Shiny Tiny Mansion

Living Small Naturally

It Takes a Village~Deep in the Heart of Texas

Recently, Ron and I have been discussing the feasibility of the placement of tiny houses.  Okay, so you build the little house of your dreams~now, where do you put it?  We were lucky to have a place with no zoning issues before we began building.  What can you do if you aren’t lucky enough to […]

“Tiny House Nation” DIY TV Show – Wow! Really?

I can’t be silent about the new TV show that is representing the “Small House Movement”. You can see it for yourself here I really love the production value of the show – looks very professional, but the content – not so much! They try to show what it’s like to go through the downsizing […]

How Simple Is Simplicity? or Down with Downsizing!

Ah…the simple life.  I often look at our cats Vlad and Sophie and wish I had such a simple life~eat, sleep, play, litter box…and repeat. It is fairly evident that small living and simplicity go hand-in-hand. If you have ever tried to stuff a week’s worth of clothes in a suitcase to go on vacation, […]

The Evil Tchotchke That Ate the Small House

Once upon a time, there was a lady who was a collector.  She started out innocently enough, with a pair of anthropomorphic peach salt and pepper shakers.  They reminded her of her great grandmother’s house, and made her smile.  The next time she was shopping, she saw a 1950’s tablecloth.  “This would go perfectly with my peach […]