Christmas is an extraordinary time in Central Florida and more specifically at Lakeshore in Oxford, Florida. With temperatures regularly in the mid-70s throughout December and the lakes of the region looking more inviting than ever, it may seem a bit difficult to think of yule logs and twinkling lights. A cottage home lifestyle is a…

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At Simple Life we understand that “community” can play an essential role in one’s sense of belonging, purpose, and well-being. Those who maintain regular interaction and connection with friends and neighbors are satisfying an instinctual human craving for connection. That’s why all our communities include quality amenities that encourage people to connect and share life…

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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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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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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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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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