tiny living space

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Analysis | How do couples live in tiny homes without killing each other?
Advice from couples who've survived cohabiting in 200 square feet.

The BIG secret to surviving in a tiny house as a couple… love, open communication and good conflict/resolution skills. Not that different than living together in a regular-sized house. ;) Though, unlike a larger home, there’s less room for skating by on poor communication skills.

In defense of “witchcraft aesthetic” posts:

I think a lot of witches feel the draw towards the comfy-cozy cottage brimming with plants, the windowsills full of crystals casting colored light in their shadows, big, spacious altars, smoking cauldrons, and tapestries and wreaths hung in every free space on the wall.

Who, in reality, has the means to have their craft area or workspace that luxurious? Not to say “no one,” because with all of the gorgeous photos floating around, someone obviously does. 

But a lot of us don’t. A lot of us are crammed into tiny living spaces we have to share with families, including pets. Not everyone can afford to make their actual space reflect the way they wish it looked, full of jars and candles and flowers. If you rent or have health issues, burning incense/candles might not be an option for you. If someone doesn’t have understanding family members, having anything “occult” looking hidden in their room could have dangerous consequences, if discovered. 

So maybe the reason these UGH AESTHETIC posts get so much attention in the community, is because… if people can’t have their real witchcraft space look the way they wish, at least they can create a sort of e-space similar to an online shrine.

I’ll keep tagging posts “aesthetic,” cause I know that genuinely sometimes users just aren’t on here for that kind of content. I just wanted to throw these thoughts out there too, though.

400 sqft of small modern tiny living space

Designed to be a very simple and versatile 400ft2 unit, studio37 can be adapted to meet most design requirements and work in most yards. Careful attention to details allows this unit to maximize space with an efficient interior layout.

Bunnies are Underestimated Companions
  • Bunnies are anything but dull. However, if you’re going to keep them confined in a small cramped hutch away from regular interaction then of course you aren’t going to understand what your bunny is really capable of. They are incredibly social animals by nature and should never be kept alone without regular companionship.
  • Rabbits can live over 10 years in age with proper care. This is a big commitment, a long-living family member. The oldest recorded rabbit was 18 years old. However, this statistic is only for house rabbits. Outdoor rabbits sadly have less than half of the expected lifespan due to the risks and dangers of predators and disease, and also often due to depression from negligence.
  • Bunnies have the same intelligence levels as dogs. This means they can be taught tricks, learn commands, and can partake in agility courses. There are official rabbit agility tournaments across the world for bunnies that enjoy agility training!
  • Bunnies are emotional and sensitive animals, despite not expressing emotions in an anthromorphised way such as a dog would. A lot of people look at their blank stares and think “this creature is dumb”. WRONG. Bunnies feel great joy, deep sorrow, get moody spells, and can throw angry tantrums too! They just express it through subtle body language and you need to pay attention to connect with them. As prey animals, everything must be done quietly and subtly for survival. Some rabbits are more forward and will nudge or lick you as a way of saying “pay attention to me!!”
  • Bunnies are CLEAN AND ODORLESS animals. They constantly groom themselves, like cats, and they can be litter-trained in just a few days (they must be neutered/spayed). It is a myth that they are smelly pets, normally due to people keeping rabbits in what is basically a tiny cramped toilet and/or not cleaning it regularly, and never bothering to litter-train them. My rabbits smell like freshly-picked freaking daisies.
  • When given the space they need to play, bunnies will express themselves in super adorable and hilarious ways!! “Binkies” are when a rabbit jumps, twists and/or shakes their body and it’s an expression of sheer joy. They’ll also occasionally race around the room, just ‘cause it’s fun! Some bunnies have proper cheeky sides and will invite you to play or tease you. They can’t express themselves in all these ways if you only give them tiny spaces to live or “exercise”.
  • Bunnies will not put up with your nonsense. If you do something they disapprove of, they will sass you; some examples would be by giving you the cold-shoulder or grumpily thumping/digging at your feet. They will remind you when you are late to feeding them dinner and treats by sitting in front of you and staring, or by begging, nudging, or even the occasional nip on the ankle! They’re certainly not the docile creatures you’d expect. You have to do things on their terms, much like many cats. This helps you respect each other in the home. You’re both the boss in this house.
  • When a rabbit’s nose is twitching, this isn’t related to their breathing. Their twitching nose is actually how they express their interest!! They read things first and foremost by smelling with their noses to collect information. When their nose is twitching away, this is them signalling to you that they are interested! If the twitching is slow, it’s a “meh”, and if it’s very fast it’s a “FASCINATING!!”
  • Some house rabbits have made special bonds with other pets in the family. They get on surprisingly well with cats especially. However, each cat’s personality and history must be considered before this should be allowed, and supervision must be given in the first few months.
  • Once you completely earn a rabbit’s trust, they will love you deeply and their affectionate sides will properly come out. They may show this by getting excited when you come to play and following you around, licking or chinning you, booping noses together with you, snuggling up with you, or even requesting petting from you. Earning a naturally anxious animal’s trust can take a long time, especially if you haven’t been with them since childhood/teenhood, but your patience will be rewarded. You need to give them lots of time to adjust to living with you; don’t just assume they’re “boring” or unworthy of love if they don’t reciprocate with you within the first few weeks or months.

Please think again about keeping these intelligent, loving animals locked outside in a small hutch away from your family. They deserve to have their potentials nurtured and to share a loving companionship with you.

If you feel like you have the patience and understanding to make a bond with a bunny, please consider adopting one of the thousands of abandoned and rescued rabbits in shelters who have been thrown away simply for being underestimated.