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Thread: Tiny Homes

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    Tiny Homes

    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    ..............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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    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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    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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    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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    Quote 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.
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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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    1100 square feet on main floor makes cleaning day easy. Full basement but seldom go down there except to my small sewing room.

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    HGTV used to have a show called “Building Character”. People turned old gas stations, churches, schools, etc. into homes. Always wanted to live in something that didn’t start out as a house.

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    I’ve had big homes and small homes. Give me small and simple so I have time for my other passions in life !

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    I have been in a couple of tiny homes like on tv. The couples that lived in them still had stuff but it was stored elsewhere. One thing I noticed was the tiny home stinks. One smell goes through the whole place, imagine several smells, bathroom smells, and two people in one full time. I'm sure the ones living there gets used to it but please before having visitors, open the windows.
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