The Online Community for Tiny Living and the Tiny House Summit
Your Name and Title:
Terry K, aka "The Office Hobo"
The Tiny (Toilet) Home Project
Area of the World from Which You Will Present:
Los Angeles, CA
Language in Which You Will Present:
Urban residents interested in living space downsizing.
Short Session Description (one line):
Tips and tricks for transitioning into small-space living--without leaving the city.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Living in a tiny home is a dream come true for many of us, but what if we're not ready to leave the city? Downsizing your living space is possible without investing in a rural tiny house. Leading a life of urban voluntary simplicity while earning big city wages can even fund your tiny aspirations.
This discussion explores the myriad of living space alternatives for the downsizing urban professional. After over 4 years of living rent-free in Los Angeles, saving over $55,000 in living costs while reporting on folks doing the same in other cities, I relate my experiences for other cityfolk interested in exploring a simpler lifestyle to meet their tiny goals. Backyard dwellings. Live/Work solutions. The stationary #vanlife. Maintaining your earnings while drastically lowering your living expenses can prepare you for the practical challenges of living tiny and save you cash for your future tiny house.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:
Rent-Free, Odd-Space Living Blog: www.theofficehobo.com
Nonprofit Urban Backyard Tiny Home Program: www.tinytoilethomeproject.org
2016 Tiny House Jamboree Keynote Address: https://youtu.be/EHwBnHZ_Weo