8 Big Reasons to Live in a Small Home

8 BIG Reasons to Live in a Small Home

Most Americans live in houses that are too big. In 2014, the average size of a home built was 2,600 square feet. That’s too big. Period. We don’t need so much stuff and we don’t need a bigger place to house it all. There is magic in small spaces. Small spaces open you up to more opportunities and give you a place to breathe. Check out my favorite BIG reasons to live in a small home below.  Continue reading

Where to Park and Live in a RV– legally!

Where to park and live in a RV-- legally! | asmalllife.com

Most people think RVs and travel go hand-in-hand, but depending on your life situation, you may not be able to travel full-time. You might have a job that requires you to go to an office every day (I do!), you might have kids that go to a local school or you might simply love your home base, that’s cool too.

If you are staying put, I want to lay out some helpful tips and tricks for where to park and live in an RV– legally! Continue reading

The Most Overlooked Part of a Tiny House

he Most Overlooked Part of a Tiny House | asmalllife.com

Leah is here for another installment in tiny house design.  Leah Nixon is a fellow tiny houser and today she’s talking about something that I myself even overlook in my home. Take it away, Leah! Continue reading

Tiny House Kitchen Design Tips for People Who Love to Cook

Tiny House Kitchen Design Tips | A Small Life.com

Hey ya’ll, first things first. I want to thank anyone and everyone who has supported me by ordering a camper enamel pin. I was nervous about launching a product, but I’ve got some great feedback from it. It also encourages me to keep growing and I love that. I’ve still got some pins in the shop, so if you were on the fence, get ’em while they’re hot!

Today I’m collaborating with fellow tiny-houser, Leah Nixon to talk about tiny house kitchen design tips. We both love to cook and cooking in our tiny kitchens has been a fun challenge. Take it away, Leah!
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A Small Life Pins! And Our 3 Year Full-Time Anniversary!

Truck and Camper Pin! It’s been three years living in the Airstream, so to celebrate, I had pins printed!

  • These limited edition, soft enamel pins are available now on my products page.
  • The pins are $13.99 for my U.S. readers and $18.99 for the International folks.
  • Free shipping!

Thanks for all the support over the years.
love, love, love,
melanie

10 of the Best Books about Tiny Living

10 of the best books about tiny living (3) I love very few things in life more than a good book. And books that teach you something– that’s even better! Today I’ve got my friend and fellow bad-ass tiny houser, Leah Nixon here to chat about our favorite subjects, books and tiny houses! Leah has built and designed her own tiny house and she’s currently working on her tiny studio. Leah’s recommendations are up first and then I’m chiming in. Take it away, Leah! Continue reading

Airbnb for RVs!

RVshare is an AirBnB for RVs! The following article is a guest post written by my friend, Mark over at RVshare.com. RV share is an exciting new service where you can book or rent out your RV! Take it away, Matt.

The tiny house movement and a substantial rise in RV sales in the last few years prove that the notion “bigger is better” is no longer a widespread virtue. People are leaning towards pairing down and minimizing. Simplifying has become the latest lifestyle trend. Continue reading