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Month: December 2017

You can’t do that in a Tiny Home! Can you?

You can’t do that in a Tiny Home! Can you?

Can you do that (whatever that is; fill in the blank) in a Tiny Home? Well, probably. You just need to be a little creative about it. For instance: You can live quite happily with a family of five in a Tiny Home. You can have a sense of space in a Tiny Home. You can fit the necessities for life in a Tiny Home. You can have luxuries and hobbies in a Tiny Home. You can create healthy meals…

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More History, and Some Design Concepts

More History, and Some Design Concepts

When last I wrote about how we wound up living in our Tiny Home, I left off when we had finally drawn up plans (my husband has always been good with plans) and begun building our Tiny Home. We decided we were building a prototype. We wanted to see if “normal” people could do this. I mean ΜΆ sure, our kids are cute (they get it from their dad; since I’m the one writing the blog, I get to steal…

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The Concept of Minimalism

The Concept of Minimalism

Minimalism is a popular concept. This is not the first time it has been, but in a world of extremes and excesses, the sheer relief minimalism brings to the eyes and the mind is gladly welcomed. Dare I even say that minimalism is extremely welcome? That it is sometimes taken to excess? Some people can turn anything into an oxymoron. The Tiny Home Movement is a natural conclusion in the progression of minimalism. It does not only satisfy the hearts…

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History, or: How Did We Get Here, Anyway?

History, or: How Did We Get Here, Anyway?

When my husband and I got married, we moved into a 700 square foot, two-bedroom, two-bath duplex. We had a small (but genuine; no fenced-in patio masquerading as outdoor space for us!) back yard, two covered carport spaces, and a laundry room integrated next to the kitchen. Our hallway was a square with five doors coming off it (two bedrooms, bathroom, living room, and hall closet). It was downright swanky in comparison to some first homes. It wasn’t long before…

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