizing process and that even if no one was there to listen, we would still write about it all. Therefore the fact that so many of you have expressed your appreciation for what we do has been humbling beyond words.

So, we would like to take a moment on this Thanksgiving Day to say…thank you. Thank you for being the inspiration in our lives. For reminding us that this world is a beautiful one and that the human spirit longs for a life that is peaceful and harmonious.

In closing, we would like to share the following quote which we feel captures the very heart beat and essence of the tiny house movement.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead

We should all feel proud of being a part of a movement that is bringing humanity back to a scale of living that is kind, considerate, and sustainable.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone

-Gabriella and Andrew

2 Responses to Heartfelt Thank You

  1. Kathy Love December 1, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    Hi Gabriella,
    First, thanks for the kind Thanksgiving message and blessings back to you. I have been studying tiny houses for about a year now, and your website (and blogs) are my favorite so far. The writing is simple, easy to read and the photos are amazing. So, thanks. Here are my questions:

    1) Where did you put all your pictures? I don’t see any in frames on walls or by your bed or on your fridge. Are they all digitized?
    2) What about keepsakes, mementos, etc. from your daughter’s growing up years? (baby clothes, books, favorite toys, artwork (!), etc. If you gave them away, how did you go about that process?
    3) And speaking of your daughter, where do you keep her? Is she in the tiny maroon house? If not, what do you
    use that house for?

    P.S. Baja pictures are beautiful.


    • Gabriella December 2, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

      Thank you for writing Kathy! We have a few select pics on shelves in hOMe but very little on our walls. We are working on digitizing the vast majority of our pics (we have about 10,000 so this is a big project). Each of us has a box for our keepsakes. We chose the few select pieces that are really truly dear to us. We store those in our solar shed. Our daughter spends most of her time in hOMe but has her own cabin right next to our place for sleeping in and doing her homeschooling in. She’s awesome and loves spending time with us so she is with us as much as possible. 🙂

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