Monday, 26 March 2018

Small Spaces


I've always liked small spaces.

We lived in three rooms until I was thirteen ... you'd think I would crave space, but it's quite the opposite ... to me it was all we needed.

When I was small I would play Lego with my brother and we would build Lego house floor plans.

Snapping the figures from his toy cars to inhabit the tiny spaces.

These days I watch programmes like Tiny House Living whenever I can find them on Freesat television.

I wander around our cottage and imagine it at it's original size and wish the extensions had never been added and would melt away.

And on Google Images I drool over smart caravan interiors.


But some of them are too small even for me.

Could you really live, even for a few  days, in a space smaller than the size of a king sized bed?


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8 comments:

  1. I love my house but the older I get, the more I wish that it was smaller and easier to maintain. We used to have holidays in wigwams which are like large wooden tents with raised beds/sofas, a small table, a light and a heater. Every time we went, it made me realise just how little we actually need in our lives.

    I love watching the tiny house videos on YouTube. They are so clever. Imagine how much more time we could free up if we had less to look after!

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  2. Living in the tiny two bed bungalow in Ipswich for a year drove me nuts! So No I need space. Ah Ha.....you are going off in a campervan!?

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  3. Good question. No, I'm not sure I could. I crave more space rather than less although I am perfectly happy with the space I have too . . . if that makes sense! I don't like to feel too closed in and cramped.

    I guess that, if I really had to, I could though and I would be happy because that's just me!
    J x

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  4. Although I live in a large house I like a small bedroom and like to sleep in a single bed. I hate doubles. Last time I was in Morocco I was in a tiny room like a cell without a window and a single mattress on the floor that nobody else wanted. It was just what I wanted and I was perfectly happy. Solved the bedroom problems for the holiday too.

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  5. We are living in the biggest place we have lived in at the moment, first time we have had four bedrooms, mind you one is an office and one is a stock room for all the things we sell, but as we get older we would happily go to a smaller place, we did live in an american rv for around 2 years after we sold our house, mind you that was a big beast.

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  6. My partner and I love watching Tiny House, Big Living and dream of finding a plot on which to build our tiny, final home. Our cottage is lovely, but if I find that plot, it will be on the market lickety split!

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  7. No, definitely not, I like space. I don't really want a bigger house (we have 3 bedrooms), but would like a much bigger kitchen, and more storage space. I know that means we'd most likely have more 'stuff'...but I'd rather have the cupboard space to shut it away, than it cluttering up worktops and shelves.

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  8. Love tiny house programmes. I always loved gypsy caravans as a child, and have enjoyed holidays in fisherman's cottages. Not sure I could do it permanently though.

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