Hi! I’m Kendall, a sophomore in college and founder of NerdGirlHomes (started as a junior in high school). I’m a student, an athlete, an artist and an engineer at heart. I believe in protecting our amazing environment and am interested in sustainable building and design.
I’ve been struck this year by the level of devastation globally due to earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. It’s staggering how quickly a person can lose a home. Locally, the homelessness I see everyday on my way to school prompts me to think about its causes, solutions and how blessed I am to have a roof over my head.
NerdGirlHomes is a project inspired from one of my childhood goals. My parents have always encouraged me to dream big, and one idea that really stuck with me is that I want to learn to build a house from the ground up. I’ve always loved building things. When I was little I created contraptions and structures out of Knex, Legos, Playmobile, and much more. I’ve learned to weld, use plasma cutters, power tools and to light the wood stove with a blow torch!
Now as a teenager I am ready to take on my childhood project and invite you to join me on the journey! Over this summer I’m building a LUSBY from the Tumbleweed Tiny House company. When it‘s complete, I’ll either be donating the tiny house to a deserving recipient or giving the proceeds of its raffle to a charitable cause.
So, I invite you to join me on the journey. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.