Originally, I had planned to write a post about the more mundane (but necessary) matters of tiny houses: bathrooms and storage. However, along the way I got inspired by The Big Tiny Bash hosted by Modern Tiny Living on August 5, 2017. To celebrate the launch of their new Cedar Springs Tiny Village (New Paris, Ohio), the people at Modern Tiny put on a great event, featuring model tiny houses and top-notch speakers.
One of the Tiny Bash speakers, Bruce Faris (who is the architect for Modern Tiny Living and lives in a tiny house himself) gave a helpful overview of the “Top Ten Decision Points to Live Tiny.” For the final point on “why go tiny?” he started naming things such as financial freedom, sustainability, enjoying other aspects of life, independence.… Continue reading . . .
It’s pretty amazing in here . . .
If your image of a “tiny house” is a narrow box with impossible stairs, and your vision of downsizing is letting go of everything you care about, be ready for some surprises.
Think REFRESHING . . . a beautiful, inviting space.
Think COMFORTING . . . a house that takes care of you, instead of you caring for it.
Think INGENIOUS . . . a way to live with less and feel as if you have more.
As I’ve been saving images on my Tiny Houses for Seniors Pinterest boards, I’ve ooohed and aaahed over so many unique ideas that I hardly know where to start. … Continue reading . . .
Don’t get me wrong. When HGTV first started airing shows about Tiny Houses, I was fascinated. But I was equally dumbfounded. The practically non-existent kitchens, the bathrooms where you could hardly turn around, the living areas (you could hardly call them living rooms) with no space for comforting couches, the steep stairs (or, heaven forbid, ladders) to a loft where you could barely sit up . . . I could never live like that!