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Introducing the Brand-New Sunny Isle Cottage!

The Sunny Isle Cottage is Lakeshore’s newest, two-bedroom, two-bathroom home with more living space than any other cottage….

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3 Helpful Tips for Downsizing with Pets

It’s quite common for the main concern surrounding downsizing to be the comfort and livability of a right-sized…

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How to Find Acceptance in Friends and Family When Deciding to Downsize

At Simple Life, we meet a lot of interesting people. Amanda is one of them. A wonderful, professional…

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Lakeshore Vision – A New Kind of Housing Choice, feat. Mike McCann – CEO, Simple Life

Right-sized living is a conscious choice for a simpler lifestyle that closely fits homeowners’ desires and needs. Buyers…

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Lakeshore Amenity Center Comes to Life at its April Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Friday, April 17 was everything Simple Life hoped it would be! The sun was high in the sky,…

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Five Home Maintenance Repairs You Can Do Yourself

DIY home maintenance can be intimidating. Especially if you’re like me and don’t consider yourself a particularly “handy”…

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Lakeshore Amenity Center Grand Opening

On Saturday, April 17, 2021 Lakeshore is pleased to open its luxury Amenity Center with an open house…

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Simple Life’s North Carolina Communities Are Near Services and Conveniences

Nothing seems more inviting than a cottage home tucked away in the mountains of Western North Carolina. However,…

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Services are Close by Lakeshore When You Need Them

Lakeshore by Simple Life is peacefully tucked away under a gorgeous live oak canopy with stunning views of…

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The Best House Plants for a Tiny Home Cottage

With spring just around the corner, plants are beginning to bloom outdoors, and the air is getting warmer….

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5 Tips for Making a Smaller Bedroom Seem Bigger

Whether living in 1,000 square feet or 400 square feet, there is a prevalent need to make the…

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Top 5 Things to Do as a Non-Resident at The Villages in Florida

Life at Lakeshore by Simple Life includes a 3,500 sq. ft. amenity center with a pool, fitness center,…

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5 Reasons To Move To Lakeshore by Simple Life Today

Florida has long been a dream destination for outdoor enthusiasts, active adults, and retirees, who have lived through…

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5 Ways To Live Simpler Right Away

What makes a simple life? At Simple Life small cottage home communities in Oxford, Florida, and Flat Rock,…

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Celebrate the Holidays at Lakeshore Small Cottage Community

Christmas is an extraordinary time in Central Florida and more specifically at Lakeshore in Oxford, Florida. With temperatures…

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Lakeshore Tiny Home Community Welcomes Food, Wine and Wellness Expert Marc Tilton

Place matters. According to a 2019 study by the American Enterprise Institute, people who live in communities rich…

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Lakeshore’s 3,500 sq. ft. Amenity Center is Almost Here

At Simple Life we understand that “community” can play an essential role in one’s sense of belonging, purpose,…

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Show Model Cottages Now for Sale at Lakeshore!

There is no reason to postpone your dream lifestyle! Lakeshore in Oxford, FL has several beautiful, turn-key, quick…

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How to Get Ready for Fishing Season in a Tiny House Cottage

A large factor in transitioning to a tiny cottage home lifestyle is the ability to spend less time…

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How To Store Your Adventure Gear In A Tiny Cottage House

Downsizing is never easy, but it can be especially overwhelming when it involves outdoor recreation equipment, a.k.a. big…

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Simple Life Envoys

A collection of Simple Life homes is more than a neighborhood, it’s a community. Life inside the gates…

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What is a Park Model Home 2020

Now more than ever the modern tiny house movement is gaining traction across the US. More and more…

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Introducing the Studio Shed by Simple Life

From storage and workspaces to home libraries and art studios, the Studio Shed is the backyard shed, re-imagined…

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HBA of Lake-Sumter Debuts First Tiny Home Ever Included in the Prestigious Parade of Homes™

Success in America was once measured by the bigger job, the bigger car, the bigger house. As Bob…

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Living in a Tiny Home Means More Time Outside!

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American spends only 7% of their life outside! Luckily,…

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Adding a Front Porch to Your Small Cottage Home

15 years ago country singer Tracy Lawrence wrote a song titled “If the World Had a Front Porch”….

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Always-Open, Open Houses at The Village

At Simple Life we know that shopping for and exploring new cottage homes is one way many people…

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Discover Flavors of the World Without Leaving Home

For most of us, some of the best travel memories include discovering the flavors and culture of a…

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5 Ways to Be a Helper from Home

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say…

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Simple Lemon Pasta Recipe … Simple Pleasures

Comfort food. Family recipes. Breaking bread. Food has always been an important part of what makes a home….

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While Staying Safe at Home, Discover a New One

While we stay safe at home, our conception of “home” takes on even greater meaning. Safety. Comfort. Family….

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5 Tips to Stay-at-Home in a Tiny House

Across the globe people are being asked to “stay at home” in order to help stop the spread…

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Creating a Lifestyle in a Tiny House Cottage Community

Moving to a Simple Life community is about more than just moving into a tiny house cottage. It…

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Top 5 Ways to Get Your Tiny House Cottage Ready for Spring

The simple life has undoubtedly brought more happiness than you ever expected. Each evening when you return home…

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Living a Smarter and Simpler Life at Lakeshore

Since we are living in the prime time of technology development, high-speed internet is included in the lifestyle…

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Sunny Central Florida Welcomes The Newest Tiny House Inspired Community

Simple Life creates and operates small cottage home communities throughout the Southeastern US with private amenities for people…

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New Magnolia Cottage Available Now

The tiny house cottage lifestyle is becoming more and more popular all across the United States. And why…

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5 Tiny House New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

Turning a tiny house into a happy home is the key to a happy life and making new…

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5 Gifts for a Simple Life in a Tiny House

Living in a small space does not mean living with less. However, no matter if your cottage is…

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How To Host Holidays In Your Small House

There is nothing quite like gathering in the company of family and friends over the holidays. However, hosting…

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Hendersonville, North Carolina named one of Trip Advisor’s Favorite Charming Small Towns in the South

Recently named to TripAdvisor’s list of 12 Charming Small Towns In The South With Warm Hospitality & Abundant Natural…

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The Ideal Home Base for Your RV Lifestyle

Home is where your RV is – the tried and true motto of many RV dwellers who answer…

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How To Design Your Snowbird Lifestyle

Are you considering the snowbird lifestyle? It makes sense! Many adults are desiring more months of mild weather…

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Ten Tips for Making A Small Kitchen Seem Big

You should never begrudge downsizing your kitchen from a gourmet masterpiece to a streamlined galley. In fact, there…

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Tips to Avoid the Overwhelm of Downsizing

Got a lot of stuff you need to get rid of? Can’t figure out how to downsize it all…

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Choosing a Cottage Home That’s Right For You

Transitioning into a tiny home cottage can be a freeing and fun process! But it can also require…

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Downsizing and Decluttering 101

It is inevitable. One way or another, you’re going to downsize. It is part of letting go and…

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Aging in Place in a Tiny House

When you move into a Simple Life community you are immediately met by welcoming neighbors that are outdoor-oriented,…

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Downsizing From One House to Two

Seems luxurious, doesn’t it? Two homes of your own. Maybe one in the mountains and one on the…

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Empty Nesters Making the Big Switch to Tiny Home Living in NC

Life happens in stages. Childhood, school, jobs, marriages, children of our own, and so it goes. During times…

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Working From a Tiny Home

People are often drawn to tiny houses by their charming, unique exteriors and undeniably minimalistic form. In under…

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It’s All in the Name…Tranquility Cottage

The home and its surroundings are just as it says – tranquil! This gorgeous cottage available in Simple…

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Simple Life’s, The Village, is Located in the Best Mountain Town Near Florida

Whether it’s the 100+ heat index of Florida’s summer, the bright reds and oranges of leaf season in…

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Understanding Park Model Homes

The modern tiny house movement has been trending for the better part of the last decade. From festivals…

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Perfect Weather and Perfect Pricing – Enjoy Spring in North Carolina in our Zion Model

Springtime in Simple Life communities in Flat Rock, North Carolina has residents planting flowers, gardening and enjoying the…

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New Simple Life Florida Community Named – Lakeshore

It’s official! Simple Life is naming its flagship Florida community Lakeshore! Located just outside The Villages, Florida, in Oxford, Lakeshore…

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Tiny Towable Home vs. RV (Of course tiny homes win!)

You might assume it’s a BIG adjustment moving into a TINY home. However, Simple Life residents often tell…

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A Lifestyle You Can Feel Good About – Small Footprint, Big Impact

Builders and developers have spent the past several years trying to design their own blueprint for low-impact development….

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Simple Life Communities Introduces Newest and Boldest Industrial Design-Inspired Tiny Home, The Wedge

Designing a tiny home requires careful consideration of how people live in their space and an equal amount…

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Simple Life Tiny Home Communities Announces Grand Opening of the Hamlet in Western North Carolina

Simple Life searched for the perfect location to launch its flagship tiny home community it became apparent that Flat Rock, North Carolina presented all of the elements necessary to be successful.

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Simple Life Officially Launches Its Newest Tiny Home Community In Central Florida

Simple Life’s newest community, which will provide 220 tiny homes in a stunning, well manicured and amenity-filled development located just west of 301 off CR 466.

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Marie Kondo Has the World Searching for JOY Which Really is Translating to Living a Simple Life

Simple Life Property Manager, “we are all perfect examples of what Marie Kondo demonstrates. Except I’m pretty sure we were doing it before she made it popular.”

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Simple Life Ranks #1 Great Place to Live in a Tiny House

Simple Life in Flat Rock, North Carolina. Apartment Therapy, one of the nation’s most popular home and décor sites, is dedicated to providing inspiration to its readers on how and where to live in a beautiful home.

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A Sweet and Simple Holiday at Simple Life

Simple Life community? It’s actually quite simple! Our residents enjoy just the right amount of holiday spirit in their space. Downsizing doesn’t mean tossing your décor.

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Simple Life is Leading the Market for Desirable Tiny Home Living

While it may appear that Americans are working harder and wanting more out of life, a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders shows that more than half of Americans would consider living in a 600 square foot space.

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A Subtle Start to a Simple Life

There’s something to be said for the ease of moving into a pre-owned home in an already established and thriving tiny home community. The Village at Flat Rock, a sold out Simple Life community, currently has a rare resale opportunity!

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A Simple But Exciting Life in Hendersonville, North Carolina

Simple Life because we hope that our residents will embrace a life less hectic than they’re used to. We provide a community and a lifestyle that is good for the mind, body and soul.

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Introducing Our New and Customized Floor Plan at Simple Life

You can ask any tiny homeowner at Simple Life and they will tell you, “Tiny home living does not mean living with limitations.” In fact, many will even say it brings a sense of freedom and creativity.

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Tiny Home Living is Taking Baby Boomers by Storm

Simple Life communities are home to young couples, families with children and singles, the vast majority of its residents are baby boomers. A recent study published by AARP showed that nearly half of the market for tiny houses is made up of people older than 50.

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Lifestyle Bloggers Leave Florida's Beaches for Tiny Home Living at Simple Life in North Carolina

Simple Life we didn’t really know what to expect…so we packed light. After a six-hour drive from Jacksonville, Florida as we made our way down the winding road into the community, we caught our first glimpse of a real tiny home.

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Simple Life Sponsor of North Carolina Apple Festival

The temperatures in The Crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains are crisp and the area is just days away from the highly anticipated change in foliage colors.

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