There are two big challenges here: storage room and tidiness. It's not a very big apartment — I think it clocks in at about 425 sq. ft., and it only comes with just the closet and some poorly arranged kitchen cabinets to contain all my stuff. So most of my furniture is for the storing of things because I can't live without making and surrounding myself with art.
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We're a family of four that love living in a pretty small space. Our condo is 730 square feet, one bedroom and one-and-a-half baths. We didn't intend to stay here, and I certainly never expected to end up loving small space living or a minimalist approach to possessions but this home has taught me the value of both and shaped the expectations I put on myself for how I want to show up as a home maker in the world.
This week's home tour is a my special Halloween gift to y'all — a haunted house in a de-commissioned B&B in Seattle. It's all decked out the way you'd hope a haunted house would be — antique child's coffin coffee table, antique Halloween goods, metaphysical library, "haunted" ventriloquist dolls, and even snakes abound in this house.
The good news is, I found my PERFECT home in Seattle! It's a waterfront condo right on the Puget Sound with views to die for and some nifty retro touches. The bad news is, once again, it's a total pipe dream, costing $440,000. But it's fun to have dreams, right?
Wanna take a virtual tour of my imaginary Seattle home?
My house feels too big! After three days in a minimalist loft in Seattle, I'm thinking it's time to hoist the bed and use some of the ideas this small space sent home with me.
"Our space is great. There aren't really many challenges with the structure of it." Says the girl who built a bed in a closet. That's just the first reason you'll love this home tour.
You guys, Geek Girl Con is just a month away and I am stoked. Most of the Offbeat Empire staff will convene in Seattle, WA, meaning — I'll get to meet my cohorts and even better, we'll get to meet readers! If you're even considering coming out, read all the details on Ariel's big bad Con post. We'll have a panel on Sunday at the Con AND — and I'm a little frightened for this — a mad party that Friday night featuring nerdy burlesque, cupcakes, and some crazy karaoke. Please note: I do a mean karaoke interpretive backup dance.
Read up and make plans. I can't wait!
As I mentioned last week, I'm spending much of this month in the rustic log cabin that my parents built in the mid-'70s. I lived in this house from ages 2-18, moving out 18 years ago — which means I spent roughly half my life living in this rustic log cabin my parents built on Bainbridge Island.
Needless to say, it's really weird being back.