A #TinyHouse Tour

Happy Thursday friends! We are currently enjoying rural California, and I wanted to do a little tour of our two-week #TinyHouse AirBnb.

Tiny Homes seem to be getting more and more popular over the past few years (there is even a “Tiny House” filter on AirBnb now!), so I’m excited to see one up close.

Here’s an outside view…


…and inside….


Tiny homes, for a lot of people, are a chance to cut clutter, live more simply, and reduce impact on the environment. For others, it is a chance to be more cost efficient, or manage a smaller place in retirement, or to work on an interesting design challenge.

Here is the living room…


…kitchen area complete with a gas oven…


… and our back to back work station!


If you walk past the kitchen, you’ll past the laundry on your left (across from the bathroom and the stairs to the lofted space) on your way to the bedroom.

Tiny houses areย all about creating storage space wherever possible – like the wall to wall closet and overhead shelf space in the bedroom.

And here the lofted space – perfectly kid sized!


I am really loving being out in the beautiful California countryside – peace and quiet and it gets so very dark at night with sooo many stars.

And sometimes horses come right up outside our windows ๐Ÿ™‚



As the Tiny House movements grows and some people want to live in them full time or keep their Tiny Home on wheels, more and more communities are trying to hammer out details of zoning laws, building permits, and answers to other obstacles for people in those circumstances. For those types of Tiny Homes, it can still be a gray area in lots of places.

If you are interested in more about Tiny Homes, you can search for short term rentals on AirBnb or even look for a Tiny Home rental community.

What do you think? Let’s talk the #TinyHouse movement in the comments!



A Vagabond Experiment

Hi guys,

Taking a break from New Zealand photos (but I have so many more!) and wanted to share a bit about what life looks like right now.

For now, I am traveling around on the West Coast working on design projects, searching out art inspiration, and soaking up the atmosphere of a part of the country that I love so. much.ย In December, my husband and I packed all our things away in a storage locker in Minnesota so we could hit the road and live life wherever we found the opportunity.

Right now, we are in sunny California! Last week was spent in Los Angeles, enjoying places like Santa Monica pier…



…and Venice…


Where I especiallyย loved the afternoon light and ducks floating around at home on the canals…


And we stopped by Chris Burden’s famous Urban Light art installation outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art…


I posted some of my favorite pieces of art from the LACMA over on instagram and saved them into a story highlight if you are interested!

For now, I’ll be spending a couple of weeks in Paso Robles, Californiaย surrounded by countryside and vineyards before we move on to Morro Bay to take in the sight and smell of the ocean (my favorite).

Hoping to share more photos and videos along our way!



Seattle Weekend Photographs

I shared my Vlog from Seattle the other day, and now here are the pictures!

My favorite part of the weekend was probably the harbor tour – the weather was great and you can see such great views of the Seattle skyline.



We also visited the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit – love the way light interacts and refracts through the glass art there.

And we watched the sunset from the top of the Space Needle…


I used the Lens story kit to document this trip – it was perfect since we spent a lot of this trip filming/photographing.


I hope I get to revisit Seattle soon!

Seattle Weekend Vlog

I got a GoPro for Christmas last year and have had a blast using it to capture video memories. Recently, I’ve been compiling some short videos using my footage. Here’s one from a weekend in Seattle earlier this year:

Seattle 2017 from Kate Hollingsworth on Vimeo.

This is mostly edited in GoPro Studio and Adobe Premier, using some of the wide selection of music GoPro has available to work with your videos.

I really enjoyed the process of the video editing – choosing shots, syncing music beats with the camera tracking, and arranging the clips to tell a story.

I’ll share some photos from Seattle later next week. We had great weather all weekend and walked as much as we could. I loved it there!

Grand Canyon

One of the perks of traveling to Arizona for work so often for a couple years? Trips to the Grand Canyon!

I would drive from Phoenix to Flagstaff, and from Flagstaff to the South Rim of Grand Canyon….

There’s easy walking and hiking along the rim, with the expansive views of the Canyon around you. I like to go a little later around noon to miss the morning rush and watch the sunset.

DSC_8660As the sun goes down, the canyon sinks into shadows a piece at at time over the ridges….


It’s the kind of place I keep wanting to visit again and again.

Gulf Coast 2k13

I like to make pictures with film. But… I always take a while getting the film developed. And when I do bring it in? It’s full of surprise, long-forgotten photos.

So now it’s December, and I love the cold. But these fresh prints have me thinking about the warmth of the beach…


…with water at the perfect temperature…


…and kiteflying, because the wind was just right.


Hope you’re enjoying a cozy winter and dreaming of warm summer days.