Where it all began

In the mid-1990s, when I’d been working as a residential architect for more than a decade, I had an epiphany one day while driving though the suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa. I had started noticing that new houses were getting extremely large, and decidedly unattractive. For miles and miles, all I could see were these “starter castles” marching across the prairies, looking self-important and soulless.

At that point, I was spending most of my time designing homes that were better, not bigger; homes that fit the way my clients really lived, rather than a formal lifestyle that few people ever lived anymore. But in that moment, I realized…

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7 - 3October - March
2020 - 2021

Implementing the Not So Big Life Meeting Series
Online via Zoom

A special opportunity for Not So Big Life Workshop participants

When (Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:00pm Eastern):
October 7, 2020
November 4, 2020
December 2, 2020
January 6, 2021
February 3, 2021
March 3, 2021

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Interested in attending the meeting series? You must first attend a Not So Big Life Workshop to be eligible. Read more about the workshop.

15 - 17January

The Not So Big Life Year End Review Workshop
Online via Zoom

To be eligible for the Year End Review Workshop, you must first attend an introductory Not So Big Life Workshop. Read more about the Not So Big Life Workshop.

January 15 – 17, 2021

Online via Zoom

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