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 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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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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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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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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Across the globe people are being asked to “stay at home” in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19. A number of websites are offering tips and tricks for staying in shape, both physically and mentally, while sheltering mostly indoors, but these suggestions can be hard to following with limited space. Afterall, one of…

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