Tiny HOMEstead living isn’t for everyone.
However, most people find bits and pieces of our lifestyle that they love and wish they could implement in an urban setting. They want to take some of this tiny house farm life and put it into their city life.
We understand the allure and honestly it makes life that much better.
You have a greater appreciation for where your food comes from, you value what you have and only acquire what you need, not necessarily what you want. In the end you value your life experiences over things.
We compiled a pretty cool list on how to take a few things from this Tiny HOMEstead life and implement it into your city living.
- Grow a garden. You don’t have to have a green thumb or know that much about gardening. Start simple such as an herb garden and watch your love of plants and growing your own food grow. My mother started off with just a few house plants and this past season she ended up with herbs and a lemon tree inside her apartment. She mentioned to me how much fun she had replanting and planting new things for her urban garden. A really great product for those that want to start small and grow in their apartment is the Urbio. You can grow vertically on a magnetic surface.
- Depending on where you live, you may be allowed to have a few chickens in your backyard. There is nothing like waking up in the morning and grabbing fresh eggs from your chicken coop for breakfast. Cut the guess work out of building and snag an urban chicken coop at Tractor Supply. Want to learn more about chickens? Our favorite site is Backyard Chickens. Check them out!
- Composting has never been easier. You can make your own soil by composting. Keep a small compost bin on your counter…we found this adorable ceramic one here. Once that gets full (we recommend emptying sooner than that), transfer to your larger compost tumbler here (mix often). Your larger tumbler can be kept on your balcony or in your backyard You want to avoid any dairy, meat and fats in your compost. A quick google search will give you the proper mixture for a healthy compost.
- Go smaller! You don’t have to live in a tiny house to live tiny. People are understanding that less is more. Many people are opting for smaller apartments and revamping their spaces. Ikea has a great video on using every nook and cranny available in your space, and we were pretty impressed with their layouts. We were also impressed with their transitional furniture.