2017 Tiny House Summit

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What is the 2017 Tiny House Summit?

February 20-24  Five Days!

An online conference where you can learn all about tiny houses and small-scale living from tiny house community leaders!

Join the Silver Bullet Tiny House designer/builder/dweller/author, Vera Struck, along with many of her friends and colleagues!


Silver Bullet Tiny House Wins Award



We are proud to announce that our founder, Vera Struck, built her own tiny home on wheels with the intent to utilize it as a sustainable education classroom exhibit (by living example) of “Living the Sustainable Tiny Life”.

She has now traveled over 12,000 miles to inspire individuals, families and workers to adopt best sustainable practices. She has motivated and empowered thousands over the five year lifespan of the Silver Bullet Tiny House.


We are honored that she has won the best ‘Tiny Home’ award out of 90 tiny structures on wheels at the Florida Tiny House Festival this month. She was chosen as Renogy’s Solar Ambassador to the festival and is powered by Renogy. See more about her on their website here.

She purchased her 2nd generation solar solution for the 5 year old tiny home early this year and loves being powered solely by renewable energy. You can learn more about her clean energy choice here.

Sustainably Cool

Sustainably Cool (Week #28)

The WHAT and WHY:

Last week we gave tips and tricks for staying sustainably cool. This week we promised to define the other “sustainably cool”. Will the graphic above from Wikipedia soon include a blue section of innovative sustainability “cool cats”?

The origins of the “state of being cool”, as defined by Wikipedia sources, were amongst slaves, rebels, prisoners and dissidents that manifested a cool, detached reaction to authority. I prefer the aesthetic definition of social control, transcendental balance, well being, and a state of harmony.

After all, isn’t that what real sustainability “cool” is all about? A state of harmony ecologically, socially, culturally, economically and ethically?

So this week’s practice is to help us create the “Top Ten Sustainably Cool People” list and send the list to taospirit@ma.com (Put TOP TEN in subject area). Please include your contact info so we may credit your choices, thanks. We will post it in the blog and sustainability article soon. For inspiration check out TopTenz.netTop-10-list.orgTipTopTens.com.

The HOW:

Start locally. List your community’s “sustainable cool” folks with links to their stories. Branch out your search to include sustainable friend’s, your business or community leader’s, alumni, and digital buddies. Let’s learn about those sustainable innovators, thinkers and practitioners you have engaged on your sustainable journey.

Here’s my TOP TEN List of Sustainability Luminaries: 

Al Gore

Bill McKibben

Rachel Carson

Robert Redford

Annie Leonard

Elon Musk

Robert Redford

Paul Newman

Christina Figueros

Wangari Maathai

The Deep Dive:

The humorous way to make a Top Ten list

TED talk about engagement (20 minutes) from Presidio alum, Simran Sethi