When Simple Life began conceptualizing a new kind of housing choice, our passions were partly fueled by the modern tiny house movement and the growing demand for smaller, more efficient living. In fact, we received so much encouragement, social media and personal support, and inspiration from the tiny house movement and its followers, that we…

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A large factor in transitioning to a tiny cottage home lifestyle is the ability to spend less time maintaining your indoor space and more time enjoying the outdoors. With Simple Life communities located in Flat Rock, NC (nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountain Range) and Oxford, FL (just off Lakes Harris, Eustis, and Yale) our…

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Downsizing is never easy, but it can be especially overwhelming when it involves outdoor recreation equipment, a.k.a. big kid toys! In order to arrange your big toys into your new tiny lifestyle, you’ll need to think outside the box and invent new options. Before filling up your loft with snowboards, carabiners, snow skis, or Harley…

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A collection of Simple Life homes is more than a neighborhood, it’s a community. Life inside the gates of Lakeshore or The Village is about friendships, neighbors, and the relationship that residents have with both Simple Life and with each other. Whether in Flat Rock, NC, or Oxford, FL – life in a Simple Life…

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Now more than ever the modern tiny house movement is gaining traction across the US. More and more home buyers are exploring smaller living options, alternative spaces, and energy possibilities, and discovering how simple life can be in a way they hadn’t known before. According to a 2019 RVIA fact sheet, park model recreational vehicles,…

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From storage and workspaces to home libraries and art studios, the Studio Shed is the backyard shed, re-imagined for Simple Life communities! Every Studio Shed is built in a facility so you never have to worry about weather issues during the build. The sheds are then transported to your homesite and finished on-site with the…

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American spends only 7% of their life outside! Luckily, for residents of The Village, or Lakeshore, by Simple Life, the percentage of time spent outdoors is likely higher. This is because living in a small cottage can often inspire folks to connect and share life beyond…

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15 years ago country singer Tracy Lawrence wrote a song titled “If the World Had a Front Porch”. It begins, It was where my mama sat on that old swing with her crochet / It was where grandaddy taught me how to cuss and how to pray / It goes on to frame the front…

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At Simple Life we know that shopping for and exploring new cottage homes is one way many people are passing their time – and we are finding new ways to make that happen for you. When the stay-at-home order was issued in Western North Carolina and in-person new cottage home tours were temporarily stopped, our…

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