BiAnnual Fundraising Event for TerraBluTeams at the Silver Bullet Tiny House

November 4th, 2017, Saturday, 5-7 PM: TerraBluTeams BiAnnual Sustainability Lifestyle Education Fundraiser at the Silver Bullet Tiny House in Hamilton-Wenham, Massachusetts (Private address sent to ticket holders only)



Enjoy cocktails, farm to table bites and bid on auction items to fund and support sustainable lifestyle education at our 5th Anniversary Party at a private location off Route 97 in Hamilton-Wenham, Massachusetts. Get a private tour and speak with our founder, Vera Struck, Tiny House Designer/Builder/Dweller, author, reclamation artist and tiny house movement speaker.

Auction items include art, bicycle accessories, and generous gift certificates at local restaurants, shops, jewelry stores, etc.

Limited Attendance, so get your tickets now, just register for tickets thru the PayPal button below:


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 :

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 :

Celebrate Earth Day with Us-Coming Events!!!

Screen Shot 2015-03-26 at 11.36.47 AMPicture courtesy of Oregon Earth-day

Mark Your Earth Day Calendars!!!

At several Earth Day Festivals April 15 – 25th, we will be demonstrating “College Dorm Sustainability Hacks” and speaking about the net-zero sustainable Silver Bullet Tiny House Exhibit designed and built by our Founder, Vera Struck, as an education module for a “tiny sustainable lifestyle”, at the following Earth Day Festivals, Sustainability Events, and tiny house workshops.

APRIL 16th, THURSDAY,  11AM – 2:30PM  

BU Medical Campus, Talbot Green

Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 2.24.46 PM

APRIL 22nd, WEDNESDAY,  11AM-2:30PM      

Boston University Main Campus, GSU Plaza


Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 11.33.39 AM


Annual Amherst Sustainability Festival, Amherst Town Common


MAY 1st-3rd, Friday/Saturday/Sunday

Silver Bullet Tiny House Builder and sustainability lifestyle designer, Vera Struck, author of the soon to be released “Living the Sustainable Tiny Life”, will also be speaking at Deek’s next workshop in Connecticut May 1-3. Sign up now before he is sold out!

Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 12.40.00 PM

Oh Happy Day!

Screen Shot 2015-03-20 at 3.22.10 PM

As we head towards the Spring Equinox this evening, I am in awe of nature while being humbled by its force and beauty. I have spent the last two years enjoying my tiny house build outside in the natural environment.

It has had its snowy, cold challenges forcing me into months away from the build each year, but I am getting close now to completion. And will begin again next week. I’m singing Oh Happy Day!

On this International Day of Happiness, I am grateful to be approaching the last leg of my 5 year goal, the completion of a net zero tiny house as a sustainable lifestyle education module! Thanks you to all my workshop attendees, volunteers, tour folks, students, and, of course, friends and family for helping me get here!

Screen Shot 2015-03-20 at 3.09.44 PM


Today, an article about my tiny house in the local newspaper…the Newburyport Daily News!



Silver Bullet hosts November Meet-up for Greater Boston Tiny House Enthusiasts


Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting a dozen tiny house enthusiasts from Greater Boston (great group to hook up with) as they toured the tiny house/classroom and played 3 of the “Silver Bullet Games”. And oh yes, we had some winners!

Such a lovely engaging group asked some really great questions over a myriad of refreshments. Fun was had by all.


Autumn Update

Social Media Explained

Hi everyone! Been wicked busy building, speaking, writing, gardening, preserving, teaching and learning!  I have a confession to make. Due to lack of time, and digital social media savvy, I prefer to DO rather than BROADCAST.

So, the blog entries I wrote late at night all summer and fall while falling asleep to exhaustion just never got posted because they needed a digital component (my videos, pics) that I did not know how to edit or post until my 1st Apple iMovie tutorial this week!

I am determined to get all ten entries with visuals posted before Halloween!

The blog dates are based on occurrence and I’ve listed the Title’s Below for your reference. Links will be updated as they are posted:

5/29/2014      Basic Construction Worktable

6/1/2014        A Tiny House that Breathes

6/4/2014        The Inner Envelope

6/8/2014        Black Gold Vermicomposting

6/24/2014      Resource Dieting

7/7/2014        Biomimicry in Tiny House Roofing

9/1/2014        Another reclaimed stool, a cigar box and a tray

10/9/2014      The Silver Bullet vs. The Golden Hammer

10/11/2014     Making Art/Furniture/Fashion from your tiny house waste-stream

10/29/2014    The Silver Bullet Moves

Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 1.26.09 PM

Resource Dieting

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 7.01.59 PM

“We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.”  John F. Kennedy

Yes, life is short. However, minimizing one’s carbon footprint is not achieved immediately, it is a work in progress. In my sustainable lifestyle design classes students find it daunting to face their clothes closet, their kitchen cupboards, the products below their sink, analysis of their travel/transportation habits, what they eat, their waste-stream, where and how they view their economics, their cultural and social responsibilities through the sustainable lens.

I often tell them to start with baby steps. A shift in perception through a new lens involves adaptation and adjustments. I assure them that soon they will have the confidence and ability to create, see and live their sustainable dream. And it is so satisfying!

Some of us can adapt to more sustainable practices quickly by changing careers, buying carbon offsets, offloading less green automobiles and transportation modes, food, habits, toxic chemicals and becoming more compassionate and socially conscious members of the human race. However, some find it difficult, time-consuming and economically unfeasible.

90% of my students claim their inability to adopt a healthier, reduced carbon footprint life is due to lack of time, money and/or lack of knowledge regarding how to achieve a sustainable lifestyle.

I wish I could tell you that resource dieting and resource stewardship is easy. It isn’t, but it is worth it! One of the reasons it is difficult is that it is a customized and different path for each one of us.

To me that means finding a home, career, community and lifestyle compatible with nature that gives you the maximum amount of leisure, cultural and social engagement, with a minimized carbon footprint, economic and energy output. And to do all this with a minimum of violence and a maximum of compassion towards our fellow humans and other livings beings.

This may be one of the many reasons the tiny house community is popular and why it has gained so many followers in recent years. Many of its members, like myself, have rid themselves of workaholic careers, too much stuff, unhealthy food, unhealthy habits in favor of a healthier, sharing community and leisure lifestyles that leaving the consumptive debt culture affords.

Top five resource diet tips I utilized:

1. downsized with an estate sale, a yard sale, or garage sale

2. arranged a free cycle exchange, a clothing exchange, a cookie or food exchange, a canning/preservative goods exchange

3. bartered services and goods

4. participated in a free bank and gift economy

5. given to many of my favorite non-profits

I continue to meet tons of really great people, have wonderful adventures, time in nature, taken home all kinds of money, lovingly prepared food, canned goods and clothing.

This journey has taught me all kinds of skills about building, refinishing, repurposing and reclaiming all kinds of stuff that would otherwise end up in a landfill. It has taught me about my boundaries, my abilities and my disability, my limits and how to exceed them! My “toolbox” is growing daily.

And best of all, it is fun and one rocking’ great time “tooling'” down the road!