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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6 - 2October - March
2021 - 2022

Implementing the Not So Big Life Meeting Series
Online via Zoom

A special opportunity for Not So Big Life Workshop participants.

To be eligible for the meeting series, you must first attend a Not So Big Life Workshop. Read more about the workshop.

When (Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm Eastern):
October 6, 2021
November 3, 2021
December 1, 2021
January 5, 2022
February 2, 2022
March 2, 2022

Where:
Online via Zoom

Read more about the meeting series.

This meeting series is now full.

Email us to get on the waiting list.



14 - 16January
2022

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

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

When:
Friday, Jan. 14, at 4:30 pm Eastern to
Sunday, Jan. 16, at 1:30 pm Eastern

Where:
Online via Zoom

Read more about the workshop.

Registration is now open!

Register now to save your spot.


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