Small Cool 2010: Nicky's Quirk Factor

Small Cool 2010: Nicky's Quirk Factor

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Janel Laban
Apr 21, 2010


Who Lives Here: Nicky & the tot, Hudson
Location: Anita, Iowa
Size: 540 square feet

What is your favorite element of your Small & Cool home? It was definitely the quirk factor that attracted me to this place. It is known in my small town as "the chicken coop house." It is not extremely large, as you know, and has a unique, barn-like shape. In addition, it hasn't been very well maintained. On the plus side, Midge (as she has been more affectionately monikered) is in a great location with a fun and spacious yard.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your Small Cool home? Finding the balance of how much time and money you want to invest into a rental is a huge challenge--especially when you're a commuting single mom, fresh out of college. Even with only a whopping $250 rent payment, Midge requires much more attention and rehabbing than I can provide. Having generously handy friends and family has been a godsend with the ever-present issues that arise. Midge is my "Smallest Cheapest."

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