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Lots of people seem to think that tiny houses are just for young people but they’re not the only ones.

That’s not to say that all tiny homes are practical for someone who’s, let’s say, planning on going into their 70s, 80s, 90s and 100s in one.

If you’re looking to go into retirement chances are likely that you’re looking into a lifestyle that just demands less of you, right? Because that’s what I would do.

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One of my favorite parts about tiny houses is actually visiting them and giving them a tour in person.

But that’s not always easy or possible. So the next best thing is drooling over photos of tiny houses online, right?

That’s why I’m so excited to show you the Almost Glamping Tiny House and introduce you to the folks behind it.

They just shared their most recent interior photos of the house and I really think you’ll enjoy it. Let’s start by showing you the exterior first though. 🙂


Photo Credits Almost Glamping

Isn’t it beautiful? I like how it’s perfectly symmetrical. To me it’s so pleasing to the eye. 🙂

Let’s go inside below:

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You knew I’d end up here eventually. I am finally going to share some information about our tiny house bathroom.

Just like every other aspect of tiny spaces, bathroom layouts can vary wildly.

I wanted to share some of the decisions we made about our teeny bathroom so you might get an idea of what we’ve done.

Photo by Laura M. LaVoie

Photo by Laura M. LaVoie

I encourage you to see and learn how we designed and built the bathroom in our off grid tiny house:

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Most of the time I like to show you tiny houses on wheels but I also have a passion for other small spaces, like this 252-square-foot tiny victorian cottage built on a foundation by Tiny Texas Houses.

I think a home like this is a great option if you’re interested in living tiny but know that something slightly bigger would work better for you.

Maybe it’s because you want to share the house with somebody, you want to keep some more of your goodies, or you just enjoy a little more spaciousness.


Photo Credits Texas Tiny Houses

Did you know that Brad Kittel builds his tiny homes of nearly 100% recycled & reclaimed materials that he repurposes, gathers and restores himself? Pretty amazing if you ask me.

I like how the interior is a lot like most little houses on wheels. It’s got the kitchen with an upstairs sleeping loft. Only here you get to enjoy the feeling of more space thanks to a bigger house and the open/vaulted ceilings.

I encourage to tour the rest of this awesome little house below:

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Another question I get asked about our tiny house is how we handle storage for things big and small. Clearly when your home is the size of a parking space this sort of thing needs special consideration. I thought I might take you on a short tour of our tiny house storage.

Before talking about where we put things in the tiny house I thought I might mention something about our downsizing process. When we decided that we wanted to build a 120 square foot home we were living in a 2700 square foot house in suburban Atlanta. It was a really nice house and we did like it when we bought it but we quickly realized that having a large house was not something that we needed or wanted any more. When we started to explore alternative housing and decided on the tiny house we began to downsize our lives.

Our house in Atlanta. Photo by Laura M. LaVoie

Our house in Atlanta. Photo by Laura M. LaVoie

I learned an exercise from the book Little House on a Small Planet by Shay Salomon. Take a post-it note and place it at the doorway to every room in the house. Every time you go into the room write down why you’re there. After a week compare the notes and determine if there are any activities that can be consolidated into other spaces or if there are rooms you’re not using at all. We found that we were using our bedroom, our kitchen, and our entertainment space the most. We almost never sat in the living room and there were two whole bedrooms that were completely unused.

Click below to read more about our storage solutions.

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I wanted to show you this 165 square foot tiny house on a trailer that was built using slightly modified Tumbleweed Fencl plans.

It has that rustic look to it that I personally love and the pictures below speak for themselves.

The interior is beautiful and features high quality home style cabinetry with a spacious kitchen/bathroom for such a tiny home.

A design like this is perfect for those of you who prefer that your tiny house feels like a home over the futuristic overly-modern style like this.


I think you’ll get a better idea of what I mean once you go inside below:
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I just can’t get enough of small houses that are well designed like the one you’re about to see here.

It’s a timber frame beauty by Nir Pearlson in Oregon. His firm specializes in green designs.

In this case, his clients wanted an energy-efficient small home made out of sustainable materials.

The clients are an aging couple who are nearing retirement so they wanted a single story design that they’d love.


Photo Credit Michael Dean Photography

I encourage you to learn more about this house and get the full photo tour below:

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