With spring just around the corner, plants are beginning to bloom outdoors, and the air is getting warmer. It’s the perfect time to bring the outdoors in, cut a few blooms and put them in a vase, bringing color and fresh air indoors. If fresh flowers help create the springy feel you’ve been craving after…

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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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Turning a tiny house into a happy home is the key to a happy life and making new year’s resolutions that will improve your tiny house lifestyle in 2020 is a great way to set yourself up for success. Read on for Simple Life’s tips on some small changes that can have a huge impact…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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