I have long been intrigued by the idea of living small. Last spring I read multiple books on houses under 1000 sq feet and DIY cabins with a small footprint. They sported fold out bunks and storage areas under couches. Some were in the middle of cities and others were custom built and designed in the middle of the forest with a quiet stream nearby. And some are just straight up eye candy, like these ones.
As much as I love the idea of building a little hobbit hole, eco-friendly and with a huge garden, it’s not realistic for this season.
But we are living small. In a home that is under 1000 sq feet.
We have carted bags and bags of excess stuff to the thrift store and dump. There will many more trips before we’re done the decluttering and cleansing process.
We are living within our means and we are not spending time just managing our stuff. Instead of growing our own vegetables, we have access to a fabulous farmer’s market where we can stock up on seasonal vegetables, grass-fed meat, milk and bread.
Instead of living by a quiet stream (and let’s be honest, open bodies of water right by our back door would be very stressful in this season of little children), we are within five minutes of three lakes all of which provide the natural respite I crave. The ocean is only twenty minutes away with many beaches to be explored.
It’s not a cabin or a unique structure downtown in a major city. It’s an apartment and for us, in this season, it is perfect.
Would you live in a small cabin?