Ever since I was forced by circumstance to live in my car one summer, I have been obsessed with living in a tiny house. At the time, I had two garbage bags full of clothes, my guitar, and a backpack with books, toiletries, and a laptop nestled inside of it. It was cozy. Mobile. Practical. Adventurous!
But then various school experiences, relationships and moments of practical necessity required me to move into a real apartment. And then a bigger apartment, and so on and so forth.
Fast forward six years, and now I’m living in a fairly large, three-bedroom house, with a yard, garage, appliances, four instruments, a TV, a sewing machine, countless DVDs, two cats and a Golden Retriever. I’ve come to love all the space I have for things like parties, jam sessions, and crafts, but have decided to revert back to my tiny living ways.
I would eventually LOVE to refurbish a bus, or a flatbed trailer, into a tiny mobile home. But for now, I am acting incrementally by moving into a cozy, 480-square-foot studio/garage apartment (complete with concrete floors and sleeping loft! Squee!).
I am beyond stoked to be stepping onward to this process, but I have no idea where to begin planning for this move. I know I need to get rid of most of my things, but here is what I’m wondering:
- What can I realistically still take with me?
- How do I make room for my hobbies, such as playing instruments (including a piano), cooking and sewing?
- If I want to have parties and entertain guests, what are some ways to create spaces for hanging out, dining, or sleeping over?
I’m starting to stress out and it is ruining my excitement for my new small home.
Tiny house enthusiasts, HALP!
First check out our entire tiny home archive, and then let it fly with your suggestions!