Summer Travel and Thinking Tiny

One of the treasures of the Pacific NW is the collection of Islands known as the San Juans. After a terribly rainy Seattle winter, I was excited about an opportunity to visit San Juan Island this summer. I was ready … Continued

The Power of Small Development

Our work at Close to Home brings us in touch with individuals from many different realms of society. Our clients are individuals who hold a vision of building: a tiny house village in their own community, small structures such as … Continued

Everything Old Is New Again

Have you heard this saying before? It refers to the fact that we often see new fads come from old, as we see in the fashion world all of the time. Kids are wearing Dr. Martens boots again, Converse shoes … Continued

Seven Intentional Communities

Build it and people will come. That seems to be the case regarding Intentional Housing communities. (Also known as “Pocket Neighborhoods” “Homestead Hamlets” “Cohousing Communities”) Although it’s less about building and more about creating. The intentional community movement is defined … Continued