Could you downsize your life into a 400 square foot house? Asha Mevlana did just that. She left her home in New York City in 2016 to build the home of her dreams in Fayetteville. She will discuss the impetus for “going tiny,” the design process, what she couldn’t live without, and why her house is different from other tiny houses. The builder, Stefan Vickery, will also be there to talk about the issues he ran into while building his first tiny house, what he might have done differently, and why this project was so unique.

Asha is currently the lead violinist of the Trans Siberian Orchestra West Coast Tour and has toured with Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) and Gnarls Barkley with whom she performed at the Grammys. She played regularly on American Idol and played with such artists as Mary J. Blige and Roger Daltry (The Who). She is also a certified Life Coach and avid traveler. She had so much fun building her own house that she is now designing and building a house (not tiny) for her mom right next door to hers and got her real estate license.

If you are unable to attend this event in person, it will be available for viewing and replay via our FPL Livestream page at

For those interested, Ms. Mevlana’s tiny home will be available to tour on Saturday, May 18 as part of Washington Elementary School’s annual Tour of Homes. NOTE: This is a paid event and not affiliated with Fayetteville Public Library. For more information, and to purchase tickets, click here. The episode of Tiny House Nation Asha's home appear in will also re-air on Saturday, May 18th at 1 pm on Bravo.