less is more

my sister has a small cottage, and she loves it that way. the problem is, it's very old and could use some updating. she & her husband are thinking about ways to rennovate it and make it even more functional. and they are also thinking about potentially building a new small house someday soon. so of course she asked her big sis for some ideas and some help on the subject. in my gathering of reserouces for her i realized my blogging friends might really enjoy this information all in one place too. this is by no means a complete list, so please leave comments with additions.
would you like to explore small space living ideas online? here are several useful blogs and websites:
for homes that are 500 sq.ft. or smaller this is the blog for you: littlediggs

a fun & informative blog all about making living in small spaces more functional: small space living

who knew tiny could be so wonderful? the folks at tiny houses have it all figured out!

it's very well known by now, but still quite useful: the not so big house

extremely dedicated & jam-packed with helpful info: small house society

would you like to buy or build a small dwelling? check out these fantastic options:

tightlines, small house design

or are you just wanting to add to your home library? there are a plethora of great reads on the subject:

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i'll be out of town friday-monday so i'll wish y'all a great weekend now! happy trails ~ even if it's just in your backyard.


design for mankind. said...

I LOVE this post! My husband and I are in the process of downsizing from our 2,000 ft2 L.A. (3-stories!) to a studio apartment.


I'm bookmarking these sites now for when I stress myself crazy...


Calie Anderson, C.I.D. said...

Great finds Anjie! I'm going to have to bookmark this page. Have a wonderful weekend away.

studio wellspring said...

thanks lovely ladies ~ i'm so glad you got something out of it too. i know my sister is thrilled to have such at her fingertips.

dfm ~ please keep me posted on how your new place is coming along. it sounds very exciting!

calie ~ i hope you had a wonderful weekend too!

vineeta said...

WOW! that a wealth of information & links on small space living- infact its a veritable e-library! And for someone like me or the average Bombayite- it cant be more needed- Bombay must be the MOST space starved city in the whole world!