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Conversation with a Three-Year-Old This Morning

I was having a latte and a corn muffin and working on my homestead book at Andytown Coffee Roasters this morning when a woman came in with a tiny girl in a pink hoodie. The little girl was sort of fidgeting, so I handed her one of our Tiny Homes mini books. (Her mom said she was 3 years old.)  She opened it up and spotted a photo of me, held the book up pointing to the photo, and said “You.” Yes, I said.

Then she proceeded to go through every page in the book, pointing to each house and asking, “Your house?” No. “Your house?” No.

“Where you live?” Across the bridge. “Far away?” Yes, far away.

Then she pointed to a house in the street and said. “Your house!” No, I said and she hooted with laughter. She was teasing me.

“Where your car?”

That silver car with the box on top, I said. We could see it through the window.  “Oh.”

“What your name?” Lloyd; what’s your name? “Maggie.”

I just got interviewed by a 3-year old!

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One of Our Youngest Fans

Ayla Rose, 16 months, reading the mini book of Small Homes yesterday at the Mother Earth News Faire. She kept turning pages, and then followed me over to the stage where I was about to do a presentation on the book. (She even had the book right side up, i.e., not upside down.)

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French-Canadian Family’s Small Home in Quebec

Sophie and Marc’s home will be in our next book, Small Homes. Here is a letter from them, with a link to a film of their family and home:

Dear Lloyd,

Marc and I were on tv radio-canada last night.

Our family philosophy, construction and lifestyle close to nature—10 min.

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/tele/remue-menage/2016/segments/reportage/8060/vivre-autrement-nature-simplicite?isAutoPlay=1

Have fun watching

Love to you

the quebec family

Sophie Belisle and Marc Boutin

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