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Five Holiday Films for a Floridian’s White Christmas Fix

Down here in Florida, we make Christmas as festive as can be. Lights, trees, fake snowflakes, we have…

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Lakeshore Quick Move-in Homes

What are QMIs? QMIs or “quick move-in homes” are cottages at Lakeshore that are predesigned, built and ready…

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A North Carolina Thanksgiving

I gave you some Florida themed recipes, now it’s time for some good North Carolina inspired Thanksgiving dishes….

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Choosing a Style For Your Cottage Home

The best part about moving into a new home is decorating! It’s the perfect opportunity to use your…

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A Floridian’s Twist on Thanksgiving Dinner

We all know and love the classic Thanksgiving spread: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, casseroles, green beans, pumpkin pie……

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The Altamonte

The Altamonte is one of Simple Life’s most space efficient cottages, fitting two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen…

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The Charming Small Town of Flat Rock, North Carolina

North Carolina offers a variety of exciting experiences for its visitors and residents, from the artistic city of…

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Experience Asheville When You Live at The Hamlet

The Village and The Hamlet by Simple Life are both nestled in the mountains of western North Carolina…

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Simple Life Envoy Groups

Residents at Simple Life have the opportunity to get involved in their community in a meaningful way, by…

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Adventure Awaits Near Lakeshore by Simple Life

Lakeshore by Simple Life is located right in the middle of Florida, with endless opportunity in each direction….

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The Perry 2 Cottage

The Perry 2 is one of Simple Life’s two-bedroom, two-bathroom space efficient homes exclusively available in our Lakeshore…

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Cottage Home Decor Ideas for Fall

It’s officially Fall, which means it’s time to get crafty and start decorating. If you check out our…

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The Sanibel Cottage

Each one of our cottages caters to different needs and desires. Some are designed for those wanting only…

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New Amenities Coming Soon to Lakeshore

We are excited to announce the coming of several brand-new amenities at our Lakeshore community! Bocce Court Just…

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Easy One-Pot Recipes from a Cottage Kitchen

What’s not to love about one pot recipes? They are time saving. They involve less washing up and…

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Lakeshore Residents Have the Best of Both Worlds

All Simple Life communities provide exclusive, state of the art amenities right outside resident’s doors. It is our…

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5 Tips for Storing Summer Sports Equipment in a Cottage Home

Beautiful, warm, summertime weather often inspires us to get outside and get active. From gardening to softball, riding…

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How to Evaluate Your Living Space Before You Downsize

There may come a time in your life when you wonder ‘what exactly do I value?’ Take comfort…

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Tips for Setting Up At-Home Yoga in a Cottage Home

Yoga is the perfect fitness choice for a cottage home, as it can provide a full body mind,…

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Resident Spotlight: Steven and Roger

Each one of our residents is an important part of Simple Life. Everyone has their own story and…

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Top 10 Inspiring Cottage Porch Ideas

Who doesn’t love a good front porch? At Simple Life, we love back porches as well but our…

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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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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’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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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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Introducing the Studio Shed by Simple Life

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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