What is keeping you from owning a Tiny House RV? This is the first question I ask any Tiny House Enthusiast. Most of the time, the answer is fear. People are afraid of challenges, change, and defying social norms. It’s human nature. So, how can you stop being afraid and achieve your dream? Sometimes, all you need is some fresh inspiration. Below I’ve compiled a list of five TEDTalk speeches from seasoned Tiny Housers. Listen to their stories, learn how they overcame the challenges, and motivate yourself to follow in their footsteps.


1). Dee Williams 

How much stuff does a person really need? Dee sold her home, got rid of most of her belongings, and began limiting herself to about 300 possessions. She then built a Tiny House RV, parked it in a friend’s backyard, and commenced re-defining her understanding of the basics: community well-being, gratitude, happiness, and a compost toilet.

2). Andrew Morrison

Andrew and his wife, Gabriella, are the creators of “hOMe”, the 207 square foot modern Tiny House RV. They live and work in hOMe full time, off grid, and debt free. With the extra time and money that they have they travel and enjoy time together as a family.

3). B.A. Norrgard

In 2012, bucking societal expectations and following her inner guidance, B.A Norrgard shed her paralegal costume after 26 years in a downtown high rise and hand built her Tiny House RV. She is a passionate advocate for others following their dream of letting go of societal conditioning and being free to live a larger life in a smaller space. B.A. has traveled over 7,000 miles with her house and dreams of launching an urban Tiny House Community. She’s a founding member of The Tiny House Collaborative.

4). Natalie Woodbury-Heron

Natalie built her Tiny House RV for the freedom to be engaged in the community through volunteering.

5). Sicily Kolbeck

13-year-old Sicily talks at TEDYouth about her experience building her own Tiny House RV after the unexpected passing of her father.

Bonus TEDTalk

Do you want more? Listen to this TEDTalk by pianist and minimalist Mathias Lefebvre. His speech will make you laugh while reconsidering the importance of your material belongings. 

Description: Every day Mathias tells his story with music on the grand piano he pulls around the streets of Queenstown but today he asks us to think hard about what we really need in our lives.

Which TEDTalk spoke to you and your experience Going Tiny?

Article written by: Jenna Spesard

 Jenna SpesardTumbleweed Tiny Houses Lifestyle Blog built a Tumbleweed in 2014 and traveled with it for one year, clocking over 25,000 miles. She writes about the Tiny House Movement and travel on her blog:  “Tiny House Giant Journey.”