I have recently stumbled across amazing content online from Elsa Rhae & Barron Link on YouTube, their websites, Apple Podcasts and their Instagram accounts. A video was recommended to me on my YouTube home page (thank you algorithm!) which I have embedded below. The video went into detail about isolation in their 13ft Scamp trailer which they live in full time and the effects of a winter snow storm on their daily lives.
If you've been following my website and blog for a while you'll know that I am really interested in tiny homes and living as much of a minimalist lifestyle as possible. I have a playlist on my YouTube channel where I save my favourite tiny home video tours and to be totally honest the only feed I am interested in now is Bryce's from Living Big in a Tiny House. Bryce is from New Zealand and he travels around the world visiting as many tiny homes as possible. His videos are so well produced and the homes are breathtaking! Check out my last post about tiny home inspiration.
Finances and savings is something I have talked about previously on my blog and YouTube channel. I wanted to talk about this again and in particular the government saving schemes for property. I'll be covering a few things in this post including how the government is doing in regards to first time buyers as well as the Help To Buy ISA and Lifetime ISA accounts.
This is the second part of my blog post about my time in America this May. After leaving Des Moines I flew to Chicago where I changed to fly to Richmond. We were delayed on both flights and it was with Delta (not a great first experience!) They have sent me a $150 voucher if I choose to use them again though! I was so glad to get to Richmond and it was close to midnight before we got back to Adam and Michael's house.
The biggest thing I am considering with my own tiny house project is living off-grid. There are many different elements to think about and I have covered some in this blog post. There are far more considerations when building a tiny home than the ones included in this blog post but I believe these are a good start! I haven't researched enough into each of these yet but I will be learning as time goes on and throughout the project.
There are so many incredible tiny homes available to view online. YouTube is one of my favourite platforms for inspiration and I have created a playlist of these on my channel. This week I am featuring six tiny homes I have in the playlist and my reasons for bookmarking them. As the months/years go on and I get more inspiration for tiny homes I will continue to update this playlist on my YouTube channel.
After months of work and clearing through my belongings I have finally finished my bedroom and living room. I have included some images and videos in this post to show what I have done with the space and the furniture I've decided to use. I hope you like the bed/living room reveal and the images and videos of it. I am so happy with how everything has turned out.
My bedroom has been decorated and the larger furniture has been moved in. I have the bed, mattress, sofa-bed and television with units. I wanted to document the full move-in process including decorating and stylising my bedroom on my blog so I'll be posting again when there is more progress made. I have popped some images below of the decorated room from different angles with captions.
If you've been following my blog you'll know that I was getting ready to move out of my rented apartment. The key handover took place at the end of January and I thought I'd post photos of the apartment here. I managed to sell a lot of items and recycle, donate and dispose of others. The main reason behind this was that I am scaling down my belongings to move into a converted garage room.