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#31 of 35 Old 12-07-2012, 06:39 AM
 
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I think the key to housing is how you use the space especially in a small house. We have been living in a camper with three kids for a while now first to travel with dh now so we can build on our property and its challenging at times but not too bad. It mostly sucks when we can't get outdoors because of weather like this week greensad.gif. Other than that we keep possessions down and use wall space. I've learned to get creative. We are about to remodel some though... turn our bed across the wall to make more walk room and use as a couch now so the little couch can go and i can add a desk. Also planning a freezer to fridge conversion (yes i have a deep freezer in here lol) so we can go solar. Then I'll take out the fridge and have a nifty space for kitchen stuff storage. It works but i really believe it's only because we get outside. Even when we build we plan too stay small.

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We have a bit larger(about 900-950 sq ft.) but I have 2, soon to be 3 kids, plus DH and I. I don't mind the space, but I DO find it feels cluttered pretty quickly. 


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I have lived with little ones in some pretty small places. When it worked it was because we could be deliberate about how we used space and where we stored things. When it did not, it was poorly designed space, too many things, and no were to put things away (the kitchen with one cuboard). Have a plan and be deliberate.

 

I live in a bigger space now (1800sf, oddly with only one real closet), but still love our Ikea Kuna bed. Though some days I dream about a Tiny Tumbleweed House.


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So, here's an update, we did it, we've bought our tiny house and we're moving in three weeks time! It isn't the house I originally wrote the post about, it's another house in the city where I live. It's a two bed/two reception room victorian period property in the south west of England (for people new to this thread we're a family of four.)

The house is 540 sq ft.

I'm extremely excited to be downsizing like this and am really looking forward to the challenge!
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Congratulations! The house sounds adorable. Good luck settling in.

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