On a recent episode of the show, Tiny House Nation, the designers had a sign inscribed with the owner’s life motto. When I saw the episode, I realized just how many signs we have in Our Little House and in The Belle Writer’s Studio.
Signs in the studio such as, “What happens in the cabin, stays in the cabin,” “Welcome to the woods” (with a picture of an outhouse hung in the bathroom) and a sign that points in the direction of the lake.
I've been a busy bee. I'm actually now writing a column on living in small spaces for Parade.com. I thought that the best way to launch it would be to feature Living Larger Kent Griswold, founder of the Tiny House Blog, one of the oldest blogs on small spaces. I will be back blogging here next week!
Do you really believe that tossing your trash out of your car window into the brush of our country road hides it?
It might be out of sight and out of mind for you, but it isn’t for us.
Sometimes it isn’t hard to find at all, like the balloons you release in town that land in the middle of the road. Unless, of course, a bird or other wildlife finds it first and either chokes because it tried to eat it or gets itself tangled in the colorful strings. Believe me when I say when you release these in memoriam of someone, they don’t end up in heaven, but they do help spoil paradise when they return to earth.
Did you know helium balloons can even cause house fires? There was one in Lodi, Calif. not too long ago.
And what about you, the inconsiderate smoker who tosses out butts onto the ground: Have you never seen the heartbreaking photos of wildfires? We would just as soon not lose Our Little House, our lives or that of our animals because of your negligence.
I'm celebrating the 5 year anniversary of the Living Large blog with an announcement!
The book based on our experiences downsizing to a small house, along with tips from me and other Living Largers is one step closer to reality.
My agent and I have agreed on a working title, Living Large in our Little House: Thriving in 480-Square Feet with Six Dogs, a Husband and One Remote and How you Can, too.
The book will tell the story of how we came to live in Our Little House, but will also have never-before published stories about our downsizing, as well as stories of others who have done the same.
It will be about Living Large by actual Living Largers!
The book will also give tips on how to complete your own Living Large dream!
How many of you would like to read this book and what tips would you like to see in it?