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18 November 2009

Life & Love In 380 Square Feet

I recently came across this LA Times article (via Ohdeedoh) about a family living in a tiny little home in Echo Park with their 9 month old babe & their dog. I find myself completely smitten with their space & their philosophies.


“When you have this small a space, every decision is critical. You can only have things that fit within the scale of this space. And these are all things I have wanted for a long time.”


“Everyone who comes over says, ‘Wow, it's so cute,' but I know they are thinking, ‘Wow, it's so small.”



“I don’t think we’re so crazy. The way that most people structure their living situations is so the parents are most happy. But who’s to say that a kid wants to be in a room down a hall?”



“People tell you [that you] need all this stuff for a baby. All you really need is diapers, a place to change him and boobs.”



Amen.

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11 Comments:

Blogger thewindhover said...

Oh right on! Its funny how bogged down everyone gets in things FOR the baby that they forget to just BE with their little one... I loved this article; all the photos and insights into their living space. Inspiration for us all. Love to you and your fawns today!

November 18, 2009 at 6:57 AM  
Blogger joyfully gray said...

Oh yes.
So true.
Beautiful.
Good share.

November 18, 2009 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger Johanna said...

a lovely home. it is nice to see people making more with less.

November 18, 2009 at 4:08 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I love love LOVE it! I would adore living in a little house like this and getting rid of all our CRAP. If you want to see some more inspirational places (and some of these are TEENY tiny,) search for "Tumbleweed Tiny House Company." It's my retirement plan!

November 18, 2009 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

I'm glad you're all enjoying it as much as I am!

And Jenn -- those little Tumbleweed houses are incredible! What a fantastic idea!!

November 18, 2009 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

i say amen too, but i need a bit more space...we live in about 950 sq ft...2 adults, 6 yr old, 7 year old, giant 80 lb puppy, 1 cat, 2 frog aquariums, 1 fish tank...we are cozy with a bit of space between us. i love it.

November 19, 2009 at 12:19 AM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

I totally understand -- we love our cozy little wartime home. It's the perfect size for a mama, a daddio, a babe, two cats & a dog :)

November 19, 2009 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger humpsNbump said...

I love that. I'm a single parent with a 6 month old daughter. We live in a one bedroom condo which is perfect for our situation. I wouldn't want her to be in another room down the hall from me anyway. :)

~ humps

November 20, 2009 at 12:40 AM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Agreed!

(And also, your little one is simply gorgeous!)

November 20, 2009 at 12:55 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

fantastic. i love this. thank you for sharing.

November 20, 2009 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger erinmike said...

sO.gOOd!
lOvE.
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November 21, 2009 at 9:39 AM  

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