Photo Taken in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Little Book - Big Message

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.


  1. How very gorgeous of you Victoria. Thankyou for those lovely complimentary words... Does this mean I shall be inundated with requests for this funny little book. Perhaps I should order a reprinting immediately LOL...

    1. If you do a reprint I would love to order one from you! Diana

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by the Back Porch. I've just been reading back in your posts. Saw the Central Dairy photo. Central is one of our favorite places to stop, along hwy 54. It is an actual working dairy. The ice cream, made on site, is absolutely wonderful. The building is authentic.

    The other post that caught my eye was Historic Saint Charles. That is one of our favorite places as well and very nearby. J's family, from France and Germany, settled in the St Charles area and one of his many times great grandfathers was in the state legislature, when Saint Charles was the capital of Missouri. That was way back, definitely, since MO became a state in 1821. Audrain County (MO) is named for that ancestor.

    The book you mentioned in this post sounds interesting.
    Thanks again for stopping by.

  3. I need to check out his blog, thanks for sharing :)
    P.S. I'm from MO too!