Friday, November 12, 2010

Playing House

Ben & Shan's Playhouse

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in 470 square feet? Ask my sister, Shannon, how it's done. (Beautifully, I might add.) They have creatively made use of every single square inch!

I'm FINALLY getting around to posting these pictures of her little 'playhouse,' which I took back in July.

Playhouse Exterior
This is the room they created in the center of the house (and now their main entry), connecting the original two buildings:


This is the desk in the fourth corner of the center room. The blackboard folds down to create the work space, and ties up when not in use:


The livingroom/bedroom with loft bed:


The loft bed:

Loft Bed

The kitchen:

Charming, isn't it?!


Kayla Danelle Anderson said...

Wow!! Total transformation from the little shops they they started as!! Crazy! She did a GREAT job especially for the size! :)

Fruitful Harvest said...

I love it!

Sweet and Charming are just a few word to describe your sisters lovely house!

Hi my name is Georgiann....I found your blog from the awards links.
I became a follower! You have a great blog. I have 6 kiddos...4 boy then 2 girls. The boys are 16,13,11,8 and the girls are 5 and 3.

If you want to say hi over at my blog my main blog is called

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Tsh said...

So this used to be Poet's Garden? Oh my goodness, it's amazing! I love what she's done. So creative.

renee @ FIMBY said...

If I didn't have 3 kiddos (whom I love and never want to give back - ever) I would love to live in a house this size. Love it!

You should send this to the tiny house people. It's some blog or website I've visited from time to time.

Sandy said...

I have to ask, where is the bathroom & shower?

Shell in your Pocket said...

OH my it is charming and wonderful!

sandy toe

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

How charming...inside and out!


Tracie said...

Very storybook. Very inspiring. Very full of lived in style. It is lovely Shannon. Thanks for sharing Heidi!

Jen Rouse said...

This is amazing! I love it.

Judy said...

I love this little house and think it is adorable...though I can't help thinking how quickly my boys would terrorize husband said it would make a perfect retirement home though :)

Angie @ Many Little Blessings said...

Our first apartment was not this cute, but it was just just 32 square feet bigger than this. My husband and I still have so many happy memories of that time in our lives.

Margo said...

found this from a link from Christian -
so cool! I always like to look at Ikea catalogs, but I've never seen an actual real house with such small square footage. Brilliant!

(and at first, because I wasn't familiar with your blog, I thought you and your family were the ones living in the 470 square feet!!! can you imagine!?) ok, actually, I guess some people in other parts of the world do that. oh.

Anonymous said...

Hi - great photos. I am especially interested in the details on how your sister did that fabulous chalkboard makeover to the refrigerator - I have seen a million chalkboard paint refrigerators, but never one framed out so nicely. Can you share more pics of this, and/or send me info directly ? I'm forever grateful !!

Julie in NJ

Sofia's Ideas said...

Yes! It really is charming. I could totally see myself living there! :)