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#31 of 41 Old 07-26-2007, 10:30 PM
 
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Here's the video clip from the news broadcast....

http://tinyurl.com/2mdz3x

I'm actually from Olympia originally. I'm surprised more people in that town aren't doing something like that. LOL

loving a small homestead with DH and DS (12/2005) keeping it natural, frugal and back to basics :
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That is just what I need. My house is like a pocketbook- the bigger it is, the more crap I stuff into it. The smaller it is, the more organized I am!

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I loved that! Thanks!
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Oh this is SO awesome!

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Makes my 750 sq ft apartment feel like a chateau

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Wow, that is amazing! I'm with the PP, my whole body relaxes when I think about having that kind of life. I would totally do it if I was single with no kids.
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I would love that. We have an OLD camper/trailer from my grandparents that is 15'x7' and the 5 of us live comfortably in it when we go on our weeklong camping trips. We do all of our cooking outside even though there is a stove. Of course, we really only use the camper for when we're sleeping or if it's raining. I think that if there is enough outside space, this is totally doable with a family. Would I give up my house at this point in my life? Probably not. But I love going camping and realizing exactly how much stuff we don't need and then purging when we get home.
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this is very cool. i love those tumbleweed designs. they're adorable. i do love that 'glass house' structure particularly. it's really beautiful.

sometimes, i dream about getting a plot of land and putting one of these tiny houses on it. i talked to my husband about it a couple of times, and he's not really into having something so small.

but the reason is really sad. his mother grew up very ashamed of her 1,100 square foot home, always feeling inadequate because it was so small. she got it as a gift from her father (she was born in that house), and it's a pretty little home. so, he inherited that shame about having a small house.

when i look at these houses, i see possibility. i love the idea of simplicity and i'm getting closer and closer to living more simply. we're decluttering more and more, and i am hoping that we can move toward even more simplicity (according to our firends, we live 'too simply!'). we've agreed to utilize the library rather than buying books, for example, and we're doing a lot of recycling--buying used instead of new as much as we can.

i don't think i can convince him to move away from the shame of a small space. i love that glass house particularly, and we've long talked about living 'in the japanese' style--which means having small, multi-purpose, clean spaces and no clutter!

i feel like our lives are the antithesis of that! ah well. these types of things help me dream!
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Oh, I am in love with that house!

We rented a 600 sq.foot cabin on our summer vacation and I realized that would be ample space if our family of 3 ever wanted to downsize. Or if we needed to--if something happened to DH (FSM forbid), I'd be considering those options.

She really does have it decorated beautifully.
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true! whenever my husband and i stay in DK, we always stay in a little place. i see how 'doable' it is, if you're willing to do it.
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I'd love to live that simply!!

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