Sleeping in a Closet

bed-in-closetIn my teenage years times were pretty tough and many of the apartments we lived in were very small where there just wasn’t enough bedrooms to go around. I would always manage to find a large closet and claim it as my bedroom. In that closet I would always manage to fit a single bed, mount shelves on the walls and of course their was a place to hang my clothes. I mean it was a closet. I learned to make the best of what little space I had and I really enjoyed it.

I have been looking at extreme minimalist lifestyles over the last couple of years where as people are electing to live in “Tiny Houses or Recreational Vehicles” and I think to myself that I could so do that. It makes so much sense to me. I don’t need a lot of space for my stuff because I don’t have a lot of stuff, it would give the opportunity to really explore my world as it is on wheels, it is very inexpensive as it doesn’t take a lot energy to either heat it or cool it, while being easy on the environment, but most of all it would be fun.

I don’t know if I would ever end up taking this route but boy it sure is nice to think about. Hat’s off to all of those who have chosen this lifestyle. I do enjoy reading your posts.

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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8 Responses to Sleeping in a Closet

  1. James says:

    In that case, you might be interested in living off the grid.

  2. SimplyMeg says:

    I have had some rooms in the past few years that felt like closets, but I had a lot of stuff. I was using a storage unit and my parent’s garage. But I am glad I made the choice to get rid of things now. I would love to have a tiny house. It started with Yurts, then tiny houses, I even thought of living on converted school buses, and then finally I got to the idea of a sailboat. All the perks of a tiny house, a little cheaper, and you can travel in it. I hope to be living in one in the next three years. There are lots of creative options out there. I like to follow TinyHouse blogs because they always share new and creative ways to live small.

  3. Terri says:

    With any luck, I will have a tiny (ok, small, because it would be over 400 sq feet), house soon! I like how you made yourself quite happy with limited resources.

  4. Florida Minimalist says:

    I would absolutely love to live in a tiny house, however, convincing my husband wouldn’t go over too well. I spent my childhood sharing a room with my older sister in houses where the roof caves in on top of you (true story) haha and my brother took the ‘closet room’ I feel ya!

  5. Madoc says:

    I’ve looked at “tiny houses” before, but they require quite a bit of money, as well as tools and some skill, none of which I have. It would be nice if there was some cheap alternative that beat sleeping in an outhouse or tent, but prevented one from living with their parents past the appropriate age (guilty as charged…).

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