Around this time last year I received a call from my parents:
Mom & Dad: “So…we’ve found something on the side of the road & we were wondering if you want it. We called your brother and he doesn’t.”
Me: “Um…I dunno…do I? What is it?”
Mom & Dad: “It’s a cute little camper, it’s has a sign by it that says “free” and looks like it’s in pretty good condition!”
Me: “Yea! Sure!”
My father went back with his truck, hitched it up and brought it to me- it was love at first sight. Little camper circa early 1960’s, gas-powered lights & stove (also has a special plug for some electricity).
Note: I promise I’ll update this post with some inside “after” photos…I thought I had them, but it appears that I do not…oops!
All this camper talk got me thinking about living in smaller spaces…could I do it? Could I deal with only having what I really needed? (I really could stand to cut down stuff, though…) Would I feel claustrophobic or cozy? Some smaller spaces require really getting creative! Check some of these smaller spaces out…pretty cool, huh?
This place is an old garden structure-turned-cabin located in Denmark. It’s just one room with a wood stove to heat it & an outhouse/shower on the side. One side of the shed- kitchen, dining area, entrance, stove.
Other side of the cabin- bedroom & closet.
Here’s the link to the virtual tour: http://www.boboho.com/interior-design.php?id=3
Not one person, but TWO people lived in this shed/cabin! Apparently it was a good test of the couple’s relationship because they actually ended up getting married- they lived here for 2.5 years! Could you live with your spouse in this little area?
How about a yurt?
Lastly, this was a post a friend of mine found on Craigslist for a rental available in Brooklyn, NY…can you believe that this was actually for rent…?! Talk about a small space..well, I guess for NYC this isn’t all that small! Was advertised as a “unique studio” when it was essentially just a glorified rubber play house in someone’s backyard…wonder who snagged it up, since it isn’t listed on Craigslist any longer!