My humble quest to build La Petite Maison!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Updates...TEDYouth, Moving, And...High School?

This is Suzannah, mama to La...

As I write this, The Child is finishing up an essay on biological warfare for school, a requirement before she can go thrift-store shopping for the last parts of her Halloween costume. We have moved up to Baltimore and LPM is in Delaware, a short two-hour drive for weekends out of the city:

We have made a few changes to the inside, mostly so that the loft feels a little more safe and the house is easier to live in with two people. We still have plans to build a sitting area that turns into a table and then a bed for additional sleeping options. and, well, the shower still leaks, so we have to fix that. And we are planning on building a free-standing deck. But there is time for all of that later.

One of the biggest changes has been that La is now in a regular high school instead of being with me full-time. She is really enjoying her school, though, and I can't hold her back if she wants to spread her wings. She may be going on a class trip to Paris in the spring, and there are other amazing things on the horizon for her, including giving a talk for the TEDYouth conference in New York City in November.

We have also purchased a house to fully rehab in Baltimore:

I would love to say we will be doing the work, but it is too extensive, and we'd like to live there sometime before Sicily graduates from high school. So while we are designing the interior, we will not be executing the plan.

This is just a quick update; we both really appreciate all of the love and support you have shown us on this journey, and for those of you who mentioned that you were building or wanted to build or were running into motivation issues while building, please post in the comments below how it's going! We would love to hear from you!


  1. It's been amazing to read through your blog. I can't believe the work you put into that house. The small space designs are honestly brilliant. Have you ever considered building homes commercially? Or do you prefer to stay in the remodeling realm?
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    1. We will probably not be doing much with the re-model. Maybe another tiny house some day!

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