10/25 Two Australian girls and a tiny house

Jasmine and Larni discuss their tiny house project and show other items they have crafted.

Jasmine and Larni discuss their tiny house project and show other items they have crafted.

Jasmine (my 15-year old daughter) and a friend Larni (16) are building a Tiny House out of second-hand, discarded and waste material for the Fair Share Festival next month. As the theme of the Festival is over-consumption, waste and upcyling, their project is attracting a lot of interest in the lead up to the event.

They became friends at an Upcycling workshop and both have a passion for creativity and upcycling. As you can tell from the above video, they already have an impressive collection of upcycled items. The Tiny House, however, is a whole nother level.

With support from Ian Dawes (a builder), Cayde Tasker (an artisan welder), Michael Mattey (who was keen to get involved) and Cathy (Jasmine’s mother), they have been drawing up plans, finding materials, creating the frame and preparing for the build. They will be putting it all together over the weekend of the festival.

This “tiny” project has turned out to be much bigger than they expected and is requiring a large commitment from the girls and their supporters. It seemed a good idea at the time, and both girls are still enthusiastic, but I know it’s taking much more work than Jasmine expected. Even that can be a valuable lesson, and it will certainly be something they will be able to look back on with pride.

Read more and watch the video – https://sustainingcommunity.wordpress.com/2016/10/25/2-girls-tiny-house/

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Elaine Walker

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