Hi! I'm Dane Carlson, and welcome to the Business Opportunities Weblog. I've been publishing this website, by myself, and sometimes with the help of others for over twelve years now. You'll notice two things about this site right away:
About 11 years ago, house-builder, philosopher and entrepreneur, Jay Shafer built his first tiny house, moved in, and has been living a super-simplified lifestyle, happily-ever-after.
He says that in a commercial world of bloated “McMansions”, his 89-square-foot, self-built, “munchkin-house”, is smaller than some people’s closets, and looks more like a doll’s house than a suburban home. But it is a home, and oddly, it is also a business.
Shafer loves to conduct personal tours of his tiny home. He points out the Chinese-puzzle-like carpentry, and compact multi-purpose construction that cleverly maximizes his use of space. Shafer also uses the web to show off his ingenious designs which permits him to pack in all the basics of a conventional home into the space of a woodshed, here in the small town of Graton, Calif. He also enjoys sharing is vision of a spare lifestyle on the web through his blog.
Shafer marvels at the impact that blogging has had on how he now makes his living: “This year, we haven’t sold a single house. And yet, we’ve sold more plans than ever.”
Logo from Timbleweed Tiny House Company