Mini-Living

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Okay, I've figured out what I will live in if I ever run away from home.  How cute is this thing, anyway?  The idea is that you plop it down into the middle of whatever tiny space you rent/buy and maybe add a kitchen table and a comfy chair or two, and you're all set.  LOVE.

A pull-out bed! It looks like a set-up for a gag on I Love Lucy.

I suspect that Larry will not share my enthusiasm for this invention.  I'm a pare-down-your-possessions type gal (well, except for the yarn, but only because yarn isn't so much a possession as it is an environment - like breathable air, you know?  You don't minimize your air, for heaven's sake).  Larry, however, is more of a I-know-I-can-use-this-sometime packrat.  I have already warned the kids that, if I die first, they need to visit their father at least once a week and throw out all the junk mail.

So, yeah, Larry will not admire the cunning closet storage space and the bathroom probably designed for midgets.  Nor will he think the tiny kitchen is cute.  Let's face it - the guy is over 6 feet tall and naturally has no appreciation for small environments.

Hidden fridge! Tiny dishwasher! Cute oven! Squeeee!

You know, I'm thinking it might be profitable to start a year-round retreat camp for moms and bloggers - just a bunch of tiny cabins equipped with this Cubitat where women can get away from everything for a week at a time. I can imagine a lot of women out there who would gladly take advantage of some time ALL TO THEMSELVES to knit, read, write, quilt - all without being interrupted approximately 35 times an hour, as one reader put it on The More, The Messier Facebook page.

I imagine we'd be full up in December.

And, yes, there is now a page on Facebook for The More, The Messier.  Hey, I'm nothing if not media-savvy, people (pay no attention to my teen son standing behind me, showing me how to get the URL for that last link).  If you go to the main page and click Like, then you are alerted in your Facebook feed whenever I post.

I know! That was all that was missing from your lives.

People tend to comment more on Facebook now than on the actual blog, so sometimes we have some fun conversations happening there, too.  And, uh...candy! Yes, candy and rainbows and maybe some puppies...

But mostly kids and vomit and mice, of course.  It's important to stick to one's roots.

[Cubitat images: Slate]

Comments

  1. Oh, that is the most cunning thing!
    I've been prepping to teach Walden and just watched a TED talk about a very similar idea for simple living in small space. this is so cute!
    And I could totally get behind a mom's retreat zone.

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  2. Start planning your getaway here: http://www.mariannecusato.com/ Then figure out where you're going to put 6 kids when they all visit.

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  3. Don't forget the yarn!

    I love the idea of tiny house living, until I look around at my propensity for cluttering up anything and everything -- and then I realize that I'd make such a mess that I'd never get that cubicle thingy to go back together.

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