Candace grew up in small, rural  town in north-eastern North Dakota where her family farmed potatoes, beets & grain. She graduated from the University of North Dakota, first studying Photography, then Interdisciplinary Studies, which offered her an opportunity to look at the relationship between issues of Peace and the Environment. Drawn by the California sun, proximity to the ocean and the promise of new adventures, Candace moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007 and currently works at a custom frame shop in SF. After experiencing Bay Area life for the past eight years, she is eager to simplify and get back to her roots, seeking grounded space for her to practice life as an artist, farmer, and maker. Her photography can be found at cananderphotography.com Aaron entered the trades out of high-school, first building fences and installing irrigation systems, and then moving on to Kitchen and Bath remodels. After a few years of physically taxing labor, Aaron decided instead to work in a deli where he enjoyed mountains of dishes and getting soft hands.  Aaron is quick to root for the underdog, stick up for the geek, and be the first one to jump into a very cold swimming pool. Aaron advocates for a sustainable economy, and consults with anybody looking to simplify their lifestyle. Aaron spends his free time learning to play sad songs on the ukulele. Together, Candace and Aaron work to create deep and meaningful relationships, build community, and hope to one day tow their tiny house up to Neil Young's Buffalo Ranch.    

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  1. Laura Withers says:

    WOW!! This looks GREAT!! I will be there Tuesday to help out. You two are amazing and I can see ALL your plans and dreams will come true!! SMILES & HUGS 2 U BOTH

  2. Josh Anderson says:

    Yeah guys looks like it is coming along very well, I wish you luck on the Barn Raising!

  3. Tammy says:

    I can’t wait to see it! Good Luck!

  4. Miriah Meiers says:

    Fantastic!!!! I’m so proud of you guys in so many ways! I’m a designer/ remodeler and appreciate this project so much! “tiny houses” are such a statement and sacrifice, but so amazing….. It’s great you are building this yourselves…..keep up the great work and much thanks for sharing this with me….. Maybe you can bring your house to Colorado some day;) hope to see you again soon Candace! Miss your smiley eyes…..Glad to see you are making your dent in the world and happiness is exploding in your heart! Peace and love


  5. Barbara White says:

    So excited for you two as you reach this point in the project! I am working those days but will try to find a break where I can get there and help out as much as I can. Thanks for letting the community know so we can be a part of this! I will let my daughter, the tiny house fan, who is here visiting from Wyoming know so maybe she can join us. Best b

  6. Way to go you guys! Hope this idea brings you much happiness. You are certainly being the change you wish to see and I commend you on that.

  7. Cindy Johnson says:

    Aaron and Candace,
    Thanks for being leaders in demonstrating that life can be lived much more lightly on Mother Earth. Your dedication and excitement in living your values is incredibly inspiring. I look forward to continuing to follow your journey.

  8. Jesse says:

    Again, thanks for letting me stop by and lend a hand. Your tiny house is awesome!

  9. Hi, Candace and Aaron!
    I bicycled to Whole House Supply Tuesday afternoon. You’re just a mile from my house.
    Folks there ignored me so I opened the gate next door and checked out your little house from behind the fence. Impressive!
    About wastewater (as noted in this post), I can give you some plans for some zero-discharge eco-toilet and graywater systems you can easily make yourself.

    Carol (from the dumpster diving event)

  10. Norma Cole says:

    Fantastic to see your tiny house becoming home!

  11. Eliza Ross says:

    My name is Eliza Ross and I am a Senior at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California. I was given your information by someone at The Tiny Project. I am a part of the AIM film program (Academy of Integrated Humanities and New Media) at Tam High. For this program, my group and I are making a documentary about The Tiny House Movement. We are intrigued by your investment in this movement. We would love to get in contact with you learn more about your involvement with Tiny Houses and potentially interview you if you would be interested.

    Let me know if you would be interested. Or if there is anyone else you could refer us to we would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you,

    Eliza Ross

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