Dee Williams of Portland Alternative Dwellings has announced that they have a new house for sale, the 12 foot Vardo. For those of you who haven’t seen Dee’s houses, they are really great lines, aesthetic and plans at a reasonable price! The new house features a kitchenette, outdoor shower, and pull out bed. I am excited to see some photos of this once it is built, but for those who are interested in purchasing the plans for only $30, it’s a great value.
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I found this Tiny House today from the folks over at Tiny Texas Houses, it’s been around a while, but I haven’t blogged it before. This is what they say about it:
This is a 12′ x 20′ gingerbread cottage with the sweetest rounded loft bedroom and a beautiful 4’x4′ tub and metal tiled walls. The kitchenette included a fold up table for breakfast. The beautiful railings were made from new “Old Stock” spindles that were hand turned a century ago. They are made from Poplar, Walnut, Pine, and Oak, which were mixed together to create a unique variety due to the variations in the cuts on each hand turned spindles. This house sits near Canyon Lake serves as a bed and breakfast space that includes a whirlpool tub outside with a great area for relaxing in the Texas sun.
The part I like most about this house is the dark woods and amazing workmanship put into it. They have such character and a high level of detail work.
In the next few weeks I will be moving to another place where I can live rent free and save my money towards my Tiny House. While I hate moving, it does present a great opportunity to getting rid of stuff. As you pack your boxes you have a chance to consider each item, your every decision weighs on you literally as you picture yourself having to sluff each item to the next place you’ll call home. I find moving to be a great time for getting rid of stuff, to reflect on sentimental items, remember good times.
I find it puts a lot of what is truly important in your life into perspective. How will this move impact my friendships? How often will I see family? What new opportunities will it bring? It strikes me in these moments that I have these type of thoughts and paired with the fact that most possessions almost seem burdensome. It brings a lot of focus to things.
Perhaps I will do a post on what all of my things look like, what I was able to weed out, and if I feel very ambitious, count each item to see how many I have. We shall see!