Tiny house

When I was a little girl I used to dream of one day owning an enormous house with different wings, stables, a pool and all that jazz.

Now, I think about that dream and instead of swooning I think about how complicated owning a large property can be. Today I strive for simplicity and pared down living; I hate being lumbered with clutter and too much stuff. I want the ease of owning a small home and being able to enjoy that home as much as possible, rather than constantly striving for something bigger and better. I also really like the idea of having a small space that I could make as beautiful as possible, which is far more achievable than having a big house that always has bits you never get round to sorting out.

When I saw the pictures of today’s ‘tiny house’, which is located in rural Oregon I immediately fell in love with the simple, minimal way of living that the family of four who live here must enjoy. Jules and I often talk about selling up and moving to a teeny house in the country with space to grow food and a workshop for Jules to pursue his love of carpentry. If someone offered me this house I would jump at the chance!

Who needs a million and one rooms when you’ve got a gorgeous, rustic interior and clever storage solutions and the big outdoors on your doorstep? Not me.

Tiny house photographed by Lincoln Barbour www.apartmentapothecary.com

Tiny house photographed by Lincoln Barbour www.apartmentapothecary.com

Tiny house photographed by Lincoln Barbour www.apartmentapothecary.com

Tiny house photographed by Lincoln Barbour www.apartmentapothecary.com

Tiny house photographed by Lincoln Barbour www.apartmentapothecary.com

Tiny house photographed by Lincoln Barbour www.apartmentapothecary.com

Tiny house photographed by Lincoln Barbour www.apartmentapothecary.com

Tiny house photographed by Lincoln Barbour www.apartmentapothecary.com

Tiny house photographed by Lincoln Barbour www.apartmentapothecary.com
What do you think? Small but perfectly formed or large and difficult to maintain?

Katy x

 

Photographs by Lincoln Barbour and all images from Mechant Design blog.

 

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7 Comments

  1. Melanie 28th February 2014 / 7:20 pm

    Love it! It’s so cleverly designed. They have made such a good use of the space they have. Particularly fond of the swing on the porch…. I could spend a lot of time on that 🙂

    • katy 28th February 2014 / 9:31 pm

      Me too! Clever design is so important when lacking space. Makes me realise how much space I waste by not using it to its full potential. X

  2. claireabellemakes 6th March 2014 / 1:24 pm

    SO lovely! I do wonder if the kids room is always that tidy though 😉

    I think having a large house is daunting. Imagine all the cleaning!

  3. Aileen 11th March 2014 / 12:47 am

    I soooo agree. Sometimes I still think I want a big house, but man, the thought of buying enough stuff to fill it all…and then cleaning and maintaining it all, not to mention heating…this house is SO cute, and looks so cozy and intimate. In a big house, I think you can all end up in different corners of the house and not really interact, but here I could see so many great family memories being made. The porch is fantastic too, of course.

  4. Heather 10th December 2014 / 10:11 am

    That house is bliss. Oh the sweet simplicity….

    • katy 15th December 2014 / 4:11 pm

      I SO agree! I crave simplicity like that x

  5. Brianna 19th June 2015 / 5:59 pm

    I am absolutely swooning over this space. Tiny wins! Always!

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