My Infatuation with Tiny Houses

Tiny House
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Yes, it’s true.  I’ve become mesmerized by tiny houses (and the people who live in them).

That’s not creepy.  Is it?

No.  It’s not.

You can learn a lot about tiny houses (and the tiny house people) by watching this YouTube video.

 

I just think it would be so cool to live in such a small place.

(I’m pretty sure that I would need electric and plumbing.)

And I’m not so sure I could become a fan of the composting toilet.  More on that here.

Best I can tell, this is the dude that started the ‘tiny revolution’ several years ago.

Here are three blogs you can check out if you want to know what it’s really like to live in a tiny house:

Tiny House Blog

Rowdy Kittens

MiniMotives

Being a long-time recreational vehicle owner (pop-up campers and travel trailers) I’m familiar with living (at least for a few days) in a pretty small space.

I think if I could spend a good part of the day outside, it would be totally do-able.  Even in the winter time when perhaps I couldn’t get out so much, I really think I’d be okay.

Country Living magazine did a story on tiny houses in a recent issue.

We have a park model now, and while it’s too big to be considered a tiny house, we love the smallness (coziness) of it during the summer months.  The park model has a bedroom, living room (with two sofa-sleepers), a very small eat-in kitchen with apartment-sized appliances, and a bathroom with a 3/4-sized tub and shower.

It also has a loft area above the bedroom.  It’s tall enough so you can crawl around on your hands and knees.  And you can sit on the floor of the loft without your head touching the ceiling.  The loft has a small closet and built in TV cabinet and drawers.  It’s a great space for playing video games, or for snuggling in a bean-bag chair with a good book.

The park model is perfect for our weekend getaways.

My wife and I have talked about living in a park model during our retirement years.  We’re thinking that we could, perhaps, live in a park model in a warm climate during the winter months and then return to Indiana during the summer.

It’s certainly something to consider.  In a few years.

How about you?  Could you live in a tiny house?

 

 

 

Shop. Chop. Plop. My Three Steps to Meal Prep

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The old saying “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail” is certainly apropos when it comes to a food plan.

ANY food plan.

I don’t know about you, but it’s a challenge sometimes to stay engaged in my Paleo food plan. It’s not because I don’t like it – I LOVE the food and how it makes me feel – it’s just the time and energy required to stay on top of it.

Hey, (in case you’ve wondered) I’ve fallen off the wagon many times.

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Playing Games: Then and Now


MonopolyPlus_Tokens_DEF_1416873137 As a youngster, I spent a LOT of time at my maternal grandparent’s house. I think my mom and dad needed a break from us kids (me and my younger brother and sister), so we ended up at Grandma and Grandpa’s house pretty frequently. And that was fine by me.  They had things at their house that we didn’t have at my parents’ house. Like old record albums.  The really heavy, thick 78rpm ones.

During the holidays, we always wore out the I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus record.  And there was another one about a rag-doll with shoe button eyes.  And another one about somebody named Sandy the Sandman.  He sprinkled sand in your eyes to make you go to sleep. Ouch! Ah yes.  The old days. Continue Reading

Super Bowl Snowday

snow day

The weatherman called for a major snowstorm.

There were watches.

Then warnings.

And, in Chicago (just a 100 miles to the west of us) they even called for a BLIZZARD warning.

That’s some serious snow.

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