Less House, More Home

William Morris quote

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 . . .

What’s in a dream?

Greenwood Avenue Cottages

There’s no doubt about;  I’m destined to be what they call an “elder orphan”: someone with no adult children, spouse, or companion to rely on for company or assistance.

I’m certainly not alone in this (not to put too much of a pun on it).  The data suggests that 29 percent of noninstitutionalized older people live  alone.  That’s approximately 13.3 million of us!  There’s even a Facebook page for elder orphans.

But, I argue, being independent has been a source of pride and pleasure for me, and I’ve manage quite well most of the time, thank you very much.  So why should it be any different now?… Continue reading . . .