We’ve got another year living in Hong Kong behind us, and when I say living…we really lived here this year. While 2020 started as an exciting new adventure as a family of four, it soon became vastly different than we (or anyone) could have ever imagined. My parents arrived Christmas morning (2019), and it was … More 2020: A Year in Review
Well here were are, over 30% of the way through 2020 and I’m still trying to summarize 2019. I was an absolute blur of a year full of changes and confusions; maybe I’m still trying to wrap my head around everything that happened.
No surprises here…our little toddler’s lifestyle (can you believe Campbell is TWO now?!) is demanding a few changes around our place. When we decided to upgrade from our previous one bedroom apartment I wondered how well and for how long our two bedroom, two bathroom space would work for us. I’m happy to report that we … More Hong Kong Apartment: Recent Changes
Hosting friends at our place ticks a lot of boxes for us. We enjoy preparing food for others to enjoy, it’s a nice break from eating out (the Hong Kong norm), and selfishly…when we host at our place we can still hang out with friends with a contented sleeping baby in the next room. It … More How We Host a Dinner Party in 590 Sq Ft
There are a few categories of goods in our house. The first is things we shipped over from Canada. Since we were lucky enough to have shipping as part of Braden’s relocation package (read about that here), we took full advantage. This was a curated selection of items from our North America apartment, mostly furniture, … More What we Bring Back to Hong Kong from Canada
This was our second year staying in Hong Kong for Christmas. Last year Campbell was 3.5 months old, I had just returned to work and had spent three weeks in Vancouver the month before. More travel, especially over the holidays, wasn’t in the cards for us. And, it turned out, we LOVED our Christmas as … More Our Christmas in Hong Kong
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…if we hadn’t moved to Hong Kong, there is no chance we would be living in a small apartment, especially now as a family of three. Our former Vancouver digs – 800 sq ft one bedroom place (see photos of that here) was never going to cut … More Hong Kong House Sizes
Our original plan for our 590 sq ft apartment allowed for a baby (if you’re catching up, see the floorplan here); it’s why we moved and what we planned for. Initially a bassinet on our bedroom window sill and a changing mat on top of a chest of drawers was all the dedicated space our tiny … More Creating Space for a Toddler in 590 Sq Ft
Welcome to the latest contribution to the Small Family Homes Blog Community! This month’s topic focuses on the necessities of small space living for a family. I feel like I’m constantly curating a list of small space necessities in my mind as I discuss our living situation with others. I think this list is especially … More 10 Must-Haves for Small Space Family Living
At some point during our time here in Hong Kong (probably somewhere between learning I was pregnant and deciding to move to a slightly larger place to accommodate our baby’s arrival), I got really interested in small-space dwelling with a baby. I discovered a great blog written by another small-space-dwelling-Alison; 600SQFTANDABABY captures her life in Vancouver living … More Do You Need to Be Creative to Live Small?