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
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?
As many of you have read, we’ve enjoyed living in a tiny, cozy apartment here in Hong Kong. A while back I shared our little slice of Canada that we created in 440 square feet (if you missed it, read up: here). Knowing we were expecting a baby we needed somewhere with a bit more space and began … More Our New *Larger Hong Kong Apartment
It was a big day in Vancouver back on March 9th. After all the planning and packing, it was finally moving day. The relocation contract covered packing, moving and shipping a container full of our belongings (which I’m sure we didn’t fill), so on the last day of possession of our New Westminster apartment a team … More Hong Kong Apartment: The Container Arrives