The Cheryl Cabin by Pin-up Houses

The following is a guest post by Joshua Woodsman from Pin-up houses.

Every single man have a dream to build a cabin. Cabin according to your wishes and ideas. Place where you can escape from everyday stress and worries. Cabin homes are typically small homes, designed with simplicity.  Often used as vacation homes for families or just for a couple. These compact small homes offer a warm ambiance, creating an intimacy that can be lacking in larger, more formal homes. Small cabins are ideal for those who looking to build a smart, flexible, cost-efficient, and energy-saving home. Small homes are more affordable and easier to build, heat, cool, clean, and maintain.

The most important step in building a house is easy-to-follow plans. Pin-up houses offer these very plans. Here we have the Cheryl Cabin. It can be used as a holiday home, a guesthouse, or simply a place to escape in your garden. The plans clearly describe the entire process in detail. Anyone can build this cabin.

The porch offers a dry comfortable place to enjoy your coffee or read your favorite book, alone… or to celebrate with friends. As founder and architect of Pin-up Houses, Joshua Woodsman’s focus is to provide stylish yet functional designs that stand apart from the rest. Down to every last detail. At the back of the cabin we find the perfect covering for storing wood.

Inside we find a smart multifunctional interior. The multifunctional furniture can be placed almost anywhere, and with pegs even on the wall. Designed box-stools also provide storage space, saving a lot of room. They even double as kitchen shelves and counter space! When the temperature falls, the wood stove can be lit creating a warm and  cozy atmosphere.

After a long evening, these versatile box-stools can even join together to form one snug bed.

Sweet dreams!

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Tiny Home Living Without Living in a Tiny Home

The following is a guest post by Tiffany Krezinski. Photo via Groovexi.

For me and my family, living in a Tiny Home is a dream we’re still working toward. My husband and I have our plan laid out: when our kids go to college, we’re going to take the big leap. We knew, however, that we couldn’t (and shouldn’t) wait until then to do everything all at once. So, we decided to take a few smaller steps and integrate the Tiny Home, downsized lifestyle in our humble-sized ranch.

Clothing & Clutter
We (my former self included) underestimate how much room our clothes take up, from the seemingly-necessary closet space that hogs precious square footage to a backed-up laundry room. Society tries to teach us we need the newest, trendiest designer buys to exude individual style and success, but it’s just not true and I’ve come to realize I don’t value that idea.

Rather than starting with my closet, I started with my inbox. I realized I had set myself up for failure by being subscribed to the email lists of all my favorite stores. Last Chance for 50% Off? I must! This Just In: New Apparel. Let me look! In the case of enticing emails from my favorite brands, ignorance is bliss. With the help of this awesome tool, the unsubscribing job was done in no time. No more coming down with a case of FOMO (fear of missing out) every morning. Then, it was time to tackle what I already owned. After stumbling across Courtney Carver’s Project 333, I was both curious and inspired to take the challenge: dress with no more than 33 items (shoes and accessories included) for 3 months. I donated and sold whatever was left over. I now apply this thought process to everything I allow myself to own. If it’s not a favorite, it goes. I no longer save things for special occasions; everything I own is an everyday item. Sentimental memorabilia has surfaced from shoe boxes and replaced trendy decor. I know some Tiny Homers advocate against hanging onto memorabilia, but I’m compromising on that one for now.

Creative Design
While I don’t live in a Tiny Home, I do live in a relatively small ranch. One of the elements of Tiny Homes that I couldn’t wait to steal was their knack for generating breathing room and light through innovative design. I’m lucky enough to have an experienced handyman in the family. The first project was installing floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, which aren’t just for books. Visible storage like this really helps when it comes to deciding what you should keep. We then knocked down the wall that separated our kitchen and living room to create more shared space. Last but not least, we demolished our garage (the place we hid stuff we couldn’t let go of) and replaced it with a small shed for storage. This was the most difficult project, but also the most liberating.

Cultivating Patience
Throughout my journey of applying the Tiny Home lifestyle to my own, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on the bigger implications of it all (and the big piles of stuff I got rid of). Everything we buy into is meant to make our lives happier, easier, and more convenient. Appliances, gadgets, you name it. However, they seem to only make us less satisfied, lazy, and impatient. Ever scoff at your smartphone or computer for not being fast enough? I found myself less able to sit and read a book without quickly feeling antsy. I’d hop in the car when I could’ve walked. Not anymore. Essentially, the less “convenience” I own, the happier I am. I notice things more; I’m present. For me, downsizing has cultivated an invaluable sense of mindfulness and patience that I wouldn’t trade for anything.

Follow Sustainable Thought Leaders
I have found along with the tips I’ve learned, to look to leaders in sustainable livings for more ways to decrease your carbon footprint and live more sustainably.   I look to people like Bea Johnson, who cut waste out of her life complete, or Leonardo Dicaprio who wrote a compelling movie about the effect humans have on the environment.  Even Brad Pitt has teamed up with sustainable architect William McDonough to build sustainable homes in New Orleans. Not only is the material motivational, but it is fun learning about some of these celebrities off-camera.

27 Tiny House Living Plans and Guides [OFFER HAS ENDED]

A tiny house fellow named Karol Gajda came up with a great idea called the Tiny House Living Bundle.

It’s a collection of items that include 27 Tiny House Living Plans and Guides. The regular retail price for these items is $345.29, but will be just $49 for 5 days!

Inside the bundle you’ll find 27 tiny house and simpler living products — all immediately downloadable — from tiny living folks like Kent Griswold, Andrew Odom, Michael Janzen, Andrew & Gabriella Morrison, Ethan Waldman, Ryan Mitchell, Macy Miller, Alek Lisefski, and Courtney Carver.

Click here to check out the Tiny House Living Bundle for yourself.

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