I am currently in the process of building a 16′ tiny house on wheels in Oregon (while living in California!).  See The Journey page for more about my background and why I’m doing this crazy thing.

Naj Haus (fondly referred to as the Naj Mahal) is named after my cat who was my dear companion for 17 years.



Though he’s no longer here in body, his spirit is very much around and hopefully my design will capture a bit of his sweet nature!

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Naj Haus under construction.


10 thoughts on “About

  1. Janet Hailer

    Wow Kate, I am impressed! Cool blog to reflect the start of a great new adventure! Looking forward to hearing about your journey! Rock on!

  2. Awesome blog yo! Way to go. Really inspiring! Makes me want to go and find some old wood and windows and build something super rad.

  3. Hi Kate! This is Ben, from the tiny house potluck and the Tumbleweed workshop. Great to see you’ve begun! We have as well. You can see our blog is http://thetinylife2013.blogspot.com/. Have fun and stay in touch!

    Ben & Meredith

  4. Wow – you’re making great progress! Congrats! Great blog – will have to add it to my list. I’m actually not starting until late June but will definitely stay in touch. Be well and good luck with everything.

  5. Naj – loved your post about Robyn Davidson’s camel trek – I’m the NatGeo photographer who shot the story – don’t know if you’ve heard but the team behind “the Kings Speech” just finished shooting a feature film about Robyn’s trek – its staring Mia Wasikowska and will be out early 2014. Drop me a mailing address and I’ll send you a copy of the big coffee table book I did about Robyns trip, From Alice to Ocean. best Rick

  6. What a nice surprise, Rick! As you can tell from that post, Robyn’s adventure, as seen through your eye and camera, was a huge inspiration for this then-thirteen year old. The ripple effects continue, all these years later! Many thanks to both of you for that. I look forward to seeing the film.

    And thank you for the offer of the book. I’d love to see it and will be in touch. I see that you have been involved in many global photography projects since then. Kudos for all your work and best wishes for your upcoming projects.

  7. Lily Rios

    Hi Kate, Tassajara is beautiful! I’m totally enjoying reading your tiny house blog, and it’s so much more. I love it!

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