Saturday, March 28, 2015

Tiny Houses

I have this fascination with the tiny house movement.  I've watched the tiny house videos and read lots of tiny house books.  Which is really ironic, because I do not live in a tiny house.  I live in a large house, with a large amount of children, and a large amount of noise, and a large amount of junk. 
I guess it must be my alter-ego that desires to live in a home that is tiny, neat, simple, and organized.  And it must tie into my desire to live with less.  Which I have blogged about again and again.
While I don't think I will ever be able to truly live in a tiny house, perhaps Vu will?  
He and Patrick share a room.  They are kinda like the Odd Couple.  Does anyone remember that sitcom?  Or am I truly showing my advanced age?  Vu likes to go to bed early and arise at dawn.  Patrick likes to read long chapters at bedtime (with what Vu calls, "that obnoxious light for half the night!"), and sleep until the last possible moment. 
They do have one thing in common, they are both messy.  But when cleaning their room, they would argue about who picked up what.  They begged to have their own rooms.
Which isn't possible.  Because even though we do not have a tiny house, we do not have a house with an individual bedroom for each child.  NOR do I think that is necessary.  In fact, I think it is GOOD for kids to share a bedroom.  Their college roommate and future spouse will thank me for that!
Sidenote:  If you truly do need some bedroom solutions I have discovered some great ones, which I blogged about here and here.  Seriously, some good stuff comes from living with so many kids (and at that time we lived in a much smaller home). 
But, Vu did have a lightbulb moment one day and he decided to make their bedroom loft into his own little house.
I love this little loft--the builder clearly had creative and fun ideas on using space.   
Yes, I think Vu will be my guy to live in a tiny house.  He loves the small space as it makes him feel cozy.  It took him YEARS to be free of nightmares and fears of robbers; years to be able to sleep through the night.  He has everything he needs in his little house--a bed-of-blankets, fan, water bottle, books, Nintendo DS, and homework supplies. 
What more does a guy need? 

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