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Modular home possibilities

By Deb Hurt - January 18, 2020
What is the difference between modular and mobile homes? What most people refer to as "trailers" or mobile homes are now called manufactured homes and are built to a standard approved by HUD. They are mounted on wheels to which they must remaine attached in order to be classified as manufatured homes. Manufactured homes are just that-they are manufactured in a factory and hauled to the

small home holidays

By Deb Hurt - December 09, 2019
Small homes encourage a minimalist approach to the holidays. Rather than filling limited space with things, small homes encourage  experiences and intimate gatherings or going out to participate in group activities. Going caroling, ice skating, or other creative outdoor activities become welcome ways to spend time with loved ones during the holidays. What is a good gift for a small home dwel

Small House Living

By Deb Hurt - December 04, 2019
What is Small House Living? Tiny houses are great for a weekend or a vacation for most people. Some people find them comfortable for everyday living for a single person or a couple. If you are attracted to #Vanlife  or fulltime RV living, you might fit this category. Most people, though find it a bit too constricting. An alternative is the small, not tiny house. While there is no technical g

Size Matters

By Deb Hut - October 17, 2019
SIZE MATTERS   In the 1950's the average American Home was around 1200 square feet for a family. Today it is almost double that which is very odd since the average household size is smaller.  The Science Times did a study of people living in tiny houses and how it affected their ecological footprint.  This chart summarizes the findings. While we can't all do well in tiny

How Big Is Small?

By Deb Hurt - October 09, 2019
How does one decide between tiny, small, and large? Generally speaking, there is no one size fits all, but tiny houses are usually considered to be less than 400 square feet. While that seems small to a lot of people, anyone who has lived in a studio apartment or even a small one bedroom in someplace like New York City realizes that it is doable and can even be pleasant if the design is thoughtful

Living Lightly

By Deb Hurt - October 09, 2019
What is Lorem Ipsum? Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popul

What is the Right Size

By Deb Hurt - October 09, 2019
What is Lorem Ipsum? Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popul

Non Monetary Benefits of living in a small house

By Deb Hurt - September 18, 2019
What are the benefits besides saving money? There are benefits that come from living in a small home besides saving money. Here are just a few. You can spend less time and energy on cleaning You can spend less time and energy on maintenance and upkeep Clutter is not an option There is less room to collect "stuff" You will probably spend more time in the same room with other famil

Why bigger might be okay

By Deb Hurt - September 15, 2019
WHY BIGGER MIGHT BE OKAY' A lot depends on why you are chosing to live in a smaller space. Perhaps, if a lot of the considerations are financial as well as environmental, you might find that purchasing an existing home that may be slightly larger than your target can still work for you. The aim is to be happy and to live lightly. An existing home is always going to have a smaller carbon footp

Cost vs Value

By Deb Hurt - September 14, 2019
COST VERSUS VALUE What something costs and what it is worth are two different things. Smaller homes can cost less than large ones, but their value may be more. If you have a smaller space to deal with, you might be able to upgrade your energy efficient appliances or use nicer flooring. A smaller footprint may allow you to use finishes that you could not afford in a larger space. Upgraded windows

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