Location: Heidelberg, Germany
We have been living in our home for almost a year! It is about 72 square meters as opposed to our 30 square meter flat that we lived in before (that was featured in your Small Cool Contest last year!)
I would say that our home is cozy and rustic. We decorate on a strict budget because we are hoping to soon be debt-free. Most all of our furniture is found on the streets, or in second hand shops. Hospitality is very important to us so it has been a wonderful thing to have more space to have dinner and overnight guests!
One challenge we have had is to fight the urge to fill every bit of available space. Having lived in such a tiny apartment before, we were accustomed to utilizing every square inch. Now, though we have space, we still have to remind ourselves that not every bit of space has to be occupied.
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