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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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Laundry In Small Spaces

I have recently been trying to wrap my head around how to incorporate the ability to do laundry in a small space.  I have struggled with this because laundry is something I do only every few weeks, so it begs the question, is it worth the space in a tiny house or should one just “outsource” it as some call it, to a laundry service.  If I were to have it in my tiny house the bathroom is a logical space because it is a space that you use for only a small part of the day.  The same is true for a laundry room so it makes sense to combined them and make the room more useful.   So today I wanted to show you all this video from Ikea and how they approach this problem.

Tiny Space Cellars

I found this interesting cellar that was originally designed to store wine, but it occurred to me that it would be a great way to put your bulk storage in a very unobtrusive space.  Jay Schaffer talks about how ever person needs about 100 cubic feet of bulk storage for those things that you need, but don’t use often.  For me this bulk storage is going to be my backpacking equipment (one of those things you can’t go backpacking without it, but you don’t use it a whole lot) and tools I used to build the Tiny House.  The possibilities are really interesting when it comes to bulk storage, but one thing I really want to make sure is that these items are out of sight, that you don’t have them clutter your everyday space, a solution like this would be great!

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