Rowdy Kittens and Smalltopia Interview

Kacie Erickson did a recent interview with Tammy and Logan of Rowdy Kittens and Smalltopia that she’s allowed me to share with you. Here is what Kacie had to say:“I thought I’d share with you the interview I just had with Logan & Tammy, it was so fun getting to pick their brains…they BOTH have such a way of inspiring with words.

The Big Move

Tammy and Logan are back in California – but now living on a ranch near Mount Shasta.

“On Tuesday, September 4 we moved from Portland, Oregon to the ranch. My sweet husband, Logan, grew up on a cattle ranch in northern California, about twelve miles east of Yreka. The ranch is nestled in a small valley called Little Shasta and it’s one of my favorite places on the planet because it’s so beautiful.

Originally, we had planned on moving to Chico in a few months. However, we’ve always wanted to live in a rural area and this is the perfect time to give it a try. We’re trying to be open to where life takes us and if we like living on the ranch we’ll stay. For now, we’re going to enjoy the ranch and time with family. Rural living is going to be a really fun adventure!”

Continue reading about The Big Move — go small, think big & be happy.

How We Live: Tiny Houses

A radio talk show will be talking with Tammy & Logan. The air date is Wednesday, July 11th 2012 at 9:06 AM PST.

“This is the beginning of a new series that explores how — and where — people choose to live across the Northwest. We’ll talk about the unique places that people call home: floating homes, boats, vans, pocket neighborhoods and shipping containers come immediately to mind.

We begin with tiny houses. Among people in this world, tiny homes are normally less than 200 square feet and are on wheels. They generally cost less than $30,000 and you can’t get a traditional mortgage to buy one.

Tammy Strobel and her partner Logan Smith live in a tiny home. It is 128 square feet and was built on an eighteen by six foot trailer. It has a stove that uses alcohol as fuel, a free-standing electric-oil heater, and a simple plumbing set-up. They share wireless internet with the land owners. They don’t have a refrigerator or a shower.”

Learn more about the radio show How We Live: Tiny Houses · Think Out Loud.