Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Entertaining in a tiny house.....no problem!

This is for all you fellow bloggers out there who share a common aliment with me .... it's called THS  (tiny house syndrome).   Not that living in a tiny house is all bad, a lot of fairytales start off in tiny houses... although they pretty much end up in Castles. Ok lets try a different route, tiny houses are often thought of as "cute" or "cozy" or "filled with love"... and often furniture. 

Now you don't often think of tiny houses as being synonymous with "great for entertaining".  Granted in the warmer months its easy to move the party outdoors, however when it freezing right on the other side of that door I much rather stay in the tiny house than out of it.   Ohhh big perk...tiny house + lots of people = BODY HEAT !!! you can save on the electric bill if you have people over all the time.  
He he he I know I'm a dork. 

Anyways a great way to dispel this terrible THS  and entertaining is to do what I call 
the great switcheroo!   

Last year I had this great idea to invite all my co-workers over for a Christmas dinner. We were going to stuff them all in our tiny dining room/ breakfast room/ go between from the kitchen to the living room.  
 Our tiny dining room

We were cooking the whole spread ourselves and preparing the house for a Bakers Dozen of people. Not just people, but people whose Master bedroom is bigger than my house ( a little exaggeration but you get the point ).  So after a brief moment of freaking out and wondering how we will fit everyone in an 8x10 space along with a table full of food and chairs.  

 We decided to do the great switcheroo!!!

It takes some elbow grease but luckily small house = not a ton of furniture so we moved the living room into the dining room and the dining room into the living room. 

Voila....plenty of room for people to sit and eat and the dining room made a nice little keeping room between the kitchen and the living room.

We even kept it like this for a while. Our new Keeping room was so "cozy" it was our own little nook for some quality time. 

I think I have started to learn that it really doesn't matter how big or small a space is entertaining is really just a simple equation.  Great people + good food = fun times

* Angela *

1 comment:

  1. You are a genius! I would never have thought to do that. And the table looks GORGEOUS!