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News Flash: Family of 6 Moves into Tiny Condo. Gasp!

by Angie on February 24, 2014

I’ve got such a story to tell you. It’s a story about our family and our REAL LIFE plans to sell our lovely home and move into a tiny condo. On purpose. Next Month.

Stand back kids, this blog’s insurance policy doesn’t cover Blown Minds…

insurance policy doesn't cover blown minds

It all started with the discovery of a blog called “AssortmentBlog.com“. The author of said blog is Carmella. Carmella lives in a 665 square foot home with her husband and three boys. AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL!!!


assortment blog carmella

I’m only going to show you that one photo, because you really need to go to her blog to read her story and see the full tour, ok kids? Tell her I sent you.

When I found her blog and the images of her home something was born inside me: the deep desire to live life more simply and intentionally. To have less stuff and more time. To have more time and more money and freedom to use both exactly how I’d like to. To see/clean/own only the things I absolutely love and use.

Anybody else feeling that? I don’t think we are alone in that sentiment. This is why people downsize… after their kids move out, usually. Or so I hear.

Back to Carmella’s house: I am obsessed with the photos in her home tour. I have a habit of pulling friends over to my laptop, gently pushing them into a seat, and making them look at the photos and declare that they are lovely. I have been annoying. Sorry, Mom.

Carmella is working on drafting up plans for her home that anybody could build. Plans that we could buy and give to a builder and say, “make me this little tiny house, please”. Or, as the Manchild insists, “that we could build by ourselves at night and on the weekends”. The Manchild is crazy, obvi.

The Manchild and I started chewing over the idea of buying a half acre of land and building a tiny little home on it. Somewhere in the country where our kids could ride their little dirtbikes and shoot their BB guns. Can you feel the Idaho/Wisconsin blood coming out of us here in DC? Don’t be scared.

Add to all of those ideas this contrasting one: We would really sorta like to move overseas with our family.

STOP. There is so much more to this story, I think we should stop there and discuss.

Tell me, am I making you nervous? Or jealous? Are you worried about me right now? Let’s hold hands.

Answer me this: Would it be scary or liberating for you if you were told to get rid of 70% of the things you own and keep only what you LOVE and USE.

Or, answer me this: When you look at pictures of homes or house plans or pins on Pinterest, do you drool over the homes that are bigger and fancier than what you currently live in? Are you hoping/planning for a move UP? Like most NORMAL PEOPLE? What images are you drawn to?

small house

I’ll be back soon with the next part of our story!

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Wendy February 24, 2014 at 3:37 pm

I am totally drawn to all the small house plans and love the small house idea. I can’t wait to hear more of your story.


Rebecca Friggin Wisor, who needs to check the Recordos De Facebook because they would undoubtedly show that YOU friended HER. I think. February 24, 2014 at 4:57 pm

I love the idea of a small house, but in reality? May have to wait until all the teenagers and their friends are gone, taking their Call of Duty/Madden Football screaming with them…oh wait…that’s my HUSBAND and his friends…I guess I’ll always need a separate room with a door ;) Not to mention, I doubt a little new house & LAND (which I *wouldn’t* want…that’s the California coming out in me) would be significantly cheaper than our current normal sized house mortgage of $1063, so…yeah, no.

It’s fantastic for you to feel something so strongly and be actually able to DO it!
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becky February 25, 2014 at 8:11 am

I am impressed and in awe of you. Prolem is, where u gonna put g & g when they come see ya? Best if luck, and we love all you crazy peeps.


kirby February 25, 2014 at 1:10 pm

ANGIE!!!! I can’t stop reading her blog….this is amazing and I wanna do it!!! I can’t wait to hear your story and see all you will be doing!!!


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