Jay's Open Road
Follow Your Bliss (0:35)
Adjusting To Living In A Small Space (0:31)
Living Simply (0:20)
How He Found The Neighborhood (0:42)
Listening To The Voice of Necessity (0:31)
Was There Ever Doubt (1:11)
Public Television: Season 7
Tumbleweed Tiny House Company
architecture, art education, baby steps, being an example, building, design, designing, fine art, higher power, organization, sustainability
- Went to grad school, did his Master’s degree in fine arts painting.
- Worked as a grocery store clerk for 10 years after school—calls this his “intermission,” when he gathered his thoughts.
- Did the “fine arts” thing for a while, but felt like he was “wasting his potential.”
- Says the “gnawing” feeling of wasted potential is a great feeling to have and to follow.
- Started steering his art towards architectural work; got tired of sculpture so he started designing, building houses.
- Believes society puts too much emphasis on “talent”—architecture didn’t “come naturally,” but he got good at it through hard work and passion.
- Found that there was a lot of interest in his “tiny houses,” people liked the idea of living simply.
- Says once you put aside the pressure of a mortgage, etc., you can focus on the things you truly love to do.