Our core team is comprised of 3 individuals, each passionate about providing the resources to design, build and dwell efficiently.

Our tiny house experience spans the United States — from California and Oregon, Minnesota and Texas, to Washington DC and Florida. Many of us designed and built our own tiny houses — a majority of us live full-time in tiny houses right now.

Join us for a weekend or just an hour, and let us share with you all that we have learned about tiny houses and what it takes to lead a successful and happy life in a smart, human-sized dwelling of your own.

Alek Lisefski
Alek LisefskiAustin, TX
In 2013 Alek designed and built his 8×20′ modern tiny house one wheels known as “The Tiny Project” — in the years since, he and his tiny house have been featured in American, Swiss & Japanese documentary films, Sunset Magazine, Houzz, Apartment Therapy, Treehugger, Grist, Inhabit, FairCompanies, the Tiny House Blog, and countless other national and international publications, news articles and blogs. Alek has presented at the 2015 Tiny House Conference and the Tiny House Jamboree.

Alek believes a tiny house goes far beyond its 4 walls and a roof, and is only part of a conscious personal choice to live in a more simple and sustainable way. Through workshops, consultations and blogging, he hopes to catalyze a mass lifestyle shift in which more and more humans turn to common sense, human-scale housing solutions, and a psychological (or even spiritual) shift towards less consumption and achievement-chasing to more gratitude, freedom and peace.

Learn more at:
The Tiny Project

B.A. Norrgard
B.A. NorrgardDallas TX (home base)
Brainerd MN (current location)
B.A. enjoyed a challenging career as a litigation paralegal for 26 years. In 2012 she decided to overhaul her life & hand-built her own 112 square foot tiny house on wheels (named “SISU”) to be her full-time permanent residence. Empowered by the experience, she is a passionate advocate for others following their dream of letting go of societal conditioning and being free to live a larger life in a smaller space.

She is totally self-contained and loves to travel with her tiny house! Since August 2014 she has traveled over 7,000 miles with SISU, exhibiting, speaking, teaching workshops and consulting on living small. Her dream is to start a tiny house community in an urban environment.

She and her house have been featured in the Dallas Morning News, KRLD Radio, Al Jazeera America Cable News Network, ABC, NBC, FOX news, Buzzfeed, Yahoo. She was a guest on The Maureen Anderson (radio) Show, was featured in a Swiss documentary film about tiny houses in the US and Europe and has been a contributing author in Tiny House Magazine.

Learn more at:
A Bed Over My Head

Lee Pera
Lee PeraWashington DC
Lee is a geographer, educator and community organizer who has lived in 27 different houses in six countries and loves how tiny houses provide both mobility and stability. In addition to building her own tiny house and setting up the nation’s first tiny house community in Washington DC, Lee has worked with communities throughout Latin America and the U.S. on urban infill, land tenure, and sustainable community development. As a geographer, she enjoys making maps and telling stories with data.

Lee works with cities and communities to plan how tiny houses and other mobile structures can be incorporated into affordable housing strategies and creative arts spaces. She holds Master’s degrees in Geography and Public Policy, and she has been featured in numerous media outlets, including NPR, Washington Post, Atlantic Cities, Dwell, Inhabitat, Grist, Architectural Record, CNN, CBS, and ABC.

Learn more at:
Boneyard Studios

Special Advisors

Lina Menard
Lina MenardPortland, OR
Over the past four years Lina has explored living little in a travel trailer, a yurt, a backyard cottage, and three tiny houses on wheels. She now lives in a 100 square foot gypsy wagon she designed and built called The Lucky Penny. Her little house is situated in a fabulous tiny cohousing community called Simply Home Community. These days Lina does small house design and consultation through her company Niche Consulting LLC and blogs as This Is the Little Life, and provides education, empowerment, and inspiration through workshops.

Lina has been interviewed by reporters from think tanks like Sightline, by journalism students from OR Magazine, by a Japanese team making a documentary, and more recently for the movie Small is Beautiful. She has also been featured by Grist, Life Edited, Tree Hugger, Fair Companies, Tiny House Giant Journey, Unlikely Lives, Vermont Public Radio, and the clowns at Portlandia.

Learn more at:
Niche Consulting LLC
This Is the Little Life

Vina Lustado
Vina LustadoOjai, CA
Vina Lustado is the founder/owner of Sol Haus Design, a design firm specializing in sustainable building in Ojai, California. After a professional degree (B.ARCH) and more than 20 years experience with high-end corporate clients, Vina has decided to focus her career on smaller-scale projects that could make a positive difference.

Staying true to her values, Vina has completed the design and construction of her off-the-grid Tiny House. Equipped with simple luxuries as a loft skylight and a cozy fireplace, Vina has manifested her dream home in 140 square feet. Vina spent a year and about $40,000 – planning and building her home, which she moved into in Dec. 2013. Vina’s home has been featured in countless media publications such as Houzz; Tiny House Nation television show; book publication Small House, Big Time; Ojai Quarterly Magazine; Treehugger and much more.

Learn more at:
Vina’s Tiny House
Sol Haus Design

Kai Rostcheck
Kai RostcheckOrlando, FL
Kai Rostcheck is the founder of Tiny House Lending, Tiny House Dating and I Love Tiny Houses as well as a co-Producer for the documentary Living Tiny…Legally! His articles about the Tiny House Movement have been published in Tiny House Magazine and on Boston.com, he appeared on WCVB-TV’s “Chronicle” about the Tiny House Movement in Massachusetts and he has been interviewed for numerous Tiny House blogs. In everything he does, Kai evangelizes the belief that Tiny Living represents a viable, conscious choice based on personal values and shifting socioeconomics.

Learn more at:
Tiny House Lending
Tiny House Dating
I Love Tiny Houses