While I was working on the posts for telling our story (which I am *still* working on), it occurred to me that one aspect of our life that others could probably benefit from shared information on, is that we are a large family, living in a little home.
Although most homes built in the last decade and a half have more bedrooms and bathrooms than family members, there are still plenty of us, whether due to forced downsizing or by choice, who are living in homes that require a lot of creativity to organize (read: small).
I call it retro living. And I love it. It fits our desire to live purposefully.
Why retro living? Because, that is how most families, prior to 1970, lived.
But I will admit, that there are (many) times when my mind just can’t see a solution to the problem. Since google is my best research friend (ok – twitter is right up there with it), I’ve done many searches on this topic, and I have found tons of useful information.
However, there have been times when I just needed a solution that was specific to my home (for example, a room with an odd layout).
Can you relate?
Because of this, I’ve decided to also write some posts on how we make a small home work for our large family, and I’m also inviting/asking you to join in.
I hope you will find inspiration in how we’ve met some of the challenges and I look forward to hearing yours.
Watch for more details to come.