Our First [tiny] Home

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Raised by 26 people in 66 months
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Living Simply We are Ryan and Hannah. We just got married this year and are in the process of designing & building a Tiny Home to live in for the first few years of our life together. We want to live a simple, undiluted life that allows us to enjoy our passions and experiment with living in ways that are sustainable as well as attainable within our means. We want to be advocates for those who desire simple lives, so in lieu of wedding presents (that won't fit in the tiny space we hope to occupy) we are raising funds to build our first (tiny) home (see Kent Griswold or Dee Williams"˜ sites for other examples)!

- to save money (For the amount we would spend, renting a typical apartment for a year, we will be able to build and own our own tiny house.)
- to learn to live as sustainably as we can
- to open the door to experiment with additional methods of sustainable & attainable living. (An eventual goal of ours is to purchase a plot of land, and live in our tiny house while we are building an eco-friendly home built using alternative architectural methods.)
- not many people live in freakin 200 square feet!
- Ryan has a background in general contracting and a passion for learning about alternative architecture
- Hannah has a background in making small spaces cozy
Its perfect.

Help us build our first home together!

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If you have built a Tiny Home, or any other building using alternative architecture, we'd love to hear about it and see pictures! Email us at restoringsimple@gmail.com

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Hello everyone! We felt that now was a good time to shut down the donation part of this site, as it has served it purpose for us :) We are SO grateful to everyone who gave here towards our Tiny House as gifts for our wedding, as fellow tiny house enthusiasts, or as friends. We love you all and will continue to update you all on progress - as we owe several of you dinner in the completed tiny house ;-)

We will keep this site active for informational purposes, but you can also stay current with any Corson tiny house movement at www.restoringsimple.com or if you are on Instagram, hannahcorson.

Thanks again everyone for investing in us as we start our life together :)
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I'm SO bad about keeping this page updated! If you're on Instagram, check out hannahcorson for more recent updates on the Tiny House. Or www.restoringsimple.com for our personal blog. We actually moved the Tiny House to Westcliffe CO! More updates soon! :) Thanks everyone for your support!
Tiny House in Westcliffe!
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After taking a 2 week road trip across country we are BACK and getting back to work!

Just wanted to
(1) show proof that if you donate $$ you WILL get what you signed up for (personalized throw, dinner, coffee...ect)... even if it takes us awhile, we haven't forgotten your donation!
And (2) to show off more recent pics of the house - and it's actually starting to look like something a lil more than a kids clubhouse... sorta :) The truth is we kinda want to live in a clubhouse for a lil bit (how else could you be ok with living in something this size??).

If you want more frequent updates, follow hannahcorson on Instagram.

Thanks for following and supporting us!
PROOF! You will get what you paid for!:)
Tiny House in the fall colors
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As many of you know, Colorado has been hit with crazy rain which has led to flooding in much of the state. Thankfully our tiny house survived! Two days before the rain hit, we had a bunch of Colorado School of Mines students come out and help us get the roof sheathed! We threw some tarps over everything and just waited out the storms. We are now just letting everything dry out before we start at it again next week. We had many of you checking in on us during that time, and we are so thankful for the support and friendship that you all give :) We'll keep you updated as we keep at it before winter hits in CO!
School of Mines students helping
We're getting there!
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$2,697 of $12,500 goal

Raised by 26 people in 66 months
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Created January 5, 2013
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48 months ago
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Peter Phillips
53 months ago

I wish I could help more but I am trying to help as many tiny house builders/dreamers as possible! In turn I hope to receive support for my own tiny house dream. I am currently in the early stages of research and fundraising. Good Luck and Pay It Forward!

Patrick Beseda
60 months ago

Good luck!

Jima and Anne Hess
61 months ago

Hannah and Ryan- sorry this so late! Blessings on this adventure!

Hope Adams
61 months ago

This seems really fun, and I'd just like to help you newlyweds out :)

63 months ago
Mattie Albert
63 months ago

Love you guys a ton and pray this idea grows into a beautiful garden of a life lived with abandon!!

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