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Chapel Hill Architect Introduces Micropolis House Plans

Architect-designed plans for tiny Modern homes

Growing up in North Carolina, architect Arielle Condoret Schechter, AIA, of Chapel Hill saw a problem: The mobile homes scattered or clumped together across North Carolina filled a great need for small housing options but they had no design integrity, they were usually made of poor materials, and she couldn’t see how they contributed to their owners’ quality of life. 651 more words

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Living/Working In Small Spaces - Saving An Old House

Running a business from your home can be considered part of the homesteading mentality. I tried staying away from home to go to a job, but I couldn’t do it for long.   294 more words

Doing Things For Cheap

Downsizing in later life

I watched a UK real estate program on the TV over the weekend, it was a repeat- quite old from 2007, but isn’t it funny how the message you need to hear finds you when you need it. 689 more words


Trying to Imagine a New Life

It’s amazing the convoluted paths one’s brain takes when one needs to start building a new life.

Technically, I suppose, it’s never possible to start anew since we always drag ourselves and our experiences with us, but still, for me and others I have recently met, our old life has expired, become unworkable, or no longer exists. 937 more words


Urban Scrawl's Top Ten Posts Of 2014

It’s been a very successful year here at Urban Scrawl DC, and we couldn’t have done it without you, the advertisers.  Thanks so much for your checks.  904 more words

Video Hymn: "Staggers and Rise" by Small Houses

Here’s a new music video from Small Houses for the track “Staggers and Rise”. Expect a new album in February 2015 along with a two month tour.