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* About us

This was our intro.  I can not bear to touch it.

It could be the best of times. It could be the worst of times. We are both “medically challenged” (or as the docs would say–two of THOSE cases) and our futures are unclear. Will we need assisted living and care in the near–or distant–future? Or will we be able to travel? We don’t know. All we know is that our love for each other will remain strong, and we want to live together in the best way we can.We are designing a very low carbon footprint, sustainable, accessible, livable, tiny house. The house will also be a piece of art so that we can live surrounded by beauty. And it will fit our future needs–whether the outlook is poor or great.

Even more fun, we are Mutt and Jeff: MaJe is tall with exhaustion, chronic pain, and oxygen and other issues from fourth stage cancer and Deena is small with exhaustion, chronic pain, stomach, and mobility issues from MHE and complications.

So stop by and see our progress on our tiny hut, where we want to spend the rest of our lives. We’ve summed up the wild ride from August to December 2009.

About Us
Deena Larsen has written many electronic literature pieces and still enjoys the elit world from a distance. She still holds down a full time job and takes care of MaJe when she can.

Mary Jean (MaJe) Kindschuh was a practicing estate attorney until her relapse last year. MaJe is a poet and an artist with canvases, sketches, and Chinese inks.   This whole process is cognitive therapy for MaJe’s recovery from chemo brain.

For both of us: Our car gets a problem–the mechanic has never seen THAT. Our dog gets a problem–the vet has never seen THAT. Deena goes to the hospital–the doctors have never seen THAT. MaJe goes to the hospital–the doctors have never seen THAT. We are a bit tired of THAT. However, we don’t mind planning our dream house–where people will stop by and say, “we have never seen anything like THAT. ” 🙂


  1. Deena, though I only know you through the MHE group, this sounds like such a wonderful plan for you and Mary Jean and it seems very right! I’m hoping this tiny little house will bring you both much happiness.

    Comment by Susan — September 17, 2009 @ 1:32 pm |Reply

  2. […] PagesAbout the two crazy people trying to adapt a 350 sf house into an accessible living space […]

    Pingback by Summing up our discoveries about disability access to tiny homes « Access-A-Hut's Blog — December 24, 2009 @ 9:46 pm |Reply

  3. Hey Deena, just read through a few of your pages. I can’t wait to learn more about you guys. Wish you the best and thanks for stopping by my blog (tinyhouselover).

    Comment by Alex — December 31, 2009 @ 5:41 pm |Reply

  4. You guys have a great outlook on your current situations! I wish there were more just like you in the world 🙂 Will be following your journey with interest.

    Kind regards from Australia,

    Comment by Kim Magrath — January 31, 2010 @ 3:37 am |Reply

  5. Hi
    Great blog. Thanks so much for tackling disabilities and tiny housing combined. Stick with it. Please share images as you go – along. I had to move from my split level when I became disabled, and now I’m looking at building a tiny house for two. I really liked your dragon stained glass and plants image for side of the house. I liked your plans to involve kids with a mural art project too. – Mike

    Comment by Mike Green — March 10, 2010 @ 5:50 pm |Reply

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