Custom builder to discuss growing 'tiny house' appeal

By UW-Barron County

Ryan Ott, owner of Midwest Tiny Living, St. Cloud, Minn., will kick off UW-Barron County’s seventh season of Thursdays @ the U Lecture and Performance Series on September 7, 12 (noon) to 12:50 p.m., in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall. His presentation will focus on “Tiny Houses as a Cultural Movement.” He will explore the historical roots of this lifestyle choice and people’s motivations behind going small. The environment, personal wealth and happiness are woven into the talk to provide an understanding of why more and more millennials - and baby boomers - are choosing to live a “tiny life.” 

Ott brings vast experience and experimentation to the tiny house community, as he builds custom homes for his clients to help them make the transition in a way that works best for them. He earned an industrial technology degree from St. Cloud Technical and Community College in 1997 and has been involved in the building industry since then. His other interests include stained glass, boat restoration, mechanics and photography.

The Thursdays @ the U series is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the UW-Barron County Foundation. For more information, call the campus at 715-234-8176.


Brian Becker