Wednesday, October 22, 2014

About Big Jerm...

My name is Jeremy Dean (Jerm to my peeps), I live in East Texas and I’m going to build a tiny house for myself. Soon.

I am single, in my mid-thirties, a college graduate and, although I LOVE my work as a sign language interpreter, my goal is to work less and live more. I live on 22 acres of gorgeous country in Anderson County with 9 other family members (not in one house!) and this is where I plan to live in my tiny home.

I was born in Hawaii, grew up in Southern California, did a short stint in Washington state before moving back to California, and now find myself settled in East Texas. I LOVE Texas. On our property, I raise chickens for both eggs and meat. My uncle raises chickens, rabbits, and turkeys. We keep hogs too. Most everyone here also has a garden with tomatoes, peppers, apple and pear trees, etc.

Country living here has really opened my eyes to farm-to-table life. I love the connection to the earth I feel when I am able to nourish my family and friends with food that I have grown by the sweat of my own brow. Thus, my attraction to the tiny house culture. 

Just a lil muddin on the go-cart

Welcome to my blog. I am still in the beginning process of planning and I hope to share this experience with you all here. For the record, like many tiny house fans, I have never in my life built anything bigger than a chicken coop. Talk about an adventure, huh? Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments with me! 

Thanks for stoppin' by. Stay tuned for "Tiny Home Living...Why?" coming soon to a blog near you (this one…).

- Big Jerm



6 comments:

  1. So proud of you Cousin Jeremy! I pray as you follow your dreams God will lead you every step of the way. Looking forward to seeing your "tiny house." Love you much.

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    1. Thanks cousin! I'm very excited to be making this happen. Love you too.

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  2. Great me too I have my trailer frame and will start welding on it soon. Hope the best for you.

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    1. Hi David! Thanks for commenting. That's very exciting. I'm not a welder so I decided I'm going to buy my trailer from Tumbleweed Tiny House Company (http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/products/tumbleweed-trailer). Not sure if you're familiar with them but they sell custom trailers that are made with everything all ready to build on. No welding needed. Also, the subfloor and flashing are already in place when you receive your trailer. I'll be building on a 20 footer. How about you? Please keep me posted on how your build progresses.

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  3. Hi Jermery. George here. By Texas standards we are not far apart. I have a tiny house in Van Zandt county. I rent a 288 sq ft tiny house on 3 acres. We have a community flock of chickens and the landlord has goats, ducks, etc. I don't know how you are progressing since these post are about 2 years old. You can find me at www.tinytexashouse.net . Good luck and hope you are still following your dream.

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    1. Hi George! So glad to hear from you. I'll definitely check out your website. My journey has been slow going but I'm making forward progress. I finished my subfloor earlier this week and I'm about ready to order my wall framing supplies. I'll be posting about how that went in the next few days. Stay tuned and thanks again for reaching out to me. If you're on IG follow me under user name tinyhomebigjerm.

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