The Leap from 1 to 5

Originally my plan for the land and tiny house was that I would be living there on the 5 acres and create a labyrinth ( not an easy word to spell !) and have hammocks scattered about the property , and lots of trees and flowers , and a fire pit for gatherings and eventually workshops in a Yurt, and….. and……

Like this





Now I know I have a Great Imagination because I was able to imagine all that ,

while looking at this :

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So that was my dream and vision for my retirement years. I thought that was the Plan…..

And then one day soon after, I was driving down Townsend Ave in Montrose, CO and I saw this , like in a dream….

Casa with antique view

It was in the parking lot of Habitat for Humanity. After a short conversation with the gal from Habitat I discovered that CASA, Court Appointed Special Avocates, who offer support for foster kids in court, was spearheading this tiny house project to give an opportunity to local students from alternative high schools and other local programs , to have an opportunity to learn the trades of electricians, plumbers and builders through this program.

(You can see more about the CASA 7th Judicial district on this FB page at

I went over to talk with Carlton Mason, the Director of CASA, and we had a lengthy conversation about me purchasing the first tiny home and setting it as an AirBnB on my land. He was hopeful of keeping the kids building the tiny homes well into the future and as I thought about it, I decided that the way I could help was to purchase more houses over the next two years. (It takes about 6-8 months from start to finish for the kids to build one because they work around their school schedules.)

CASA photo with kids

So as we spoke several times and I met and talked to more and more people about this project, I ended up committing to purchasing 4 tiny homes in all, not counting my own. Each of them will be listed on Airbnb, an online marketplace where one can lease or rent short-term lodging.


My house will be ready for me to move in around the end of May to mid-June.


I am so Joyful when I am on the land building temporary fences and planting trees and flowers. I have been given this beautiful place to live and I am quietly grateful about all of it.




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