Our little gas range has been hooked up for several months and we couldn’t be happier. We feel extra grateful for our setup considering how long it took to get things running smoothly. With limited resources, installing our gas appliances was a major struggle. Finding a professional who was willing to work with gas in our home was unlikely due to regulations that leave tiny homes in a legal grey area. more “The trials and tribulations of hooking up a miniature gas range”
My partner and I live in Alberta, outside of the Edmonton area in our 178 square foot tiny home on wheels. We share our dwelling with our two cats and our dog. We eat, shower, and sleep in this miniature portable structure. I’m regularly asked if living this way is what it’s cracked up to be. In response, I have comprised a few major points that I would like to drive home.
First off, living this close together is no big deal. The number one complaint we hear is that most people could not stand to live in this close of a proximity to their loved one(s). more “Top 3 Tiny Living Myths”
Carla has taken tiny to the next level. She lives in 90 square feet with her five pups Kinnea, Natook, Peach, Bella, and Jacks. The little family lives in in southern Ontario in the Lake Erie area.
After ending a bad relationship, Carla needed somewhere to be independent with her dogs. She had always been drawn to tiny living, with vast knowledge dating back to the origins of the movement. She was originally inspired by the Martin House which emerged from the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Later, she followed the original tumbleweed home by Jay Shafer for further inspiration. “The doing without all the trappings of modern life drew me, I love camping and I could camp for the rest of my life quite happily” Carla says. more “Unbelievable! One woman and 5 dogs in a camper battling Canadian winter”
This past summer we picked up two kitchen cupboards from Habitat for Humanity. They had never been used and there were no mounting holes cut into them. We paid $15 each.
With limited space on our loft and time in our schedules, these were the perfect solution to our storage conundrum. We now had somewhere to tuck our clothing away. more “Cheap, high quality, repurposed cupboards”
Last evening, I looked around our house and noticed that things were a little less messy. As the gold glow from the vintage bulbs flooded into the corners, I felt inspired. I began to take the first round of pictures with the camera that I have been borrowing . With so much left to do on the interior, these moments of beauty are rewarding. more “Upcycle your headboard into a banister”