The very first thing you see when you head into Bill Hernon's small house is his not-so-tiny 46-in . TV.
That's a very important factor Hernon says he couldn't leave in back of when he made the top transfer to his 8x16 foot home in Harrington, P.E.I.
"I had developed to basically be rid of 90 % of what I owned or operated, but I wasn't parting get back therefore i found ways to make it happen."
Hernon hung it in his office. Yes, he has work place -- small, of course -- under his bunkbed. He removed the low bunk. The area also doubles as his living room.
Creativity counts big style in a tiny space, he said, and undoubtedly, you really need to be prepared.
"If you bring anything into this space you have to place it away or find a location to conceal it because in any other case it makes the site look like a tragedy area," said Hernon.
"Doesn't take much, you generate one handbag of groceries and it's really as if you exploded in here so everything should be in its place."
'Live small, live inside your means'
Hernon has tons of reason behind downsizing to a little house. A lot of those reasons relate with the vitality Systems Executive course he's taking at Holland University.
"It's simply a way to lessen your carbon footprint. Live little, live inside your means."
Hernon's house is run by electricity, which is heated with a tiny wood stove.
Another good thing about residing in a tiny house is the fact food is not thrown away.
"I very seldom get rid of food because I've so little readily available. Basically, I simply buy what I want when I want it." he said.
"I really benefit from the small space."
He stocks the homely home with his two household pets -- a seafood and a pet cat.
5 minute clean-up, but no big parties
Housekeeping in a little house is very simple.
"It really calls for 5 minutes to come through here with the vacuum, clean the counters, wipe off of the areas whereas if you have a more substantial home, you will be considered because of it a couple of hours to clean."
Living in a little house does indeed cause some big problems -- for example having a homely house get together.
"You are able to fit, if you wished to cram people in here, about 10 people. Besides that, I really do have just a little space down here, so two different people can sit back here, whereas two different people can stand in your kitchen."
Hernon's love of cooking food is also somewhat cramped nowadays.
"I can't make just how I normally prefer to, which would be making much larger foods and then keeping the leftovers for another few days since it just doesn't easily fit into the fridge," he said.
From small to just a little less tiny
While Hernon is happy in his humble abode, he's planning to create a bigger -- but little -- house this fall season still.
It'll still only be eight feet large but it'll be eight feet much longer, and more energy conserving.
"Ideally I'd have solar to offset my electricity needs and I'd be someplace where I possibly could hook up to ability like I've done here."
Hernon knows it can be difficult to find a spot for his new tiny house. He had to put an ad on Kijiji to find his current spot.
Charlottetown does not have regulations to permit for tiny homes, while Stratford allows them, so long as they are on the foundation, and installed to the town's normal water and sewage systems.
None of this bothers Hernon, and his big fantasy to go into a fresh very small house in the show up, who said he prefers being in a rural area.
My name is Mariana and I have an avid passion for Straw Home construction and Tiny Homes that are affordable and eco friendly.