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Take a House Tour of our tiny, DEBT-FREE House!

Before we get started… have you read Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3 of our debt-free journey?

This house has been a labor of love. It's been four years in the making… and then some. We've STILL got some unfinished things in the house — because, we're both BUSY! (In fact… just this week we added a few final touches to the kitchen for these photos!)

I couldn't be more proud of this space. Our home, even though it's small, is just right for us. It's been worth the hard (exhausting) work — and I'm so proud of my Hubby for pressing on through this incredibly difficult labor of love. 😍

Speaking of my Hubby — if you've got a bit of time, I hope you'll listen to the podcast this week!!! I convinced Alex to come on this week's episode, and he's sharing his best tips for saving money (on a budget), and how to stick with a hard project! I loved recording this episode — and he has a TON of wisdom to offer on saving money.

Listen to our conversation here:

 

Again… For the record: we did this ENTIRE project on ONE income. We scrimped, saved, and scrimped some more. We still scrimp and save. (Well, except maybe when it comes to my love for good coffee. 😬) Pretty much all the decor and furniture in here we've either made, bought second-hand, or been gifted. ❤️

Without further ado… welcome to our home. 😍

Our entryway. Our friends enter through the side door, so I thought I'd welcome you here, too. ☺️ It's our mudroom, my craft room, the office, and the laundry room combined. This is tiny-house living, y'all. 😂

Take a House Tour of our tiny, DEBT-FREE House!

(this is also the most unfinished room in the house — we haven't had the time to pull the appliances and furniture out to paint all the trim! 😜)

Take a House Tour of our tiny, DEBT-FREE House - office space

Welcome to the kitchen! This room is just 😍. Alex built the kitchen cabinets from scratch! I just finished those curtains below the kitchen sink, and I am relieved to say that I finally have cabinet handles & knobs. 😂 The range hood has been repainted after a friend bought it for us from a sale!

Take a House Tour of our tiny, DEBT-FREE House! - our kitchen

This window is my FAVORITE. 😍 I've got it filled with succulents, and it's wonderful to look out while I wash the dishes. 

Take a House Tour of our tiny, DEBT-FREE House - kitchen window

Our pantry cupboard is from my Mom — this used to hold my school books when I was a kid! 😆

Take a House Tour of our tiny, DEBT-FREE House - kitchen

Now let's move on to the living room… and, YES, my piano takes up 1/3 of the room. Priorities, people! 😂 We bought our couch used (from our church!) and I added a slip cover to give it an update.

Take a House Tour of our tiny, DEBT-FREE House - living room

View of the eating nook! I love my letter board (a gift from my Mom!).

Take a House Tour of our tiny, DEBT-FREE House - living room

The other side of our living room - I love the gallery wall that's slowly growing above the bookshelf.

Take a House Tour of our tiny, DEBT-FREE House - living room

This mantel is EVERYTHING. 😍 Alex built the whole thing, and it's AMAZING. I love the detail of the tin panels (salvaged from a ceiling in an old house), and that he used an antique (salvaged!) porch post for the sides of the mantel.

Take a House Tour of our tiny, DEBT-FREE House - living room

The hallway! I love this tiny gallery — I painted our family silhouettes in 2016 when we moved in. 😍

Take a House Tour of our tiny, DEBT-FREE House - hallway

The master bedroom (the first door to the left in the hallway).

Take a House Tour of our tiny, DEBT-FREE House - master bedroom
 
Our bedroom set was Alex's grandparents. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful heirloom! 😍
 
Take a House Tour of our tiny, DEBT-FREE House - master bedroom
 
This room is also FULL of more craft supplies. 😂 When you live in a small house you've gotta get creative with storage!
 
Take a House Tour of our tiny, DEBT-FREE House - master bedroom
 
Our closet — one of the quirks of old houses means that there are no closets — so open concept it is. ☺️
  
Take a House Tour of our tiny, DEBT-FREE House - master bedroom closet
 
Next up.. the kid's room! The bunk bed is from Ikea, and Alex actually cut it down so it isn't so tall! ( I was worried that the kids would fall out of the top bunk!) We've not regretted cutting it down ONCE — it's nice to have a safer height with younger kids.
 
Take a House Tour of our tiny, DEBT-FREE House - kid bedroom
 
This is tiny house living, folks! No closet for the kids, either…  I bought their dresser at an antique store before I was married. We basically just stuff as many toys as we can into this corner. 😂 (Plus, we have a VERY minimal toy collection!)
 
Take a House Tour of our tiny, DEBT-FREE House - kid bedroom
 
Heading out of the kid's bedroom you'll see the ONE closet in the house— a snug little linen closet in the hallway. 😊
 
Take a House Tour of our tiny, DEBT-FREE House - hallway
 
Alright… we're heading to the last room in the house — our itty-bitty bathroom! I'm in LOVE with my clawfoot tub. It's the BEST for soaking with epsom salts and some essential oils. 😍
 
Take a House Tour of our tiny, DEBT-FREE House - bathroom
 
We went with an anchor theme in the bathroom, and I love these anchor towels hooks we found!  Alex made ALL the wainscoting and the cabinet from the wood flooring we salvaged. 
 
Take a House Tour of our tiny, DEBT-FREE House - bathroom
 

And that's it! 4 people living in 750 sq. ft… in our tiny, debt-free home. 😍

After our (very short!) house tour… what's your favorite space in our house? 😍

 

And before you go… Are you working towards a BIG goal right now, maybe like getting our of renovating your home? Or maybe you're trying to get healthier, or working towards a career change!

If so… I've got something for you! The 6 journaling prompts I use every single morning have been INCREDIBLY helpful to keep me focused, energized, and ready to pursue big, SCARY dreams! (I really wish I had used this when we were working on our house.) Print out a copy of the journaling prompts below!

 

2 comments

  • Awesome house tour, Kate! You guys worked so hard on making it a home! Dad and I are amazed at you two!

    Mom
  • I love your home! So neat an organized! Ours was 950 square feet for 7 of us. It was not so neat and organized! Thank you for the journaling tips. It has revolutionized my devotions and given me courage and hope for the future. It’s not easy to transition at the end of a home schooling era. I’ve been journaling most every day and using most of the prompts. You can teach an old dog new tricks especially when this old dog has very little organizational skills. I’m inspired and thankful!

    Terri Board

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