Wednesday, July 16, 2014

fair company













Almost missed out on a great day with new friends.  About a month ago, I got an email from a filmmaker wanting to come out to see TFL.  I get these kinds of offers about twice a month.  Instead of saying "no" right away, now I just don't answer the email at all and wait to see if they will send a second request.  I had almost forgotten about the recent email when I got a second one.  This time I checked out the links on the first email and discovered it was actually a person who has done a huge number videos about tiny houses, off grid, sustainability, etc. - Kirsten Dirksen.  I have watched a bunch of her videos over the last couple of years and really enjoyed them.  She and her husband run a site called  http://faircompanies.com/ - community and access to tools on sustainable culture. Kirsten's YouTube channel has 178,731 subscribers and her videos have had almost 74,000,000 views. I answered her email and invited her out. (Of course my recent house cleaning was just because of today's visit and interview.)  I'm glad she gave me a another shot so I would take a first look and get a second chance.  I was really happy it wasn't just another reality TV pitch.  Had a very pleasant visit with Kirsten, her husband Nicolas, and their 3 adorable kids. Don't know when the stuff she shot here will be added to her extensive library.  95,103,68,0,B

8 comments:

Under The SC Sun said...

Awesome John, I'm glad to see this work out. Good to see some real reality, not contrived junk.

Jay Zimmer said...

Kirsten has inspired and awed a lot of us with her work.

David Hooper said...

Fascinating site. Thanks for sharing, John.

HIgh Desert said...

I'm really glad you gave her a second look!

Rev.jimmyleebob said...

She makes great videos.I've seen many of
them and they have a well designed site. Good to know .....

Margery Bills said...

Fun. Great info. I like tiny houses. TY :-)

Ryan said...

Appropriate. I found your website through the tiny house movement. Faircompanies has been a part since the beginning.

Grace said...

I've watched several of their videos. Can't wait to see yours! Grace (in Tucson)