SIMPLE HOME

Your Personal Sanctuary

Living small means “hanging your hat” in spaces that are just big enough to be comfortable, but not so big that it becomes a burden. Your ideal space will hold those items most essential to your happiness and well-being, without resembling a storage unit.

I encourage everyone to be the “Goldilocks” of their own lives. Search until you find a personal sanctuary that suits your needs without increasing the cost, maintenance and fuss required to care for the space that keeps you warm, dry, and safe.

Your space may be a traditional home, an RV, a tiny house, an apartment, an alternative housing option, shared space or a more unconventional form of shelter. If it’s yours and you love it, you win! (Check out senior housing options and articles particularly suited to mature adults and senior citizens too!)

When I find cool examples of shelter options — and ways to improve the space you have — I’ll share them with you here.

October 4, 2016
initial layout of van rear kitchen annotated

Van Life: Making an Inexpensive Kitchen in the Van

The van kitchen is working deliciously! I took a page from the teardrop camper designs and created a van kitchen accessible from the back cargo doors. This […]
September 26, 2016
The Keys to the Van as Tiny House Experiment

My Van As A Tiny House Experiment

Can A Van Be a Tiny House? After staying in town for a full week, testing all the systems, rearranging things, acquiring some items while tossing […]
August 17, 2016
Van Life - The Beginning

Creating a Tiny House on Wheels – A Low-Cost Conversion Van Redux

A couple years ago, my mother and I went together to buy a conversion van. I had enjoyed a conversion van of my own before — […]
June 23, 2016

A Real Hobbit House!

Love what this lady has done to create her own “Hobbit House.” Watch it! Join the newsletter Subscribe to get our latest content by email. Success! […]
April 21, 2016
become a digital nomad

Nomad List

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at living in a few different locations? Are you a digital nomad  — or a digital nomad wanna-be — […]
November 3, 2015
Tiny House Trailer for Sale in Stanford, Kentucky

Do You Have Tiny House Dreams?

  Do you want to build your own mobile tiny house? Yeah, me too! Last night, I looked at a trailer as a potential base for […]
September 10, 2015
Thumb and Hammer Podcast

Tiny House & Simple Living Talk with ThumbandHammer.com

I want to give a shout-out (and a big thank you) to Doug of ThumbandHammer.com for inviting me to be a guest on his home improvement […]
May 2, 2015
Proud Owners of Kentucky Tiny House Teardrop Trailers

Tiny Teardrop Trailer Travels

On Friday, while out and about in Danville, Kentucky — what should Steve and I find but a brigade of Tiny Teardrop Trailers pulled behind antique […]
February 13, 2015
The Minim Tiny House

I LOVE this Tiny House

Many tiny houses I’ve seen have something major lacking — like a single floor for living. Or a “cramped” feeling. Or a lack of decent storage, […]
December 24, 2014
Tiny house desk sketch

The Essential Tiny House

Over the years, I’ve given a great deal of thought to what is essential in living space. What are the stripped down, basic, absolute necessities that I […]
November 13, 2014
Tiny-House-Castle

A Whole New Approach to a Vardo (Gypsy Wagon) Tiny House!

I watch a lot of “tiny house” videos, I read a lot of blogs and I view a lot of photos. This has got to be […]
May 15, 2014
TinyHouseVideo

I Love this Teeny Tiny House!

Mobile, wooden, tiny house. Offers two lofts, off-grid solar panel run electric with storage batteries, on demand hot water heater (you can use a standard garden […]