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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…

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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.  …

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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…

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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…

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

Lessons my Tiny House Taught me (2017 Tiny House Summit Community Presentation)

Your Name and Title: Carmen Shenk, writer, blogger, tiny house dweller.
Co-Presenter Name(s): Xaver Wilhelmy, certified pipe organ builder (www.Geshenke.com), car guy, tiny house dweller.
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Virginia, USA.
Language in Which You Will Present: I speak American, he speaks English, smile.
Target Audience(s): People who would like to go tiny for financial reasons but are really wondering if they can manage to live in such a small space (or will it drive us batty).
Short Session Description (one line): Life Lessons I learned from living in 125 square feet.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:
I guess you could say this is Tiny House Living 101, and has nothing to do with building a house, crafting a good floor plan, or using a composting toilet. This presentation is about how it feels to live in a small intimate space and how it has changed us. I'll share the things we have learned about living tiny (so far) and talk a bit about how to embrace not just tiny spaces, but the simplicity required to live comfortably in small spaces. We are hard core foodies, and we used to own a 3,000 square foot restaurant. However, now our entire home is 125 square feet. This house has taught me to cook in a completely different way, not really a new way... but much more old school. I took a step back in time before all the kitchen gadgets, before the immersion blender, the Vitamix, and the Breville Sous Chef. None of that gear makes the food better, none of it. And that's just one example of how we've changed because of our home. We've embraced a simpler way of living together in our tiny house that has brought us much joy. We look forward to sharing our story with you.
My blog about living simply: http://www.onetinylittlehome.com/
My full bio is here, along with blogging about writing, graphic design, food and recipes, weaving, and various ongoing projects: http://www.carmenshenk.com/
Our business: http://www.geshenke.com/
This really cool and inventive thing my husband made that we'd like to sell so we can buy big land and build a small house: http://www.flagpipes.com/

See http://tinyisbeautiful.com/forum/topics/lessons-my-tiny-house-taught-me

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Comment by Carmen Shenk on February 22, 2017 at 12:08pm

Thanks Daine!  =)

Comment by Daine Halley on February 22, 2017 at 11:54am

Thanks for sharing Carmen! From a design background perspective I think your presentation touches on the "spiritual" sense of tiny living. Love your cleaning time scale and the huge kitchen vs efficient size.

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