3 reasons guinea pigs are the perfect offbeat apartment pets

I've had all kinds of pets over the years — from cats, to goldfish, and everything in between. No matter how many other animals I've loved since then, I've always come back to guinea pigs. They're a little more interesting than your run-of-the-mill hamster (in my humble opinion), and have a hell of a lot of personality. Best of all, they make a great addition to apartments or rental homes where it might not be feasible to adopt non-caged pets like dogs or cats.

Here's why…

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How do you have adult time when living in a small space with a kid?

My partner and I just moved into a 600-square-foot cottage with our one-year-old. Although there's technically a separate bedroom, the wall doesn't go all the way to the ceiling. So it may as we'll be a studio for sound purposes. Is there a magic equation for living in a small space with a kid? Will we ever have sex again? And what can I do when I just really, really need some personal space?

Beds for every style — on the cheap and awesome! — from the UK's Bedsos

Okay, Homies in the UK… We see you over there. You may be checking out Offbeat Home & Life while I'm asleep, but you know I love you! And this post is for you. Our UK sponsor Bedsos has beds, mattresses, headboards, and bedroom furniture on the cheap and AWESOME. We're talking gothy wrought iron, fun beds for kids, and leather beds — yes, I said "leather beds."

Come snuggle with me, and check out some of my favorite bed styles…