Tiny House Living – Nearly

Letter to The .Editor: Hi Damon, if and when the construction of the proposed new Ikea store on the new Boolaroo site comes to fruition, will the new building arrive in one giant flat pack with a sheet of instructions and an allen key? Regards, Eunice.

Child’s play: the latest self-assembly hall table from KMart comes in at least 20 pieces, including fittings. Fortunately my son, Richard, shown here, was always good at Meccano and Lego.

Didnt take long to assemble

At the risk of repeating myself, I used to love antique furniture but since returning to Australia and moving into a compact but well appointed unit I have discovered the joys of disposable furniture.

Unfortunately, or fortunately for me, my son is very good at assembling these flat packs that I have developed a bad habit of bringing home .He says it’s like doing Meccano. I had intended furnishing in traditional style till I discovered my white wooden bookcases that can be stacked or moved around (preferably not by me of course). Being inexpensive I can afford to pass them on when I get bored.

My place is built into the side of a hill, so I call myself a ‘cave dweĺler’ and fortunately everything fits, sort of. My bedroom is fairly normal. Guests sleep on settee in the lounge for 2 nights maximum (I need my space) and a corner of the room is my tv and workstation.

Fortunately I have my outdoor area to sit in, plus use of the large community room at any time.

On my devise it should all be easy to dispose of, being of varied use, and no fighting over heirloom furniture.

I have reached my limit with this last purchase though. In order to fit it in my favourite hand-decorated bedside cabinet had to go. It was acting as a tv cabinet anyway. The little hall table is currently to be my desktop and it works. Later it can revert to being a hall table as intended.

I also added another cheap plastic folding table to my courtyard to act as a potting area for my plants. If required it can also act as a picnic table, or they can be cleared away if needed.

Tiny house living is all about adaptability and comfort. No need to keep up with the Joneses. Boring peoole anyway.

Published by Eunice C English

FormerFreelance journalist. Poet, writer, artist, photographer. Retired and coping with Parkinson's Plus, macular degeneration and other boring stuff but life is still interesting, if a bit of a challenge!

3 thoughts on “Tiny House Living – Nearly

  1. It is more comfortable I find, Kàren, when you get it out of the box and àctually assemble. I sat looking at the photo oñ the front of the box for 2 weeks till Rìchard got here. Looking àt the many neàtly làid out piecès of wood I wondered how many simply eñded up in the too-hard basket, also on sale from K‐Mart (it’s the woven wicker one).


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