About me

My name is Brittany. I am a passionate gardener, seed saver, fermenter, tiny house dweller, artist, writer, hiker & backpacker.


In 2013 I started to live my life more consciously.. I was beginning to find myself wanting more out of life. I started to change my lifestyle to become more healthy, balanced, and in touch with nature. I switched to a whole foods plant-based diet, for my health & the health of the planet. In 2014 I got a job at my favorite place in Chicago: The Dill Pickle Food Co-op. I fell in love with produce, local farming, and building community around food. I finally had found my home, I can hardly express how much The Dill Pickle meant to me back then & still means to me.

FERMENTATION: In 2014 I discovered the art of fermentation & quickly was obsessed. I now make a myriad of different ferments including kombucha, sauerkraut, kim chi, and other veggie ferments.Β  Click here to see more pictures & video of my fermentation!

GARDENING: I began gardening March of 2014, and found my life’s purpose: growing food. I had finally found my truth, my heart song! I’m forever thankful to my first garden that we created on our tiny patio in Chicago… Those 20 5-gallon buckets of soil shifted the course of my life. Β Click here to see more pictures & video of our garden!

TINY HOUSE: I am blessed to have the most amazing human in my life in, my partner Richard. In 2014 we were watching lots of videos on various types of sustainable homes: earthships, cob homes, and came across a video on Tiny Houses on Wheels. We decided that February that we were going tiny! We started saving money, downsizing our possessions & designing our house. We had an architect create blueprints based on our design, and in April of 2015 our contractors began to build our house.Β Β Click here to see more pictures & video of our house!

It took just over a month to build our house and we moved into our Tiny House on Wheels on 5/22/15! Our home is 118 sq ft, built on a 18 ft trailer and is everything we had hoped for. We lived in Richards parents backyard in the Chicago suburbs for almost a year. We were so happy we had made our dream come true! Now for the next goal: move somewhere warmer! We decided to move to North Carolina, and moved November of 2015. I dream of starting an organic farm, plant nursery, seed company, orchard, farm co-op or something along those lines. For now I am quite content to keep learning, growing and building community here in the Piedmont of NC.

BACKPACKING/HIKING: We both love hiking, and we’ve hiked many miles together in various national parks & states. June 2017 we had our first backpacking adventure together on the Appalachian Trail. We did a 5-day section hike covering 40 miles of the AT. We plan to thru-hike the AT 2020!

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