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Life Lessons From 10 Years of Living in 84 Square Feet

Dee Williams was looking for a richer life. She found it by moving into a very tiny house Full Story
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bearsie
I've never seen as article on Houzz before that made me think as much as this one. It's really profound
last Thursday at 1:39pm     
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face39
The questions I wonder about are:

What will you do when you are retired and can not use your employer's shower?

What will you do if you have an extended illness and stay home with no toilet, no refrigeration for food?

You are deeply involved in your community. Hopefully your community would reciprocate with assistance to you.
last Thursday at 6:05pm     
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vanessamary
You know I was diagnosed with a heart attack (mistakenly) and afterward I wanted a puppy, not to give up my fridge.
last Thursday at 9:50pm     
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Sigrid
To me, if you don't have a working bathroom, or at least an outhouse, it's camping. A toilet that "bags waste" doesn't count.

I'm all for live small (not that I'll ever do it, I'm too much of a pack rat and the rest of my family is worse), but the micro-housing shown of Houzz always seems to rely on someone else's bathing facilities.
last Thursday at 10:42pm     
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denit
I think she's especially lucky to find such supportive, understanding and chill neighbors:
You don't want to pay land taxes? Sure, park in our yard!
You don't want to pay for running water? Sure, use our shower!
You don't want to pay for gas? Sure, use our oven!

I love small living, and I am all for it, but I really think one needs to factor in self-sufficience when building, instead of going so extreme. Not including a shower because you know you can use someoqne else's isn't admirable, it's mooching.
There, I said it.

but the house IS really cute. I fantasize about tearing down my (small, but I live alone, so Big for me) house and rebuilding it much smaller.
last Friday at 6:16am     
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To Chop or Not to Chop?

Karate-chopped pillows pop up in design photos all the time — to the delight of some, the dismay of others. Here's why Full Story
     Comment   April 13, 2014
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rosieyk
Life is too short to pillow chop. Great pics though!
April 9, 2014 at 7:31am     
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michelleann1
I suppose for me it seems as though people are trying way too hard to achieve a look.
April 9, 2014 at 7:35am     
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Cozy Little House
I don't like my pillows to look slumped and sloppy, but I find the "harshly chopped" pillows to look a little too contrived.
April 9, 2014 at 7:45am     
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T. J. Tosh
I hate chopped pillows!
April 9, 2014 at 7:56am     
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midmodfan
To me, chopped pillows look artifical. They remind me of my grandma's living room that was more a still life than a room to live in. I also don't find sofas or chairs overflowing with pillows inviting. Pillows should, first and foremost, make sitting more comfortable - not impossible.
April 9, 2014 at 8:08am     
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10 Popular Home Design Trends — Timely or Timeless?

Weigh in on whether these of-the-moment decorating elements will have staying power or become a memory of these times Full Story
     Comment   April 12, 2014
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skylinewater
Just remembered the decorator touch I most hate: Those karate chopped throw pillows, whacked in the middle, and placed "just-so" on the couch. It screams: DO NOT SIT HERE! JUST LOOK!
February 17, 2013 at 8:51am     
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12 Deadly Decorating Sins

Are your room designs suffering from a few old habits? It may be time to change your ways Full Story
     Comment   April 9, 2014
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Becky Dietrich, Interior Designer
Love this!
March 27, 2014 at 11:51am     
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risris
Thank you to this article for the thought-provoking question: "When was the last time you smiled when you saw beige?" and to carlyfp for providing me with my new word for the day - "tincture"!
March 27, 2014 at 11:55am     
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inpdx
Most excellent. I'd add: pillow explosions.
March 27, 2014 at 12:41pm     
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