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Small Bathroom Design Issues

No matter how small your bathroom might be, it still offers a world of design inspiration. With little creativity and improvisation, you can overcome some of the most common design problems of small bathrooms and transform yours into a truly relaxing oasis.  …


Posted by Tracey Clayton on May 9, 2018 at 3:22am

Most Common Electrical Problems in Tiny Homes

Tiny homes are one of the biggest crazes in the last couple of years. These ingenious living spaces may not have that much room, but their designs and layouts are made so that everything fits in perfectly without having to sacrifice many things. Sure, you won’t have a giant bathtub, but that is not their intended purpose.

While we can talk about different tiny home designs for hours, that is not the topic of…


Posted by Tracey Clayton on April 10, 2018 at 4:00am

Great Design Ideas for Tiny Yards

Buying a home is very exciting yet it requires some compromises. Normally, your budget will determine the size and the type of home you’ll be able to afford. This might mean that you will have to choose a home with only one garage, or a home with a small backyard instead of a large one.

However, keep in mind that bigger isn't always better. Compared to spacious outdoor places, small yards can mean less cleaning but…


Posted by Tracey Clayton on April 5, 2018 at 6:14am

5 Tips to Give Your Tiny Home an Elegant Vibe

There’s nothing more frustrating than being a design enthusiast who lives in a tiny apartment or home. So many great ideas and so much design inspiration, but not enough space! However, even the tiniest of homes can be styled up and reinvented. You can easily design a comfy, chic home with an…


Posted by Tracey Clayton on March 12, 2018 at 5:32am

Urban Voluntary Simplicity: How to Downsize Your Living Space Without Leaving the City

Your Name and Title:
Terry K, aka "The Office Hobo"

Organization Name:
The Tiny (Toilet) Home Project

Co-Presenter Name(s):

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:
Los Angeles, CA

Language in Which You Will Present:

Target Audience(s):

Urban residents interested in living space downsizing.

Short Session Description (one line):
Tips and tricks for transitioning into small-space living--without leaving the city. 

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

Living in a tiny home is a dream come true for many of us, but what if we're not ready to leave the city? Downsizing your living space is possible without investing in a rural tiny house. Leading a life of urban voluntary simplicity while earning big city wages can even fund your tiny aspirations.

This discussion explores the myriad of living space alternatives for the downsizing urban professional. After over 4 years of living rent-free in Los Angeles, saving over $55,000 in living costs while reporting on folks doing the same in other cities, I relate my experiences for other cityfolk interested in exploring a simpler lifestyle to meet their tiny goals. Backyard dwellings. Live/Work solutions. The stationary #vanlife. Maintaining your earnings while drastically lowering your living expenses can prepare you for the practical challenges of living tiny and save you cash for your future tiny house. 

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:
Rent-Free, Odd-Space Living Blog: www.theofficehobo.com
Nonprofit Urban Backyard Tiny Home Program: www.tinytoilethomeproject.org
2016 Tiny House Jamboree Keynote Address: https://youtu.be/EHwBnHZ_Weo

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