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If you’re curious about living large in small spaces, why not take a vacation from your own home to stay in a tiny house?

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After test driving the tiny home lifestyle, if you want to learn more, I recommend a new book “The Joy of Tiny House Living” by home builder Chris Schapnick. It offers advice on the design, construction, legalities of living in a tiny home, and the challenges of downsizing.  A tiny house or micro-house is typically 500 to 550 square feet but dwellings under 1000 square feet qualify. The Tiny Home movement is sweeping the nation as people embrace living with fewer financial burdens and belongings.

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For a tour of several designer tiny homes, I invite you to watch this episode of The Design Tourist featuring a trio of tiny homes decorated with the latest trends.


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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist ( that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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