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Roll with Kathleen, Greg + Blaize in a Camper Trailer, a book filled with stories and illustrations from our experiences living tiny.
Roll with Kathleen, Greg + Blaize in a Camper Trailer, a book filled with stories and illustrations from our experiences living tiny.
Roll with Kathleen, Greg + Blaize in a Camper Trailer, a book filled with stories and illustrations from our experiences living tiny.
168 backers pledged $11,031 to help bring this project to life.

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In the fall of 2014, we found our dream home on Craigslist. We left our 1,000-square-foot apartment in the city, downsized our possessions and moved into a camper trailer.

 

We lived in a family's backyard, mostly off the grid. It was a decision we made to reduce our environmental footprint and be closer to nature.

 

 

Every person who lives small has a story and they all have inspired me. We are so grateful for this community. We have all chosen alternative lifestyles that grant us happiness and the ability to travel more freely.

More than a year ago, we started sharing blog posts about these people.

Roll With Me: A Series On Fellow Tiny Dwellers
Roll With Me: A Series On Fellow Tiny Dwellers

Now we are ready to share our story.

To make sure we can continue to share weekly stories on people who live alternative lifestyles, we are asking for your support with our latest project.

 

Tiny House, Tiny Footprint Book

Support our Kickstarter by ordering your copy of our book, Roll with Kathleen, Greg + Blaize in a Camper Trailer.

I'm not the best artist, so I wanted to team up with someone who could take my photography and turn it into something amazing. I have been working with Natalie Fleming since June, and she has exceeded my expectations.

Natalie Fleming, our illustrator, working on the cover of our book.
Natalie Fleming, our illustrator, working on the cover of our book.

 

We like to backpack in national parks and national forests. When there's a lake, we have to explore or jump in.
We like to backpack in national parks and national forests. When there's a lake, we have to explore or jump in.

 

An up close look at one of the pages inside our book.
An up close look at one of the pages inside our book.

Rewards

1. Your name in the book and on our website

First of all, thank you for visiting this page and reading our story. It means so much that you are here. To show our support, we want to list your name in this book as well as on our website. We couldn't do it without you.

 2. Coloring Book

I have been inspired by all the adult coloring books out there. I wanted something that would appeal to children as well as adults. This collection of illustrations will provide some much needed entertainment on the road and fuel your adventure spirit.

Add some color to this adventure page in our coloring book.
Add some color to this adventure page in our coloring book.

 3. Tiny House, Tiny Footprint Hardcover Book

More than 30 pages of stories and watercolor illustrations.
More than 30 pages of stories and watercolor illustrations.

This book will take you beyond the snapshots you see that we post on our Instagram and inside our camper trailer. Learn what challenges we faced when we left the city and moved into a family's backyard. Find out how our world shifted when we discovered a connection to nature.

Where will your money go?

If we are able to reach our goal, the first thing we will do is pay the wonderful people who have helped make this project happen.

This book couldn't happen without these people

We recognize talented people when we see their work or when we meet them. Our Kickstarter crew consists of four individuals who believed in our project and we want to support them.

Our illustrator Natalie Fleming helped bring this project to life.

Natalie Fleming
Natalie Fleming

 Our videographer Ben Saheb produced our Kickstarter video.

Ben Saheb
Ben Saheb

Kate MacDougall edited this book and the blog posts you read each week.

Kate MacDougall
Kate MacDougall

Marianne Brown came to our home to photograph us in our element, so that we could better tell our story.

Marianne Brown
Marianne Brown

Printing and shipping the book

Additional funds will be used to print and ship these rewards right to your hands. We realize a lot of you may be on the road, so we wanted to time our shipments around the holidays in case you may be visiting with family or friends in their homes.

Blog posts and building out our van

The remaining (or any extra money) will be used to pay ourselves back for some of the blog posts we've done and pay ourselves forward for some that we will continue to do. We will also use a small portion to help build out our van. Our camper is too big to travel, so we will be using our van as our next adventure mobile. The downsizing continues, as we will go from 140 square feet to roughly the size of a queen mattress.

Our van, which we call Right Lane Rhino, taking it slow but easy up Mt. Evans.
Our van, which we call Right Lane Rhino, taking it slow but easy up Mt. Evans.

What happens if we reach our goal?

That would be amazing. We hope you believe in this book as much as we do. We have been working with a local bookstore and if we go beyond our goal, they will be organizing a book launch for us in Denver. You will be able to come out and we will be able to thank you in person. More details to come if our goal is reached and this is able to happen.

Risks and challenges

This is our first book project and already we have learned so much. We decided to self publish this book so we could have control over the writing, design, marketing and distribution.

I have already finished writing the book and my illustrator is working hard to complete her remaining illustrations. We are ready to get this project moving so it can be in your hands around the holidays and you can share it with your loved ones.

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    Your name in the book and on our website

    It means so much to have you here with us. This book couldn't happen without you. Your name will appear on a special page in our book and on our website.

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    eBook: PDF copy of the book

    NEW! By popular request, we are adding this option for those of you that may want to view our book at any time and from any place in the world. You will receive a link to download a PDF version of our book. No shipping involved.

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    Tiny House, Tiny Footprint Coloring Book

    Coloring is meditative. We wanted to bring a peaceful practice from our tiny home to yours. Add color to this collection of illustrations based on our experiences living in a camper trailer.

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    Tiny House, Tiny Footprint Book

    Roll with Kathleen, Greg + Blaize in a Camper Trailer, signed by Kathleen Morton. Hardcover First Edition. More than 30 pages filled with words and illustrations.

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    Tiny House, Tiny Footprint Book Bundle

    A special bundle made with love. This package includes the hardcover book, a coloring book with illustrations you can fill in on the road, as well as your name printed in the book and on our website.

    + 1 personalized hardcover book
    + 1 coloring book filled with illustrations
    + Your name in the book and on our website

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    2 Tiny House, Tiny Footprint Books

    One for you and one as a gift for a friend or special someone. This could be a great holiday gift or a helpful read for someone considering living tiny.

    + 2 hardcover books
    + Your name in the book and on our website (we will add an extra name upon request)

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    Tiny House, Tiny Footprint Adventure Kit

    This special bundle includes two hardcover books and two coloring books. It also includes a one-of-a-kind photo print from our travels. We will sneak in some other surprises as well. Your name will appear in the book and on our website.

    + 2 hardcover books
    + 2 coloring books
    + One-of-a-kind photo print
    + Your name in the book and on our website
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    Creative Services

    We are offering photography, writing or social media content services in the amount of your contribution. Services will be delivered remotely unless travel and out of pocket expenses are fully covered.

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