(Rage cleaning is faster than the normal calm cleaning.)
I'm not a fan of losing my keys.
Apparently, we smell amazing.
We've had several instances where someone takes one step into the house, halts, closes their eyes and inhales deeply,
"I love that smell!"
It's the smell of wood. Natural building materials! Most is raw, some is oiled, free of toxic stains.
One of many valid responses to the question, "Why don't you just live in an RV?"
Today a neighbor boy stepped in, did a sniff double-take and said, "Oh, I love that smell, it smells like Whole Foods!" and then ran back out to the playground.
...I'll take it! :)
The Kimberly Stove has been burning for two days so now we get to smell a bit like a campfire, too! We're falling deeper and deeper in love.
On good days it smells like a garden in the bathroom! :)
We ran out of our peat moss-hemp stalk mixture one day. That day it did not smell like a garden. I'm hyper-aware of any possible smell and have been told that whatever it is I'm smelling is not readable by anyone else's olfactory receptors. We're still finding the balance of microbes, enzymes, "etc" and I think there's room for a little improvement.
Regardless. The rest of the house trumps.
When we were in the planning stages of our tiny house journey the smell of our tiny house was not a factor. Didn't come up in conversation, no expectation or anticipation. What a pleasant surprise! The lovely, woodsy smell is a wonderful addition to the peaceful aura of the Tiny House. It smells like outside!
I had no idea I would ever be so proud of the smell of my house.
So if you want to live in a delicious smelling home that makes you feel like Laura Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie, you should build a Tiny House just like ours! ;)
This is the best picture of smell that I can get. :)
LoadingLeading the #TinyHouse caravan at 3:45am. These guys stayed awake the whole time! So much excitement! ...for the kids, not the dog so much. :)