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Aging in Place What do you call it? Here is a great video about ADU's, granny flats, accessory dwelling units, laneway housing or mother in law studio? I call it SMART! Watch it here and than decide what you call small housing!  
architecture Family Learns to Love Discomfort – LifeEdited Family Learns to Love Discomfort – LifeEdited.
Aging in Place Moving Tips       Simple Tips to Make Your Move Easier   Posted in Buying by Tara Sharp   Is 2014 the “Year of the Big Move”? Some experts are predicting so.  According to Real Estate Expert Charlie Young, certain real estate factors are in place that may compel more people to consider relocating to a […]
downsizing The time has COME! After assisting so many people downsize the past 5 years- it is now MY TURN! I have sold the 4,000 sq ft home in suburbia – and I am heading URBAN- to a small 900 sq ft rental cottage I own. This is a side step since the dream is to build a new modern […]
downsizing The Edible Balcony Summer is just around the corner and we have been reveling in the ample sunshine that Portland has been getting lately! All this sun and warm weather makes me want to get out into the garden and get my hands dirty. I am loving this new book – “The Edible Balcony” by Alex Mitchell. It […]
architecture Tiny hillside cottages Hello everyone! How has your week been? I haven’t had much time to peruse the web but I did find this fabulous post over on Remodelista and I had to share it with you… Here’s a little synopsis of the project: On a steep, wooded lot in Mill Valley, California, the challenge was to add […]
architecture Take your work into the garden: Shed turned Office Space Hello there! How have you been enjoying Spring? With the warmer months approaching and the sun showing its face more often, it can be a little dreary sitting in my office. In Oregon, when the sun shines, you need to get OUTSIDE! That’s why I just love this idea of turning an outdoor shed into […]
downsizing Small Spaces: The Ultimate Shopping Resource Hi all! Hope you are doing well! Been a hectic week for me, as usual but I did manage to stumble upon this gem of an article via apartmenttherapy.com and I had to share it with you. Go check out this fabulous shopping resource list for all the items you might need to furnish your […]
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architecture Cool Hotels: Treehotel Hi all! Hope your week has treated you well! I’m excited to share this unique and innovative hotel with you today…check out the Treehotel in beautiful Harads, Sweden… This is just one of the five “tree-houses” that you can book for your stay! So cool! Built on the pillars of green architecture and conservation these […]
architecture Cabin in the Woods Hi all! I don’t know about you but the days seems to be zipping by, it will be Spring in no time! This week in Portland we were lucky enough to get a nice dose of some SUNSHINE – much needed! Today, I have for you a fabulous structure created by Olson Kundig Architects – […]
bathroom design Saving space: Wall hung toilets Hello there! How has your week been? As usual, mine has been a whirlwind of activity – in a good way! My downsizers are always looking to save space and make the most of their square footage and a tiny bathroom can prove challenging, that’s why I just love these wall hung toilets. Typically seen […]
architecture Glorified Granny Flat in Seattle Hello everyone! We had breaks of sunshine today in Portland and it just made my Friday! Finding this fabulous, glorified Granny Flat with wonderful design and green building elements has only added to my sunny mood! I had to share… Isn’t it gorgeous? With stunning standing seam copper walls and cedar wood…it makes quite the […]
architecture French Garage Makeover Hi all! Happy New Year! I’m getting back into the swing of things finally and today, I have a fabulous garage make-over to share with you – all the way from Bordeaux! (You all know how I have a thing for garage projects!) This tiny 441 sq. ft. space was designed by the ingenious team at […]
downsizing Airstream Dreams Downsizing is all about priorities. What do you really need to live, work and play? What are the essentials? Arriving at a place where your space is smaller may actually lead to a larger lifestyle. Mobility, less financial burden, a clutter free existence – FREEDOM! So, I love it when I see successful people living […]
Aging in Place I love this smart savvy Lady! I am so excited to introduce you to Michele Reeves, I just met her myself this week at the Waluga Masonic Lodge in Lake Oswego. The meeting that Michele was presenting was “Fundamentals of Thriving Downtowns”. You all know how I thrive to promote urban downtown living and that I am very active in being a stakeholder […]
architecture Skinny Homes around the World With the biggest food themed holidays just around the corner, not many of us are focusing on skinny (there’s plenty of time for that in Januray)!  But it looks like “skinny” is a growing trend around the world as land becomes more scarce and people continue to downsize! Check out these “skinny” homes from around […]
architecture Artist Studio & Guest House I always enjoy seeing multifunctional design. It takes thought, precision and creativity to fully utilize a space and have it work on many levels – just like this fabulous Artist Studio/Guest House designed by Virent Architecture. The owners of this sleek new out building are quite the creative team – one being a graphic designer […]
architecture Pdx Love: Kask Bar Hello friends! You know I’m a total sucker for re-used, re-cycled and re-purposed when it comes to building so when I found this fabulous bar in Portland it was love at first sip! Meet one of the newest, hippest and greenest bars in Pdx – KASK! This intimate cocktail lounge serves up delicious concoctions on […]
downsizing My New Old Shed Hello friends! I’m back! Summer was busy, busy and my time spent with family and friends was top priority! Now that Fall has come and everyone is getting settled back into their schedules, I have found time to work on my blog once more. As I mentioned in a past post, my son and I […]
architecture Small Spaces : A Jewel Box of Ideas Hello! Hope your summer is going well. Mine has been very busy – working, gardening, planning my remodel and visiting with family and friends! Finally had some time to check out the internet for some inspiration and I had to share this with you… Found this amazing design contest  via Jovoto, that has closed but […]