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Our Tiny House Field Trip

Photography by Tammy Strobel

Last weekend, Logan and I spoke at the Tiny House Conference in Portland, Oregon. The conference was held at the Holiday Inn by the Portland airport. The location wasn’t near the city center, but bus service was close to the hotel. After a 6-hour drive to Portland, we didn’t want to get back into the car and drive to the speakers dinner on Friday night. So we took the bus to dinner. We connected with fellow speakers, conference staff, volunteers, and then we took the bus back to the hotel.

During the conference, we had fun connecting with authors, photographers, friends, and tiny house enthusiasts. Our presentations were well attended and we did our best to answer questions about living small and simply. The conference was inspirational and we’re excited to move back to our little house this weekend!

We ended the trip with an overnight Airbnb stay at the Little Green House off Mississippi. The little house was roughly 200 square feet, and it was comfortable, cozy, and close to restaurants and cafes. We were amazed by the growth that is happening in Portland. There are new condos, apartments, restaurants, and transit projects being developed throughout the city. So much has changed since we moved away in 2012.

Everything in life changes, and it’s a point Logan and I tried to emphasize in our presentation and conversations at the tiny house conference. In my experience, the beauty of living simply is being able to adapt to inevitable life changes.

Enjoy today’s photo round-up!

Photography by Tammy Strobel

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Photography by Tammy Strobel



Photography by Tammy Strobel


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  • Jill April 21, 2015, 7:50 am

    Those tiny houses are wonderful! Thank you for sharing your story, and good luck on your move back into your tiny house.

  • Sandra Pawula, Always Well Within April 21, 2015, 9:30 am

    Those brighltly colored ones looking interest! I wonder if they have stairs. 🙂

  • Diane April 21, 2015, 11:06 am

    Love the snappy bow tie!

  • Meg @ Adventures in Verdance April 22, 2015, 8:42 am

    Love all the photos — thanks for sharing your story with us. 🙂

  • Anne-Marie April 22, 2015, 12:09 pm

    Glad you had a good time at the conference.
    Those are cute houses. Not real cheap but the inside looks really nice and modern.
    Nice pictures of spring in Portland.

  • Shannon April 30, 2015, 6:49 am

    I am so glad the conference went so well for you. The pictures are fantastic. I am eager to read about you moving back into your Tiny House (which I will read now).