In October, there will be four of us living in this small place. So right now, we’re working on building a Murphy bed that converts into a couch. This way Sunny and I will have the living room as our bedroom, and the kids can have the bedroom. Still not exactly sure about the arrangement. One thing I’m sure of though: we aren’t moving into a tiny house any time soon.
Our current living situation is perfect for us. It’s the length of a tiny house, but four and a half feet wider. I think that four and a half feet is a big deal. We also have a yard with a garden and family mere feet away. And our rent is probably about the same as it would be to park a tiny house somewhere with hookups and all that jazz. We’re living small, but not that small.
What we are dealing with is the balance between minimalism and small space living. It’s all fine and dandy to rent an apartment and just not fill it with things. But we want to rent a really small apartment and make sure that everything in the space is perfect for that space. We like having nice things, we just don’t need a big space full of nice things. A small space with a few nice things suits us just fine.
The Murphy bed, for example. We already have a bed and a couch, but in order to make sure we’re comfortable and happy in our small space, we need to get rid of those things and create a piece of furniture that functions as both. Because the minute we feel like this tiny, minimalist lifestyle is restricting, we won’t want to do it anymore. So far it still feels rather freeing. The whole point is to downsize so that we have fewer things taking up our time and we can just spend time together.
We’re determined to make this small space work for our growing family!