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).


We are, Alexis Stephens & Christian Parsons:

  • Adventurers at heart & storytellers by trade 

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

The Plan:

Build a tiny house on wheels & take it on a 24 month cross-country expedition.

The Purpose:

Document & tell the stories of tiny house community building projects across the nation and tell the story of how each came into being, the people behind them & how they are making a difference in their 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

These vibrant grass-roots projects creatively address modern housing issues & need for sustainable living through tiny or micro-housing. Embracing innovative & alternative housings 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.

Llamalopolis, tiny house & airstream community in downtown las vegas

We want to spark community conversation, share resources & inspire positive community building through more micro housing projects which provide an economically & environmentally sustainable housing solution for the everyman & the homeless alike.

Alexis gives a tour at tiny house expedition on the green, June 2015

Alexis gives a tour at tiny house expedition on the green, June 2015

There's power in storytelling, and 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.

For us, the community experience is where the magic really happens; amplifying the benefits of tiny living to provide more sustainable and quality, affordable housing for all (oftentimes through a lot of good ol' fashion sweat equity and connection with your neighbors & local social entrepreneurs).

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