We took a very mini vacation this week (the main reason I haven't posted recently), going up to New Braunfels for a one night stay in a cottage at Hill Country RV Resort & Cabins.
This isn't really meant to be a review, though. The little cottage, according to the website, is 300 sq ft on the bottom, with a loft that is perhaps 100sq ft (but probably smaller)--enough room for two twin mattresses and about a foot of extra space. It is absolutely a marvel of compact design. So I had the thought, and I told Erik, "Hey, I could live here!"
Unfortunately, I almost immediately realized that wasn't quite true--at the very least, I'd need exterior washer/dryer hookups and a storage shed for guns and out-of-season clothes. But it actually comes really close to my ideal.
More pictures after the break...
This is a photo of the three older girls in the loft:
Of course, living someplace like this, you would not be able to own a lot of stuff. That actually doesn't bother me too much. Less stuff owned = less stuff to clean. I suspect my interest in such a small space is directly related to how much I hate having to clean my kitchen.
I'll admit to giving this a great deal of thought. Could we make it work? Short term, definitely. Long term, probably, but it would take some dedication. I wouldn't have any real interest in living in a little cabin like this in the middle of an RV/trailer park like this one, but on about five acres or so? Totally doable. Better yet, I'm finding plenty of options with slightly larger floorplans (including a separate bedroom downstairs).
I know it places me decidedly outside the norm to lust after tiny houses when most people in this country are looking for bigger and bigger ones. But I like the efficient use of space, and I've always been a bit confused by ginormous houses that allow you to pretty much never see your family. I rather like my family, at least my immediate family.