June 19, 2019
Typically when we have guests over we are outside! Being in Florida we get spoiled with good weather all year round for the most part! We have some space outside at the campground with a table and hammocks, and everyone runs to the hammocks first 😁
On the rare occasion we have bad weather we have our folding table inside that seats two and our couch seats two also. If there is anymore than that we let our guests take the seats and we will stand by the sink or on the staircase (only happened once). I think this works well for us because we are not really having a lot of people over at any given time and when we do, we have enough space for a couple close friends!
If we are having guests around in summer we have a dining table out on the deck which is lovely! But when we have guests around in winter we serve dishes up on the kitchen bar area and everyone sits on the couch. It’s really only suited to have 4-5 people in the house for dinner, it’s cozy but doable and people don’t mind! We didn’t try and build a dining table into our home, it wasn’t something we felt we needed to prioritize.
Typically when we invite guests over, it’s during the summer and everyone is outside! It’s way more fun to sit outside and watch the animals, play in the yard, and BBQ than sit inside the house.
When we do have people over during the winter, everyone just kind of spreads out around the house. For example, some people sit at the desk, on the stairs, on the couch, up in the small loft, etc. The nice part about a tiny house is that even when everyone is stuck inside, you’re never very far from the action and conversation.
As I'm sure most folks do, I plan to do the majority of my entertaining outside! But I do love having a friend over for drinks, or cooking dinner for just one or two friends. My kitchen was designed so that if I'm cooking at the stove, I can be interacting with whoever is in the lounge space, which is ideal for small scale entertaining.
My counter top seating can fit two people comfortably, and once my DIY couch is done, it can seat two people with two additional low slide out stools for extra seating. I've been so busy finishing projects around the house since I moved in that I've barely had time to think about hosting, not to mention Virginia's yo-yo weather hasn't given me many opportunities to gather outdoors. But I can't wait for the cool of the fall, which is my favorite time of year to have people over!
If so, you'll definitely want to design your tiny house with this in mind! And as the Dream Team has mentioned, it definitely doesn't have to happen inside the house—as long as there is space outside, any tiny house can be a suitable place to entertain guests!
September 13, 2019
September 13, 2019 10 Comments
My name is Alan—founder at Dream Big Live Tiny Co! A few years ago, I quit my consulting job to pursue a life full of adventure. After traveling around the world for a year, I sold most of my stuff and moved into an 160-sqft tiny house. Now I spend most of my time showcasing incredible people living with less in pursuit of more freedom, as well as incredible tiny houses around the world!
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