ex·pe·di·tion

a journey undertaken for a particular purpose


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Inspiring & empowering people to think BIG & build small through documentary storytelling and direct community engagement  (and having fun doing it).


A traveling tiny home...

We are, Alexis Stephens & Christian Parsons:

  • Adventurers at heart & storytellers by trade 

  • Filmmaker duo & ordinary couple on an extraordinary expedition across the nation in our DIY tiny home on wheels

Documentary series in the making...

U-Haul is our generous truck sponsor. It makes for a great towing experience. It's our shed; it holds  our tools, bikes, camping gear & is mostly empty.

U-Haul is our generous truck sponsor. It makes for a great towing experience. It's our shed; it holds  our tools, bikes, camping gear & is mostly empty.

The Plan:

Build a tiny house on wheels and embark on a 2-year cross-country expedition across the United States and Canada. 

The Purpose:

  • Create a documentary series on the tiny house movement & community at large across the nation and emerging tiny house communities. Telling the stories of diverse tiny house people and inspiring grassroots housing projects that make the movement so dynamic & impactful.

  • Inspire and empower folks to think BIG and build small as means to provide more sustainable housing, more meaningful lifestyles and more connected communities.

Documenting the development of a tiny house community in coolidge, AZ, by the build us hope organization. Photo by Ann Cabano.

Documenting the development of a tiny house community in coolidge, AZ, by the build us hope organization. Photo by Ann Cabano.

Think BIG, Build Small Community Roundtable, October 2014

Think BIG, Build Small Community Roundtable, October 2014

Tiny house expedition on the green, a tiny house community showcase,  june 2015

Tiny house expedition on the green, a tiny house community showcase,  june 2015

The vibrant grass-roots projects we are documenting creatively address modern housing issues and the need for sustainable living through tiny or micro-housing.

Embracing innovative & alternative housing solutions for a variety of purposes from villages for the homeless, to neighborhood revitalization to urban infill in cities with little to no quality, affordable housing and so much more.

Though tiny houses can be used as tool to create much needed housing options and they are adorable design marvels, the tiny house movement is much for than a house itself.

Llamalopolis, tiny house & airstream community in downtown las vegas

We want to spark community conversation and share resources.

By inspiring positive community building through more tiny housing projects, we sincerely believe an economically & environmentally sustainable housing option can benefit the everyman & the house-less alike. We also believe that tiny living is the key, for many, to enjoy a high quality lifestyle rich with freedom, experiences and strong relationships.

Tiny house villagers from earth day texas 2015

Tiny house villagers from earth day texas 2015

There's power in storytelling.

We are telling stories that need to be told. Stories of the diverse, inspiring modern day pioneers and the positive, powerful community experience of the movement. 

Our goal is to contribute to a ripple effect of positive change through tiny housing advocacy. We seek to help with the mainstreaming of tiny houses of all kinds, a much needed broadening of the modern housing spectrum.

Arriving at Community First! Village in Austin, TX

Arriving at Community First! Village in Austin, TX

For us, the community experience is where the magic really happens.

It amplifies the benefits of tiny living to provide a more connected community experience, more meaningful & sustainable lifestyles and more quality, attainable housing for all...oftentimes through a lot of good ol' fashion sweat equity, collaboration with your neighbors, local social entrepreneurs and your city.

Alexis & Christian with Cody & Randi, the Best Little House in Texas

Alexis & Christian with Cody & Randi, the Best Little House in Texas

We are travelers, nomads, alternative dwellers. This does not keep us from experiencing community. In fact, our community experience is incredible intimate and rich.

We are weaving a community network across the country— not defined by geographic boundaries but made strong through shared experiences, personal connections, open hearts & open minds.
— Alexis & Christian, Team #TinyX
Christian & alexis with Rigo & Krissee, residents of Llamalopolis

Christian & alexis with Rigo & Krissee, residents of Llamalopolis

Team #TinyX, Christian  & alexis with artist & tiny houser, Dominique Moody and Tiny house Host & musician, Artemis 

Team #TinyX, Christian  & alexis with artist & tiny houser, Dominique Moody and Tiny house Host & musician, Artemis 

It's all about living consciouslyliving simply and living in harmony with our surroundings to create more abundance on personal & community levels. 

Less truly is more!

Think BIG. Build Small.

red rock state Park, New Mexico


Starry night in the mojave desert 

Starry night in the mojave desert