Author Topic: Beautiful & frugal tiny house living. Share your tips and photos!  (Read 760 times)

expatartist

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Whether you live in the world's most expensive cities, or just want to reduce your footprint, living small can be a way to do just that. Let's have a thread of tips and inspiration for those of us who live small - or are glad they don't have to ;)

Attached is a photo of my tiny 'closet', which rests at the foot of my perennially opened sofabed: secondhand teak shelves (US$26) piled high with books on top, and my winter wardrobe underneath: tops/sweaters on one shelf, dresses on another, trousers at the bottom. At right is a rack (US$10) about 2 feet wide with skinny vintage hangers (US$10) from steamer trunks, where a few delicate clothes hang. Behind them a secondhand, never-used shoe organizer (US$5) hangs from the side of the shelves, its pockets filled with socks, leggings, tights, unmentionables etc.  PJs dangle from the side of the shelf from a hanging hook designed by a colleague (free), next to the sliding Japanese-style door that divides my curved bedroom from the living room.

It's a juggling act but all quite organized-ish. All summer clothing is rolled and bagged into built in storage, overhead Japanese style, until March when I'll do the switch-over.

How about you? Would love to see how other Mustachians live in tiny spaces, what solutions have worked for you, etc.

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Re: Beautiful & frugal tiny house living. Share your tips and photos!
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 08:29:09 AM »
Secondhand fridge (US$90) fits perfectly on secondhand washer/dryer unit (US$300). A setup I wouldn't recommend to most, but works for me and those of my neighbors who can afford a washing machine.

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Re: Beautiful & frugal tiny house living. Share your tips and photos!
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 09:33:53 AM »
Posting to follow for now and hopefully contribute later. My partner and I are moving into a 40sqm/430sqft flat sometime this year, which isn't super tiny but has to accommodate a home office setup (the sort that requires extensive hardware... not the sort where a laptop suffices), occasional entertaining (including sleepover visits from my parents), and I'd like a cat, too.