Hello Tiny Home Fam!
Since leaving Ukiah, CA March 1, 2019, Eric and I (Lindsay is writing) have been on a journey that has taken us 2500+ miles around the Southwest and into Texas.
We are so relieved to have the opportunity to spend 3 whole weeks in the amazing Santa Fe, New Mexico. From the beautiful mountains and great outdoors vibe to the people we've met, to a local coop, dance scene, and Kombucha brewery we are officially smitten with Santa Fe!
How we got here starts with friends and dance. Since the 90's, I've been free form dancing all over the San Francisco bay area. Dance to me is my gym. It's where I get to move my body and release any tension that has built up from driving or staring at a computer screen and with this trip those are two very common realities.
Another good thing about dance is it tends to attract other amazing souls and over the years I am proud to say that all of my nearest and dearest friends are dancers.
One of those dearest friends is Raina Satori, amazing clothing designer, shamanic cheerleader founder and all around amazing woman!
Raina knew Ana Biel who lives in Santa Fe and is very connected with the dance community as a dancer and a DJ
Upon rolling into Santa Fe, NM for the Thursday "Embodied Rhythm" dance, we were met with Ana and after two hours of dancing people are invited to circle, share names, any experience we had on the dance floor and promote any event that is going on in the community.
I shared we are looking for a space to park our Tiny Home and John with Enchanted Cafe Bulletin Board shared he had land and within that moment our boondocking in Santa Fe National Forest plan got shelved and here we are three weeks later.
Thank you to Raina, Ana, John, Michael, Mohammed, Crow, Billy, Ray, Bettina, Rama and the two pedicab dudes that drove us around the infamous old town square while standing and dancing on the pedicab. Santa Fe you are forever in our hearts.
Santa Fe Tiny Home perspective...like most states, Santa Fe does have an accessory dwelling unit ordinance allowing land owners to build a small home in the backyard.
However they do not yet allow for Moveable Tiny Homes like they now do in the city of Fresno and San Luis Obispo, CA. With the amazing couple, Rama and Bettina at the helm of Santa Fe Tiny Houses, it's only a matter of time and we want to be here when that happens.