Life in a 320 Square Foot Cottage
I'd like you to meet Debra who lives in a precious little cottage with her husband and son.
She recently uploaded video on her blog giving a tour of her 320 square foot cottage.
You can view the video here.
She and her husband decided to simplify their lives so that they could live debt free and
use their resources to travel and help others while not worrying about a huge mortgage.
She was inspired by the little shotgun houses built in New Orleans after Katrina.
Cute chairs on the front porch.
The pretty bench on the right serves as a sofa during the day and opens up to be a guest bed when needed.
This home is all about making the most of the space she has.
This cottage has everything a family needs but promotes living with only the things you must have.
I met Debra when she posted a photo of her bedroom in a linky party one day.
I fell in love with the quilt on her bed...you can just see the tip of it here.
The blue one..but it's just like the pink one, only blue.
I wrote to ask her where she got it and she said she could order me one through her business.
That was so super nice of her and I have it here waiting for my bedroom redo.
Which I will start working on very soon.
Recently, she painted her laminate countertop to look like stainless steel.
She was inspired by a counter with a built in sink she'd seen at IKEA.
Pretty impressive. She got the look she was after at a fraction of the cost.
I'm all about that!
Kitchen also serves as dining room and laundry.
This is the before of the sink.
Please go by Debra's blog and watch her video all about living in a 320 square foot cottage.
I often feel like it's a bit ridiculous that one person lives in my 1,400 square foot house.
That person being me.
Of course the weenies demand this square footage.
If I had a husband and a son and no dogs...perhaps I could get away with it.
But really, I greatly admire Debra and her philosophy.
I appreciate the things I have and really think about every purchase I bring into my house.
I try to live debt free as much as possible.
And I love having things that look very nice but didn't cost much.
That is my idea of big fun.
Go by and visit Debra's cottage and say hi.