Building An Earthship In Darfield, B.C.

We are a family of five living in Darfield, BC.
Our house is six hundred square feet in total and we are feeling cramped.

We have decided to build an earthship!

So starts the adventure ...

Friday, December 18, 2009

Reclaiming Space

The last few days have found us cleaning out our office space.  It's about 200 square feet and after downsizing two years ago, we haven't been in it very much.  In fact, the kids go there to listen to music.

Living in a small space has meant that we've had difficulty having friends over, especially friends with children; there simply is not enough room for 10+ people in 600 square feet!

So, we've started reclaiming space in our office, which is located above our shop on what we call the mezzanine.  We've removed one desk and about five or six boxes of archival documents.  What a trip down memory lane going through all our former customer files.

We moved one of the smaller desks to allow for another work area for the kids to do homework and we've freed up about half the entire space for a recreation area for the kids.  We've already moved an old sofa in there and tomorrow we'll move the TV Gail gave us (handed down) and hook up an old DVD player. 

When we have company we can banish kids to the recreation area to play music, play games or listen to movies.

Chris has also been installing shelving all around the house to declutter our space.  It's really stuff we should have done two years ago when we moved in, but life has been busy and somehow these projects have gone by the wayside!

Today was the last day of school for the year so starting tomorrow we will buy a few gifts and start making the remainder.  We're determined to keep it relaxed; there's nothing like getting grumpy before Christmas!

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