Welcome to Shortystinyhouse.com, home of my blog, “In Search of Nawaka”. I try to update fairly regularly, but for day-to-day stuff, go find me on Facebook- Shorty’s Tiny House- the build and beyond.

Nawaka is (or was) a real place. Camp Nawaka was located in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts. For many summers it was “home”, first as a camper, then staff and now as an alumna. The camp property was sold about 10 years ago, but it still lives on as Berkshire Soccer Academy, challenging a new generation of girls to be strong, creative and self-reliant. Nawaka instilled that in me, and I don’t think my tiny house Nawaka would be a reality without having been a “Camp Nawaka Girl”

This site is also home to a bunch of tiny house information and resources, a living history village concept, and my historical sewing page, Snallygaster’s custom tailor. There’s links to the tiny house festivals and events that I’ll be attending, research and helpful links, and the chapters of my upcoming book, Building Passion- the tiny house edition as they are completed.

So welcome. Browse, comment, ask away!

Nawaka in the media…..

Tiny House Expedition feature:

Lake City Visitors Guide: https://www.etypeservices.com/SWF/LocalUser/Lakecity1/Magazine228348/Full/index.html#36

Tiny House Giant Journey interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0oN26i6yho

What it’s like to live in a tiny house: https://www.facebook.com/tinyhousesacrossamerica/videos/1767887019971724/

Virginia Tiny House Festival: http://www.localdvm.com/news/virginia/tiny-homes-festival-makes-a-stop-in-northern-virginia/1242487859

Once Upon a Tiny House: http://kinston.com/photogallery/NC/20180428/NEWS/428009990/PH/1

Tiny House tour with Tiny House Expedition at Georgia Fest:

Tiny House Story Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIVE6Pzb_PI

Wide Open Country: http://www.wideopencountry.com/victorian-tiny-house/

Today Show: https://www.today.com/video/this-tiny-victorian-home-is-full-of-history-1015545923865

Today.com: https://www.today.com/home/historian-shorty-robbins-tiny-home-inspired-civil-war-t114662

New Jersey Tiny House Fest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fygeTZcLuGs

Relax shacks video piano bed: https://youtu.be/T7zrdKDeDuM

Jacksonville Magazine 1/17: http://www.jacksonvillemag.com/2017/01/27/downsized-design/

Lake Mary Life 11/15, page 38: https://www.lakemarylife.com/filerepository/archives/11-15lml/index.html