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Simpleng Buhay! Couple Chooses A Tiny Home In The Province For Their Future FamilySurrounded by nature, the house is an ideal place to start a family.by Cielo Anne Calzado .
Finding a home where they can build a life together is an important milestone for couples. Whether it’s a starter home or a big house, in the city or in the province, as long as your hearts are in it, it will be the perfect place where you can put down your roots and start a family.
For Irene Vidaurreta and her husband, Benjie, building a tiny house in Ormoc, Leyte proved to be the best decision. It’s elevated and found on top of a hill, giving them the best view of the lush surroundings.
“We moved in last March 2021. This used to be my friend and I’s weekend getaway but after getting married (also in March), my husband and I decided to live here,” shares Irene, who owns the lot where the house stands.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Measuring 18 feet x 10 feet (excluding the balcony), the house is reminiscent of quaint cabins, with its laid-back atmosphere and minimal furnishings. Irene came up with the design, using pegs she found on Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration. Benjie gave his full support to his wife while providing inputs to improve Irene’s ideas.
Why choose buhay probinsya?
These days, it’s no longer surprising for young homeowners to choose to leave the city to settle in calmer locations away from the pollution and congestion. For Irene, it’s all about embracing a quieter and more peaceful lifestyle.
“Life in the province is so laid-back. It’s like a way of refreshing your soul from the toxic urban life,” she shares.CONTINUE READING BELOWRecommended Videos
Tiny house living also taught them about contentment. “I am encouraged to practice minimalism. One of the challenges of living in a small home is organizing it to make it look spacious despite the limited space,” says Irene.
“I refrain from buying things I see online. I tell myself, ‘Hindi ito kasya sa bahay.’ You can always find happiness in small things. You just need to learn to appreciate what you have,” she adds.
Building a family-friendly tiny house
Some might be wondering if living in a tiny home in the province is ideal for families. For Irene and Benjie, the answer is a resounding yes.
"[You should] build a house you see yourself living in 30 or 50 years from now. If you seek a healthy heart and peace of mind, I recommend living in the province," Irene explains.
The couple doesn’t have second thoughts about starting a family in their tiny house, too. “I want my children to grow up in a peaceful environment. As they grow old, I want them to appreciate the earth in its natural state, to know that it does not require too many materials things to be truly happy,” muses Irene.
Take a peek inside their tiny house in Leyte below:ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOWADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Hanging a hammock instantly creates a hangout spot. This also serves as the guest accommodations. It’s cozy, relaxing, and guests can enjoy the breeze.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOWADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
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