Introduction to Issue 7: Living with other people in small spaces

Posted June 16th, 2009 by Kent Griswold and filed in Issue 7: Living with other people

2539232570_09ab5e40f3In this issue of the Small Living Journal we look at how more than one person can live in a tiny house. Most of the press covers the single person living in the tiny portable home.

Life for most people involves more than one person, so in this issue we tackle how multiple people can live in a tiny space.

Quoting Greg Johnson from his article: “One way of dealing with limited space more effectively is to have systems — a place for everything and everything in its place. Small places and small spaces are less forgiving when it comes to clutter. The key to having a system is having everyone know and agree upon the system.”

So enjoy this issue and see what you can learn and apply to your life in a tiny house.

3 Responses to “Introduction to Issue 7: Living with other people in small spaces”

  1. Cindi LeeNo Gravatar says:

    I have been searching and searching for a comfortable bed that works well in my 500 square foot studio apartment! I’ve been using a futon for a few years and I just can’t do it anymore. I need a real bed! Please help!

  2. Marjorie LingletNo Gravatar says:

    I found your article in Continental magazine while enroute to my 500 square foot house I built in the Caribbean. I have used the ideas you mentioned just because it made sense to me. High ceilings, loft, all built ins and storage in benches we sit on. No unused space. Shower with rain water, no tub, tiny sink and w.c., and wrap around verandas all of which have doors opening on to them to create more open space and lovely views. Very easy to have 2 couples living comfortably and could accomodate many more.
    Here, I rent a 300 sq. foot studio..again with a loft and built ins. No clutter, and run my business froma small desk. I could easily downsize and see how with no problem. My 500 sq. feet house seems enormous and no one realizes how small it is!!Hurray for simplicity.

  3. Gregory JohnsonNo Gravatar says:

    Hello Marjorie,

    Thanks for visiting the site and sharing your experiences. I’m glad the Continental Magazine interview is helping spread the message. Your example is an inspiration!