I know it’s been a long time since I’ve got in touch but I am back! Once I had finished downsizing my belongings in our last house, there was not much more I could do. My last post was about My Bucket List for Minimalism and this was the first item on my list:
“Leave our five bedroom, three bathroom home and downsize to a two-three bedroom home since our son has left home and we now have rooms in our house that are completely empty. A little house on the beach would be perfect.”
I can tick that off – we have sold that large house with redundant bedrooms and have bought a beautiful little cottage with a large subtropical garden in the countryside overlooking the water. It’s cute as a button and so peaceful here. But it is about 1/3 of the size of our previous house in the suburbs and so, even though I thought we had downsized our stuff, I got a rude awakening when we tried to jam it all into a house which is only a little over 100 square metres/1076 square feet. Not exactly a tiny house but certainly a small one. We have sold almost 2/3 of our furniture and bought smaller versions but also less of it.
It’s a work in progress, and renovations start mid-September . But first I would like to take you on a tour of the cottage and half the gardens before we touch anything.
Don’t expect an expert video – this is just me walking through the gardens from the front gate to the cottage and then a tour of the house. No frills.