Choosing A Wardrobe Fit For the Tiny House Life

Fashions fade, style is eternal.

~ Yves Saint Laurent

Choosing A Wardrobe Fit For the Tiny

Years ago I would wonder why some of the world’s most successful people always seemed to be wearing the same thing. It was as if they either had a daily uniform or were just way too predictable. Whatever the case even today some of our most fascinating cultural icons don a daily uniform. Consider Mark Zuckerberg and his gray t-shirt and zip-up sweatshirt. Or what about designer Thom Browne who is never seen out of his cropped pants and no-socks uniform? Then there’s our own POTUS who seems to have cornered the market on navy blue, single-breasted suits.  And who could forget the late Steve Jobs who made history multiple times in a black, mock turtleneck? The point is, when you have a busy life or want to eliminate clutter and frivolous decision making or just want to keep things in perspective, wearing a well thought out wardrobe gives you one less thing to think about. Continue reading

The Flouch

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Sustainability polymath, Dan Durica, is living his tiny house dream in style while teaching others how to follow in his low carbon footprints.

Dan Durica grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, dissatisfied with its McMansions and manicured monoculture lawns. A passion for sustainability and intentional community led him to live for several years with others in a co-op housing community while working in a co-op bakery business. He dreamed of living in his own tiny house in the country, with visions of tending vineyard and becoming a vintner. Now, at the age of forty-four, his dreams have become a reality at Dancing Rabbit Eco-village,  and he can show you how to realize your tiny house dreams too. Continue reading

Freedom Yurt Cabins

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I’m a big fan of yurts and I think it comes from growing up in Arizona where I was around the Navajo hogan and learned to appreciate the circle as a living space.

I recently discovered a new yurt company based in Aurora, Colorado called Freedom Yurt Cabins. I’ve been in communication with the owner Richard Barry to learn more about them. I wanted to see one in person and just learned that they will have one at the Tiny House Jamboree in Colorado which I will be attending in August. Please come if you can this is going to be an exciting tiny house event. Continue reading

The Ultimate Pet Food For Tiny Homes

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You may remember the post I wrote several weeks ago about Storing Pet Food in Small Places. Living in roughly 360 square feet of living space presents many challenges for storing essential items like food products and I was thrilled to let you all in on my little secret.

The SoftStore30 bags not only solved my problem of storing bulk quantities of dog food in storage compartments that are less than generously sized and oddly shaped, but they also solved my concern for keeping the food airtight, watertight and bugtight. All equally important issues for living in a tiny floating home in the Caribbean.

“I’ve stumbled upon an even better way to save space…”

Well, now I’ve got something even more exciting to share with you! I still use these awesome containers, but I’ve stumbled upon an even better way to save space. I’ve changed what I put inside them! Continue reading