Welcome to Big Family Tiny Life!
We are the “Big Family,” although a family of six doesn’t seem that big to us. We both come from families that are larger than the national average — which dating back 50 years has been less than 4 people per household — but certainly not HUGE families. Especially if you look at some other countries like Saudi Arabia or Morocco where the average household is greater than six people. Bottom line is that by today’s standards, we are a large family. We are on an adventure to lead a Tiny Life, which is a little misleading. Our plan is to shrink our consumption, live a more intentional, cost-efficient and sustainable life. By doing these things, we will be able to live SO MUCH BIGGER! Obviously, we are focusing on fitting a BIG family into a TINY life, but the site should not be read “Big Family, Tiny Life,” but more as “The Big Family Tiny Life.” Join us on our adventure! It’s going to be fun!
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Happy New Year from The Mike Family! 2018 is a year of STARTING OVER for us! No, we have not given up on our Tiny House, Sustainable, Chemical Free, Simple Living dream. In fact, just the opposite. We hold all the same values, but needing a place of...read more
In 1921, someone built an 893 square foot house. Small and modest, but a safe haven for their family. In December of 2017, this house will become the new “Tiny Home” for the Mike family! A place we can begin again! A few weeks ago, Darren and I took a deep...read more
I just realized we have never actually shown you our tiny house! I mean if you follow us on Facebook, you have seen shots here and there. And now that we have listed them for sale, you may or may not have seen them. But we have never put our tiny house photos on here....read more
Here we go again! We are exiting our 4th trimester! With the birth of our journey came a lot of excitement, , a lot of change, a lot of work, a lot of decision-making, and a lot of hopeful expectations. We spent a good part of the last 3 months like many mother’s...read more
TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT the Tiny House Nation episode airs! Yay! Make sure you either tune in or set your DVR to record “Tiny House Nation – Family Edition” on Lifetime at 9PM Central. There is so much that has gone into this whole process and we are happy to at last be...read more
I have celebrated almost 34 Christmas seasons, and yet there is one aspect of the story of Jesus’ birth that I have never really considered. How can that be? Do you know the story? Read Mathew chapter 1-2 HERE! As you may recall, Joseph and Mary leave their home...read more
This post is brought to you by: S.O.S. WE NEED HELP! Since Darren broke our silence, many questions have been asked on how to help! THANK YOU! First, we are struggling with what should have been a somewhat easier goal than we ever imagined. Our basic goal was to...read more
So, where have you guys been? What have you been doing? How is the tiny house coming along? These are questions that are SO COMMON to us right now. They are also questions that are incredibly difficult to answer right now. Let me tell you a story… It was the night...read more
The girls and I read a story tonight at bedtime about how love is an action, and not just a few nice words. We read in the Bible about a lady named Dorcas who sewed clothes for those who were poor and homeless, and how she showed her love for Jesus and others by not...read more
Fear. It can be crippling. It can suck out the joy in our spirits and replace it with insecurity, distrust, depression, panic, and many other paralyzing traits. We’ve all felt it, and know the differing tolls it takes on our mind, spirit, and body. I am a planner. ...read more