Garage Home

Jeremie Buchholtz is a talented french photographer that works in both Paris and Bordeaux. He has a home in Paris but was needing a second while away. He didn’t want to settle for an average, run of the mill flat so when this dingy old garage was put up for sale he swooped in and got it!

A lot of thought and love went into making this the perfect tiny home. Jeremie’s friend, Matthieu de Marien, is an an architect that specializes in turning old spaces into spectacular ones. Together they did just that! One of the coolest things about this garage is that is located on the Passage Buhan. That is a private passageway where property extends halfway into the street. That really makes the place bigger than it seems! I can’t really explain how brilliantly the space is utilized or how wonderfully Jeremie and Matthieu created windows and a way for natural light to flood the flat…you must watch the video below to see!

Have you thought about turning your garage into a living space? House Logic has an article that weighs the pros, cons, and costs or turning it into a room. Do you need the space or does your car? My garage is so full that there isn’t any room for a car or a room but maybe this an option for you.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

House

Could you live in a place this small? Elizabeth Walker not only could but does. She inherited her love of tiny homes from her mother, Elaine. Elaine once lived in this very house. Her home, build by Jay Schafer of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company is really amazing and much bigger than it looks on the outside. Don’t believe me? Let’s take a tour!

The tiny home lifestyle isn’t for everyone. You have to embrace the simplistic lifestyle and not be too attached to stuff. There isnt’ a lot of room for material possessions anyways, lol. Elizabeth has more room for stuff than others because she turned one of the bedrooms into a walk in closet. I love that because I would hate to give up my clothes.

This cute little home has a great view. I hope her neighbors are just as great since they are constantly changing in an RV park.

Tech Destroyers knows that no two houses are the same. Some are camp trailer and others are overhauled school busses. Check out their 10 unique designs of traveling houses here.

Here’s the video of her amazing house… Enjoy!

If you are looking for a beach-style cottage, consider this tiny 387 sq ft home. Although small in size, its layout gives the house a spacious feel you often don’t find in tiny houses. Another great benefit is that this is a solar-powered home, so it’s energy-efficient in addition to being appealing. This well-designed tiny residence is manufactured by Palm Harbor Homes.

One of the best features of this tiny house is the storage areas throughout the cottage. There is room for everything you own. Another great thing about this house is that unlike many tiny houses that have a ladder to the sleeping loft, this cottage has a real staircase. One excellent design element is that the bottom stairs also double as pull-out drawers, so there is extra storage in surprising areas.

The main floor has the kitchen, living/dining area, bathroom, and master bedroom. A side door in the bedroom leads to a small porch for enjoying warm and sunny days. A sleeping loft serves as a second bedroom or guest room. Although the ceiling is low in the loft, it’s a bright and comfortable area for getting a good night’s sleep.

The kitchen is compact, but has everything you would need in a standard kitchen. The bathroom has glass doors around the shower so the room appears larger.

There are plenty of windows in this tiny cottage to let in natural light. The arched windows also add a distinctive charm to this tiny cottage. For anyone who loves tiny houses, this cottage is great choice for year-round living.

Tiny Cottage with Spacious Feel

Tiny Cottage with Spacious Feel
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Storage Space in Entryway

Storage Space in Entryway
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The Living Room

The Living Room
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View from Loft

View from Loft
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Staircase Doubles as Storage Area

Staircase Doubles as Storage Area
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Under Staircase There’s a Built In Safe

Under Staircase There's a Built In Safe
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Entertainment Area

Entertainment Area
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The Master Bedroom

The Master Bedroom
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Built In Storage in Bedroom

Built In Storage in Bedroom
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Side Door in Master Bedroom

Side Door in Master Bedroom
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Sleeping Loft as Bedroom

Sleeping Loft as Bedroom
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The Kitchen

The Kitchen
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The Bathroom

The Bathroom
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Glass Doors for Shower

Glass Doors for Shower
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House On Wheels

Take a look at this rustic tiny home… on wheels! This couple decided to shed the corporate life for a lifestyle of waking up in a new location every day. Think you could do that? What a fun and exciting adventure every day would be! Wanderlust at it’s pinnacle.

I don’t think their lifestyle is feasible for us at the moment (with the kids, dogs, cat and all), but boy does it sound like a great adventure. It amazes me how people can throw all caution to the wind and venture out, like these two and their dog have done. I need to be more like that! I’m a little jealous of the things they get to see and do around our beautiful country. This is one way to see all the states. Well except Hawaii of course. (I don’t think this is what people mean by boat house. Haha.)

If this doesn’t wake a sense of adventure in you, you should check your pulse. Or maybe check this out… Number 10 is to die for! Hopefully not literally, but it would be such a rush! Safety Security Crazy has 10 of the most pulse racing activities out there! Find them here.

Get the full scoop on Jenna and Guillaume’s adventure here…

Little Things: Couple Quits Their Jobs To Move Into This TINY House (photos)

Creative Displays

Clutter be gone! I’m not talking about throwing away all of your earthly possessions but rather showing them off in clever and creative ways that adds to your decor and not stifles it. You should check out these ideas from Diply. I am loving this roundup; these ideas are brilliant!

#4 is the best! I would love to display my pictures like that. There is only room for so many picture frames before walls and shelves start to look crowded. Photo wallpaper looks modern and shows off your favorite memories at the same time. Swoon.

This roundup is great for showing off things that have sentimental value and that you don’t want to toss, like decorative plates(#2) or old toys (#13). It’s also has some insanely practical ideas (#9-nail polish organization). The keepsake travel sand is such a fun idea. I wish I’d thought of that and saved sand from my tropical vacations.

A Beautiful Mess has some other fun decorating tips, perfect for renters. Find them here.

Go here to see all 19 ideas…

Diply: 19 Amazingly Creative Ways To Display All Your Stuff

Creative House

Tiny homes, tiny homes everywhere. They are absolutely everywhere. Tiny homes are amazing but after awhile you might think, ‘Seen one, seen ‘em all.’ Not a chance. They are amazing, customizable, and genius. This house with sliding walls proves that!

Sliding walls?! If there wasn’t a video I probably wouldn’t have believed it myself. I’m going to try and find this house if I’m ever in Suffolk, England. It’s so creative. Talk about a room with a view; this is a whole house with a view! The house has ‘walls’ that move. In actuality, the house doesn’t move but there is a sleeve or roof that moves over the house. It takes all of 6 minutes to transform this glass house into a quaint barn with a covered patio.

This is the perfect way to experience the seasons and maximize everything Mother Nature is giving. From rainbows to rainstorms. I think it would be very expensive but ohh boy is it creative! Here is another glass home that I could see myself enjoying the elements in. Check out what Candlewood has to offer here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Jail Remodel

You Live In What?, is a television show featured on HGTV that goes around the country finding the most amazing homes. It focuses around amazing men and women who transform run down buildings of all sorts into unique living spaces. So creative! None are more creative than this rustic jailhouse turned home in Benjamin, Texas.

Benjamin is a little town of 258 people and the home of Wyman and Sylinda Meinzer. It’s also home to a historic jailhouse. This jail was built in 1887 and used until 1938. The Meinzer family scooped in and bought it to keep this piece of history intact and also because the wanted to live there. Lol.

I love the history seen here and how it has been preserved while being made current and comfy. It literally is something out of another era. You even see where the prisoners tried to escape and the original steel doors. Love it! I think old buildings full of history are fascinating! Dornob has another fun one you need to see.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Bright Tiny House

Tiny houses are each unique; no two exactly the same. One of the things that sets them apart is their creative names. This awesome home, featured by Tiny House Giant Journey, is called Ravenlore. Modeled after the Victorian style and painted the brightest colors imaginable, it truly is one of a kind. It reminds me of my Doll’s playhouse. As cute as it is, I might have to go for more traditional colors.

Jim Wilkins of Tiny Green Cabins designed this little beauty. He is so talented! It is overflowing with natural light, has a huge closet, three smugglers hatches (ahoy!), and I am loving the solar panels. Custom homes are amazing. You can pick everything from the type of toilet to the type of staircase. That can get pricey so I’m going to have to watch for a sale!

My only concern with Ravenlore would be the lack of oven. Is there one and I just missed it? Maybe something like a combination stove top/oven/dishwasher would do the trick. Yes they do make them! Not convinced? See it here and believe.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Home Decorating

This roundup of diagrams is a great guide if you are looking for some interior decorating help. Not all of us can hire a professional when it comes to decorating our houses and I bet not many of us actually are professional decorators/designers. Anyone? Stop by my house please if you are!

I found this very helpful because it’s hard for me to picture the finished project. These diagrams help give a nice idea of what the end result will look like without going through all the work. Perfect! That way I don’t have to do the project and then decide at the end that I don’t like it after all.

I like having all the info in one place too. If I were to search ‘tile designs’ a bunch of different sites would pop up and I would have to go to all of them before I found the right one. If I went to a home improvement store my tile selections wouldn’t be lined up this closely for me to compare. I like this much better.

The standard furniture dimensions and the dimensions for space planning would be super helpful when shopping if I forgot to measure. For pillow style, I’m rockin’ #8. My headboard is a cross between York and Hanover. I have the empire shades. That’s just cool info to know.

If this all is a little much for you I understand. It is a lot! But #23 and #24 are for everyone. Wall art and picture hanging is always helpful info to have. And HGTV has 25 other ways to dress up your blank walls if hanging pictures and wall art just isn’t for you. Super cute! Check them out here.

See all 37 diagrams here…

BuzzFeed: These 37 Diagrams Are Everything You Need To Decorate Your Home

Lydia's House

I’m a proud homeowner. I have a lovely red house with a white door. There are some baby oak trees out front that will someday be big and beautiful making this the perfect place to live. But if you get down to the brass tacks, I won’t be a homeowner for 15 more years (unless we refinance). Can you say mortgage? Yes, we own our home but we are still paying for it. Many of you are probably in the same boat. Know who isn’t in the boat with us? Lydia! Who? Let me tell you…

Lydia is only 22 and already mortgage free. She spent $30,000 and 8 months of DIYing building her perfect home. I wish I’d had it that together at her age! Mad props Lydia!

Feeling incredibly jealous? Stressed about your mortgage? Check out these tips from Dave Ramsey. My husband and I are on his plan for getting out of debt and I am so impressed! First the credit cards and then the house. Lol. Find his tips here.

Now for the fun tour of Lydia’s home and more of her story…

TinyHouseListings: Lydia’s Tiny Home – Mortgage Free At 22 (photos)