Achieving a sustainable tiny lifestyle can be hard work, involving physical and emotional challenges. It requires character building and shedding layers of consumptive baggage.
Some call the journey daunting, overwhelming, and difficult, at best. And you know what, it does not have to be.
It was the best experience of my life! It was transformative socially, physically, spiritually, morally and intellectually. You will hear my story and learn about my path to leaving the debt culture behind, how to live a more compassionate, healthy and authentic sustainable lifestyle.
Part 1 of Living the Sustainable Tiny Life* is all about my tiny sustainable soul’s journey to an amazingly rewarding authentic sustainable lifestyle, from its fledgling beginnings to present day.
Part 2 takes you through the build process of the Silver Bullet Tiny House. Plenty of pictures, resource links and details reveal my construction and design choices that actualized the Silver Bullet challenge I set for myself in 2012.
Part 3 the Silver Bullet Tiny House and I are going on tour. I hope this e-book can inspire others with the lessons I’ve learned on my way to crafting a simpler, more mindful, and healthier lifestyle living tiny.
Comments about the book:
“It isn’t often you read a book that is grounded in the tiny house movement that touches on such a rich autobiographical history. Chronicling her career(s) in finance, redevelopment, visual art, and education, author Vera Struck builds her reasons for tackling the Silver Bullet Tiny House challenge she set for herself.
If you want to read an incredible book about someone who picked herself up by her bootstraps, found something she is passionate about, went for it, and is living large to tell the tale — then read this book. It’s a story of survival, personal growth and enlightenment towards a more sustainable American Dream.”
Andrew Odom, co-founder of Tiny r(E)volution and author of YOUR MESSAGE HERE: Gaining Corporate Sponsors for Your Tiny House Project
“Vera Struck certainly rocks with the power of several Vikings. Well into her sixties, she decides, “I want to design, and build, an off-grid, sustainable, tiny house that will serve as a traveling class room”, and does. She’s equal parts piss, vinegar, and infused-caffeine, not to mention damn driven.”
-Derek “Deek” Diedricksen (Author of “Microshelters”, Relaxshacks.com, and host/designer of HGTV’s “Tiny House Builders”)
“In Living the Sustainable Tiny Life, Vera Struck tells us a tiny house story that is uniquely her own. It is an inspiring journey that will help you make important realizations about what you want in your tiny house journey. While many of us are driven to the tiny house lifestyle seeking freedom from the debt culture, Vera’s story is full of hardship, challenges overcome, and proof that anyone can achieve a tiny house if they know their “why” and “how”. Once I started reading Living the Sustainable Tiny Life, I couldn’t put it down. In addition to Vera’s inspiring personal journey, she gives the reader a detailed look at how and why she designed each element of her house the way that she did. I was surprised to learn that she managed to get her floor to have an R value of 33 with an ingenious design and construction method. I definitely recommend this book for anyone considering but isn’t sure if they can gain the skills required to do it themselves. Living the Sustainable Tiny Life will give you the kick you need to get moving!”
Want to change your life from BIG to TINY? Then this is the eBook for you!
Photo by Derek Diedricksen
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* All proceeds go to scholarships for needy students at our TerraBluTeams.org workshops and the Living the Sustainable Tiny Life tour that begins next year.
6 thoughts on “The eBook is Here: Living the Sustainable Tiny Life”
Where do you find the land to build it on??
Maria, I tried to build it in 2012 where I lived in Massachusetts. However, that town’s Board of Selectman, as well as most of the nation back then, had no idea what the tiny house movement was all about so they said no to my build.
My daughter offered me the opportunity to build next to her home in Northern Massachusetts.
I will assume you are asking about a tiny house on wheels as opposed to a fixed foundation.
Tiny House parking is an issue. My tiny house colleague, Ethan Waldman, wrote a book about that that you might find illuminating, it’s entitled “tiny House Parking” and you can find it on Amazon. You can find land available anywhere. I suggest you google your way around the web as there are many tiny house communities that have popped up all over the US in the last 18 months.There are also Facebook groups specifically working to find land and or parking spaces for their tiny homes.
Wherever you want to be, I suggest you look into the city, state, county and their zoning and rules and reg’s regarding whichever way you wish to classify your tiny home on wheels (trailer, RV, mobile home, etc.) before putting one penny towards a piece of property. Whether you decide on or off-grid can also be an issue. Some areas will not let you “camp” on your own land longer than 6 months nor collect your own rainwater. So make sure you do your research.