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a couple years ago, i posted a blog on my old website about tiny houses
you can see it here :) http://www.madronedardenne.com/tiny-houses/
when i wrote that blog, it hadn’t been that long since the existence of tiny houses first entered my awareness— i’m not sure how i first heard about them, but i’m pretty sure it was a book i saw in bookshop santa cruz, which some of my classmates coincidentally gave to our dear puppet teacher, suzanne down, at the conclusion of our year-long puppet training in july, 2015
the idea of them put down roots in my imagination
at first it was just a tiny house on wheels, but somewhere along the way, i began to visualize a tiny house traveling puppet theater!
since i posted that blog on march 4th, 2016, i’ve been on a slow but steady march toward tiny house acquisition
in november, 2016, i attended one of tumbleweed’s now extinct weekend workshops and got pretty excited— i was going to have them build my tiny house, since i realized early on that building one myself wasn’t the right choice for me, but that didn’t work out
in october, 2017, i went to the tiny house jamboree in dallas and subsequently discovered zyl vardos— i thought he would be my builder, but that didn’t work out either
then, in december, 2017, i had an epiphany, thanks to a christmas card from my cousin, about separating the living area into a truck camper and having the entire trailer be the theater!
and somewhere around that time, i discovered tiny diamond homes, and steve and cheryl coates
i looked through their website— i read the testimonials— i called and talked to cheryl about design, and i talked to steve about trucks
this past summer, in august, 2018, on the way home from puppet boot camp, i visited cheryl and steve!
things are getting serious between us!— cheryl and sharon, her assistant, are creating a file for me and my dream of a real tiny house theater!
(there is supposed to be a picture here of sharon creating my file— i’ll post it when cheryl sends it to me :))