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Thom S.


Richmond, VA

Member since:

February 1, 2014

My interest in tiny houses is ... (e.g. downsizing, debt-free, minimal living, guest/office, etc.)

Very high! I've been sketching and planning to build a tiny home since childhood. With two grown kids (still living at home), we've reached a mid-life point and want to be as debt-free as possible. We have considered developing a little family compound or larger community of others with like minds and interests.

Small structures that most interest me are ... (e.g. tiny homes, little cabins, cozy cottages, etc.)

Tiny little self-contained homes enabling us to live inexpensively so we are freed up to explore our interests with less concern for working to pay the mortgage.

I plan to build ... (e.g. this summer, next year; in my driveway; with others, etc.)

Something this summer in our driveway. I'm working on plans that would enable a little unit's structure to be built out-of-pocket and "dried-in" for bringing it to completion over time.

I plan to build... (e.g. this summer, next year; my drive way, family property, co-housing, etc.)

Next 2-3 years.

My tiny home will reside ... (e.g. in my driveway, our backyard, family property, etc.)

Ecovillage or purchased property with room for tiny houses for our two adult children.


My company, Timber Trails, enables cabin, cottage, and tiny house builders with resources for fast, efficient, and affordable housing alternatives. Our family is "actively downsizing" with plans to move to small or tiny house in the next year or two.

What Thom S. is saying about this Meetup Group

Thanks to all who attended and provided input during the Q&A. I'm moving more and more seriously into the tiny house, and I'm planning to offer a more in-depth recap of the presentation to the group. There's always room for improvement, so please share your thoughts and suggestions we me 1-to-1 via email at See you soon! - Thom [>:-)

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