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Tiny Adventures in Housing

By , July 21, 2019

Life just took one of those unexpected but exciting new turns: I bought a tiny home on wheels!

My boyfriend and I have been looking at options for moving in together for a while now, and decided that buying was more cost effective than renting. When he found a tiny home listed for sale on line, advertised as move-in ready, we were hopeful but cautious (see A Tiny Home?). We arranged a visit to the building with the owner/builder and proceeded to speculate wildly about what living in it would be like if it did turn out to be what we wanted. We invited Mom to come with us as someone with more experience buying a house. Her insights and knowledge of where to look for problems was much appreciated.

Tiny House

Aly’s new tiny house, “Das Hütte” (Photo: Sarah A. Zeiger).

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Shell Cottage Gets A Review

By , September 2, 2017

Well, gang, I finally did it. I spent the night in my cottage!

Encouraged by the positive review of a friend who stayed there for several nights this summer, I made up the bed, relocated a large spider, and gave it a try.

Even with the messy state of both floors, it was a wonderful experience. I stayed cozy and comfortable all night. In the morning, the upstairs floor felt almost warm, and the downstairs floor only a little chilly in bare feet. I had fresh air and more light than I’m used to from the windows, and a (different) million-dollar view in the morning.

What a way to start the weekend!

Mountains in the morning light, framed with branches.

The view from the sleeping loft. (Photo: Sarah A. Zeiger)

Now I’m inspired all over again to get the cottage ready for living in. Since my original plan to stay in the cabin until the cottage was ready has resulted in an out-of-sight,-out-of-mind style stagnation, I’m planning to try moving over there as an incentive to finish the project. Upcoming projects include buying outdoor storage totes (one of those previously mentioned storage solutions, see July Cottage Updates) and moving stuff off the floor, modifying and moving my bed frame, and possibly moving the dresser over there.

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