I met Keith Levy of New Zealand via my love of reading about tiny houses. Keith has been featured by many of the tiny house bloggers. I do believe I discovered him at Tiny House Listings. If you want to visit the wonderful world of tiny houses, I have a blog section in my right-hand column.
What attracted me to Keith's Bedford Bus called The Flying Tortoise was the interior. I saw it and instantly liked it. Keith named his blog after the bus and I started following it after reading about him. I really enjoy The Flying Tortoise blog. It's one of the highlights of my day now because of the funny, quirky posts that always include pictures. It's the type of stuff I never come across and I always find interesting.
I initially contacted Keith, I believe it was, because I liked how he made me feel like solar could be simple and that's one of the things I'd like to check off my "I've Learned It" list. I also contacted him because I appreciated how he uses 12-volt cigarette lighters for plug-ins. That's just my style and I relate to the idea.
My memory fails me because I don't recall how I discovered Keith wrote a book. I asked Keith about purchasing his book. Rather than stating a price, he offered to send it to me for free. I was taken aback a bit. I wasn't expecting the generous and kind offer, especially considering postage from around the world.
I received the cute little book via a brightly-stamped envelope addressed in Keith's large, highly likable and very memorable handwriting. I have his envelope propped up so I can look it I like it so much. He must have a natural ability for good taste in handwriting, typefaces and fonts because the book reflects this gift as well.
Well, I can't share the secret of the book. You'll just have to be in touch with Keith. But I can say, it's a lesson and a lifestyle that is well to practice, live and learn.