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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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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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Empty Nesters Making the Big Switch to Tiny Home Living in NC

Life happens in stages. Childhood, school, jobs, marriages, children of our own, and so it goes. During times of transition from one stage to another, life can feel a bit unnerving. Circumstances seem to change on a dime and big adjustments are sometimes required. One of the biggest and most discussed changes in life is…

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It’s All in the Name…Tranquility Cottage

The home and its surroundings are just as it says – tranquil! This gorgeous cottage available in Simple Life’s closeout community, The Highlands, is move-in ready and perfect for a home buyer looking to enjoy all of its beauty. The Tranquility Cottage is built by Blue Ridge Log Cabins of North Carolina and offers a…

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Understanding Park Model Homes

The modern tiny house movement has been trending for the better part of the last decade. From festivals and showcases to magazine articles and books, tiny houses are more popular than ever, likewise with the recreational vehicle industry. It has seen an increase in sales and interest. However, one spike seems of particular note: park…

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