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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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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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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