Tiny Homes

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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812 posts
Busy bee

Our “starter” home is 960sq ft. We were willing to sacrifice size of house but not lot size. For two people it works wonderfully for now. 

Post # 4
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m mildly obsessed with tiny home. I have pinterest boards, follow blogs, subscribe to the YouTube channels and even purchased the plans got one I plan to build on our property. When you say time home,  how many square feet is that to you? 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

We went from a 1100 sq ft apt to under a 1000. If the layout is good, you can make a smaller space seem bigger. Also doing wood floors in the livingroom, kitchen area will open up the space versus carpet and linoleum or tile. seperation will enclose a space. 

Post # 6
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812 posts
Busy bee

Also have you been in a 500sq ft space? Think two rooms. Bedroom and kitchen/livingroom/bathroom. And bedroom is full size frame. 

Post # 10
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

skalovingbride:  check out tumbleweedhouses.com they have some great graphic drawings of some. There are some good videos on YouTube of some of their homes also. It will give you a good perspective of what it looks like and how it is to live in one. If you already have friends that have them then you may already be familiar with most of out of the logistics though. 

If it were up to me, Dh and I would already have a tiny tumbleweed home, 500 Sq ft sound just about comfortable to us also. Making the most out of storage would be key and learning to live without tons of “stuff”. Shoot, with such a small foot print, you could almost be grid free with solar panels. 

Post # 12
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

skalovingbride:  one of the founders of the tiny house movement, went from 100 ft as a single to a 500 ft when he got married and had a kid. They look look quite comfortable. There are tons of videos of people giving tours of their homes and talking about what it’s like to downsize like that. I watch them all all the time. I even saw one of a family of four living in 400 ft. I was shocked shocked at how well planned out it was. it was cozy without being closed in. 

The only only thing I tussle with us my shoe and purse collection, no way I’m downsizing that so we’d have to figure out something for that. 

Post # 13
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852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Ours is around 5-600sq ft.

We have a living/dining room. Kitchen, and Bathoom on the ground floor and two bedrooms upstairs. I’ve never considered it to be that small. We have small scale furniture to fit in. A mini bath suite and a well laid out kitchen. Our main bedroom has space for a double bed and wardrobe, cupboards etc but no floor space left and our spare room has space for a single but no more. We love it and dont feel cramped at all. We are only moving becaue we can and have a growing bump that we would like more space for. Though my neighbours in the same size house had a two year old when they left.

Post # 14
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549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

We’ve been slightly obessed with tiny homes since watching the documentary on them. I want to build one on a tailor or convert a bus and use it for travel/camping. Couldnt see myself living in one full time as a couple. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

I love the tiny home thing.  I think it’s a great backlash against the major increase in home sizes over the past few decades.  We live in a city, so for us the tiny home is either a small apartment or a trinity townhome (3 floors very small 1 room per floor).  

Currently we live in a 600sq.ft. 2-bedroom apartment and we definitely plan on raising at least 2 children here.  Space has to be used efficiently but we love it.

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