Little homes have become quite the trend. Some are even taking it to the extreme and building tiny homes, often below 400 sq. ft. Pinterest is awakening many once numb with expansive square footage to the beauty and simplicity of small spaces. I like to think of it as living little. Because it’s not about the number of square footage. Some can focus so much on the exact number of square feet we forget that life will happen in that special space. It’s about using the space and location you have well. Using it to hosts the friends you love without having to spend the week cleaning in preparation. Opening it up for children to see your creativity in how you live life close to each other and not necessarily on top of each other. And looking at your land and creatively imagine how your house will look in a small corner utilizing the most light from tall windows and wide windows for the best views. Here is some little home inspiration.
What does your favorite little home look like?
I have enjoyed spending time looking into this topic more. Delving into the floor plans, perfect layouts, and even efficient use of landscaping spaces. I am glad my time may help you see maybe one way you can get excited to live a little littler.
My Top 10 Little Homes
See a little home you like?
Once you look at several little homes you can start identifying what you like about them. The use of windows becomes very important when creating an open feeling in a small space. Also using the space efficiently becomes vital since each square foot will be heftily used. We can learn from the Japanese use of architectural design when it comes to artfully dividing their space. Who first came up with the idea of chairs with no legs, zaisu? Who developed hanging pots of plants with no container, kokedama? And who has some of the most expensive square feet in real estate in the world? You guessed it, Japan. Now many of these homes are not only from Japan but all over the world. Several are from Scandinavian countries, Canada, Ukraine, etc. Notice that climate hasn’t deterred owners from little homes. In fact, small homes are
Now many of these homes are not only from Japan but all over the world. Several are from Scandinavian countries, Canada, Ukraine, etc. Notice that climate hasn’t deterred owners from little homes. In fact, small homes are a great way of using your utilities and environment to the fullest. It takes some healthy creativity, a strong floor plan, and a flexibility to adapt depending on your location.