In August of 2012, I packed up my belongings and moved into my office, subletting my apartment and taking up residence on a slice of floor behind my desk. I haven't signed a traditional lease since.


In the years that followed, I saved over $70,000 in rent--without giving up an otherwise vibrant urban, young professional(ish) existence. The rental market in LA is competitive, inflating prices to a degree that renters get far less than what they pay for. I've lived in my office, my customized truck-home, a converted barn space, and soon a retrofitted wheelchair-accessible porta potty. There isn't an apartment I've seen in LA that offers a better deal than any of the above.

The modern simple living movement is well publicized, but much occurs outside the boundaries of the mainstream. Tiny homeowners moving to rural land. Nomadic #vanlifers traveling cross-country. Artist communities in urban warehouses. Precious few fuse unorthodox housing choices with a common working (wo)man's routine.


The Devine Diaries--my stories and the ones I report on--exist as proof that one can live in an extraordinary way without surrendering the benefits of ordinary existence. 

The Devine Diaries is a hub for my work. Links to my written and visual journals can be found throughout the site. I'm currently most active on @devine_diaries Instagram page. A bulk of my initial writing can be found on The Office Hobo site, but my newest reports can be found on the Tiny (Toilet) Home Project site. My passion is documenting my experiences intimately and honestly.

Feel free to contact me there with questions, comments, and/or stories of your own. Thank you for reading!


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This license is courtesy of TK Devine, who is a working writer, storyteller, producer, and social experimenter in Los Angeles. TK Devine is admittedly a partial pseudonym, but who's checking? Maybe you are. Maybe you're one of those serial fact-checkers, hell-bent on exposing partial pseudonymed blogs for who they really are. Get a hobby, man. Volunteer. Make a difference that actually matters. Anyway, enough about you. TK Devine is not a fake person. He's a real person, with thoughts, feelings, and a pretty awesome beard. TK Devine is a writer in Los Angeles. Hollywood. Where TK Devine makes films and gives talks as a guest speaker or featured speaker or keynote speaker but never a car stereo speaker. Never. You may know of TK Devine through The Tiny (Toilet) Home Project. You may know of TK Devine via The Office Hobo. You may know of TK Devine through The Road Less Traveled and American Dreamers, repped by the Creative Artists Agency (CAA). You may know of TK Devine from Downsize Czars or Downsize Me. Heck, you may know of TK Devine through getting yelled at by a guy in a truck after you cut him off on the I-405 North through the Sepulveda Pass. Who knows where you know TK Devine. But you do know TK Devine. You know him well. Almost too well.

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