The worldwide interest in Tiny Houses means there are often some ‘interesting’ programmes to watch about them on tv. There’s a certain something about dinky little houses, some with living space on various levels, some even on wheels so they are towable reminiscent of ‘gypsy’ caravans. Sometimes I think it would be great to live in one – then usually have second thoughts when I think about the things I need around me to live the sort of life I enjoy. There’d be a tiny house on my block- as well as countless outbuildings to house the assorted
paraphernalia stuff I’m referring to above 😏
So each time we decide to come here on our winter trip and I remember the size of the cabin I say to myself ‘it’s just for a few weeks’. We have the same cabin booked each time so I’m aware I’ll be living in Four rooms in One for those few weeks so bring the amount of clothing and assorted ‘stuff’ I feel I can handle for that time.
There’s a bedroom with large picture window and hanging space for clothing
A beautifully appointed kitchen/diner with up to date appliances and a small sitting area with comfortable couch
The bathroom (shower/hand basin/toilet) is tucked away behind the sliding panelled door, the view from the ‘kitchen’ window is palm greenery and with only 9 steps from the mirror end to the window by the bed there’s not a huge amount of floor space, storage is almost negligible yet it doesn’t feel cramped.
Years ago (2008) after our first visit to Bowen I mentioned our little ‘holiday home’ and how small it was to my mum. I must have caught her on a grumpy day because she quickly retaliated that living in one room is the norm in some parts of the world, reminding me of the term ‘bedsit’ and because of them loads of people actually have a roof over their heads.
Could I live permanently by choice in this little space – I don’t think so. It’s fun for a few weeks but that’s my limit Necessity is a different matter altogether.
How about you? Could you live in a tiny space or do you need room to move (and store your ‘stuff