Our friend Dee Williams is an exceptional person. We first told the story of her “radical” choice to build and live in an 84 square foot house via a video (check it out above). We then put the video on Yahoo, where one of the editors liked Dee’s story enough to put it on Yahoo’s home page (for a mere six hours). Which was all it took for over 483,000 people to view it there.
But good stories have legs. Good stories are sustainable because they strike a deeper chord and carry meaning. So, one thing naturally led to the next. A few weeks ago The Olympian did a story on Dee. That led to a television piece on KOMO-TV Seattle and another on King 5-TV Seattle. Then, Good Morning America called. This morning Dee was interviewed on national TV about her commitment to her “dream house.”
This phenomenon reflects both the nature of media in the digital age, and the ability of authentic stories to challenge traditional paradigms in a provocatively constructive way. Nice work Dee! We all think you are exceptional, and we have huge respect for your integrity!