Sarah Smethurst is the owner builder of Tiny Go Lightly, an off grid tiny house in Gippsland, Victoria. Searching for a way to design a more sustainable and meaningful lifestyle, Sarah stumbled across her first tiny house online in 2014. Eager to create a home while avoiding a mortgage and the burden of too much stuff, Sarah was an instant tiny house convert. Over the next two years, Sarah undertook the project of building her own tiny house and now lives on a block with family. The house is project in sustainability – living with solar power, rain water, a grey water system and compost toilet has helped Sarah minimise her ecological impact and deepen her understanding of living within our means. Sarah is an advocate for creative, sustainable and meaningful living and has been featured on the ABC radio, in the Age online, and in the most recent edition of Earth Garden magazine.
Great minds make small footprints. Tiny homes offer an alternative model of sustainable, affordable and self-sufficient housing; could tiny homes also offer solutions across a broad range of social issues? During MKW18, check out tiny homes set up around the Melbourne CBD for you to explore.