Donna Gould, Owner of Village Voices in the Village of the Arts and Owner at Author (click on any of these titles to link you to more info on Donna's many enterprises ) interviewed me as a former member and resident of the Village of the Arts, with my Body and Soul Wellness Center, contributing the Healing Arts to the Village. She wanted to share my story of how I overcame the loss of my home, business and income, to foreclosure, to go on to reinvent my life, first, through the discovery of Tiny Houses on Wheels. I could travel, see grandchildren and have adventures, and always be home in a "Sanctuary" that I designed and built myself, with my handyman and help from friends. Then the disaster when the building was delayed and I was to be evicted, and homeless, with only the framework of a house on a trailer bed completed. Through the intervention of strangers-- friends of a friend, I was taken in, sheltered and given a place to complete the building of my home. As the founder of 'Authors helping Authors' in Florida, she was interested in the evolution of my "retirement plan" to include the promotion of the many "Alternatives" to people that the Tiny House movement offered for Designing your own Mortgage Free Home and Life-Style, which resulted in my blog and intentions to write a book. But before I could get a start on the book, my posting of how Tiny Homes were providing shelter and future for the Homeless, propelled me into a whole other direction for my life's path of Service. I now was developing a comprehensive plan to "Repurpose" the Homeless, working WITH them, and their towns, to recreate their lives and end up with a blossom of benefits to both. "Repurposing" is a term that is very familiar with artists, but not the general public, and it refers to when the artist takes something that is cast off as no longer being useful and creating something new from it, often a beautiful piece of art. With the huge response to my program, I am, now, creating my new non-profit, Bay to Bay Services.org. As I travel Coast to Coast (from Tampa Bay to San Francisco Bay) I will provide my plan to "Heal Homelessness" along with other services to "Grow Community." TO LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW, at 2:00pm TODAY, CLICK HERE to go to Radio Ear Network. If you miss the interview live, CLICK HERE to go to Donna's Culture Coast Facebook site for a written summary of, and link to, the recorded interview.
When the economy crashed and Jaclyn was being forced from her home due to foreclosure, she knew she wanted more than just a roof over her head. She wanted to travel, and have adventures, but didn't want to live in an RV. She wanted her home to be soul inspiring and nurturing, but needed to create it on a shoe-string budget. So, with minimal funds and a little help from her friends, she built her tiny traveling sanctuary.
In this blog, you'll find the story of Jaclyn's journey from foreclosure to Living Large, Tiny in her Gypsy Island Sanctuary.
Go here for her story.
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