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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 an advent celebration, a Hanukkah dinner, or a Christmas day feast in a tiny house cottage can be intimidating for hosts and hostesses who are used to entertaining in a larger space. In fact, it’s easy! If you…

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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 Beauty, Hendersonville, NC has loads of down-home charm. Nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains it offers easy-going attractions like the Elijah Mountain Gem Mine (for kids) and Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards (for adults). People of all ages…

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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 the call to live life on the open road. These days, it’s not just retirees who enjoy life in an RV.  In fact, people and families in all stages of life are taking to the road, and many…

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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 to enjoy golfing, hiking, fishing, motorcycle riding, pickleball, and other outdoor activities. Plus, amenity-rich communities like The Village by Simple Life offer low-maintenance, lock-and-leave homeownership opportunities that make jumping into the snowbird lifestyle a breeze. It’s an…

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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 are more advantages than one may realize. Take for example the kitchens seen in most park model cottages. They are cozier, it doesn’t take longer than a few minutes to find something you need, and there is…

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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 without getting overwhelmed? National speaker and author of Soulful Simplicity, Courtney Carver, puts the action into perspective. Carver notes, “Like everything we let go of, thinking about letting go is much more difficult than letting go. Once it’s…

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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 a considerable amount of upfront research. Many families making the move to smaller living spend time learning about emotional and physical downsizing, ideal locations for living small, and of course, the various cottage home models offered.  With…

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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 moving on. Some even do it more than once! Downsizing is a physical, emotional, and mental act. Sometimes it is even a financial act. Because downsizing effects so many parts of life, it can feel intimidating or…

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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, health-conscious, and vibrant. At The Village at Flat Rock, NC amenities such as pickleball, an in-ground swimming pool, bocce ball, a yoga studio, a walking trail, and more, are specifically designed to keep residents moving. But even…

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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 coast? One carries a traditional, cedar shake, cottage feel while the other looks like the cover of Coastal Living magazine? Truth is, it may make more sense to downsize from one large home into two tiny homes. …

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