In Fall 2016, the original Cal THIMBY group participated in the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Tiny House Competition. The aim of that pilot project was to bring together climate sustainability and cost-effectiveness into a single prototype tiny home. As energy and water access continue to grow as an issue for Californians, this project helped fill the need for new, innovative approaches to housing. THIMBY 1.0 has helped demonstrate a new path forward, building a net-zero energy and net-zero waste model living unit. The unit generates its own electricity with solar energy, harvests its own water, and remains small enough to be applicable for many end uses…. Its use today? A living lab!
Like THIMBY 1.0, our THIMBY 2.0 team will continue to incorporate sustainability into all of our plans for affordable tiny housing. In doing so, we hope to continue blazing a trail for sustainable, affordable housing solutions at a larger scale. As we saw this past month--and the past decade--climate change is endangering the livelihoods of many California and global communities. Minimizing our own impact is crucial to our goals, as those without shelter are particularly vulnerable to the heat waves, polluted air, and more extreme weather. #tinyhome #tinyhouseonwheels #tinyhousemovement #tinyhousebuild #tinyhouseliving #tinyliving #tinyhomeonwheels #tinyhouses #tinyhouselife #homelessness #advocates #helpthoseinneed #endhomelessness #humanity #poverty #helpthehomeless #speakup #poverty #equality #bayareapride #bayareabuzz #bayareaartist #bayarealife
“If you’re cooking, you should just cook for everyone, because you can always cook more food with the same amount of flame”. Constance took this lesson that her mom taught her to heart, and now encapsulates this sentiment in how she behaves as a mother, employee, and woman. Her day begins with getting her children up and ready for school, for which they are always on time for. She then leaves for her job as a seamstress, and can often be found lending a helping hand as an active member at GRIP, even after a long day of work. Before succumbing to a severe spinal injury, Constance was a tradeswoman who worked in electrical and plumbing. Because of her extensive work background, Constance has been very active in the planning and design of the bus, and we can’t wait to give her a bus that meets her standards. She’s also adamant that the project can’t just stop with her, and hopeful that we can expand THIMBY 2.0 to help the thousands of other homeless in the Bay Area. She’s constantly giving to others from her own flame, and we just want to help her cook up something amazing.
#tinyhome #tinyhouseonwheels #tinyhousemovement #tinyhousebuild #tinyhouseliving #tinyliving #tinyhomeonwheels #tinyhouses #tinyhouselife #homelessness #advocates #helpthoseinneed #endhomelessness #humanity #poverty #helpthehomeless #speakup #poverty #equality #bayareapride #bayareabuzz #bayareaartist #bayarealife
Have your pick — racer striped wedges or sock booties for fall. [Macy’s]
Easter Lily Cactus AKA Echinopsis subdenudata 🌵
Come get some of that fall color!
The view looks great from here! Keep the Bay BRITE 🕶☀️🌈
Even though I left The Bay I will always rep it H E L L A hard. Especially with the help of my Rose Gold Stella Necklace 😍😉⭐️💕
to attending the annual @sonidoclash
"Wherever you may be, we the remedy."
Photo credit: @lbustamante87
Shout-out to all the artists we experienced live and the peeps we met up with at the festival:
#musicfestival #latinx #cumbia #cumbiasonidero #essj #livemusic #eastsidesanjose #hot #summer #mexicanheritageplaza #roots #sanjose #bayarea #bayareapride #southbay #mexican #peruvian #latinamerican #djtable #djenano #remedyradiopodcast #musicaesvida
hi 👋 these two are your biggest fans | Bend, OR
Hey frands! 👋 come by & get some free food tomorrow evening & check out some new Oakland brands. Doo Doo will have a booth as will other new companies. Address is 1709 International Boulevard Suite 104. Bring yo friends hope to see y’all there 💋🌈🤟🔥🌮🙏
The thing I love most about photography is that with a lens and a shutter I can find beauty in all things, discovering beauty that people may or may not see in themselves. I hope the pictures I take will brighten someone’s day and may they find themselves in a beautiful light...because we all are beautiful in the eyes of the beholder. ✌🏿
It’s hard to pick a favorite on our Container Patio, but this might be it! 😍
Don’t forget - Bonsai is now 50% off! Sale includes all plants and pottery, hurry in!
Hurry in for 50% off our selection of gardening books! 📚 Find them in the Garden Shop!
These words describe how I feel right now. Representation in media is a topic near and dear to my heart, and it’s one of the reasons why I cosplay with the kids. We can be in the spotlight, not marginalized and not stereotyped. Thank you, @constancewu @jonmchu @kevinkwanbooks
for making it a reality! 🙌❤️ #representationmatters #Repost @instylemagazine
“It’s a Cinderella story,” says @CrazyRichAsians
on her movie that premieres tomorrow, likening the courtship of Nick and Rachel to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's. “What happened there was born out of love, and the story we tell was born of love — and the act of making this movie was a project of love for the cast and crew.” It’s hard not to rally around the Asian community’s giant diversity win after years of being largely underrepresented in Hollywood — and one can only hope that #CrazyRichAsians
signals the beginning of more inclusivity onscreen. “It’s not a movie, it’s a movement,” Wu told @ClaireCStern
, and she hopes the movie will break barriers in Hollywood and beyond. More at the link in bio. 👏
A firehouse in San Francisco, California. Old fashion looking but very cool! EnJoy! ;0)
Never know what you'll find at the cabin. This time a piece of history from my hometown. The span of bridge pictured here is now gone; replaced with a newer model in just the last couple of years.
#oaklandpride #sfpride #bayareapride