Surprise inside!

"Saltbox" living room

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 . . .

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 . . .