Tag: downsizing

Week Two in the New Home

December 14, 2019

I can’t believe that of all the items I am having trouble finding for our new home, it is a new shower curtain for the guest bath. Guests are coming next week!  I am a pretty good accessory shopper but I can not seem to find the right one. I have been shopping local and online.  A friend commented on this photo I posted earlier in the month using two shower curtains:

shower curtain


I really like the look and I thought it was a great idea until I looked at my shower wall. I think the purpose of the open curtains is to have something pretty to look at such as a window:



Unfortunately, I do not have something pretty to view in my guest bath:

guest shower

I DO have a curved shower rod which I never even thought about before. Did you know a curved shower curtain rod will provide up to 33% more room in the shower?  They say that it helps keep the wet, sticky shower curtain further away from your body so it doesn’t “attack” you like it does in closer quarters!We will see.Read More

Moving Again! Sigh…

June 26, 2018

On December 2, 2017, my husband Mike and I decided to move full time to our dream home in the White Mountains of NH:

nh home

The views here are spectacular and what makes this home so special:

home views

With 4,000 square feet of living space, for only two people, you can imagine we do not use most of our home. It is a beautiful home and I have had a lot of fun decorating:Read More

Tiny Houses Movement

April 19, 2015

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A new generation of home buyers are opting for living simply in small places:

tiny house


Tiny houses are built on trailer platforms and are typically between one hundred and three hundred square feet.

tiny house loft


It fascinates me, this trend of extreme downsizing. The houses are adorable but they are so small!

tiny tree house


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People who live in tiny houses, or aspire to, appear to fall into one of three overlapping categories. The first consists of young people who see a tiny house as a means of owning a place while avoiding property taxes and maybe rent, since they can often find places to park their house free. The second group includes older men and women who have either sold or walked away from a house they couldn’t afford. A subset of this group is retired couples whose children are gone, and who want to live more simply.The third group is composed of people determined to live environmentally responsible lives––to live “lightly,” as they put it. source

tiny treehouse


That looks like my tree house in Costa Rica where I stayed for a week! That was really small.

tiny house interior


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They are so cute! I can’t help but watch “Tiny House Nation” on DIY Network. HGTV also has a show helping homeowners find the tiny house of their dreams called, “Tiny House Hunters”.

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tiny interior


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Wow. Don’t you think they are fascinating? God bless them. They are definitely making the world a better place for our future generations. Do you know anyone that lives in a tiny house? To give you an idea how popular small is growing; This weekend’s two-day conference is sold out at the Holiday Inn near the Portland Airport:


Some of the Tiny Houses on display at the Tiny House Conference in Portland, April 18, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)