Southern Sonder

established in 2018


Hi all! We are Tod and Tarin Hartman, lovers of grace, lovers of each other for almost 18 years and parents to 6 amazing kiddos! Tod is owner/contractor of Tod and Son’s Construction and I’m a stay at home Mom who has the privilege of homeschooling and owning Tayhart Photography. We (I should say Tod, but he’s rubbed off on me a bit in the last 17 years) are big dreamers! I snapped this photo just over 3 years ago when Tod told me we needed to go look at some land that he thought would be perfect for us! Fast forward to today and not only do we own the land, we are living in our dream home and setting off on a new adventure! Tod had a dream to build a few little nightly rentals and I had a dream of hosting small weddings and elopements. So, after a spur of the moment idea to offer our property as a venue for a sweet couple who where looking for a place to have their wedding, a dream started to become a reality. They fell in love with our property, looked passed the construction zone, saw our vision and we booked our first wedding! Next thing you know, we’re picking out a name for our venue! Then, remember the dream of having nightly rentals? Well, being the big dreamers we are, we decided that those nightly rentals should be beautiful glamping tents with a vintage bohemian vibe. So, there you have it! The condensed version of our story! Souther Sonder is a dream that we are watching grow into a reality! We can’t wait to share our story with you and hopefully learn yours along the way! 🖤

Tod and Tarin


Meet the crew!

From left to right - Tinleigh 3 - Tod - Tarin - front left - Brecken 6 - Toriana 15 - back Damon 16 - front middle Graysen 9 - front right Truen 12.