Being satisfied...

9.2.12

Many of you hear me griping about our tiny flat.  Our flat is a 30 square meter studio apartment (323 square feet), so it is tiny.  I dream often of bigger spaces...

I am in Debt, so we are going to stay here as long as we can bear it.  Often I feel like I cannot bear it any longer.   I end up looking at apartments online and dreaming about having another room to hang out in.  I shouldn't be, so instead of looking at available apartments online tonight I am going to share a few inspiring small spaces with you.

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Some benefits of living in small spaces.. 
-less space to clean 
-less pack-ratting of things that we don't need and use on a regular basis. (clothes, appliances, books.)
-lower energy bills and definitely more sustainable for the environment.  
-we also eat fresher food.  We don't have much food storage space or a freezer so we limit a lot of stored goods with lots of preservatives.  Though sometimes I really wish we had a freezer it actually is a good thing. 

another tiny benefit is that when we are eating a meal and forget something, like a fork or a glass of water, often we don't even have to get up because it is in arms reach.  haha.  That is my laziest benefit I could think of.








Alrighty, if you have 10 minutes to spare watch this amazing apartment unfold. I identify a ton with what he says about his place being an active place.  Ours is a lot less efficient than this but it is also a puzzle which gets shifted around for different uses.



I am trying to love our tiny flat and thinking about the benefits of small space living is really helping!

Do any of you live in a tiny space?  What do you love about it?

anna

4 comments

  1. Our house is only 440 sq ft and it's kind of unbearable sometimes, but it's inexpensive and we live in a house, not an apartment, which is nice. we have a huge backyard for the winne to play in (haha) so I'm thinking once summer comes along it'll be easier because we can spend more time outdoors. Oh, summer, come quickly!

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    1. Elizabeth, Yeah the winter makes small spaces unbearable at times!

      Yes, "Summer come quickly!"

      anna

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  2. I love these pics. Our house in Vegas is big (as all places in Vegas tend to be), 2300 sq ft big; and I actually dream of a cozier place, with more character, and a funkier layout!

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    1. Lazidaisical,

      This is good to hear, that you wish for a smaller more cozy place. I think it is just a dissatisfaction with what we have in general.

      I need to learn to train my mind and heart to be satisfied.

      Thanks for your input!

      anna

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