Future Parking Options…

Posted January 1st, 2010 by Tammy "RowdyKittens" and filed in Issue 14: Finding Land for Living

A few months ago I read a post about tiny homes and land sharing. The post prompted me to think about moving to the ranch. It’s not a feasible option right now, but it’s something I’d consider doing 5 to 10 years down the road.

Little Shasta Church 01

There are a number of advantages and disadvantages we have considered…


1. Open space to park the tiny house
2. Being near family
3. Zero rent (as long as the tiny house is paid off)
4. Options to build a deck, a green house and space for gardening
5. Food cost would decrease
6. In alignment of long term goals
7. Close access to hiking, camping, biking, running and other outdoor activities
8. Lower cost of living
9. Cooler winters and summers
10. We could get a puppy!


1. Limited employment opportunities
2. Isolation
3. We would need to buy a car and that would make me very very sad
4. Conservative political environment
5. Slow internet

Finding land to park a tiny house is challenging and the ranch would be a perfect parking spot. But that will have to wait a few years…

We’re moving to Portland at the end of January and might build a tiny house this year. I’m hoping we can park our little house in someone’s backyard. But, you never know what the future holds and our plans aren’t set in stone.

6 Responses to “Future Parking Options…”

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  3. betsy mccullenNo Gravatar says:

    yes, it is very, VERY sad to have to get a car. i had one…all paid off…i was car-debt free for 8 months when the inevitable happened…another f**king car payment…UGH!! it is brutal but i NEED a car and there is really no way around it for me here right now. about the only good thing about it is i got my honda fit!

    good luck on your move to oregon and your freelancing. btw, i think you are already a great photographer and writer, so after your refreshing sabbatical, you will be even better!

    like you, my future is not written in stone but one of the places i have my eyes on in the future is southwest oregon. i just LOVE oregon…went there plenty when i was in sacramento. leaving sacramento was sad for me too, but the government owned me back then – LOL (well its funny now but it wasn’t then!!).

    also, what kind of camera do you have???

    good luck…hope you will always connect with us at slj when you get settled in oregon :)

  4. Tammy "RowdyKittens"No Gravatar says:

    Thanks Betsy. I appreciate your support. I’ll still be writing for the SLJ and RowdyKittens during our move. But, I’m going to take a few weeks off before I plunge into freelance work. It will be a nice break. :)

    I have a Nikon D5000. It’s a wonderful camera and one of the best investments I’ve ever made! :)

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  6. betsy mccullenNo Gravatar says:

    i’ll follow your website to see how its going…i’m sure glad to see slj coming back again :)

    great minds must think alike…that’s the exact camera i am looking at! i just bought a couple of books on the d5000 to read while i save the $$ and i plan to buy it early this year. if i am going dslr, i am going with the BEST…nikon…that’s what i liked best in a film camera. i have heard great reviews on it. i knew yours had to be a dslr because your images are so crisp :)