It's been a slower start this year, for the winter. Yet Zack Giffin and Molly Baker have been getting their tiny house ready, driving her to the mountains and skiing anyway. We wanted to show you some of their new season, from the beginning.
Tiny is leaving the flat-lands in 2013 (http://ortinyhouse.tumblr.com/)
The tiny house has been updated and fixed over the summer and fall, and is ready to travel... Read More
Of the “icebreaker” questions that most acquaintances, new friends, parents, peers, (well, just about anybody asks), there’s the “What do you do?” and “Where do you live?" favorites.
As a professional skier and freelance writer, the first question stunts most conversations alone. The confused questioner has, most times, already given up. It’s just not as simple as “Doctor.” “Lawyer.” “Teacher.” “Banker.” Those answers are palatable. “Skier.” “Writer.” “Tiny-house advocate.” What?
When the “Where do you live?” comes around, most people are already lost from the trail of comprehension. Only a few stick around for the answer.
“Everywhere. Anywhere.” Read More
Home. As the days shorten and the temperatures drop, home is where we all want to be. But for a trio of dreamers and gypsies, home is a space that doesn’t stand still. Home follows the snow. Storm by storm, chasing memories made one powder turn at a time, home is a 112-square foot Victorian cabin on wheels. Home is the Outdoor Research Tiny House.
The OR Tiny House Tour kicks off (Outdoor Research)
Joining The Tiny House Movement
Two winters ago my partner Zack Giffin, our buddy Neil Provo and I joined the Tiny House movement. We built a miniature cabin on a trailer in Colorado, hitched it to a funky old diesel truck, and set out to chase winter. Two full seasons have passed living in our rolling house. Read More
It was December 21, 2012. The world, or just the Mayan Calendar, was supposed to end. Ironically as skiers, our world was about to begin.
It was early winter and there was 10 feet of snow on the way. But it wasn’t just that winter had arrived. The elevation of our experience was reaching Everest proportions because of our little winter cabin on wheels. Our tiny house was going to get us stranded in the storm, with no other skiers allowed into our powder land.
A Mt. Baker snowstorm immobilizes Tiny, right where she wants to be (Molly Baker)
In October of 2011, Molly Baker and fellow Outdoor Research Ski Ambassador, Zack Giffin, started building their dream home on wheels. Inspired by an introduction to Tumbleweed Tiny Houses, the purpose was to tow their cozy cabin around to North America’s most coveted mountain passes and ski areas.
Now in their third year of living tiny, our group of winter gypsies shares the experience of living vagrantly from one ski destination to the next, making memories one powder turn at a time. We're fortunate that Molly has agreed to write about many aspects of living tiny and living her dreams for Tumbleweed. She's an inspiration to all of us.
Tumbleweed as a cozy refuge, in the cosmos (photo by Ian Provo)
Living in a tiny home innately frees your time, energy, and space. So, what is it that all of us will choose with this new-found freedom? Read More