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Old 08-12-2019, 01:44 PM
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I love tiny homes & loved watching the HGTV Tiny Homes t.v. program when we had cable television. It's just amazing what people have done with their tiny homes. I find this man to be totally amazing. What I liked most about his tiny home (beside the fact that it is so beautiful) is how every single thing (inside & out) of his home reflects who he is and is filled with memories from his past & present & just how appreciative he is for his friends & his life. I think you will like this uplifting video.

https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.co...u-have-to-see/
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:25 PM
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I watched the show too. Since we downgraded to expanded basic we can't get the FYI channel. I have seen some shows on demand on cable. It is amazing to learn we don't really need all the dust collectors, etc. that we think we need.
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:56 PM
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..............It is amazing to learn we don't really need all the dust collectors, etc. that we think we need.
........... but as quilters, we would need a separate tiny home to store our stash!
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Old 08-12-2019, 04:46 PM
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I like watching the show but don't think the tiny house life if for me. My sewing room is 14x32 and it's not big enough(LOL) but I could see the possibility as a small house, but then QuiltE pointed out the fact there wouldn't be any room for quilting "stuff".
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Old 08-12-2019, 04:54 PM
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I lived for a month in about 500 square feet with two other adults. We managed, but we also knew it was only for a short time. I know I could not manage life in a tiny home.

With 5 pets, a LA machine, there is no way I would want to live in such a small space.

My dream studio should I ever have the opportunity to build it, will be 16x24 or larger. With a covered deck running along one side.
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Hubby's and my first apartment when we were just married was 400 sq feet, a sudio apartment, so no bedrooms. It worked well for the two of us, but I got pregnant so soon after our wedding, and then we had to start thinking of baby stuff. We "upgraded" to a 900 sq ft house.
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:31 AM
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As a lifelong collector downsizing terrifies me! Living alone allows me a lot of space for my quilting and it is taking over slowly. First I had a room in the basement. It is now my fabric storage and cutting area. I felt isolated there so I took a guest room as my sewing space. Another basement room houses machines, my Treadle lives in the sunroom for summer sewing and a space in the den is my hand sewing and TV watching space. It works for me.
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Ever since I bought my mobile home at age 20, I've always needed about 1k SF just for me. Sad but true. My "little" house is 1200 SF basic ranch/starter house, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. It was ok when it was just my son and me, but was way cramped when my husband moved in and son got to be an adult. I did manage to keep my guest/sewing room but it has a bunch of non-sewing stuff stored in the closet. I always planned to turn the converted garage into a long arm sewing room, but instead I have a husband (better deal than a sewing machine) and computer desks in here.

Son has moved out long ago, he and his now wife lived in a tiny Seattle studio for years, so I figure they must be well suited for each other, I never could have done it! They are expecting my first grandbaby any week now and will be welcoming it into their 1 bedroom apt -- about 570 SF.
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Originally Posted by luvstoquilt View Post
As a lifelong collector downsizing terrifies me! Living alone allows me a lot of space for my quilting and it is taking over slowly. First I had a room in the basement. It is now my fabric storage and cutting area. I felt isolated there so I took a guest room as my sewing space. Another basement room houses machines, my Treadle lives in the sunroom for summer sewing and a space in the den is my hand sewing and TV watching space. It works for me.
Yeaaaaaa for you ... No Tiny Home for you ... you have a Quilty Home!
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I’m impressed with people who are disciplined enough to live that way. There’s no way I could live in one.
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