House Tour

Monday, October 27, 2014

As my husband and I are getting prepared to make our big - no small - move. I thought it would be a fantastic idea to give you a quick tour of our sweet little abode. By doing this I am in no way bragging, boasting, or putting down our new home! I wanted to show you what 528 square feet looked like in our case, and give you an idea of the space and storage it already provides us. I am absolutely in love with this house, and I wish I could have videotaped myself lobbying for it throughout the house hunting process. But, I will leave that for an entirely different post. For now, meet our house - before our life in it begins!

Anyways, this is what I will get to pull up to each day as I return home. I've already got a dozen different ideas for wreaths to hang on our door. Can't you just imagine one there?

Before I go into much detail, I want to credit as I found all these great photos of our home there! I'm so very thankful I didn't have to walk through and take pictures myself. These photos actually do our house justice!

This is another view of our home. It gives you a sneak peek at the view we are blessed with, our deck, and just how much parking we will have. I honestly truly believe that we will use 528 square feet for entertainment too. After all, we don't have to stick to just inside our home, but we are definitely planning to utilize our beautiful yard as well. Plus, our deck could be purposefully designed to feel like another room outside. It sure is big enough. Look below!

Definitely feeling so blessed. My husband and I are outdoor people. We love hiking, geocaching, and fishing. So having room for outdoor entertainment and fun, is such a huge blessing for us. (P.S. I'm sorry if I keep using the term "blessed" over and over again, but that is honestly how I feel about it! It's a blessing!) Not only do I get to wake up to my best friend of 7 years every morning, but I also get to walk outside and see this every morning.

Yeah, I'd say that's a blessing alright! Speaking of blessings - how's your blessing journals going? I'd love to hear more about it in the comments below. I've had quite a few revelations of my own that I'm dying to share with you - but that can wait for another post.

Alright, and now for the grand reveal of the inside. 

TA-DA! Come on in to our teeny tiny house that I absolutely adore. As you can see the kitchen is the first room you see when you walk into our home. I'm really considering leaving the kitchen as is because I think the colors really work together. (HINT: keeping your wall color light and your windows open, help to make small rooms appear bigger!) Here it is at a different angle:

I know what you're thinking: "Aubrey, this is nice and all, but it doesn't seem to have much storage." To which I reply, "Just keep coming back and see how we add some extra storage and make it work for us!" For now, lets keep on with the tour shall we?

Now if you walk straight ahead from the front door and through the kitchen, this is what you see next. I think our living room feels pretty big! And those beautiful double doors open up to our back deck. I can just see myself sitting in this room, with the windows open, and a slight breeze coming through our house. It makes me SO excited. 

This picture is of the family room facing the other rooms in the house. You can see the entry way from the kitchen, and the doors leading to the other rooms. That one on the left will be our bedroom, and the one on the right is the bathroom. There is another room just behind that wall that we will use for a walk in closet/laundry room. More pictures below!

This room will be our bedroom as it is the biggest adjoining room we have. It is just big enough to fit our bed and a few night stands. We're planning on painting this room because its a few shades darker than the rest of the house. Oh! Do you see that grey square just out of the picture on your right? That's our electric box. I'm planning on hanging a picture over it to cover it up! Next, we'll stop at the bathroom.

I love the smallness of this bathroom. It's got all the essentials, but it's still humble. Humble? Maybe that's not the right word, but I'm sure you know what I mean. There's a little space to your right that's not pictured, with a little towel rack. Storage may be a problem in here, but I think I have a few tricks up my sleeve! And lastly, the laundry room/closet.

This photo doesn't really do the room justice as it is much bigger in person. However, we are planning on purchasing a stackable washer and dryer; and using some closet organizing shelves to store all of our clothes and cleaning supplies. I'm actually kind of excited about having my laundry room and closet all in one place. Having it all together eliminates the step of carrying your clothes elsewhere to put them away. Here, we can fold, hang, or put away right out of the dryer. Now let's walk down to the lake and relax shall we? 

Burr, that water seems a little cold right now. Maybe we should just go back up and drink some hot chocolate together? Sounds good to me too. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and seeing our house tour. Before I leave you, I just wanted to tell you that minimalism looks and feels different for everybody. I know that my husband and I are going to be doing a lot to get our house looking and feeling the way we want it to. But our decision to purchase this house will really boost us financially, and give us our very own place to call our own. We are using our home as a tool to get debt free, pay off student loans, and live simply. Our process may be slower than others, but it feels right to us. 

Until next time!


  1. I love this!!! It is like a blank canvas inside, just waiting for someone to come in and shower it with love, and the outside space is absolutely beautiful x

  2. LJ you are too sweet! I am so excited about moving in! I have so many decoration ideas but I keep having to tell myself - function first, style second! I can't afford to have just style in a tiny home! :) I hope you come back to see how we make it our own!

  3. What a beautiful home and you sure can't beat that view!!

  4. Amy it really is beautiful!! Thanks for stopping by to read!!

  5. Wonderful house!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. So happy for you!! Our first house was small sq. ft. as well and the 10 year loan was amazing. We raised 4 kids until they were 9-15 yo and then decided to move to more room. Big mistake as all 6 of us miss that little house! Will enjoy seeing your house transform into a home. Best wishes.