look at this!
I went to look at some sheds - premade - just to get a feel for what Tiny space looks like in person. and it made me a little sad, the rectangular space. not to sound like a space cadet (no pun intended) but i like working with a square…there's so much more I can do with a square. and the video above just hits all the right bells. yes - i am certain that apartment cost a very pretty nickel to contort. but i'm also certain that it can be done in a similar and less expensive way. i don't need European imported gadgetry - but i love how the space was divided and used. the closets were much more than what I'd need, but the pantry/office i could definitely use. i love how the seating is rolly and all storage. i love my new Tiny Table, and i love the long counter/table/island in the video that goes up and down. so there's a mix of ideas, and maybe my Tiny table can be my new art table. maybe, we'll see. but seeing things in person makes a big difference. that apartment was 550 square feet, and would be more than enough, i think. it looked downright spacious compared to what i've been looking at! i measured out the few rooms that i actually use in this house, and it is almost the same. Plus, I don't use the entire room - for instance, our livingroom is huge (and rectangular!) but i only use 1/4 of it to sit on the couch and watch an occasional movie or tv. so really, i'm looking at lifestyle - (i'm home a lot) - and space preferences - (i like to have people in for dinner) - and all the things that are important to me. i'm leaning more towards a Tiny House not on wheels. still keeping an open mind, and conscious that i live in a snowy, cold climate, so can't depend on outdoor space as usable year round. i like being tucked in during the winter months, like a bear in a den, but don't want to feel suffocated. it's an exciting thing going on here. Tiny Steps.