Have you ever noticed that the life of the party is always in one room, no matter the size of the house? Usually the kitchen or the living room. If the room is too large and the crowd too small, the party is less of a success because the guests are dispersed. Ease of conversation is naturally linked to proximity. For example: Are you more likely to chat with someone across the room or next to you on the couch?

It’s pretty simple — intimate spaces enhance social activity.

Lina Menard hosts a Dinner Party in the Bayside Bungalow

In a Tiny House RV, the space is very intimate, so you’ll have no trouble filling your living room / kitchen combination with about 10-15 standing guests. Perfect for small gatherings, but what if you want to have a larger party? Don’t panic, it is possible! After all, you’re a Tiny House RV owner that thrives on creative spaces.

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This is my third holiday season as a tiny houser. It feels good to host company, even though most of my guests live in a house 15 times larger than my Tumbleweed. At my dinner parties – which usually include 4 to 6 people – my guests always compliment the creative techniques I use to accommodate them. Below I’ve listed some advice for hosting in a tiny space. Feel free to add your own tips in the comments. Happy Holidays everyone!

5 Tips to Host Company in your Tumbleweed

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Holiday decor – using the porch. Photo credit: Megbuilds.com

1). Place your decorations high and low

In a small house, every inch is valuable real estate. When decorating for the holidays, place items high and low so that they won’t take up “body space” – the area where your guests may stand or sit. I like to hang decorations from the ceiling, such as mistletoe and string lights. If you’re celebrating Christmas, try some of these space saving decorating alternatives.

Tiny House Dining Table

Photo credit: Tiny House Giant Journey

2). Create a folding dining table

Dining tables take up a lot of room. To save space, purchase or build a folding dining table. My table has a low profile when stored against the wall, but it also folds down in two different ways to accommodate 2-6 guests. When it’s in the folded up position, it also acts as a chalkboard.

Get cozy! A small space will make your event feel intimate.