Hi. I’m Laura. I’m the writer responsible for the recent Blogger Profiles here at The Not Mom.com. I had the amazing pleasure of interviewing Jen at EPBOT and
CakeWrecks. I am so pleased by the response to that posting. I’m glad you’re all here.
We will be running more blogger profiles, including one at the end of the month, but in the meantime, Karen asked me to write a little bit about myself. I’m a blogger, a professional writer, and a Not Mom.
I don’t think I’m all that interesting, but some of the things I do are a little unconventional. See, my partner and I live in a 120 square foot house in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Yes, that number is right – the house is 120 square feet; it isn’t missing a zero or anything.
We built our tiny house by ourselves in the woods off the beaten path. There is no road access to the tiny house and we are completely off the grid using solar energy for our power and a spring on our land provides all the water that we use.
A lot of people ask us why we did this. We are part of the small, but growing, Tiny House Movement. We chose to build a small house and live there so we could simplify our lives and be able to do more of the things we want to do. In fact, because we live in the tiny house, I was able to reduce my expenses and quit my 15-year career as a recruiter in the temporary staffing industry. Now, I pursue my real passion; writing. It’s working, too. You’re reading this!
The next most common question we get is, how we can live together in such a small space? It is not as uncommon as you think. There are several tiny house couples, and even families, living this lifestyle. The simple answer is that we actually enjoy spending time with each other, and it works for us.
Tiny house living isn’t for everyone, but there are a lot of great things you can learn about yourself if you do downsize and simplify.
I found The Not Mom.com after I became frustrated at the multitude of “mommy blogger” jobs available and nothing geared toward all women, including without children, whether by choice or by chance. It seemed to me that there was a significant population that advertisers and employers were ignoring.
We might not be part of the majority, but we’re here and we buy products just like everyone else. I’m proud to be a Not Mom and be part of The Not Mom.com team.