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Now You Can Get Yourself a Bathroom in a Box

You know, for when you need an extra place to powder your nose.

Taking a cue from the tiny house movement, now even single rooms are getting the compact treatment. Yep, you can streamline your morning get-ready routine by downsizing your bathroom. And we're not using the term "downsizing" lightly, …


Testing Out A Tiny

It seems every time a new builder hits the tiny house scene the ceiling price of a 300 or so square foot home sky rockets. Then comes the inevitable …

Tiny House Movement

How to Simplify Your Life

Simplifying doesn't need to be complicated. Learning to create a quieter, more balanced space in your life can help immensely, and taking little …

Tiny Glam: Staying Stylish with a Two Foot Closet

Recently, while my tiny house was being photographed for a local magazine, the photographer commented that my closet was not the “typical” minimalist …


Live small to live large: Vintage campers inspire bartender

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Sometimes, smaller is better.

Just ask Deanna Wohlgemuth, who still lives with her children in the small first home she bought …


6 Tips for Living in Small Spaces

Having lived in small spaces all of my life, I feel that I’ve learned a few things about how to live in them well. Some may seem counterintuitive …

7 Ways to Simplify

Terri Cole | April 18, 2014 | Inspiring, Living, Working

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ~ Confucius

We have all read …


Take the 30-Day Declutter Challenge

(This blog appeared previously on ThePoconos.com.)

The start of my 30-day purge was a zero-sum day. To be sure, I got rid of one item, as per the …

Thrift Shops

Moving to a Smaller Home, and Decluttering a Lifetime of Belongings

THE amount of goods a couple can accumulate over 44 years living in the same house can be overwhelming. And that is what Wendel and Carolyn Thompson, of Columbia, Md., have been grappling with since January as they prepare to leave their split level and move to a retirement community this …

Habitat for Humanity

23 Surprisingly Gorgeous Homes Made From Shipping Containers

Because shipping containers are like Legos for adults.

This is a shipping container. It’s used to transport large amounts of goods on boats and on trains. By itself, it’s pretty boring.

But with a little imagination, the shipping container becomes a cheap, reliable building block that can be used to …


Living With Less. A Lot Less.

I LIVE in a 420-square-foot studio. I sleep in a bed that folds down from the wall. I have six dress shirts. I have 10 shallow bowls that I use for salads and main dishes. When people come over for dinner, I pull out my extendable dining room table. I don’t have a single CD or DVD and I have 10 …

The Arctic

37 Things In Your Home To Get Rid Of Right Now

A few of us made resolutions this year to finally get our homes nicely organized so we can finally have people over without being ashamed. Like every other resolution, this one was doomed from the start. If you're an adorably disorganized type, it can be very difficult to change one's …

Personal Organizing

Peek Inside America's First Tiny House Hotel

Resembling connected train cars, the tiny houses form a small half-circle, in the middle of which is a gathering space where guests can hang out …


10 Steps for Saying Goodbye to Sentimental Objects

Old photographs, hand-me-down tea sets, sweaters, school art projects — we all have some variations of these items, just sitting in boxes, waiting …

Interior Design

Too much stuff: We collect it all our lives, and then what?

THE PALE YELLOW chair sliding down the scratched steel bed of the Goodwill tractor trailer lands with a thud atop the fractured remains of a cheap …

Is Tiny Home Life For You? This Quiz Can Answer That.

Living tiny is a novelty for some. For others, it's a legitimate way of life. And then there are the rest of us who aren't entirely certain which tiny house style suits us best, if at all.

"Free" shopping site Yerdle would like to help determine if tiny home-living is for us. The company built a …

Tiny House Movement

A Journey To Minimalism: How This Woman Downsized From A 2-BR Condo To 1 Room

M. Terry Bowman worked hard to buy her Bay Area two-bedroom condo. But she decided to live "a teenage lifestyle" after living abroad.


5 Things I Learned From Living In 90 Square Feet

Could you live in an apartment that was only 90 square feet? What if it meant paying less than $1,000 a month in rent for a studio in the West Village, one of New York City's most expensive neighborhoods?

Mary Helen Rowell has called this humble, 78-inch-wide abode home for two years now, and has …

The 2015 Simple Living Handbooks

We might be closing in on the end of February (when did that happen?) but it’s never too late to think about what you want your year to be. If you …

Simple Living

Simple Living: Finding A Place For Everything

Do you have a place for everything in your home? Does everything make it's way back to it's "home" in a relatively timely manner? Or does the thought …

Why living in small spaces is making people happier

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Nicole Alvarez grew up in a typical American suburban neighborhood: spacious …

Ideas to Steal from The Narrowest of Bedrooms

Sophia's Bookish Live/Work Apartment Pin itThere’s small and then there is narrow. And narrow bedrooms can make you feel like you’re lying prone in a …

Home Decorating

5 Small-Space Ideas to Steal From This Cool Caravan

There's style (and some super-smart storage moves) to be found inside.

This tiny caravan — the Wohnwagon, designed in Austria — might inspire romantic notions of hitting the open road and never looking back, but we're realists. There's few of us who can pick up and get of Dodge at a moment's …

Interior Design

Think You're Cut Out For Tiny House Living? Now You Can Book A Short Stay And See

Getting rid of all your junk to join the "tiny house" movement is a big leap. A new startup from Harvard wants to help people ease into the idea.

Living in a tiny house might be the millennial version of the American dream, but for most of us, it's more of an Instagram-fueled fantasy than something …


20 Shipping Container Home Floor Plans

by Tom Woods

Today we’ve got something perfect for anyone looking to build their own tiny shipping container home.

As most of you probably know the …


The Truth About Tiny House TV Shows

I was cleaning up my inbox this morning and came across an email from mid March of this year from a producer at Pie Town Productions:

Hi Greg!

I hope …