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I’m a nerd at heart, its true, I have no shame in that fact.  So two things that I’ve always looked to pare down are my wallet and my key chain; I’ve done my best in reducing what I have in both, but at some point you can only get so small. The simplest way pare down even more is with some technology.   So I found this today and thought it was really awesome!

 

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Latest Favorite Space Saving Ideas

I’m always on the lookout for those space saving solutions that will making tiny living that much more enjoyable. After my first tiny house experience I ultimately realized that the biggest error in the design was lack of storage space. My next living space will definitely have better fold out tablethought out arrangements especially around clothing storage and kitchen/entertainment space.  First, and most important criteria in my book, is that everything does double duty!

Several of the following ideas cover plenty more than that! My magical mathematical formula for this goes as follows: space saving + storage space/innovation= Desirable. So here a few designs that have lately met with success in this equation!

Tables are a real focus for me when it come to saving space but also making the most of the tablespace you have. Tables need to perform a multitude of functions without wasting valuable space and since I love anything that folds in to a wall these tables makes my list! Plus they feature innovative hidden storage solutions. Bonus!  Fairly unique tables with straightforward designs-attributes I can always appreciate.

A modern looking option with this transformative bench provides an eastern flair with low to the floor eating/seating, making this an attractive option for any tiny dweller. I truly love the simplicity of this design as well as its versatile, space saving solution. Having multiple options is an advantage in a small space where you make the most of every corner!

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sink drawerWasted space is to be avoided at all costs when designing a tiny living space and one spot that always seems to be neglected is around the sink. It’s hard to come up with creative ideas for those gaps where your kitchen or bathroom sink sit which is why I love this drawer design! You can really make use of all the nooks and crannies with this one piece of cabinetry. Definitely innovative!

The toilet below totally appeals to my renewable resource bent that I search for in any appliance. This one solves the problem of where to put a sink in the bathroom and uses the greywater to flush the black. I really wanted a small sink in the bathroom of La Casita but it proved an obstacle in the design and it was decided that particular element would have to be ditched. If I only I had seen this toilet sooner!

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Las but certainly not least is this nifty built-in extension cord! Details, dear reader, it’s all in the details! This is just way to convenient not to consider in my next tiny house build! Now how in the world do you roll it back in there?
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Your Turn!

  • What are your latest faves in the world of organization and small space solutions?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Storage

Books are my biggest weakness when it comes to living the tiny life. I love to read and if I could just have a tiny house filled with books, my life would be complete. I got rid of a lot of my books when we moved in to La Casita and while I’m debating getting a Nook or other such tablet, I love the feel of reading a book. I’m not sure I can adapt wholeheartedly to the technological versions of reading. Below are some quirky and creative solutions to the book storage dilemma!

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The ultimate in utility! I wouldn’t even have to get up to grab my favorite novel! I can live with that. Question is can I fit it in the house?
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What a great idea for an old ladder! Love re-purposed projects like this. It’s what our tiny house is all about!
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Brilliant storage idea for rafter space.

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Super fun mod chair. Not the best for storage but I love the design!bookstorage3

 This modern couch could double as a sleeping space on top of being storage. I’m always looking for multiple functions in any piece of furniture for a tiny house.  If I was really going to fulfill my heart’s desire I would ask the public library to let me park in their backyard. That would be he perfect living situation for me!

Your Turn!

  • What do you have the most trouble storing in a tiny house?
  • What have you parted with in order to live the tiny life?

Quick Space Saving Tip

Just a quick post today, I found this neat trick today and liked the space saving and reuse of things.  Use a soda can tab to double stack your hanging clothes and save a bunch of space.  This would also be good to pair outfits, like a shirt and pants for business dress.

Wingnut Bookshelf

I found this really great shelf and it was a really interesting idea and seemed to have a design quality to it that resonated with the attention to detail that tiny houses do.  Here is what I found out about the shelf:

Unfortunately, the shelf is a concept only, but with the attention it’s getting we’re hoping it will become a reality.  That said, built into the shelf is a powder coated aluminum block that slides along a track allowing you to secure a small or large number of books.  The block tightens into place using a wingnut below the shelf.  It’s designed by Colleen Whiteley and measures 41″ long by 8″ wide by 11″ high.

 

 

 

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