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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For most of us, some of the best travel memories include discovering the flavors and culture of a new destination. Enjoying those foods in the comfort of our own kitchen can transport us to new destinations without ever leaving home. Lately, with travel being restricted and healthy living such a focus, one of the most…

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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.“   ~ Fred Rogers At Simple Life, we believe the best life lived is in a community of neighbors who become friends. During…

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Comfort food. Family recipes. Breaking bread. Food has always been an important part of what makes a home. Meals shared together with family and friends (even now, virtually across the miles) mean more than ever. They give us reasons to connect, share stories and mark the rhythms of daily life. And kitchens really are the…

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While we stay safe at home, our conception of “home” takes on even greater meaning. Safety. Comfort. Family. A place to reflect on memories and experiences shared with those most important to us. Home has become our base for work, play, and everything else. This time at home provides the chance to reflect on what…

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