Hi! My name is Tanya, and I’m the proprietor at The Little Goat House/The Little Goat Outpost.
“The Little Goat House” came about as the culmination of many years of hopes, dreams, frustrations, despair, lessons, and growth. Originally a physical place, The Little Goat House now serves as the brand umbrella for all of my self-directed creative work — from Hipcamp hosting, to leading Goat Hikes, to Property Consulting, to Relationship Coaching.
The purchase of the original “urban homestead” site of The Little Goat House in Spokane, Washington, was motivated by the desire to develop my ideal home sanctuary (on a tight budget!), and to fulfill a lifelong aspiration of keeping pet goats!
With determination, a lot of cussing, a neurotic insistence on perfection, and — above all — the tireless support of friends and family, The Little Goat House at 726 S Cook St was a 2-year project that exceeded my expectations for results.
In May of 2020, on the eve of my 31st birthday, I accepted an offer on the purchase of my Cook St home for a 47% profit. I then packed up shop, the goats, and the kitty, and headed to a tiny town in Northern New Mexico!
Our new property in the village of Tres Piedras, just at the outskirts of Taos County, offers all the seductions of living with the land. The goats are overjoyed with the opportunity to roam, and to attack the native scrub oak. The Little Goat Outpost is a perfect home for us.
My two goats are both Nigerian Dwarf (a miniature breed) wethers (castrated males) that I adopted from a small farm in the rural town of Priest River, ID. I brought them home as “kids” (baby goats) and bottle raised them, which involved feedings of warm milk every 4 hours for the first month of their lives. The goat boys have three sisters, the kitties Miss Petunia and Dulcinea, who live indoors with me, and rescue pup Daisy.
In addition to my love for animals, and infatuation with aesthetics, I am a disciple of old and foreign films, alternative culture, writing, reading, skiing, laying in hammocks and on pillows, growing meaningful and creative relationships, and participating in anti-consumerism. I hold my Bachelor’s Degree in the Western Classics from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, and my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Whitworth University in Spokane.
I love to meet and befriend new people from all walks of life, to learn and share and create together. I look forward to meeting you!