Towing Tiny Houses Uphill

Since our last blog, we had the opportunity to move ASPIRE to the campus of St. John’s The Evangelist Episcopal Church, in Chico, CA. This move happened through the support of Tami Ritter, from the Butte County Board of Supervisors, one of the many groups/agencies working to find housing for the Paradise Survivors.

Intersections after the Camp Fire

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Chico, a community of 90,000 is now home to 20,000 new residents seeking refuge from neighboring Paradise after the Camp Fire of November 2018. Chico, like many American cities, was dealing with its own issue of homelessness before the Camp Fire, plus a very low vacancy rate. Now Chico has a 20,000 person increase in population and officials and citizens are working on housing solutions for two distinct populations that are intersecting.

Living Mindfully — In a Tiny Home

Do good things really come in small packages? You’ve probably heard this phrase many times, yet “small packages” isn’t usually how we describe our homes. For most of us, square feet has become a measure of our status in society. … Continued

Living Tiny, Happily and… Legally

Happy Legal Tiny House

Thinking about living tiny? There are many advantages to choosing to live tiny in a tiny house. You can design your own lifestyle, have more financial freedom, with the ability to travel. When deciding to live tiny, one of the … Continued

Introducing ASPIRE

At Close to Home it’s sure hard to turn off the news. It seems that every time you turn around, there’s another story of someone losing their home or dealing with the unattainable house. Whether because of a forest fire … Continued

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