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On September 25th, 2017, I wrote in a Facebook post that I was starting a company in New York City. 6 months later, I can confirm that that’s the way I’m heading. “If it’s still in your mind it’s worth taking the risk” In these last six months though, I’ve hit more walls then I could ever imagine before, but I’m very grateful for every single hit as they all taught me some incredibly valuable lessons. It might sound cliché, but I can assure you it’s been quite a journey…

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My new year resolutions for 2018

Setting goals in the beginning of the year is complete bullshit. 40% of Americans make New Years resolutions but only 8% sticks to them. But I do believe in taking the time to set/(re)-evaluate my personal goals throughout the year. The difference this year is that the beginning of the year coincidentally aligns with a tipping point in my life. I’m not gonna talk about that tipping point in this article, but trust me, I’ll write about it later.

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My experience after 6 months of being a Social Media Consultant

2 Years ago, I started a company called Tiny House Belgium. The one-and-only reason that company never lost any money was social media. In fact, social media is the reason I started THB. By posting photos and videos on Facebook of me building my own Tiny House, people started following me, asking me questions about how to do certain things and eventually people started asking if I could build a Tiny House for them.

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Why I care about CoLiving

Last year was the first time I experienced Coliving. I stayed with Outpost Clubi n New York City for 6 months and am now working for them as a consultant in marketing and sales. In this article, I want to go over how I got into this industry and why I like it ;) When I turned 18, I founded a company called Tiny House Belgium. Our mission was to Built, Design, and Promote Tiny Houses and smaller living. I found out about Tiny Houses and their movement in California a year earlier, in April 2015. I’ve loved the United States for a while, being born and raised in Belgium, and I wanted to spent more time there. Being 16 at the time, I didn’t really have the money to stay abroad for 3 months, so I started looking for people I could stay with and found people in The Netherlands that have a second home in CA. They were the ones that knew about Tiny Houses and with my previous experience in woodworking and construction, they asked me to build them a Tiny House.

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10 things the CoLiving industry will need to succeed

Housing is our number one expanse on a monthly basis. Wetter it’s paying rent or paying off a mortgage. Yet, the housing industry hasn’t changed in years. We still only have 2 options: Buying or Renting. But it looks like we are finally getting some alternatives. I ran a Tiny House construction business in Belgium, building wooden houses on wheels (more information) and right now I’m fascinated by Coliving.

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My Plans for 2018

My agenda this year. January 2018 marks the first full year after I quit my own company Tiny House Belgium. The reason I made this decision was that I had this dream, this very persistent dream of moving to New York City. I’ve known this for about 4 years now but never acted on this dream until last year. In 2017, I did everything I could to make this dream a reality, and this year, I plan to do the same. Last year, I went to New York City for 6 full months to figure out 2 things: 1. Can I live here? 2. How am I gonna do this? In those 6 months, I got an answer to both of these questions. 1. I would 1000% be able to live there. And 2, well, that’s a longer story. 

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My Story in Short

2 years ago (2015) is where I usually start my story. Back then I just turned 17 and I loved the United States. I had been there once but knew that I one day wanted to live there. So on April 1st, 2015 I had the opportunity to go to California for the next 3 months. I was homeschooled and had my degree in office/ office administration and data management under my belt. The people I stayed with were people I met true mutual friends of my parents and they were setting up a project for youngsters in CA. They bought a house there a few months before together with a Chinese and British couple. They asked me to, in exchange for my stay, build a Tiny House for them. Carpentry had been my hobby since I was 9 years old but building a structure this size was totally new for me. I decided to go for it.

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