Tiny House Fest Vermont

I bringing the Silver Bullet Tiny House to Vermont this weekend! Join me and others who are bringing their homes for you to view!

More details about the event schedule : https://tinyhousefestvermont.com/tiny-house-fest-2017/

Join us in Brattleboro, Vermont for four days of fun, September 1-4 this weekend!

Friday, Day 1 : See Vera’s exquisite reclamation gowns at Gallery Walk on Flat Street

Day 3 : “Living the Sustainable Tiny Life”, Vera’s Talk at 1PM on 1 of 2 Flat Street stages

Day 3 and Day 4: Tour her Silver Bullet Tiny House at the Tiny House Village

For tickets : https://tinyhousefestvermont.com/experience

New Class: Wearable Art from Recycled Resources

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New Class ! Wearable Art from Recycled Resources (Level 1)  $70@

Sunday, April 19th, 1-4 PM Georgetown, MA (directions w/b sent to registered attendees)

(Includes $25 materials fee)

Would you like to learn how to make elegant fashion from recycled materials? Have the opportunity to work with a renowned painter and reclamation artist that will inspire your ideas and bring them to reality? And all while supporting two sustainable non-profit organizations?

Learn new techniques, how to deal with several provided recycled materials and those you bring from your own waste-stream. You will handle several different materials, and learn how to actualize them into differing design formats for fashion; this includes jewelry, accessories, and household items.

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At the end of this workshop you will have a pair of earrings, the beginnings of a garment or accessory, and a toolbox of ideas for future projects. Bring your questions, a journal for notes and your sense of humor!

After you register with PAYPAL, you will receive instructions, directions, and a list of materials to collect.

3 hour Workshop, some materials provided. Minimum of 6 students, maximum of 12 students.

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Please bring a shoebox worth, or more, of materials you can recycle from your own waste-stream to make fashionable art.

Your fashions could be featured in an annual runway event!

*****All proceeds after costs go to support sustainability education at www.terrabluteams.org and www.lwhome.org.

Do not forget to register for our tiny house workshop on 3/29!

Making Art/Furniture/Fashion from your tiny house waste-stream!

There is very little waste at the Silver Bullet Tiny House build. The little that remains was recycled and reclaimed, up cycled and repurposed, a few examples here:

• Free horticulture palettes that stored building supplies all winter were repurposed for an outside vermicomposting shed to reclaim 60% of our organic waste (the other 40% goes into another composting pile):

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• NYTimes newspapers and bottled water containers left by workshop attendees were made into creative fashions:

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Repurposed lumber scraps and found lumber used for basic construction workbench:

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•Repurposed, repaired, reclaimed, recycled found objects from yard sales or free from my local UHaul “free cycle” area; see separate links for the stackable stools, the bar stool, gift boxes, and tray.

• More fashions made of rain screen, cedar breather and corrugated steel will be posted after the fashion show!!

North Shore Artists Advance Sustainability Through Fashion

Please come!!!

On October 25th you can purchase a gown, accessory, travel package, gift certificates to your favorite local vendors; have great food, meet new friends–a good time seeing some fabulous “up cycled/repurposed” fashions in this show and help raise funds for longwayhome.org (They build sustainably designed schools). (The gown on the far right is one of my designs).Screen Shot 2014-10-11 at 5.33.28 PM

Balance Sponsors Reclamation Artist and Tiny House Builder, Vera Struck, at Love Yoga Festival

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Australian flower essence water company, Balance, sponsors international artist, Vera Struck, in a challenge to recycle, repurpose and reclaim their water bottles into fashionable wearable art and distinct art objects.

Join her at the Balance booth and watch her make wearable art. Struck’s exquisite art objects will be available for sale at the first Love Yoga weekend festival at Aselton Park, overlooking Lewis Bay in Hyannis. You can also participate in an interactive art sculpture as you enjoy the festival!

For more information and tickets, click here.

2nd Silver Bullet Tiny House Sustainable Swap Social!

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(Photograph Credit: Cynthia Staats)


Silver Bullet Tiny House Sustainable Swap Social Weekend

SOLD OUT

July 19 – July 20, Newbury, Ma., Saturday 9AM – Sunday 6PM

Greetings!

You are invited to participate in a tiny house social opportunity with artists, artisans, tiny house enthusiasts and builders, a local organic chef, local organic wines, and 12 other participants.

 

June 28 Byfield Music and Arts Festival 10AM-9PM

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Want to hear live music from 15 different bands, try the brews, buy art, support sustainability non-profits and have fun on a beautiful summer Saturday?

Come join us tomorrow…at Manter Field 10AM-9PM for the Byfield Music & Arts Festival. Directions, tickets, more information is here.

The Struck women will be there at their Struck Studios art booth!!! Come see us!

All proceeds from our sales of gorgeous reclamation artwork and jewelry go to support the Byfield Arts Center and the Net Zero Silver Bullet Tiny House.

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Tiny House “Gone Knitting” Sign Posted

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I love trout fly fishing and knitting. Go figure. I have custom rods and custom needles. Both activities have incredible health benefits, you can find those here and here.

After MRI’s, X-rays and cortisone shots, I received my doctors now mandatory orders: two months physical therapy for my elbow (from construction overuse) AND no typing!

Totally bummed about not being able to work on the build, I found a way during the holidays, snowstorms and frigid weather to still move forward on my sustainable tiny life.

In the afternoons, after teaching my “Sustainable Lifestyle Design” classes, I would post items from storage for sale. In the evenings, I decided to engage in other sustainable practices such as preserving my famous Mango chutney, infusing vodka with lemon/ginger/honey, and creating  sugar/coconut/raw honey and lemon/salt rosemary body scrubs. So much fun and makes the house and your skin smell delicious!

Anyone have some of their own homemade stuff to barter/trade, Email me at taospirit [at] mac [dot] com!

Winterprojects

Like other tiny life enthusiasts I was anxious to creatively repurpose my, my friends and family “stuff”. I needed some great winter socks, holiday gifts, hats and scarves anyway. All these designs are mine. Not planned or written down;  just organically started, a different color here , a different kind of stitch or cable there, different texture based on what was left at my front door on a given day.

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I was able to gift all the leftover sets of hats and scarves to our local Council on Aging before the holidays for those in need. I got carried away and knit another entire drawer full of socks and leg warmers for my daughter who likes to walk through the snow and woods to teach at the private academy nearby . And best of all, it provided endless hours of play for my daughter’s felines and for me, plenty of laugh therapy through the snowstorms while we await the Spring!

 

Repurposing of worldly goods this month: 26 cubic feet.