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!  
Apartments Rent vs Buy?? Check out this interactive map – it looks like buying is cheaper than renting- how long will this last?  
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 […]
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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 […]
architecture Weekend Getaway – The Shack As the weather warms, many Oregonians begin to plan camping trips – and why wouldn’t they? We are surrounded by beautiful, wild forests, mountains, rivers and lakes. It’s a natural playground that we all cherish…but for some, pitching a tent might be…well…a stretch. So how about a “Shack”? Constructed by the architectural team at Broadhurst […]
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 […]
Uncategorized Portland Real Estate kicks off on High Note This month Windermere Real estate had their yearly 10% Top Producer luncheon at Waverly Country Club. I always enjoy this event and sharing stories with savvy agents from all over the Portland area. The surprise this year was that the local television Channel 6 KGW.com came to film the pulse of the current market in […]
architecture Design Idea:Urban Infill Solution in Portugal Hello there! Sorry I have been gone for a while but I’ve been busy working on re-creating my website and moving my blog to this new location. No easy feat, but luckily I’ve got some great tech support on my side. Today, I bring you a rather innovative idea using pre-fabricated buildings in conjunction with […]
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 […]
architecture The Movement A couple of weeks ago I went to a movie at the renovated Bagdad Theater, to see the Movement film, you know how I can not resist old architecture. It was raining hard, dumping snow on the mountains, I was in the mood to hit the slopes dust off the skis and get together with friends to support my dear friend Fred Noble who has ALS […]
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 […]