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Tiny Texas House Essay Contest!

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Isn’t she a beauty? The Tiny Texas “Worker House” has been tormenting me for almost six months now since I entered the essay contest in the very first round. Brad Kittel of Tiny Texas Houses created the contest to raise awareness for “pure salvage building” a term for building new structures out of previously discarded materials.

Mr. Kittel’s essay contest was originally slated to end in September, when he would give away the home provided he had 1,000 entries. For reasons that are completely beyond me, that number wasn’t reached, however, he has decided to give away the home in December regardless of the number of entries.

For all you tiny house lovers who are already composing your essay in your head, here is the most important part, the latest count puts your competition at only 350 essays. You heard me. I’ve been on auditions with worse odds than that.

All you have to do is write 300 words or less explaining, “How would owning this Tiny Texas house inspire you?” Include that along with a $50 entry fee and you are eligible for an extra special Christmas or Hanukkah present!

Obviously, the tiny house obsessed part of me doesn’t really want any more entries- I want to win after all! But Brad’s gesture of giving the home away despite reaching his goal is inspiring.  He is so committed to sharing pure salvage building he is even considering more essay contests in the future.

Support this sustainable building practice and enter Here.


About April

Hi! My name is April, I live in Los Angeles, California where I am pursuing an acting career and a B.S. online through the University of Wisconsin. A member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, I have an agent who sends me out on auditions for television, film and commercials. I have been lucky enough to guest star on Disney, and even to have played a drug addict on A&E. More recently I started a small production company making web series and short films for fun. I just finished my first feature length screenplay, and am beginning work on another. When I was younger I expected to one day make my living solely in the entertainment Industry, however this is proving difficult. There is a lot of competition for fewer and fewer jobs. DVR's, online streaming, reality television, the writer's strike of 2006 and the bad economy have all played a part in the downturn of production. Meanwhile, living in Los Angeles is expensive, and it is difficult to make a living without at least a bachelors degree. It has become clear to me, that in order to continue to pursue my creative goals, I am going to have to focus on a more sustainable lifestyle. A few years ago, I stumbled upon the tiny house movement. Everything about it made sense to me, smaller living for affordability, giving one the time and energy to focus on what they want to do, rather then just survival. As I learned more, the sustainable aspects became important to me, not only for individual sustainability, but for global sustainability, because they are inextricably connected. My hope is to someday build my own tiny house using sustainable principles.

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  1. This is my favorite. Two story western tiny home. I assume the saloon is just down the street from the blacksmith!


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