Browse our original content for tips, ideas, and inspiration for your right-sized lifestyle. Also explore helpful articles describing life in a Simple Life community including our properties, grounds, fees, and the philosophy of our lifestyle.

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Jul 28, 2023
Move-In Ready Homes: Everything You Need to Know

Move-in ready homes are the modern homebuyer’s solution to eliminating house-hunting stress. These properties come...

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Jul 21, 2023
Retire in Florida: Lakeshore Community in Sumter County

Retirement marks a new chapter in life, and choosing the best place for you to...

Jul 14, 2023
Tiny Home Living: Meet the Seabreeze Cottage

If a unique tiny home living experience is what you’re looking for, your search may...

Jun 30, 2023
Moving to Florida: Debunking Myths and Misconceptions

Moving to Florida. The name alone evokes iconic imagery; Disney world vacations, orange groves, cheesy...

Jun 23, 2023
Lakeshore Community: A Blissful Testimonial and Homes for Sale by Simple Life

When it comes to Simple Life’s communities, we are only as successful as our residents...

Jun 16, 2023
The Environmental Impact of Tiny Homes: Living Green in a Compact Space

The concept of living in small spaces isn’t new. In fact, it has been around...

ADU - Accessory Dwelling Units: Everything you need to know
May 26, 2023
Accessory Dwelling Units: Everything You Need to Know

Welcome to the ADU enthusiasts’ happy place! Whether you’re seeking to maximize your property’s value,...

May 12, 2023
Hendersonville: Discover the Charm of This Small Town

The Village and The Hamlet are perfectly located in the small town of Flat Rock....

May 09, 2023
How To Design Your Snowbird Lifestyle

Are you considering the snowbird lifestyle? It makes sense! Many adults are desiring more months...

May 05, 2023
Interior Design: Choosing a Style For Your Cottage Home

When furnishing a new cottage home or current living space, it is important to take...

May 02, 2023
Top 10 Inspiring Cottage Front Porch Decor Ideas

There are few things better than starting the day sitting on your front porch, sipping...

Apr 29, 2023
Lakeshore – a New Kind of Housing Choice

Simple Life originated on the premise of a unique way of living. We often talk...

Apr 22, 2023
Tiny Home For Sale: Discover The Zion Cottage at The Hamlet

The Zion Cottage is one of our most loved tiny home for sale at The...

Apr 21, 2023
Helpful Tips to be a Great Host

Hosting goes beyond just providing a space for guests. It’s about creating a warm and...

Apr 10, 2023
5 Ideas for Your Guest Cottage

At Lakeshore, you can now add a guest cottage onto select lots. These cottages sit...

Apr 07, 2023
Sun Dried Tomato Pasta Recipe

In this series, we will be sharing weekly recipes to add to your repertoire. You...

Apr 05, 2023
Spring Cleaning Checklist – What To Include

It’s that time of year where the weather warms up, the plants are in bloom,...

Mar 28, 2023
Meal Prep Tips By Simple Life

Meal prepping (or prep) has become very popular among the 9-5-ers of the world. It...

Mar 25, 2023
Tips to Maximize Your Storage Space in Your Tiny Home

Our tiny homes at the Hamlet come as small as 399 square feet. With that,...

Mar 23, 2023
7 Ways To Live a Simple Life

In today’s world, it can be challenging to be present. Most of us are always...

Mar 21, 2023
Tips for Setting Up a Yoga Studio at Home

Yoga was developed over 5,000 years ago, becoming a widely practiced form of exercise and...

Mar 17, 2023
Lakeshore By Simple Life: 5 Reasons To Move Today

Florida has long been a dream destination for outdoor enthusiasts, active adults, and retirees. People...

Mar 16, 2023
Lakeshore Exploration: A Central Florida Resident’s Path to Adventure

The locations of all Simple Life communities are thoughtfully chosen. We make sure to develop...

Mar 02, 2023
Green Living : How To Be More Green in Your Daily Life

In more recent years, the topic of green living or eco-friendly has become popular, and...

Mar 02, 2023
10 Tips For Downsizing in the New Year

One of the best things about starting a new year is getting a fresh start....

Feb 24, 2023
Downsizing with dogs: 3 Helpful Tips !

Downsizing is a relatively simple concept – it involves simplifying your possessions, decreasing space, changing...

Feb 23, 2023
5 Benefits of Move-in Ready Homes

If you’re a house hunter looking to simplify the buying or building process, opting for...

Feb 21, 2023
8 Tiny Home Upgrades

Choosing to live in a smaller home has an abundance of personal and practical benefits...

Feb 16, 2023
New Home Communities: 10 Benefits of Living In One!

Old homes and communities offer a sense of nostalgia, but some are far beyond their “use...

Feb 12, 2023
Practice Self Love This Valentine’s Day

When we think about Valentine’s Day, most of us would think about couples, romantic dates,...

Small House Interior Design - Day Beds
Feb 08, 2023
Small House Interior Design: 10 Hacks Worth Trying

If you live in one of today’s tiny houses or small homes, you may find...

Jan 18, 2023
5 Hot drinks to keep you warm this winter

For us Floridians, there aren’t many opportunities to enjoy hot drinks – usually, we reach...

Six actions that will make you a better person
Jan 13, 2023
6 Actions That Will Make You a Better Person

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way...

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Dec 21, 2022
Upsides to Leading a Lock-and-Leave Lifestyle

Today is the day! You have booked your flight, packed your bags, and you’re turning...

Safe and Effective Weight Bearing Exercises for Seniors
Dec 02, 2022
Safe and Effective Weight Bearing Exercises for Seniors

If you’ve heard of squats, lunges, or push-ups, you’re already familiar with the concept of...

Nov 11, 2022
Antioxidants – The Guardians of Your Cells

It should go without saying that maintaining good health goes together with a good and...

Nov 01, 2022
Outdoor Living Space Ideas: Here Is How Upgrade Your Yard

The possibilities for creating the perfect outdoor space are endless – but we’ve pinned down...

It’s a Beautiful Day for a Neighbor: Benefits of Social Participation and Engagement for Older Adults
Oct 17, 2022
Impacts of Social Activities for Older Adults

Enjoying alone time is natural. Solitude can be healthy, giving you opportunity to de-stress, reflect,...

Fun and easy crafts for adults to make at home
Oct 10, 2022
Crafts for Adults: Fun and Easy Ones to Make at Home

When you think of arts and crafts, you may picture elementary school children using safety...

Sep 15, 2022
Five Small Kitchen Cooking Tips

Having a smaller kitchen space doesn’t mean you have to give up making your favorite...

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Sep 08, 2022
The Best Animal Sanctuaries in Florida

Florida wetlands teem with native flora and fauna, some of which are regular sights at...

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Aug 31, 2022
Decluttering Tips For Your Home By Simple Life

Downsizing isn’t a one and done activity. It takes dedication, reflective thinking, and even lifestyle...

Lakeshore Amenity- Fitness Room
Aug 22, 2022
8 Benefits Of Yoga In Your Golden Years

How do you typically spend your time at Lakeshore? Do you engage in activities that...

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Aug 15, 2022
Top Tips To Approach Gardening

When the first flower blooms on a plant that you have been caring for, it...

Aug 08, 2022
6 Best Summer Cocktails to Try

There’s nothing better than the feeling of drinking a cool, refreshing drink on a scorching...

Simple Life Garden Envoy
Jan 28, 2022
Simple Life Garden Envoy

Envoy Groups are one of the best ways for residents to get involved in their...

Christmas Celebrations in Western North Carolina
Dec 13, 2021
Christmas in Western North Carolina

It’s that time of the year! The time where friends and family gather together, traveling...

Dec 13, 2021
5 Holiday Films for a White Christmas Fix

Here in Florida, we make Christmas as festive as can be. Lights, trees, flamingos dressed...

A North Carolina Thanksgiving
Nov 19, 2021
A North Carolina Thanksgiving

I gave you some Florida themed recipes, now it’s time for some good North Carolina...

A Floridian’s Twist on Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov 05, 2021
A Floridian’s Twist on Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving, the absolute favorite holiday for some, is upon us once again. The usual spread...

Oct 15, 2021
Experience Asheville While Living at The Hamlet

Asheville is one of the most popular cities in North Carolina- and for good reason....

Simple Life Envoy Groups
Oct 08, 2021
Simple Life Envoy Groups

Residents at Simple Life have the opportunity to get involved in their community in a...

Sep 24, 2021
Cottage Home Decor Ideas for Fall

If you are looking for inspiration for your autumn cottage home decor, look no further!...

New Amenities Coming Soon to Lakeshore
Sep 17, 2021
New Amenities Coming Soon to Lakeshore

We are excited to announce the coming of several brand-new amenities at our Lakeshore community!...

Sep 15, 2021
Best Place to Retire in NC: The Hamlet

Nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge mountains in Flat Rock, North Carolina, The...

Sep 10, 2021
Easy One-Pot Recipes from a Cottage Kitchen

What’s not to love about one pot recipes? They save time, make less dishes, and...

Sep 03, 2021
Central Florida Community Offers Peaceful, Contemporary Lifestyle

Simple Life’s central Florida community – nestled in the heart of the state – offers...

5 Tips for Storing Summer Sports Equipment in a Cottage Home
Aug 23, 2021
Storing Sports Equipment in a Tin Home

Beautiful, warm, summertime weather often inspires us to get outside and get active. From gardening...

Aug 09, 2021
How To Downsize: Evaluate Your Living Space

There may come a time in your life when you wonder ‘what exactly do I...

Jun 18, 2021
Small Cottage Home Lover: Meet the Sunny Isle at Lakeshore!

Over the years, our Sunny Isle home has become increasingly popular at Lakeshore. If you’ve...

May 18, 2021
Lakeshore Amenity Center Comes to Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE2ZyM06Kuc Friday, April 17 was everything Simple Life hoped it would be! The sun was...

Apr 22, 2021
Simple Life Offers Busy Lifestyle

Dozens of people were on hand last Friday, to celebrate in the official opening of...

Lakeshore Amenity Center Grand Opening
Apr 15, 2021
Lakeshore Amenity Center Grand Opening

On Saturday, April 17, 2021 Lakeshore is pleased to open its luxury Amenity Center with an open...

Apr 05, 2021
North Carolina Communities Near Conveniences

Nothing seems more inviting than a cottage home tucked away in the mountains of Western...

Mar 16, 2021
Lakeshore By Simple Life – Everything You Need Within 10 Miles

Lakeshore by Simple Life is peacefully tucked away under a gorgeous live oak canopy in Central...

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Feb 01, 2021
Top 5 Things to Do at The Villages® in Florida

There is no shortage of things to do within the gates of Lakeshore by Simple...

Lakeshore’s 3,500 sq. ft. Amenity Center is Almost Here
Nov 18, 2020
Lakeshore’s Amenity Center is Almost Here

At Simple Life we understand that “community” can play an essential role in one’s sense...

How To Store Your Adventure Gear In A Tiny Cottage House
Sep 17, 2020
Store Your Adventure Gear In A Tiny House

Downsizing is never easy, but it can be especially overwhelming when it involves outdoor recreation...

Simple Life Envoys
Aug 31, 2020
Simple Life Communities: The Envoy Program

A collection of Simple Life homes is more than a neighborhood, it’s a community. Life...

Introducing the Studio Shed by Simple Life
Jul 31, 2020
The Studio Shed by Simple Life

From storage and workspaces to home libraries and art studios, the Studio Shed is the backyard shed,...

Jul 15, 2020
Tiny Home Included in the Parade of Homes™

Success in America was once measured by the bigger job, the bigger car, the bigger...

Jul 02, 2020
Welcome To Outside Living

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American spends only 7% of their...

May 12, 2020
Discover Flavors of the World at Home

If there is one thing that differing cultures have in common, it is the love...

5 Ways to Be a Helper from Home
May 01, 2020
Simple Life Values: 5 Ways to Be a Helper

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my...

Apr 17, 2020
Lakeshore Landing Amenity Center Opens

Oxford, Fla. – (April XX, 2020) Simple Life, the company that believes you should live...

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Apr 02, 2020
5 Tips to Stay-at-Home in a Tiny House

Across the globe people are being asked to “stay at home” in order to help...

Feb 15, 2020
Living In a ”Smart Home’ at Lakeshore

We are living in the prime time of technological development! This is one of the...

Dec 31, 2019
5 Tiny House New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

Turning a tiny house into a happy home is the key to a happy life...

Dec 13, 2019
5 Gifts for a Simple Life in a Tiny House

Living in a small space does not mean living with less. However, no matter if...

Dec 02, 2019
How To Host Holidays In Your Small House

There is nothing quite like gathering in the company of family and friends over the...

The Ideal Home Base for Your RV Lifestyle
Nov 01, 2019
The Ideal Home Base for Your RV Lifestyle

Home is where your RV is – the tried and true motto of many RV...

Sep 23, 2019
Tips to Avoid the Overwhelm of Downsizing

Got a lot of stuff you need to get rid of? Can’t figure out how to...

Cottage Home by Simple Life | Model Row
Sep 11, 2019
Choosing a Lakeshore Cottage Home That’s Right For You

It’s time to design your life at Lakeshore! Let’s just saw it, you can’t go...

Aug 16, 2019
Downsizing and Decluttering 101

It is inevitable. One way or another, you’re going to downsize. It is part of...

Jul 09, 2019
Empty Nesters Making the Switch to Tiny Houses

Life happens in stages. Childhood, school, jobs, marriages, children of our own, and so it...

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Jun 27, 2019
Working From a Tiny Home

People are often drawn to tiny houses by their charming, unique exteriors and undeniably minimalistic...

May 31, 2019
Park Model Homes: A Comprehensive Guide

Park model homes offer an attractive alternative to traditional housing. But what are they, and...

Apr 15, 2019
New Florida Community Named

It’s official! Simple Life is naming its flagship Florida community Lakeshore! Located just outside The Villages,...

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Jan 31, 2019
Our Newest Community In Central Florida

Simple Life’s newest community Lakeshore, which will provide 223+ tiny homes in a stunning, well...

Dec 20, 2018
Leader of the Market for Desirable Tiny Home

While it may appear that Americans are working harder and wanting more out of life,...

Nov 15, 2018
A Subtle Start to a Simple Life

There’s something to be said for the ease of moving into a pre-owned home in...

Oct 30, 2018
Simple but Exciting Life in Hendersonville

Simple Life because we hope that our residents will embrace a life less hectic than...

Sep 04, 2018
Sponsor of North Carolina Apple Festival

The temperatures in The Crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains are crisp and the area...