Happy Thursday friends! We are currently enjoying rural California, and I wanted to do a little tour of our two-week Tiny House AirBnb.
Tiny Homes seem to be getting more and more popular over the past few years (there is even a “Tiny House” filter on AirBnb now!), so I’m excited to see one up close.
Here’s an outside view…
Tiny homes, for a lot of people, are a chance to cut clutter, live more simply, and reduce impact on the environment. For others, it is a chance to be more cost efficient, or manage a smaller place in retirement, or to work on an interesting design challenge.
Here is the living room…
…kitchen area complete with a gas oven…
… and our back to back work station!
If you walk past the kitchen, you’ll past the laundry on your left (across from the bathroom and the stairs to the lofted space) on your way to the bedroom.
Tiny houses are all about creating storage space wherever possible – like the wall to wall closet and overhead shelf space in the bedroom.
And here the lofted space – perfectly kid sized!
I am really loving being out in the beautiful California countryside – peace and quiet and it gets so very dark at night with sooo many stars.
And sometimes horses come right up outside our windows 🙂
As the Tiny House movements grows and some people want to live in them full time or keep their Tiny Home on wheels, more and more communities are trying to hammer out details of zoning laws, building permits, and answers to other obstacles for people in those circumstances. For those types of Tiny Homes, it can still be a gray area in lots of places.
If you are interested in more about Tiny Homes, you can search for short term rentals on AirBnb or even look for a Tiny Home rental community.
What do you think? Let’s talk the #TinyHouse movement in the comments!
Taking a break from New Zealand photos (but I have so many more!) and wanted to share a bit about what life looks like right now.
For now, I am traveling around on the West Coast working on design projects, searching out art inspiration, and soaking up the atmosphere of a part of the country that I love so. much. In December, my husband and I packed all our things away in a storage locker in Minnesota so we could hit the road and live life wherever we found the opportunity.
Right now, we are in sunny California! Last week was spent in Los Angeles, enjoying places like Santa Monica pier…
Where I especially loved the afternoon light and ducks floating around at home on the canals…
And we stopped by Chris Burden’s famous Urban Light art installation outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art…
I posted some of my favorite pieces of art from the LACMA over on instagram and saved them into a story highlight if you are interested!
For now, I’ll be spending a couple of weeks in Paso Robles, California surrounded by countryside and vineyards before we move on to Morro Bay to take in the sight and smell of the ocean (my favorite).
Hoping to share more photos and videos along our way!
I got a GoPro for Christmas last year and have had a blast using it to capture video memories. Recently, I’ve been compiling some short videos using my footage. Here’s one from a weekend in Seattle earlier this year:
This weekend, I’m Louisiana bound again. So we’ll see how much things have changed!
To set the mood, some New Orleans tunes: jazz, r&b, funk… you know the drill. I pulled together a few fave songs for the road. You can listen, too — just check out the playlist here: Down to New Orleans by Kate on Grooveshark
Any other New Orleans music suggestions out there? Let me know in the comments!