Jess Puddister was born in Burin, raised in St. John’s, and has roots both in St. Mary’s Bay and the Southern Shore. She completed her B.Sc. in Earth Science at Dalhousie University in 2013 and has since worked in the Environmental Science Industry (private industry and not-for-profit). She and her partner Tim Ward from South East Bight started building a tiny house in 2015 in response to unstable job security in Newfoundland and a desire to reduce their carbon footprint. A year teaching English in Japan helped inform their minimalist lifestyle, and they are looking forward to getting back to basics once they secure property for their tiny house. Jess wants to incorporate traditional Newfoundland homesteading practices into her daily life, and raise her future kids with a focus on nature and self-sufficiency. You can learn more about tiny homes in Newfoundland on the Facebook page Tiny Houses & Alternative Dwellings NL.
The Living Heritage Podcast is about people who are engaged in the heritage and culture sector, from museum professionals and archivists, to tradition bearers and craftspeople - all those who keep history alive at the community level. The show is a partnership between HFNL and CHMR Radio. Past episodes are hosted on Libsyn, and you can subscribe via iTunes, or Stitcher. Theme music is Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing.