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