I think this is the one we'll use as our little cottage guest house. This plan is for a 300+ square foot house which isn't too bad, but we'll up the square footage a little so there is more storage and floor space.
One of the reasons I picked this floor plan is because the bathroom has an entrance from the living area AND the bedroom. That's a much needed option. I like the desk area too, although we may opt for a stackable washer and dryer in the area instead. I think a food pantry in place of the entertainment center that backs up to the refrigerator would be better use of space as well. The only other thing I want to change is to put French doors in the bedroom that open up onto a deck. I think it would give the bedroom a lot bigger feel with the large glass doors instead of a window.
I love tiny houses! There is a new movement to make people more aware of the simplicity and economical benefits of living small. I think those things are important, but I'm also intrigued by these little cottage type houses. Where would I put everything I own? I'm coming to the conclusion that I own too much.
I'd really like to build one of these as a guest house / our kids need a temporary house / never know when someone might need a place to stay house and our parents will one day need someone to take care of them house. Who knows, maybe one day we'll build one for ourselves and rent out the big house.
I've looked at lots of one bedroom floor plans. Below is one I think would provide everything a one bedroom house needs and plenty of floor space.
After 8 long weeks of waiting... GRADUATION and some time with Jacob. WooHoo!!!
All 875 Sailors about to march in for Parade in Review - PIR.
Jacob's Division 198 is standing outside to the left.
If you really look, you can see him!
Jacob's division marching in. Jacob is on the far side, marching in front of a really tall black soldier. Keep watching, the group turns and Jacob ends up on the near side.
Sister Divisions 197 & 198. They worked together all through boot camp.
This was our view of Jacob. Tall ones in the back. ;)
All 875 Sailors saying the Sailors Creed was pretty awesome!
Prayer for all the graduating Sailors.
Group photo of Jacob's Division.
He is in the back again, top row, 3rd from left.
After Graduation with Jacob for pictures. I wish this guy would smile. lol
Jacob is off to Pensacola Florida for Air Traffic Control school. His school is 16 weeks long, plus however long it takes for classes to begin. Right now they are waiting for more graduates to start a new class of ATC. Jacob is loving his new place and some freedom from all the crazy boot camp schedules and training. We will be visiting him in Florida this August. I'm SO looking forward to time with Jacob and that beautiful Florida coast!
OH! And did I mention, Jacob was promoted to an E3 while in boot camp.
Off to a great start already!
This is where it all began... http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org
Little did we know our little boy would become a Navy Sailor or be telling giant air craft what to do.
Jacob had just turned a year old when we visited the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola. He was so excited seeing all the airplanes. He ran all over the place pointing and making us chase after him. It's so strange to think that 20 years ago, a toddler was looking towards his future.
Some of the fruit on our property is wild. We have wild grapes vines, one wild plumb tree, a couple of mulberry trees and lots of dewberry vines growing on the fence line. We never get to do anything with the fruit because the birds and squirrels usually eat all of it. I've tasted all of them and they're so good, but by the time all the fruit is in full bloom, the animals have found the trees.
Our not wild fruit is from our blueberry bushes we planted this spring. They're already producing and we do eat those. Unfortunately our pecan, pear and peach trees all get visited by squirrels too. We have to figure out a way to diminish the squirrel population!!!!
All of these pictures were taken 3 weeks ago, so everything is in full growing mood now!
Left to Right... Blueberries, Strawberries, Mulberries & baby Pears
#1 Wild Baby Grapes just starting to form, #2 Wild Plums #3 Peaches, #4 My Favorite Pear Tree,
#5 Our First Cup of Blueberries #6 Celery Growing From a Cut Stalk #7 Deer in Our Pasture,
#8 Some of Our Tomato Plants and #9 One of our visiting Woodpeckers
I wanted to make something Red, White and Blue for a little patriotic feel since it was Memorial Day. Normally May 28th we'd be celebrating Jacob's birthday, but he's in Great Lakes Illinois for Naval Basic Training right now. He missed a good time with the family, but we will celebrate his birthday when we see him in June.
I searched Pinterest and found a great looking "Patriotic" cake, but the recipe didn't sound so yummy. I chose a lemon cake recipe instead with cream cheese frosting. Everyone liked the lemon taste and the red, white and blue layers inside. Surprise!!
I didn't get a chance to take a picture before we had already eaten more than half the cake, so I'm using the picture from Pinterest. Sorry, I don't know who took the picture or where the picture originated from.
It was DELICIOUS!
1 boxed white cake mix
1/2 c. water
1/3 c. oil
1/2 c. frozen lemonade concentrate (thawed)
Mix all ingredients together. Bake as directed on the box.
8 oz. cream cheese (reduced fat cream cheese is fine, just don't use fat-free)*
2 Tbsp. butter, softened
Zest of one lemon (about 2 tsp.)
1 Tbsp. frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
I will be making this one again. Next time I'll get a picture too! :)
I saw this on Charity Navigator's Facebook page. I totally agree with this statement! What a waist of time and money we all use, trying to impress others when we could put that effort into something way more worth while.