Author Archives: Cecilia

Swiss Army Knife and Swisscard Tool

Victorinox Swiss Army Fieldmaster Pocket KnifeLet’s talk Swiss today! Well, not the Swiss language, there are four of them anyway that are daily spoken in Switzerland. Did you know that? Swiss speak German, French, Italian and Rhaetian. Most of the Swiss speak therefore several languages fluently, like me with 5 active languages. But that’s not my present theme. Today I want to present the famous Swiss Army Knife.

The reason why everybody who lives in a tiny home would need a Swiss Army Knife is that there is always something to do, to install, to mount in a tiny place that requires tools. Several tools! Or one tool that has them all in one. The Swiss Army Knife. Honestly, it should be called Swiss Army Tool, because the knife is just one small part of the whole thing.

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Top 3 Wall mounted Bottle Openers under $10

Wall Mounted Bottle Opener, Matted Nickel

Today is Friday and at beer thirty it’s time to open a bottle of beer – or two! Well, every day can be have the famous beer thirty time.

Even with this little accessory such as a bottle opener you can find one that’s perfect for tiny homes: the wall mounted bottle opener. Even better when the design is small but still practical.

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Ideas for Coastal Inspired Tiny Homes

Pyradecor Beach Artwork for Wall DecorOne doesn’t need to live somewhere near a coast in order to add some coastal themed accents to a tiny home.

To me everything that displays a coastal theme emanates lightness and endless sunshine and warmth. I’m guessing it’s the color scheme that creates this impression as well as the corals, starfish, sand, ocean and whichever theme is depicted.

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Why Compact Countertop Dishwashers are great for Small Kitchens

SPT Countertop Dishwasher, WhiteSo, you might have recently moved into a small apartment or are about to. You might also live or build your tiny house. Or: you might live – like we did for quite a while – in a house that’s solar powered and has no dishwasher, no microwave, no bigger appliance whatsoever. A compact countertop dishwasher becomes really interesting in all these cases.

Let’s take a look at what the advantages and disadvantages of a compact countertop dishwasher are.

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Top 3 TV Tables under $40

If you think that a high quality TV table is a very expensive furniture, I invite you to take a look at these Top 3 and you might learn otherwise. The models I found are all under $40 and they look just awesome.

What’s even more important, or at least of the same importance, is that a TV table that should be perfect for a tiny home needs to be multi-functional. I know you agree with that. A TV table that comes with two or even three shelves provides exactly that.

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Smart Use of Blue Color for a Tiny Home

Blue Microfiber Futon Recliner Sofa BedToday I make something I normally don’t do. Today I have an unusual story for you about the medieval origin of the German expression “I make blue” that means as much as “I skip work”. This story will be a bit disgusting, or at least disturbing, so readers discretion is advised.

But first get me into the theme: how to use the blue color in a smart way for your tiny home. And it doesn’t matter if your tiny home is a small apartment, a RV or Camper, boat or tiny house. The use of blue as an interior design color is very interesting and fascinating. I have some tips for you – and then, yes, my little story.

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Medium Sized Ceiling Fan 44” with Light

Hunter 44“ Ceiling Fan With LightFor a small room or for a room with a low ceiling like you have in a small apartment, tiny house or even in an RV or boat you will need to get a ceiling fan with a smaller blade span than normal.

The perfect blade span for smaller rooms is about 44 inches. That’s one requirement you’ll need to look for. But when you look for a new ceiling fan you also want to find one with a great contemporary design that’s pleasing to the eye and fits the style of your tiny home.

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Top 3 Memory Foam 10 inch Twin Mattress under $170

Modway 10 Inch Memory Foam Twin MattressAfter having written about Memory Foam 12 inch Queen Mattresses today I take a closer look at Memory Foam 10 inch Twin Mattresses. They are incredibly affordable. You won’t believe what great quality of Memory Foam Twin Mattresses are out there to a real great price.

When I moved into my first apartment back in Switzerland – you know that tiny tiny apartment – I had a metal bed frame with a twin mattress. At that time there weren’t yet memory foam mattresses made. I would have bought one though. Since I know how comfortable they are, I always go with memory foam mattresses.

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Locking Security Mailbox

Locking Security Mailbox, BlackIn Switzerland this is a very common sight: locking mailboxes. All houses and all apartment buildings have them. When I arrived in the USA I was surprised that the majority of the mailboxes here are not lockable. I even don’t know why people in Switzerland have only lockable mailboxes. It’s not that mail theft would be a daily threat in Switzerland, to the contrary. It’s just normal that you can lock your mailbox. Therefore mail theft is something that happens extremely rarely. Vandalism on the other hand is sadly quite common.

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How to cook in a Complete Compact Kitchen

Avanti Complete Compact KitchenI don‘t know if there is even a tinier kitchen than a complete compact kitchen. It has everything you wish from a kitchen. Actually it‘s offering even more incredible details than you would think of.

If you build your tiny house, you live in a RV or Camper or boat, you have to take a look at this incredible little appliance. And let me tell you why a tiny kitchen like a complete compact kitchen is even more fun to be in than a big wide kitchen with a gigantic refrigerator and maybe even an island in the middle.

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Top 3 Wall mounted Wire Baskets between $30 and $80

Large Rustic Wall Mounted Hanging Wire BasketEverything that is airy, meaning transparent is perfect for tiny homes, small apartments, RVs, Campers, boats and tiny houses. Why? Because it doesn’t fill visually the space like a closed-in item creating a kind of full impression. Wire Baskets belong in this category, even better when you can wall mount them.

Originally wire baskets were meant for kitchen holding fruits and vegetables. Which of course is still very common. Having all the food that doesn’t need to be in the refrigerator in a wire basket, that’s even mounted on the wall is perfect for every tiny kitchen. Having your fruits and vegetables in a wire basket frees your countertop or side table or wherever you liked to keep them.

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How to organize the space around your kitchen sink

Home-X Kitchen Sink Tidy OrganizerThe kitchen is my favorite room. And it doesn’t matter to me if the kitchen is small or even tiny. It‘s fun to cook and bake in every kitchen. What I like though and what keeps me having fun to cook is having order in my kitchen.

Order is even more important if the kitchen is tiny because it will look faster cluttered than a big kitchen. Did you ever take a closer look at the space around the kitchen sink? How do you organize your dish-washing supplies around the kitchen sink?

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