Meet Us


Hi, I'm Crystal, the one that blogs.

This was all my crazy idea.  I've been dreaming of living simple & tiny since I was a child.  Thankfully my husband, Aaron, is super chill and down for almost anything! :D  


We've been married for a decade, have two young kids (4&6), and one little black kitty cat.  I spend my time doing photography, reading, dreaming & scheming, and keeping up with the kids!  Aaron was in the Marine Corps infantry, but is now a chemist and loves everything science!

We moved into our tiny house in June 2015 to live a more simple, stress free, and adventurous life.  And YES, we're loving it during this phase of our lives! We're really excited about what the future holds for our family! :)

11 comments:

  1. Wonderfulllllllll - I have been thinking of "tiny" living since 1969, when I started camping - and always wanted to build a tiny house; needless to say I was elated when I found out they existed - Thinking very seriously doing like you for my retirement - Good luck to you all and may God bless - Jeannette (Montreal)

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    1. Thank you Jeannette! If you want to look at tiny houses for sale, you can find a bunch at tinyhouselistings.com

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  2. We just passed you on i25. Love your adventure!

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  3. This is your SLC neighbor at Riverside RV writing - camped in a little white trailer just west of your adorable Tiny House, What a special family you are, what an inspiration, and hour home is adorable! SO glad to have met you, and will definitely follow your journey here on the blog. Blessings, and many amazing adventures...Don & Sherry McTee from SLC, UT

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    1. It was so nice to meet you both too! :)

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  4. This is your neighbor at Riverview RV, just west of you in the little white trailer, and the red vehicle from Utah. We are SO happy to have met you, and to find that we can keep track of you through this blog, for you are, indeed, a special family, amazing people, and your Tiny House is ADORABLE! What a joy to meet you! Blessings to each of you, be safe, and since It Is The Journey That Matters, you are on your way!! Sherry & Don McTee

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  5. Hi Crystal, trying to reach you to say we Miss you and seeing your family.
    Enjoy anywhere you are and we look forward to seeing you soon. Micha and family send love and thoughts. The Fardos

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  6. I noticed on your Xmas stockings the name of Selah. I'm from the town of Selah, WA & have done research on the name. It is only mentioned 1x in the Bible & have not seen it anywhere else. Where did you come up with that & who is Selah?

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    1. We found the word Selah to mean "pause & reflect" and we really liked the meaning. That is what we named our daughter. :) And yes, it is in the Psalms.

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  7. Wonderful blog and your tiny house could not get more stunning! Definitely one of the best tiny houses ever. I was wondering how your wood stove is holding up? I just purchased the same one and would love to hear how its working, how often you use it, and does it heat your place comfortably? Thanks so much for any advice!
    Keep up the great work.

    Kind Regards,
    Chris

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    1. Hi Chris! Thank you! :) We used our wood burning stove almost exclusively for heating purposes while living in Indiana (dumb cold winters). We used it a few times while traveling (mostly across the South), but it heated our home up very well. The only issue is keeping the fire going if you want to sleep through the night and have it warm in the morning. We found that it was easiest to heat the house with wood for the daytime and into the night, but then we also used an EdenPure (quartz heater) when we were lazy before going to bed. Our home is currently at WeeCase in Lyons, CO available for short-term rental, and for insurance purposes they don't allow wood burning, and only use the quartz heater. The EdenPure works amazingly for the entire house. We were never cold when we lived in it though, because we used SUPS for insulation. So, yes, this particular wood stove works great and heated our tiny perfectly. :)

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