An Uncluttered Life

Commuting is less boring when you have podcasts to keep you entertained, and even teach you things sometimes!

One of my newly discovered faves is An Cluttered Life by Warren and Betsy Talbot. Their description says, “If you’re so exhausted and overwhelmed by your status quo that you can’t even figure out a way to add GOOD things into your life, you need this weekly podcast. Hosts Betsy & Warren Talbot know how to remove what’s not working so you can have more of what you love.” This podcast is helping me evaluate my life through the “uncluttered” lens, AND they provide free resources to help listeners apply the lessons taught in their podcasts. It’s honestly changing my life so I wanted to share it with you!

To start off, you should listen to episode 137, Will Conventional Wisdom Get Me What I Want? Before this episode, their podcast was called something else and had a wider range of topics, but they are fun, intelligent people so I’m sure they are worth listening to as well.

Living tiny is all about simplifying and reducing excess, and you can apply these concepts to your life, even if you aren’t living in a TH.


Our first Meetup!

Tessa has been working hard on coordinating our first in-person meeting with other people in LA who have Tiny Home aspirations or are already living Tiny via our new Meetup group, Los Angeles Tiny Houses Community (link in upper left sidebar). This is the first step towards connecting the TH community in our area, and we are so jazzed to get offline and into real conversations! If you’ve ever talked to a me about tiny living, you probably saw the sparkle [crazed look] in my eyes. I can’t help it! I love tiny living!! We were pleasantly surprised by how many people have joined our group and how many have RSVP’ed to our first event so far. There isn’t a prevalent TH community here in LA, which seemed odd to us when we first moved here, but now that we’ve been here for almost 8 months, we believe it has to do with the sprawl [read: traffic] so we are going to try and combat this by finding meet up locations near Metro stations and rotating between cities to maximize our reach. We’re hoping that if we dedicate our energies to this project, we’ll be the glue that keeps Tiny Angelinos together. Ha, I like that. We should be the Tiny Angelinos Group. Leave a comment if you agree.

This “chat over casual drinks” event is also a step towards our other goal of creating a TH building co-operative. Not only do we want to build our own TH, but we want to help others do it as well! We also know how invaluable community support truly is, and having others building along side us will keep us motivated through challenging times. Ultimately, we envision our sense of community spreading and will approach city council as a group to get zoning laws changed to accommodate TH’s within LA. We know not everyone wants to live in a TH, but it’s not cool that it isn’t a legal option for those of us who do!

If you’re in the LA area and interested in joining us, please RSVP!