I’m a sucker for a floor plan. I don’t know what it is … but I love to read a floor plan and imagine what a house will look like when it is built. I get kind of the same feeling as I do when I read a well written piece of descriptive fiction and can let the words stew up there in my brain until the characters and action and setting are fully formed into a story. I don’t need a movie studio to come along and render it for me — I’ve got the imagination to that myself — but if some one comes along and does a particularly creative and inspired interpretation of the story I take note and give a little nod of appreciation. Same with floor plans. I don’t need a builder to assemble the bricks and mortar and flooring and marble — I’ve got that interior-ly designed in my head — but if some Architectural-Digest-art-editor wannabe does accompany the floor plans with a spread of 4-color photos or line illustrations that’s nice too.
The thing is… it’s not particularly likely that I’m going to need the floor plans I peruse any time soon. We aren’t on the hunt for a new house. But — to continue the novel analogy — I’m enjoying the fiction and fantasy of stepping into another lifestyle.
We have a fairly modest house in a land of mini mansions. The house across the street from ours easily boast triple the square footage of our humble abode. There’s another house, further down the road, whose garage is larger than our sweet little cape cod. So right off the bat you’ve probably guessed that, despite my anxiety over lack of storage space, I comfortable with smaller living. But lately I’ve been really fascinated with super little houses.
There’s a company called Tumbleweed that I’ve been watching for a while. They do a line of awesome cottages and tiny houses (houses so small you can build them on a trailer base and tow them with a RAM pick up.) Take the Cypress 20 for example…How the heck did they fit all the essentials of living into such a little space? Tumbleweed built their first tiny home in 2001. They produce building plans and ready-made tiny homes. I don’t know that I’m ready to commit to a Tiny Home lifestyle, but I do think one would make an awesome studio. Hmmmm Christmas is coming….
- Tiny Houses & Cottages (elleseacreations.wordpress.com)
- Floor Plans of Famous Television Shows (mainframereview.com)
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