Modern Homesteading on a Smaller Scale.

Author: Val

Tiny Human, Tiny House– Raising a Baby in Our Tiny House.

Tiny Human, Tiny House– Raising a Baby in Our Tiny House.

It’s 5:42am and my nose is being grabbed by impatient little fingers. I’d say this blasted me awake, but the baby babble has been in business for fifteen minutes and only now has quieted because Adventure Babe’s mouth is presently full of hair. My hair. […]

Hygge in the Tiny House

Hygge in the Tiny House

…Or, Winter is Upon Us! Since moving back from the great Midwest three years ago, I’ve found that winters in the PNW are incredibly hard for me. The nights are long and the days are grey and even though the temperature is WAY more mild […]

Happy Anniversary To Us! Our Lovely, Rustic, Zero Waste Mt. Rainier Wedding

Happy Anniversary To Us! Our Lovely, Rustic, Zero Waste Mt. Rainier Wedding

Those of you who know me know I’m not the greatest at marking events in a timely fashion. I’m the person who writes out half the thank you cards and then doesn’t get the addresses done. Or doesn’t buy stamps. Or orders 50 birth announcements […]

Family Life in the Tiny House

Family Life in the Tiny House

So to better get these blogs out in a timely fashion, I made a little document awhile back where I’ve been throwing post ideas for times like tonight when the stars align and the babe goes to sleep at a reasonable time and I’m actually […]

“Look Ma, No Hands!”: Babywearing and Strolling on the Farm and in the Tiny House.

“Look Ma, No Hands!”: Babywearing and Strolling on the Farm and in the Tiny House.

I’m in bumper crop go-time mode here in Chez Tiny House and even though the Little Bean is a few months from solid food, we’re putting up all sorts of nomalicious seasonal eats for her when the Big Day comes. The apple and pear trees […]

Big People, Tiny Waist

Big People, Tiny Waist

In addition to the new budget regime (still in the works… mama’s gotta plan) I’m also in the waning days of new-bod adjustments. Being tall and from a long line of ladies apparently born to birth, my body didn’t change too drastically after growing and […]

The Waning Days of My American Maternity Leave

The Waning Days of My American Maternity Leave

The days of sweet maternity leave freedom are nearing their end and we at chez Tiny House are now faced with the not-so-pleasant conundrum of trying to figure out what we’ll be doing with the babe on a daily basis come mid-August. Ideally the plan […]

Zero Waste (tiny) Home

Zero Waste (tiny) Home

SHHH! It’s mid-morning here in the mini house and Stella’s snoozing away, allowing me maybe a minute or ten to get an entry in for you. I managed to cook myself breakfast and wash the spit-up out of my hair (will she get to brush […]

The Tiny Bean is Now Earthside! Here’s My Sacred Birth Story!

The Tiny Bean is Now Earthside! Here’s My Sacred Birth Story!

Hello friends! It’s been a whirlwind of a week here– our little daughter decided to join us in the early morn of April 20th (showing up well past fashionably late) and we’ve been healing and cuddling and learning how to be parents ever since. Her […]

The Nesting Instinct Is Strong With This One

The Nesting Instinct Is Strong With This One

Greetings! Spring is here! And the babe is right around the corner, meaning I’m huge, achy, and super duper anticipatory. And SO NESTY! I’ve cut my hours back this week in order to rest up rather than walk the 5-ish miles around the camping department […]