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Decorating a Small Home Office - Top 5 Tips

Even though your apartment may not be large, you can always find space to build a small home office. You just need to be a little more creative and find a way to incorporate everything you need in there. In order to help you decorate it according to the latest trends and create a place which will inspire you to work hard and be fully concentrated, we’ve singled out our top 5 tips on how to achieve this fast and easy. Feel free to take a…


Posted by Tracey Clayton on August 25, 2018 at 3:46am

Tiny Bathroom Decorating Tips

Living in a tiny house has numerous perks, including lower construction costs, lower energy bills, easier maintenance, cheaper decorating, and, of course, minimal impact on the environment. However, while it is quite easy to get accustomed to the small square footage in almost every room, we usually discover that we could always benefit from extra space in the kitchen and the bathroom. If you are struggling with decorating a cramped bathroom, we’ll help you…


Posted by Tracey Clayton on August 2, 2018 at 7:00am

Décor Changes to Make Your Tiny Home Feel All Fresh and New

No matter how spacious your home is, it’s always going to be too small to fit all the things you’d like to keep around. However, even the tiniest of homes can be utilized if you plan ahead and find sustainable ways to make the most of the space you own. From hidden storage area to multifunctional furniture, there are lots of ideas you can try out and use literally every inch you own. So, if you too are living in a small home, but still have big plans, here are a few ways to make it feel…


Posted by Tracey Clayton on July 6, 2018 at 5:56pm

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

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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