A new movement of leaving behind normal life and possessions and living out of a van that has been converted into a living space, has become widely popular. A simple search of “Van Life” on Google will bring up pictures of people in a converted van parked in a picturesque location. These pictures are enough to make most wish to leave their busy life and search out a simplistic, more nomadic way of living. Some people choose this lifestyle of rent and mortgage free living in order to save up to purchase a house, but others choose it for the ability to travel and see the world in a very convenient manner.Continue reading
There are usually a few times in one’s life where you think you just want to sell all your stuff, simplify and go live somewhere where there are less people, less noise and less stress. For most of us, these are fleeting thoughts for one reason or another. But maybe you’ve had this thought and it isn’t going away. You’ve been watching HGTV shows like Tiny House Hunters and Tiny House, Big Living and you love the idea of downsizing and simplifying your life.
Look no further than New Frontier Tiny Homes, according to their website they have been in business since 2015 and they have three different models: Alpha Tiny House, Escher Tiny House and Cornelia Tiny House. How tiny are these homes? According to their website they are 24′ x 8’6″ x 13’6″ tall. Each model is slightly different in the layout to offer either a loft for a baby or an office/guest room space. Continue reading
Sometimes we’re asked if you can store the contents of your entire house in one of our units. In the case of a KODA house, you could store the whole house.
This new addition to the world of tiny houses is a movable concrete house that takes just seven hours to set up, and packs an amazing amount of comfort and innovation into less than 270 square feet. Designed and built by an Estonian company called Kodasema, the houses are easy on the environment and on your wallet. Some of the features that set KODA apart: Continue reading
Our self-storage location managers are often asked how much will fit into a 5×5, a 10×15, or 10×20, storage unit. Sometimes they answer by saying that you can fit the contents of a 1 bedroom apartment into it, or it that a certain size will accommodate a 2 bedroom house. Well, the way things are trending around the world, we may need to come up with some different descriptions.
What used to be touted as “NY’s Smallest Apartment” or “London’s Tiniest Flat”, now have a name of their own – micro apartments. Wikepedia defines these accommodations as being between
150 and 300 square feet. But do a search on the Internet and you’ll quickly find them a lot smaller, too. Continue reading