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Step #1: Buy a Smaller House

This Mormodonna knew from the get-go that if she was going to stay home and be a full time “cooker” (as her daughter calls her) and do other mom-stuff, she was going to have to sacrifice a big, roomy house full of brand new carpeting and matching leather everything and go for something that her great-grandmother would have recognized as normal. 424 more words


Not Enough Steps in a Small House?

A while back, I had some health issues, and it became clear to me that I had to be a bit more committed to getting exercise. 254 more words

Small-House Living

Instead of Renting, Live Small

Tired of paying rent? Why not turn a school bus into a home and travel instead? That’s what this man did, and his place is pretty nice.

Small-House Living

Being Shelfish

When you live in a tiny house, storage is a premium.  I have never parked in my one-car garage because my lawn and gardening implements are there, lumber is stored there, projects waiting to be tackled are stored there, and other miscellaneous stuff is stored there.  551 more words


A Busy Time At The Job Site

This past week has been a busy one for us, cramming in lots of job site related errands and tasks in between regular work hours. Though we’re perilously close to to our bottom dollar, at the same time the light at the end of our long tunnel is shining rather brightly these days; barring the unforeseen, we should actually be able to move in in about four weeks. 795 more words


4 Year Anniversary Tour - The Exterior

I haven’t done anything to the front yet, but the plan is to restore it as close as possible to its original appearance. I’ll restore the original brick and marble, eliminate the plague of aluminum siding and awnings, restore or replicate the original wood trim, install wood windows (new or old). 590 more words

Crooked House Renovation

Small-House Living with Five Kids

This man shares custody of his five kids, so I guess you could say he lives the downsized life part-time, because when he’s alone, 1,000 square feet should be plenty of room. 22 more words

Small-House Living