Friday, 8 April 2011

How little do you really need?

Imagine if you were to live in a shed/cabin/studio - say 8ft x 6ft odd. What would you consider the essentials that you would need to get by? How little do you really need?

7 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

My cordless radio (wind up)great for when I am doing tasks.

Oya's Daughter said...

I've done that, actually, in several different states in the US. I found I could technically get by with very little. At the same time, however, I'm also well aware that I do NOT want to live like that anymore. I love hot water on demand. I love central heating or a wood stove that doesn't belch smoke. I love washing machines and indoor plumbing.

Need? I can get by with four walls, a roof, a stove and a nearby water source. Want? A whooole lot more than that to be comfortable. My days of roughing it are well behind me! :)

Jane and Chris said...

A shower and toilet, something to heat food, comfy bed.
Might need more than 8x6!
Jane x

Hardup Hester said...

A Kindle & my sewing machine.

Campfire said...

Is it a battery Kindle?

Campfire said...

I mean, where would you re-charge the battery?

IslandHome said...

I lived in a little 10x10 cabin for a while (shared bathroom and kitchen on another part of the property) and was truly amazed at how little I needed. One change of linen, a bag of clothes, a table to study at and some books. I have to admit I really enjoyed the simplicity of it. My household goods were in storage at the time as it was while I was waiting to move into a 3 bed house I had just bought and I soon filled that new house but none of it was necessary really. I miss those days and my household is now in storage again - one day I hope to build myself a small space and eliminate a lot of the un-necessary so I'm slowly working through what I have stored and selling it off or giving it away.
Julia