Tagged: tiny house living
Today is our day, Living Largers! Today is the day my book, “Living Large in Our Little House: Thriving in 480 Square Feet With Six Dogs, a Husband And One Remote…Plus More Stories of How You Can Too” begins shipping. I have you to thank, Living Large in Our Little House exists because of you!
When we moved to Our Little House eight years ago, it was partially for a desire to escape city life and live on the lake full time. But at least for me, our move was also fueled by a desire to escape our hometown, the place that held so many memories of my mom, who I had lost earlier that year.
After that raw grief subsided and we survived the Great Recession, we dreamed of returning “home.”
Hello, Loyal Living Largers! It has been forever since I posted on the blog and with good reason. I’ve been working all spring and summer on Living Large in our Little House, the book! The original release date was pushed to March 2016 so we could make it as fabulous and informative as possible.
The book includes our expanded story, as well as stories of small and tiny house moves by other Living Largers. I will post more details later.
In the meantime, We’re celebrating 6 full years of the blog’s original launch by giving Living Large a fresh new look.
You can now search for subjects via the tabs above and also put keywords into the search function to find your favorite articles.
For the past half dozen years, I’ve been posting mainly about our story. In future posts, you will see more informational type pieces that will help all of us move forward in our tiny/small house lives!
Please let me know what you think of the new look and what articles you’d like to see here in the future!
Thank you so much for being such loyal readers!
Living Large in our Little House
If you’re over 40 and intending on downsizing to a little house, there is an often overlooked downside to small space living: Getting plenty of exercise to keep your bones and muscles strong.
When we lived in our split level 1,100 square foot home in the city, I had no problem getting exercise. I’d climb the stairs it seemed a millions times a day. If I wanted something when I was downstairs, it was usually upstairs and visa versa.
Getting into our house required climbing stairs, which gave us plenty of “Stair Master” type exercise, especially when lugging heavy groceries. Of course, cleaning gave me lots of exercise, as did running up and down the stairs of our tall deck.
I was also more conscious of taking the dogs for daily walks in the city as our large dog, Emma, needed lots of exercise and we had a pretty small backyard.
When we moved to Our Little House in 2007, I was in pretty good shape. I got myself up to walking 4 miles per day, even in the heat of summer. After losing my mother that year, I felt as if I was sweating the grief out of my pores, so the more I walked, the better I felt – physically and mentally.