Wednesday, August 27, 2014

We have no bananas

But we do have banana boxes. A LOT of them. Over two dozen at last count (that photo up above is just a fraction of them). At this point, the produce guys at my local supermarket cower in fear when they see me approaching.

Are we moving house? No, just the back third of it.

Here's my scheme: swap the functions of the two adjacent rooms pictured above. The tiny (9.5' x 11') office becomes the master bedroom. The slightly less tiny (~10' x 13') master bedroom becomes what I am (a bit preciously, I know) calling the atelier, an office and creative space for all three of us.

We'll paint both rooms in the process and gain THREE WHOLE BOOKCASES worth of storage, which in our tiny house is, well, huge.

We're in the thick of it now; I'm hoping to start painting today. And I'm trying to figure out the best way to organize my thoughts in this (blog) space about why I wanted to do this and what I'm aiming for. Rather than a big monster explanation I'm going to try to write a short post every day or two (knock wood) and hopefully things will become clear.


  1. Ohhh! I agree with the switch heartily. When we lived in a 700 sq ft house (2 bed, 1 bath) I choose the smaller of the two rooms for our bedroom (IIRC it was 9x10 instead of 11x10), because the office also had to moonlight as a guest room. Whereas we only need the bed in the bedroom (and our small dressers, still less furniture, no real need for floor space).

  2. Ah, good to know that I am in good company! I'm behind on telling the story but we're actually sleeping in the new bedroom now -- I really love it, so clean and minimal.

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