Do you dream of living in a tiny house, but are not sure how to begin following that dream? You will be inspired reading about B.A. Norrgard, who was “just a girl in Dallas, keeping my head down, following a new path and building a house alone in field.”
Norrgard had worked downtown at as a paralegal for more than two decades, and was ready for a change of pace. So she asked herself, “What will make me happy in the second half of my life?” She decided what would make her happy would be to create a home of her own—a tiny home.
At first, she was working on the house by herself. Then, “a few people learned what I was doing and wanted to help, and wanted to hear my story, and, well … here we are!”
The result was a lovely new house as well as a blog called “A Bed Over My Head.”
The tiny house is filled with beautiful, artistic personal touches.
In its finished state, it has all the comforts that its builder needs to live a comfortable, joyous, satisfying life.
You can watch a video tour of the house below:
Norrgard points out that many people would ask her important logistical questions while she was working, like where she would be able to park when the house was completed. She would answer, “I can only say that I have ideas, and that I have faith that it will all work out.”
This is a brilliant answer, because it’s the only one that any person moving into a tiny house can really give. What stops a lot of people from pursuing their dreams is uncertainty—but uncertainty is just a part of tiny house living. Accepting that price can be well worth it to create something beautiful.
Norrgard writes, “Anyone can do this. Really. I created this website to prove it’s possible and to empower others to make the changes they believe in. It is my hope that you will use this website as a general guide to tiny housing, lifestyle repackaging, and conscious downsizing as a whole. Because if I can do it, so can you.”
What a moving and inspirational statement! If you want to learn more about Norrgard’s tiny house and become even more inspired to pursue your own tiny house dreams, then drop by A Bed Over My Head.