It's been 2 years since we moved to the midwest
and have been running a coffee shop.
Our own shop.
Our own roasts.
We moved here suddenly out of circumstance.
And we showed up and have been working non-stop for two years.
The town we are in,
the people we are around,
It's a great place to live and raise a family.
We started this website and this idea
several years ago and it has evolved from day one.
It has had to shape itself to the details of life.
And because those parameters are set around it,
it takes a certain shape.
It has to fill in to the space that life takes and leaves.
Because of this it is a sturdy little thing,
able to make it through the ups and downs.
The idea was to have something set aside in life.
Hence, Tiny House.
I had made a few of them in back yards with the premise that these would be places to escape and retreat for people.
A spot that is set apart from the world.
I put a roaster in mine.
But if someone else were to have one in their back yard
it may be for writing, or painting, or whittling.
It is a space set aside.
Since the beginning we have moved a couple times,
and have lived in a few more places,
working with more people
and gaining a better understanding of the life we are in.
And now here we are.
Owning/operating a coffee shop.
And in a certain way things are working.
And working better than before.
We have lots to get to.
And the lists are long.
But we are trying, and we've made it two years.