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These 80-year-olds have the brains of 30-year-olds "Super agers" don't lose brainpower as they age the way regular people do. According to pop culture, when people age, their minds start to go. If television and movies are any indication, pretty much all elderly people forget basic facts about their lives and have shaky grasps on reality.

Has Vision Zero lost its way? Laura Laker looks at the question in the Guardian, and talks to TreeHugger. For some time I have been calling Vision Zero a failure in North America, little more than a tag line, or band-aids that do very little.

The Intrepide is a charmingly modern tiny house in the French Alps French tiny house builder Baluchon is creating some of the more interesting small homes coming out of France. One of their recent realizations, the Intrepide, features some of their signature flair for elegantly quirky design, sporting a sloped roof that not only looks more modern, but also offers shading for the windows and more height inside.

North American houses turn to mush in a flood. What can we do about it? TreeHugger asked two experts, Alex Wilson and Steve Mouzon, for their thoughts. The typical North American house is not designed to get wet.

Give Up Comfort I was boarding an airplane today, and the woman ahead of me had a huge travel pillow, a blanket, and a few other items designed to give her maximum comfort on the flight. Someone I know was about to go on a trip, and they spent a month worrying about whether they would have everything they could possibly need to be comfortable.

Off-the-Grid Tiny Home Living: Maintenance Tips and Tricks Maintaining a tiny home is one thing. Maintenance on an off-the-grid tiny home is a whole other challenge. However, the adventures that await you and your tiny home are worth the hard work. But going off the grid is a big decision, and there are definitely some precautions you need to take to ensure smooth sailing.

Podcast 150 - City In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan talk about how the city in which you live affects the rest of your life, and they answer the following questions:. Apple Podcasts · Google Play · Soundcloud · Spotify · MP3. Joshua and Ryan's pithy, shareable, less-than-140-character responses.

Builder offers to pay you to put tiny homes on your land ESCAPE is a tiny house builder that is currently offering to pay you to put tiny homes on your land as a business partnership. What do you think of this proposition? Is this something you would consider doing if you had or have your own land that qualifies for this program?

33ft Luxury Tiny House with Slide Outs: 390 Sq. Ft. Inside! This is a luxury tiny house on wheels with slide outs that's for sale in Knoxville, TN. It's a 33ft THOW with approximately 390 sq. ft. of space inside. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Images via Tiny Home Builders. Images via Tiny Home Builders.

How do I get started? For the next two or three posts, I'm going to be doing a mini-series of quick-fire posts in response to questions I've had from readers and friends. This week's post is all about getting started.

LifeEdited Maui: An Animated Day in the Life Architecture, site prep, solar installation, and many other things: HAWAII OFF-GRID. General Contractor and occasional chef: Massimo Pandolfi. Construction planning: Pono Grown Farm Center. Cabinetry: Mike Gagne. Utility infielders: Beth Elliott, Sean Sliger.

A Mix of Old and New: Victorian Home in London is Converted into Micro-Apartments In a four story, terraced Victorian home in London, bicbloc set out to redesign the historic building into a set of fourteen micro apartments.

Easy Riding with an Electric Cargo Trike As popularity surrounding electric powered transport continues to grow, manufacturers are looking for more ways to apply this concept. Japanese electronic bike company, Daga, has produced the Stroke Cargo Trike.

The United Nations produced a Tiny Home At the request of the United Nations Environment Programme and in collaboration with the Center for Ecosystems in Architecture at Yale, Gray Organschi Architecture developed a prototype for an eco friendly tiny home. With a total footprint of 237 square feet, the Ecological Living Module has enough space to house four people.

Portland Massage Therapist Lives Full-Time on a Sailboat Cheryl GreatHouse is a massage therapist living in Portland, Oregon. After meeting her through a mutual acquaintance, I knew I wouldn't be surprised that this strong lady would end up living on a sailboat named after the Maori name for "Warrior Woman." Cheryl lives on a 1980 Morgan 38 foot sailboat on the Columbia River.

The Rule of Two As our to-do lists grow, it seems we must be superheroes-or high-functioning sociopaths-to be "effective" people. I feel the pressure, too. But instead of beating myself up when my life isn't "complete," I give myself permission to be satisfied if, twice a week, I'm able to engage in the eleven solo endeavors that are most important to me :.

What If We Stopped Saying What If? It's a phrase that's been used as long as we could speak: What if? It can be used in both positive and negative contexts. But what if we stopped saying what if? I'll admit that I can be a bit of a worrier, especially when it comes to health-based issues.

1-Bowl Vegan Banana Pancakes - Minimalist Baker Recipes I've been using a less complicated version every Saturday for over a year - 1 egg, 1 oz of oats, 3 oz banana, mashed and stirred together. These may not be as light and fluffy as yours, but I like them. :-). After cooking they're usually topped with 1 oz of nutbutter and 3 oz fresh berries.

Here's what living in a tiny house is really like Ever wonder what living in a tiny house is really like? Business Insider just went after that very question to find out. Image by Paul VanDerWerf via Flickr. Our big thanks to Peter Christiansen for sharing!. You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

The Journey of Reducing Our Landfill Waste I mean, really look at what you roll out onto the curb every week for the rubbish truck to come and collect? We never used to think twice. Food scraps, packaging, leftovers that went off, cleaning waste, you name it-it was most likely in our bins.

Man Turns Old VW Bus into Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle He bought an old VW bus and turned it into his very own solar-powered electric vehicle. Can you imagine having your own electric vehicle that you can charge using the sun wherever you may be? Images via YouTube / Dylan Magaster. Images via YouTube / Dylan Magaster.

The Sea Ranch Pole House in Northern California Gets a Remodel If you enjoyed this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more! Thank you! More Like This: Explore our Small Houses Section. See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses. comments. Leave a Comment. Name. Email. Website.

Sedona THOW Vacation at Tiny Camp in Sedona, Arizona This is the Sedona Tiny House on Wheels vacation at Tiny Camp in Sedona, Arizona that you can book on Airbnb. What do you think of this tiny house? Would it work for you? Images via Airbnb. Images via Airbnb. You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads. So fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee or tea. Find a quiet moment this weekend. And enjoy some encouraging words to inspire more simplicity in your life today. How to Let Go of Any Possession - Zen Habits by Leo Babauta. There's nothing physical that keeps us from letting go of possessions - it's just our attachment that gets in the way.

60-year-old woman becomes full-time photographer & van dweller But in reality, the urge to be adventurous can strike anytime, as it happened to 60-year-old Australian Clare Colins, who recently decided to sell her home and hit the road to become a full-time photographer and artist in a converted Fiat Ducato / Promaster van.

Two-Story Tiny House on Wheels That Expands Up! This is a very unique two-story tiny house on wheels built by Tiny Houses NYC with an electric lift for the second floor. This means you can actually stand up in what's normally referred to as the loft area. With a design like this, your loft becomes a legitimate second level.

What we learned about Apple Park from the keynote intro Like Kremlinology in the cold war, you take what you can get. So far as I know, the architectural critics have not been let loose in Apple Park yet.

Flow Tiny House Vacation in Sedona, Arizona with Big Deck and View This is the Flow Tiny House Vacation in Sedona, Arizona that's on Airbnb. It features a big deck with Adirondack chairs and a very nice view. What do you think of this tiny house? Images via Airbnb. Images via Airbnb. You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

Renew Hot Tub Tiny House Vacation in Sedona You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below. Thanks! If you enjoyed this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more! Thank you! More Like This: Explore our Tiny House Vacations Section. See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses.

Tiny House Vacation with Deck, View, and Hot Tub in Sedona, Arizona This is a solar-powered tiny house vacation with a deck, view, and a hot tub in Sedona, Arizona. Think you will be staying here anytime soon? Images via Airbnb. Images via Airbnb. You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

Musician's Tiny Cabin with Deck and THOW Music Studio If you enjoyed this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more! Thank you! More Like This: Explore our Tiny Houses Section. See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses. comments. Leave a Comment. Name. Email. Website.

Speeding police officer gets eight months for killing pedestrian After all, she was wearing black and not crossing at the light, and he was just doing his job. I am pleased to report that I was wrong; Remo Romano was just sentenced to eight months in jail. It took a while; his first trial ended with a hung jury, the second ended with an acquittal which was appealed, and the third found him guilty.

Bed Lifts to Ceiling in this DIY Stealthy Cargo Trailer Conversion This is a non-electric bed lift that was built for a stealthy cargo trailer to tiny house conversion. This bed-to-ceiling system could also work for van conversions, tiny homes, and in other small spaces to create more multi-functional space. What do you think?

Weekend project: Make a Cozy Corner for your Cat My cat corner is an easy way to store all of his things without taking up a lot of room. My favorite thing about this hack is that the litter is concealed. It helps mask the smell and isn't all that noticeable. You can also make it unique to your pet - which I think is really great.

Traveling Lightly & Being Grounded in the Middle of Chaos Today Eva and I decided at the last minute to move our round-the-world trip up two days early, to avoid running into a strong typhoon that was headed our way. Luckily, we travel lightly and are flexible enough that the switch in plans wasn't too difficult.

Colorado's Tiny House Movement, Communities and Resources Galore Tiny houses must be constructed to ANSI RV standards, and are allowed in RV parks for full-time living, on single lots and as accessory dwellings. El Paso County is a prime location for many tiny dwellers. It's home to Colorado Springs, the 2nd largest city in Colorado, near the southern Rocky Mountains.

The One Thing That Might Save Hip Diggs If you follow me on Facebook, you might know that I'm planning on phasing Hip Diggs out at the end of the year. The plan is to focus on my original blog,, Simple Habits for Life, with an emphasis on a slightly broader array of topics. But… There's one thing that might save Hip Diggs.

Why embodied carbon is so important and what designers can do about it Paula Melton writes an important article, and raises some serious questions about our beloved mass timber construction. We have said before that we should be thinking about embodied carbon in everything that we build or buy.

The Valdes Island Shack: Modern Off-Grid Tiny Cabin Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks!. Images Lucas Finlay. Images Lucas Finlay. See more. You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below. Thanks! If you enjoyed this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more!

The Conker Spherical Tiny House This is the Conker by Conker Living. It's a spherical tiny house concept created by an ex-Rolls-Royce engineer Jag Virdie. The modular and spherical design offers approximately 107 sq. ft. of space inside. Would you consider a spherical tiny house like this?

Utopian sewage treatment plant & educational center gets poetic In Taiwan, Habitech Architects lent a poetic bent to this sewage treatment plant in Taoyuan, in the northwestern part of the country.

Family of Three Live and Work in 28ft Tiny Home Here is a family of three living comfortably in their 28ft tiny home. It's the Kootenay model built by TruForm Tiny. The open concept design keeps everything airy but cozy. Do you think you and your family could live tiny? Please enjoy the full tour, learn more, and re-share below.

Oakland to Accomodate Homeless with Shed-based Tiny Homes - Lake Merritt is often called the gem of Oakland. It's home to the nation's first and oldest bird sanctuary. It's also home to at least 65 homeless people. "I've moved around two times around here before I got to this spot and I just don't really have another place to go," said Andrew Flory.

The iPhone is greener, but that's not the big sustainability story The fact that it is supposed to last longer is a bigger deal. Lisa Jackson, Apple's VP of environment, policy and social initiatives, was very impressive at the iPhone launch, but perhaps the moist interesting thing she said:.

Exhaustive new study looks at kitchen exhaust and household air quality Designing kitchen ventilation that works in really tight houses seems almost impossible. Kitchen exhaust is a big deal for people interested in energy-efficient homes; the designers work so hard to seal houses up tight and control the ventilation, and then the whole balance gets all messed up by turning on the kitchen exhaust fan.

Glass shelving unit / bookcase… made out of shelves I had old IKEA GRUNDTAL shelves lying around and I wanted a glass shelving unit for my modem and plants. It took me two evenings to complete and the cost came up to around $80. Looking back, I would have ordered the glass clamps from China for lower cost.

I Tried The Very Early Morning Routine The other three nudges about starting a very early morning routine were from writers. In March I was dining with a friend of mine that is a young adult novelist. She has three young children and limited childcare. I asked her how she found the time to write and she told me plainly, I get up at 4:30am.

We Lost Our Guest…What Do We Do!? We improvise, that's what we do! With Shandra Morton and her dog Reno and John and Finn and Sarah Stebbins. Gracious! What began as a head-scratching problem turned out to be a wonderful opportunity for us at Tiny House Podcast.

No-Bake Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Donut Holes If you're into naturally sweet treats, check out our No-Bake Vanilla Cake Bites, 5-Ingredient Vegan Caramel Sauce, Vegan Chocolate Mousse, 3-Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies, and Coconut Carob Bars. If you try this recipe, let us now! Leave a comment, rate it, and don't forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram.

1-in-10-out Rule Being a minimalist doesn't mean you'll never buy anything new. It means you'll do so with intention. It also means you'll let go aggressively and deliberately. Or you could do both simultaneously. When I first started simplifying, I was overwhelmed by how much stuff I wanted to jettison.

The Dichotomy Of Blogging About Minimalism I've been blogging about simple living and minimalism for a few years now. It's something I'm passionate about. My blog has become a personal journey and an exercise in writing. That's all good stuff. But there's a dichotomy involved in blogging about minimalism that no one likes to talk about.

Tour the ESCAPE ONE Tiny House at the Auburn Home Show This is to announce that the ESCAPE ONE tiny house will be present at the Auburn Home Show this September 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2018 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, California. If you've been wanting to see this tiny house in person, here is your chance.

The Wanderer tiny home packs loft-free bedroom & extra loft Founded by the husband-and-wife turned tiny-house-builders team of Oliver and Cera, Vernon, British Columbia's Summit Tiny Homes managed to fit a main floor bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, sitting area and an additional loft in their 22-foot-long, 175-square-foot tiny home dubbed The Wanderer.

Konbuild shipping container homes break out of the box This kind of shipping container housing makes sense. When I was back in architecture school playing with shipping containers, it never occurred to me to treat them as empty boxes. Shipping containers were designed to move, and to be full of stuff besides air.

Traveling Nurse and Fiance Build Tiny House Together Meet Amy and Dylan; she's a traveling nurse and he's a software engineer who works remotely. Back in August 2017 they had just completed their year-long journey building their home. They started out by purchasing a bare-bones tiny house shell from Liberation Tiny Homes and it was up to them to complete the inside to their liking.

How to build an emergency supply kit in a hurry According to House Bill 819, it is illegal to discuss sea level rise in North Carolina. Now, the government has ordered a mandatory evacuation of the barrier islands, and is warning everyone else to expect a loss of electric power. The governor has a warning:.

How to Keep a Tiny House Cool During the summer months in Portland, Oregon, air-conditioning was unnecessary. The temperature was typically around 80 degrees Fahrenheit and rarely felt hot. The wool insulation in the tiny house combined with a fan to suck in the cool evening air was all that was required to stay within a tolerable temperature.

The Invitation of Minimalism Minimalism invites us to pursue less. The world attempts to "impress" more. Minimalism invites us to "live" more. Minimalism is, in many ways, an invitation. It is not forced. It is not mandated. It is not mainstream. But it is willing to embrace all.

Centuries-old distillery converted into multipurpose co-working space In Brno, Czech design firm KOGAA Studio converted a four-storey building into a multipurpose complex that houses offices, co-working spaces, dining, and spaces for events.

New study concludes that jet air dryers should not be used in hospitals They do a terrific job of taking bacteria from your hands and spreading it all over the walls and floors. Which is better? Disposable hand towels or the electric hand dryer?

What's all that stuff on Sir Adam Beck's head? It's an interesting art installation that brings some attention to an electrifying man. Sir Adam Beck is in the news in Toronto these days, thanks to artist Tazu Nishi, who has installed a stack of stuff on top of the head of his monument.

Cubic Mini Wood Stoves for Tiny Houses Cubic Mini Wood Stoves manufactures miniature stoves from their shop in Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada, that are portable, fuel-efficient, and well-constructed. It is the ideal heater for small structures such as tiny houses, boats, etc. As I have not had the opportunity to use one or even see one in person.

Spend Less Time on Your Phone with These 8 Little Tricks I removed email from my phone almost three months ago and don't miss it at all. If you notice you check email on your phone but don't take action, or don't take meaningful action, save the email until you are back at your desk or computer or carving out time specifically handling email instead of chipping away at it all day long.

Flatpack wooden wonder built for London Design Festival Waugh Thistleton build a pile of American Tulipwood CLT cubes in the Sackler Court at the V&A. Waugh Thistleton Architects have been working with Cross-Laminated Timber for longer than just about anyone outside of Austria, where the stuff was invented.

Couple Payoff $100k Debt and Move into Converted Prison Bus Meet Ben and Meag of the Wild Drive Life. They are a couple who over the past five years simplified their life, paid off over $100,000 in student loan/vehicle debt, and converted an old prison bus into their very own rolling tiny home.

Single Dad Turns a Shed into his Mortgage-free Tiny Home to Spend More Time and Travel with Daughter This is the story of a single father who wanted to simplify his life after divorce by living in a tiny house with zero debt so that he wouldn't have to stress about money and be able to spend more quality time with his daughter. So he converted a shed into his very own debt-free tiny home and has been living in it for over three years.

2008 Dodge Sprinter Tiny House Conversion For Sale This is an amazing 2008 Dodge Sprinter tiny house conversion that's for sale in Bothell, Washington. It features a kitchen, bathroom with shower, futon bed, and more. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

How to Let Go of Any Possession Over the years, I've come to be very good at letting go of just about anything. In fact, I've come to relish the joy of letting go of possessions. It's liberating and delicious! But most people I know struggle with letting go of the possessions they hold onto most tightly.

Podcast 149 - Sex In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan sit down with Doctor Christopher Ryan, author of Sex at Dawn, to discuss sex, couples, and nontraditional relationships, and they answer the following questions:. Apple Podcasts · Google Play · Soundcloud · Spotify · MP3.

Trailer Park in Palm Springs Revamped into Tiny Home Community This is a trailer park in Palm Springs, California that is being revamped into a prefab tiny house community. It's called Palm Canyon Mobile Park. What do you think of it? Let's talk about it in the comments. Images Faircompanies via YouTube. Images Faircompanies via YouTube.

192 Sq. Ft. Tiny House Built on Diesel Truck Tiny house built onto the back of a 2003 Cummins diesel truck. It's currently for sale for $49,500. It's located in Leland, NC just outside of Wilmington. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Images via Craigslist. Images via Craigslist.

Second Forest House is an elevated treehouse with a lighter impact It's a mountain retreat for two to four people, and according to ArchDaily, this is the Second Forest House by the architect, which joins a simpler, more wooden and inexpensively built Forest House on the same site, which housed the clients while the second, more permanent structure was being erected.

Is Elon Musk going to reinvent the air conditioner? What is that man smoking? In a long interview that he may well regret, Elon Musk briefly discussed a more efficient air conditioning system. According to Fred Lampert at Electrek. Apparently, since they know where your car is, they will be able to adjust the air conditioner to cool your house down before you get home.

KALLAX units upcycled into cheap and easy clothes space In a very small room, with a high ceiling, I created clothes space by reusing old KALLAX units and an old IKEA kitchen rail. This cost me only £15 for two new wardrobe rails. I only used basic tools of spirit level, electric drill, battery powered screwdriver and a very small amount of glue I already had.

Party like it's 1799 in your Colonial Dumb Box Boxy But Beautiful designs have been around for a long time, and there is a real logic to them. John Habraken is an important Dutch architect, writer and theorist, so I will pick up here on what's going on here.

Crispy Gluten-Free Eggplant Pizzas The base starts with thinlysliced eggplant, which is then dipped in gluten-free four, almond milk, and finally a crispy breading comprised of cornmeal, vegan parmesan cheese, and gluten-free bread crumbs. Once they're breaded, simply sauté on both sides until golden brown and then bake in the oven until crispy.

A New Look into the Little Guy Max Trailer The August issue of Tiny House Magazine features an interview with Chris Baum of Little Guy Trailers and Liberty Outdoors and the new Max and Mini Max camping trailers. The Max and the Mini Max trailers are Little Guy's foray into the larger trailer market, but both of them can still be towed by SUVs or light trucks.

10 Reasons I'm Looking Forward To Downsizing My Home But I'm looking forward to downsizing my home. I'll explain why… Big houses are overrated. Why would I want to spend more money and do more work, simply to have a place to lay my head and eat? Over the years, I've lived in variety of situations: everything from trailers to apartments to 2000+ sq.

Stealthy Cargo Trailer Tiny House with Bump Out This is Thomasin's stealthy cargo trailer tiny house. It's basically a tiny house on wheels disguised as a cargo trailer. What do you think? What are your name? Thomasin Langlands. Where are you from? Gananoque, Ontario, Canada. How did you first become seriously interested in tiny houses?

The 'bell curve' of a minimalist's home-buying journey This year, Mr G and have been married 21 years. Like many couples of our generation, we started small but then our home grew, as we 'upscaled' through our first, second then third home. I liken this to a classic bell curve. We started little and small, things got bigger, but now we are on our way back down the 'bell curve hill'.

Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Bake I used to make a delicious creamy cauliflower bake with cheese and cream before I became vegan. It was quite a heavy, rich sauce. The first few months of being vegan, I wanted to recreate a white sauce that I liked for dishes like this leek and mushroom pasta.

24ft Tandy Tiny House Built for Young Woman in the Air Force This is the 24ft Tandy Tiny House on Wheels. It was built by Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses for a young woman who is the Air Force. She will be living in it with her two dogs and cat. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Images Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses.

Cheyenne Tiny House on Wheels in Lyons, Colorado This is the Cheyenne Tiny House on Wheels in Lyons, Colorado. It's a 170 sq. ft. THOW built in 2017 that's currently for sale. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Images via Tiny Home Builders. Images via Tiny Home Builders. You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

Woman's Tiny House and Home Office Joined by Deck This is Vina Lustado's tiny house and home office joined by a deck. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Images Faircompanies via YouTube. Images Faircompanies via YouTube. You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

Auburn Fall Home Show Tiny House Village The Tiny House Village with $59k Tiny House Giveaway is coming back to the Auburn Fall Home Show. This is the 4th annual Tiny House Village and 3rd annual Tiny House Giveaway. There will be 10-20 tiny homes staged and on display for you to walk through and be inspired to get your own tiny home.

30-minute hack: LEGO tables or kids play tables We turned on old GULLIVER changing table into LEGO/ kids play tables. This was actually an extremely simple hack that only took about 30 minutes total to complete from disassembly to reassembly. Completely disassemble the sides of the changing table.

A Simple Technique for Launching Your Project in 20 Minutes Like many people who want to start a business, write a book or a blog, or launch some other kind of creative or entrepreneurial venture… he's stuck in overwhelm, indecision, inaction. I'm going to share a simple technique for overcoming these difficulties and taking action on your business, book, organization or other venture sooner.

What's in a name? I am going to use Passivhaus, not Passive House Most of the English-speaking world has settled on Passive House, but I am tired of being confused. Passivhaus is the term used since 1996 by the Passivhaus Institut in Germany to define a particular form of high-performance building with a lot of insulation and not a lot of glass.

Family of Six Living Full Time in Skoolie Meet Gabriel and Debbie Mayes and their four kids. They are a family of six living full time in their 40 ft converted school bus. For the past year, they have traveled across the country and most recently landed on the coast of Northern California for the time being.

265 sq. ft. Boehm is a loft-free modern tiny house Those of us who might be wary of heights or aren't happy to climb up ladders to get into bed, might see tiny house ladder-accessible lofts as a hazard. After all, what happens when you need to go to the toilet in the middle of the night, or get to an older age when it's a bit difficult to clamber up?

Germán Velázquez proves that tall Passivhaus can be beautiful This Bilbao tower is like nothing the Passivhaus world has seen. When Cornell Tech's 26 story dorm on Roosevelt Island was opened there was some discussion among architectural critics about it. I noted that it is hard to design a Passivhaus* building;.

Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Biscuits Note: This recipe was updated and republished on 9/6/18 with new photos and adjustments for improved texture and flavor. After many requests, I present the Vegan Gluten-Free Biscuit! Many of you may know, but years ago I perfected the Best Damn Vegan Biscuit and damn, it's good.

Consumerism Is the Original Virtue Signaling Consumerism encourages us to commodify our own identities. If we really want to dazzle others, though, we won't do so via our possessions. Not in a meaningful way, at least. So instead of trying to impress everyone with our valuables, let's focus on impressing upon the world our values.

Uncertainty: How To Face The Unknown And Move Forward You'll develop your writing skills while learning about yourself and the world around you. If you'd like more writing or blogging help, I currently have some coaching spots open. If you'd like more information, email me at [email protected]

Mindful Moments - A Slow Experiment It's a new month, which means it's a new Slow Experiment. Hooray! For September, we're are playing with Mindful Moments, and invite you to do the same.

Van Conversion Workshop in Austin, Texas with Ross Lukeman This is to announce an upcoming van conversion workshop in Austin, Texas with Ross Lukeman of Alternative Homes Today. If you're interested in learning what it takes to convert your own van into a livable, rolling tiny home, don't miss it! It's happening October 12-14, 2018.

How to Quit Anything Without Feeling Like a Failure We often resist quitting or giving up because we perceive it as a failure, but quitting felt good. I considered toughing it out, but I couldn't find a reason to keep going.

Go placidly Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. - Max Ehrmann, "Desiderata" Is it just me, or has the world become noisier lately? Not in an auditory way, but an information-coming-from-all-directions way.

24ft Off-Grid Tiny House with Solar This is a 24ft off-grid tiny house on wheels with solar. It's a 280 sq. ft. tiny home that's for sale out of Bozeman, Montana over at Tiny Home Builders Marketplace. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Images via Tiny Home Builders. Images via Tiny Home Builders.

172 Sq. Ft. Garden Studio Tiny House with 102 Sq. Ft. Terrace This the Garden Studio tiny house by Modular Mini Houses. It's a 172 sq. ft. prefab tiny home with a 102 sq. ft. terrace. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Images Mini Houses. Images Mini Houses. You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

Stockholm to get a forest of timber towers on top of a plywood podium park Stockholm to get a forest of timber towers in a park on top of a ply podium. Anders Berensson Architects have designed a big new Masthammen development in Stockholm that is on TreeHugger because it is built of wood; everyone is excited because it has 31 narrow wooden towers of 25 to 35 floors containing 3,000 apartments.

What Really Goes on at MMM Headquarters First an announcement: The Pop-up Business school is returning to Longmont this year for two golden weeks in September. Although the free in-person tickets are sold out, we are running a free daily live stream of the highlights, and you should definitely sign up here to join us.

The Airstream Nineteen is the perfect camper van for for boomers with bucks But you'll look sweet, upon the seat of a camper van built for two. TreeHugger Kim literally wrote the book on van and bus conversions, but I want to walk into a showroom and buy a really well-resolved, well-built little van in which two people and a dog can tour the country in style and comfort.

Modular Mini Houses with Personality An innovative concept of modular mini houses, built on wooden and metal structure, carefully designed to last a lifetime. These modular houses, also known as 'tiny houses', can be assembled for extension purposes, lifted for relocation, shipped on trucks and easily connected to utilities.

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In praise of the dumb city Perhaps we are getting carried away with all this Smart City Talk; Amanda O'Rourke thinks so. When speaking at a conference recently I alluded to my writing in praise of the dumb home and in praise the dumb box. After some discussion of Sidewalk Labs' initiative in Toronto, I noted that next I would be writing in praise of the dumb city.

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Aluminum Lume travel trailer sports retractable roof for stargazing Coming as a cross between an Airstream and a horse trailer, the Lume trailer from the Netherlands has a rounded, boxy exterior that features a big rear hatch door and a retractable roof, perfect for gazing out at starry night skies. The 2,200-pound, 17 by 6.6 by 6.9 foot Lume comes in three versions.

CO2 doesn't know borders, but we are shipping embodied carbon all over the world Brad Plumer looks at the issue of "outsourced pollution." We go on a lot about embodied carbon; it is the main reason we love wood construction so much. We love local materials too, because one is not offshoring the CO2 to China. It is often controversial, but now the New York Times is on it.

In the future, you may never get out of your car to shop In Russia, the store shops you. The urban design community on Twitter is agog about a video posted by CNET with the intro "In the future, we'll never need to leave our cars." Many are outraged, saying "Yes, this is what we need. A way to be even more sedentary and isolated from our communities while increasing our reliance of motor vehicles.

Unprocrastination Challenge: Train Yourself with Daily Sessions I've never met a human who was immune to procrastination - we do it when we're feeling overwhelmed, faced with something difficult or uncomfortable, or when we just don't have the mental energy to be focused. But while we can't "cure" our procrastination, we can train our mind to overcome it when we need to focus.

Top Children's Books: What We Kept When We Decluttered There was no grand method to our paring down of books: we simply kept what we like and read. I'll admit I moved a book or two into the giveaway pile that our youngest still likes. I'm just really done with Paw Patrol. The two Paw Patrol books we have were gifts and I've been wanting them to disappear for a while.

Why you should let your friends pay for your hotel room You wouldn't think twice about accepting a couple nights in a guest bedroom at your friend's house for free, would you? Or put another way: you might try to pick up the restaurant tab as a gesture of thanks, but would you ever offer cash for using the guest room?

Curried Socca Chickpea Bread - Minimalist Baker Recipes As we mentioned above, socca can also be made into pizza - a concept that's on our testing list! Stay tuned. If you're into bread, also check out our Easy Vegan Naan, Garlic and Herb Flatbread, Fluffy Spelt Dinner Rolls, Easy Vegan Dinner Rolls, and Seeded Whole Grain Bread.

Mud's Tiny House Restoration Transformation Project Here is my brief intro: Six years ago we bought an abandoned camp with a small log cabin house and 6 other cabins on 69 acres in the blue ridge mountains of VA. My mother moved into the log cabin, and my man, Hank, and I moved into what we then called "the ghetto cabin".

Podcast 148 - Breakups In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan sit down with Nate Green to discuss how he's moving forward after exiting a ten-year relationship, and they answer the following questions:. Apple Podcasts · Google Play · Soundcloud · Spotify · MP3.

I cut up my twin bed and turned it into a pull-out bed I needed to hack a trundle/ pull-out bed to allow for more space in this room. Currently, all three of my sons share a room, and while IKEA is great for accommodating smaller spaces, we needed to bring in additional storage for clothing/ fun area.

I Joyfully Decluttered These 5 Things to Boost Happiness My happiness is rooted instead in a sense of freedom, of living on purpose, and in inner calm. Happiness grows its tenacious roots inside of me. Care about what others think and you will always be their prisoner. - Lao Tzu. One of the greatest obstacles to my freedom-and happiness-is caring much what others think of me.

Unique Mix of Tiny Homes at Bending River Cove If you love staying at Bending River Cove in Lake City, Minnesota, you might be able to take one of the tiny resort homes home. Bending River Cove sits on a bluff above Lake Pepin in the southern part of the state.

I'd Rather Serve 1,000,000 People Than Make $1,000,000 But what I really want to do is teach and serve 1,000,000 people. The photo is of Chicago because Chicago is one of my biggest audiences. And I'm thankful that Chicagoans are finding value at Hip Diggs. Ever since I was a kid, I've been a dreamer. As a teenager, I started writing songs.

Real Life Minimalists: Penny Every Monday I post Real Life Minimalists, a profile of one of my readers in their own words. If you'd like to participate, click here for details. I love this story from Penny, who embraced a more minimalist lifestyle to move into the small home of her dreams.

How to Tow a Tiny House: Digital Workshop One of the worries most future tiny housers share is if they can tow it themselves. Though we can't answer that question for you, we can say that the majority of the tiny house movement is comprised of people with no previous building or professional driving experience.

School Bus Conversion With a Rooftop Deck That Sleeps Six! This is Michael Fuehrer's amazing school bus conversion that can sleep up to six people. It's called Navigation Nowhere.

How to Start a Successful Blog in 2018 Instead, write because you're passionate about it… We receive plenty of emails asking for advice about starting a blog, about how to blog, about blog topics, and about creating meaningful content-even a few questions about whether we wear boxers or briefs.

The Pressure of Being An Overweight Vegan But after seeing so many weight loss stories online after people became vegan, I would be lying if I didn't think that I would lose a couple of extra kilos when I became vegan. On top of that, Maša has always cooked healthy food with the best organic ingredients vegan or not.

Black Bean Plantain Enchilada Bake Friends, behold one of the best things that's ever come out of my kitchen: a savory, saucy, Black Bean Plantain Enchilada Bake! Just 10 ingredients required for this incredibly flavorful, hearty, comforting dish. Let's do this!

20ft Tiny House with Main Floor Murphy Bed This is a 20ft tiny house on wheels with a main floor murphy bed. It's for sale in Knoxville, Tennessee for $34,995, according to the ad on the Nashville area Craigslist. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Images via Craigslist. Images via Craigslist.

The Bonzai Tiny House on Wheels by Habitats Hawaii This is The Bonzai Tiny House on Wheels by Habitats Hawaii. It features plenty of storage, a dining table, spacious living area thanks to bump-out, a staircase with built-in storage to the cozy sleeping loft, a full kitchen, and a bathroom. You can see more of our posts featuring Habitats Hawaii here.

The Petite Cabin: 150 Sq. Ft. THOW For Sale in Huntington, Indiana This is the Petite Cabin by Collins Tiny Homes. It's a 150 sq. ft. tiny house on wheels that's for sale out of Huntington, Indiana. It also features a 58 sq. ft. detachable porch. This tiny house was built in 2017 and is priced at $35,500 according to the listing on Tiny Home Builders.

Converted ambulance becomes one man's traveling home-on-wheels But perhaps the most out-of-the-box conversion out them all might be the one by life-long travel enthusiast Ian Dow, who recently transformed an ambulance into a gorgeous home. Here's a quick video tour showing how brilliantly it's been done:.

Are there Tiny Homes in Las Vegas? Layne here from the PR team. Tiny homes are on trend these days, and if you're looking to relocate to Las Vegas, these small spaces might be for you. We put together an article outlining where to find your tiny home in Las Vegas. Surprisingly, there are a fair number of tiny homes in both Las Vegas and Henderson.

GO Homes are predesigned, prefabricated, Passivhaus and possibly perfect GO Logic have always designed beautiful homes. This was the next Go Logical step. Being an architect is hard. You design a nice home for a client and then you have to start over, almost from scratch, with the next one.

Indoor plant needs light? Try this Plant Tray / Display with Light After picking up some cheap Fuku Bonsai, we found out that all they need is a few hours of visible spectrum light - which they can get from an LED lamp….and a hack was born! Everyone that sees it wants one - and they only take about 30 minutes to make one plant tray /display board at most.

Fearlessness: How to Stop Running from Space We spend our days filling in every available space, cramming in more tasks, responding to messages, checking social media and online sites, watching videos. We are afraid of empty space in our lives. The result is often a continual busyness, constant distraction and avoidance, lack of focus, lack of satisfaction with our lives.

Tiny Houses AND Housing Leaders to Descend on Atlanta for Two Exciting Events Tiny House Magazine Issue 67.

Simple Steps to Financial Security There are few more common worries than financial security. Whether we're young, old, rich or poor, we all spend a good bit of time thinking about money, often worrying if we're able to do the things we want and need to do within our budget.

Floating Recycled Park modules are made out of reclaimed plastic trash In the Netherlands, Recycled Island Foundation has been working for the last five years to create Recycled Park, a floating park that's made out of 28 recycled plastic hexagons, which now act as micro-habitats for plants and animals like snails, worms, insect, fish and birds.

Historical courtyard residence converted into modern workspace in Beijing But for many, the city's historic hutong neighbourhoods, with their winding, narrow lanes and traditional courtyard residences, represent the cultural heritage of Beijing and have been the focus of a variety of preservation efforts over the years. So rather than tearing these hutong residences down, many are updating and renovating instead.

Sound system console table from $69 IKEA dining table This is not the easiest project but I hope it will be useful to some. This is a sound system console table made out of an affordable IKEA dining table. Slice the table top into two sections lengthwise. The width of the right section should be 15 inches and the left 13.5 inches.

Telling Tiny Stories About Tiny Businesses With Sharon Ross Insuring Tiny Houses With Michael Carmona. Hydrogen Peroxide Takes the Blood Stains Out With Tiny House Builder Cameron Scott. Tesla's Former Lead Solar Installer Mike Garofalo. Getting Close And Personal With Tiny House Podcast Co-host Mark Grimes. A Surprising Ride Through Tiny House History With Michael Withy.

28ft Roomy Retreat Tiny House by Sierra Tiny Houses This is the 28ft Roomy Retreat Tiny House on Wheels by Sierra Tiny Houses. It features a dual loft design with a main floor bedroom option. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Images Sierra Tiny Houses. Images Sierra Tiny Houses. You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

Tiny House Community for Veterans in Kansas City This is a tiny house community to benefit homeless veterans in Kansas City called the Veterans Community Project. So far they have built 13 tiny homes but are in the process of building many more! Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Image Veterans Community Project.

He Built an Off-Grid Tiny House in the Mojave Desert This is the story of Eric Muss-Barnes and his off-grid Mojave Desert Tiny House on Wheels in Luthorville, California. He built a custom tiny house on a fifth wheel trailer with a unique entryway where Eric can easily mount and tow his motorcycle. Images Eric Muss-Barnes via YouTube.

Busy Boycott: Trading busyness for what you really want The people around you are busy. We are all busy doing things. I also understand that you are frustrated with our collective busyness… yours, theirs, ours. Why are we so busy? Why can't we stop talking about it? What are we going to do about it? A busy life distracts us from what we really care about, and who we really care about.

Buster tiny house comes with removable trailer base However, we are definitely seeing an uptick of interest and actual tiny house builds in Europe, as well as in far-off places like Australia. New Zealand's Build Tiny is no stranger to small homes, having built ones loosely targeted at various age demographics.

720 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Cabin on Collins Lake in Tahuya, Washington Cabin in Tahuya, Washington that's currently on the market. It's located on Collins Lake with its own private dock, updated kitchen, main floor bedroom, full bath, and a spacious upstairs master bedroom. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks!

Cricket Stadium in Rwanda by Light Earth Designs is built with super-thin timbrel vaults The technique is cheap, fast, ecological and durable, perfect for this context. Timbrel vaults are one of TreeHugger's favourite building types, because they do so much with so little material. Kris De Decker once wrote about them: "The timbrel vault allowed for structures that today no architect would dare to build without steel reinforcements.

Cheesy Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip Our go-to recipe for easy, vegan spinach and artichoke dip! Let's do this! This 10-ingredient recipe comes together quickly and easily with foolproof methods.

Why guerilla gardeners want to get caught A couple centuries ago, the English government privatized the land, taking it from farmers and giving it to large agricultural businesses. And that's pretty much where a lot of the world, including the U.S., stands today. Most people live in a world of private property.

Five Frugal Things I grew one like that once and it tasted the same as the rest. Youngest daughter passed her road test on the first try. How is that saving me money? Well time is money so I don't have to chauffeur her around anymore. She gets to pay her own gas now. Picked veggies from my own garden today.

Theatrical mobile unit creates multifunctional micro-apartment for two While the apartment doesn't seem to have a lot of space to initially work with, versatile elements and multifunctional walls such as the one above make a big difference to any small space; not only does it increase functionality, it also helps to provide an extra bit of partitioning for greater privacy.

Rooftop modular wooden homes proposed for Berlin Metsä Wood design competition produces very interesting entries, like this one from Sigurd Larsen. Given such a weirdly specific program for a competition, the results are very interesting and, in fact, very valuable; there are rooftops all over the world that could be occupied to provide more living space, more housing units.

Learning from Others' Mistakes: 4 Most Common Life Insurance Myths Debunked Perhaps one of the biggest reasons many American adults don't have life insurance is because they believe they don't have a need for it based on their current age and health. They think they still have time and that they can opt for life insurance when it is said to be most relevant for them.

Stylish and affordable built-in headboard with IKEA RAST drawers From the very beginning of our master bedroom renovation, we wanted to create a built-in headboard at the back of our bed to provide more storage. The project had to be affordable and creative too! As the wall is around 3 m long, our queen size bed fit perfectly between two RAST chests of drawers.

Rumspringa The Latest Home From Liberation Tiny Homes Here are some photos of our latest model that we showcased at our last open house! 24′ Rumspringa, 204 sq. ft. starting at $45,000. Contact Marcus at the Liberation Tiny Homes website HERE!

Podcast 147 - Retire In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan sit down with Chris Hogan, author of Retire Inspired, to discuss financial freedom, getting out of debt, and retirement planning, and they answer the following questions:. Apple Podcasts · Google Play · Soundcloud · Spotify · MP3.

'Sex isn't really what sells. What sells is fear' "Sex isn't really what sells. What sells is fear." Oh. This 'fear' we've all seen - and been driven by - takes many forms:. You can add your own fear to the list. My most recent 'fear' purchase came about through fear of loss. In my last post, I mentioned that I had 'won' a bag via eBay.

How to Pinch Pleat Curtains aka IKEA RITVA luxe version So with these beautiful IKEA RITVA woven cotton curtains, I have the same custom high-end look of pinch pleat curtains… without the price! Sew two panels together to create a wider panel. Where the slits are for the rod pocket, that's where you are going to sew each pleat.

A Case Against Optimizing Your Life Many people I know are on a quest to optimize their lives - some of my favorite people in the world will spend days trying to perfect a productivity system, get things automated, or find the perfect software for anything they're doing. They are on a continual search for the perfect diet, the perfect work routine, the perfect travel setup.

Concrete has issues. What can we do about it? Making cement puts out a lot of CO2. Making concrete needs a lot of sand. Both are big problems. Yes, concrete is wonderful stuff. It can last millennia if you build it like the Romans did. Much of our modern world is made of concrete.

Got Land? ESCAPE is Looking for Rental Program Partners The ESCAPE name and series of beautifully designed homes have not only changed the face of tiny houses, but now they are looking for rental partners who own appealing properties. These partners will receive a percentage of the program rental income and have the opportunity to purchase the unit as well.

You Deserve Less So That You Can Have More Recently, someone told me that I deserve my 3-bedroom home, my newish car, and my middle-class lifestyle. They told me that I've worked hard for it and therefore I deserve it. But what if I actually deserve less? We've all heard the saying, "You get what you deserve." I think there's truth in that saying.

Real Life Minimalists: Lynne Every Monday I post Real Life Minimalists, a profile of one of my readers in their own words. If you'd like to participate, click here for details. Today we hear from Lynne, who tells us how minimalism has brought such wonderful freedom and joy to her life.

A Meaningful Life We're often asked about the average day of a minimalist…

20 Minute Greens With Brown Rice In the past, I've talked about sharing more quick and easy lunch recipes, and this brown rice salad with greens recipe is a prime example. You can whip it up the night before or if you have some time in the morning for prep, you can do it then as well.

Contemporary boutique houseboat hotel is now afloat in London Of course, there's the floating houseboat too, and now, one can rent a modern version of it through The Boathouse, a Scandinavian-inspired boutique houseboat hotel that's currently moored in Floating Pocket Park in West London.

Tiny Home Camper: 12ft Tiny Home on Wheels This is the Tiny Home Camper. It's a 12ft long by 7 ft wide tiny house on wheels designed to be easy to tow. It features a dinette sleeper, kitchenette, half bathroom, and a covered front porch with built-in seats. It's very nice! And the prototype model is currently available for $22,000.

How to use science to make cities more playable Research shows that play is important. So why are city streets so sterile?: Back in the day, city streets were places where people got together, hung out and played. But over the last century, they've become places to travel through, not enjoy. This is a bit sad for everyone, particularly for children.

NewAir Portable Ice Maker Review Prepping A Tiny House For Travel. Egloo Small Portable Space Heater. Avalon Bay Square Induction Cooktop Review. Queen Sized Nectar Mattress Review. Solo Stove Lite Review. Zack Giffin's Tiny House with Hydraulic Lifting Roof.

GALANT tool cabinet with roll down shades I wanted to find a tool cabinet to house my tools and other items. It needed to maximize space and hide all the clutter as well. It was an IKEA sale and I found that the GALANT Add-On unit was about 55% off. So I assembled them as per IKEA instructions.

It's National Waffle Day, and this year we dine on wooden waffles Twice a year we look at yummy waffle slabs, a really efficient way to do more with less. It's National Waffle Day in the USA, which we celebrate on TreeHugger because we may not like concrete very much but we do love waffle slabs. And this year we have an extra special reason to celebrate because we have our first wooden waffles!

Simple Living Hacks We Tried Stunned me in a good way. We had just dipped our toes into minimalism and I quickly saw that with reduced spending and selling stuff, we were getting some traction on our debt. It was really powerful to see that debt number go down. I was motivated and soon my husband was motivated too.

340 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home For Sale in Springville, Utah Tiny home on wheels for sale out of Springville, Utah. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Our thanks to Kaylie Smith for sharing!. You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below. Thanks! If you enjoyed this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more!

Get Uncluttered This Fall Uncluttered is a 12-week online course designed intentionally to help you own less, live more, and discover the life you've always wanted. We offer the course only three times each year. We are launching the Fall Edition today. But registration ends on Sunday, September 02 at 11:59pm.

Decluttering Vs. Organizing While many aspects of the New Minimalism decluttering process developed over time and through practice, there is one condition that we knew from the very inception of New Minimalism: we are not home organizers. A home organizer will take all your worldly possessions and perfectly organize, color-code, and alphabetize them.

24ft Rumspringa Tiny House by Liberation Tiny Homes This is the 24ft Rumspringa Tiny House on Wheels by Liberation Tiny Homes. It's a 204 sq. ft. tiny home that starts at $45,000. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Images Liberation Tiny Homes. medianet_width = "336"; medianet_height = "280"; medianet_crid = "962511336"; medianet_versionId = "3111299";.

Latest "last word" on open offices: they keep you fitter and lower stress Everyone bashes the open office, but a new study finds that they are better for you. Bashing the open office has been a thing of late, with a lot of people latching on to a Harvard study that concluded that instead of promoting collaboration and conversation, wall-free offices encourage workers to talk less and email more.

The IKEA Billy Project: A BILLY library like no other He wanted "a large bookcase in the style of a small library." And he got exactly what he envisioned. The library spans across a doorway and so classy when lit. If you're planning on your own BILLY project, the bridge is probably the part to pay most attention to.

The Boehm 28ft Tiny Home on Wheels by Movable Roots This is the Boehm 28ft Tiny Home on Wheels by Movable Roots. It's a modern 240 sq. ft. home with a main floor bedroom. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Images Movable Roots. Images Movable Roots. Please learn more using the links below.

Insuring Tiny Houses With Michael Carmona Hydrogen Peroxide Takes the Blood Stains Out With Tiny House Builder Cameron Scott. Tesla's Former Lead Solar Installer Mike Garofalo. Getting Close And Personal With Tiny House Podcast Co-host Mark Grimes. A Surprising Ride Through Tiny House History With Michael Withy.

Easy Vegan Coleslaw Vegan coleslaw that's easy to make, super creamy, crunchy, and portable - making it perfect for BBQs, friend dinners, picnics, and more! Let's do this. The base for this 10-ingredient recipe starts with soaked cashews. Cashews are blended with maple syrup, vinegar, celery salt, mustard, and onion for a classic coleslaw dressing that's mayo free.

Becoming Debt-Free: 21-day guide to help you get started This is not a guide to becoming debt-free in 21 days but instead 21 days of debt-free motivation, inspiration and action. These steps aren't about math and accounting, but about behavior and changing the way you think about your money. I never thought I'd become debt-free.

24ft Shorepine Tiny House Vacation This is the Shorepine Tiny House on Wheels. It's a vacation unit that's available to book at Tiny Tranquility in Waldport, Oregon. This is the 24ft Vantage Model by Tiny Heirloom that we've featured before. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below.

All-glass solar-powered PurePods are for glamping out in the open Situated in various secluded spots around the country's southern island, these all-glass, off-grid, rentable PurePods offer an unobstructed view of some of New Zealand's most beautiful landscapes and skies. It's really all made of glass; the cabin's floors, roof, sliding doors and even the shower and toilet are all glass.

24ft Cedar Tiny Home in Raleigh Images Tiny Homes of the Triangle. medianet_width = "336"; medianet_height = "280"; medianet_crid = "962511336"; medianet_versionId = "3111299";. medianet_width = "336"; medianet_height = "280"; medianet_crid = "962511336"; medianet_versionId = "3111299";.

Family of Four's School Bus Conversion This is the story of a family of four called the Broken Compass Nomads who bought a bus and converted it into their tiny rolling home. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Images Broken Compass Nomads. medianet_width = "336"; medianet_height = "280"; medianet_crid = "962511336"; medianet_versionId = "3111299";.

Former Hoarder Goes Tiny with Her Two Cats and Home Business Images Tiny House Giant Journey via YouTube. Images Tiny House Giant Journey via YouTube. You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below. Thanks! If you enjoyed this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more!

She Got Rid of her Townhouse and Moved into a Tiny House This is the story of Adele Smith, a semi-retired music teacher who got rid of her townhouse and moved into a tiny house to enjoy her senior years. She even added a covered deck with a hot tub. What do you think of this tiny house living arrangement? Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below.

Why it's so hard to get high quality, efficient and healthy buildings built these days Sarah Wigglesworth explains the challenges she faced on an affordable housing project. Architecture is a tough profession these days; there is a consultant for everything now, and some have relegated the architect to the role of exterior decorator.

Nothing Is Nailed Down: Avoiding Theft Property crime has plummeted. Not only are fewer people committing a crime, but fewer crimes have been committed since 1990. This is an amazing credit to our society since people have become poorer and the population has exploded, which are typically indicators of higher crime rates.

On Senior Citizens' Day, a look at the problems of walking while old. There are all kinds of distracted and compromised people in our roads. Some of them cannot help it. It's Senior Citizens' Day in the USA, and I previously rounded up stories I have written on sister site about planning and design.

Couple's Intrepide Tiny Home by Baluchon This is one couple's Intrepide Tiny Home on Wheels by Baluchon in France. When you step inside, you'll find a built-in desk and a couch in the living area, a staircase to the loft, a full kitchen, and a full bathroom with a combo washer / dryer unit. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below.

On Senior Citizen Day, a look at planning and design I have been writing about this subject for some time on sister site, where I objected to the use of the words "senior citizen" and I am not alone; The Journal of the American Geriatrics won't even accept papers with the term anymore. They note that "aging needs to be redefined.

Family Moves into Tiny Home with Newborn Baby This is the Valhalla Tiny House by Baluchon in France. The family moved into it only one month after their son was born.6 It features a main floor bedroom for their son, an elevated loft living area, desk space, a full kitchen, bathroom, and an upstairs master loft.

Couple's Rock Climbing Tiny House with Amazing Bathroom This is the story of a young adventurous couple who teamed up with Tiny Heirloom to design and build their dream tiny home on wheels. It features a unique exterior siding that resembles a natural rock wall that they can practice rock climbing on! Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below.

Single ODDVALD keyboard stand I then worked out this way to use a single trestle as the keyboard stand base. It took 3 or 4 hours though I did it over a few days to let paint and glue dry. The cost is £10 for the ODDVALD trestle and £7 for table top wood. I owned everything else already.

How to Be Mindful All the Time I often get asked about how to remember to be mindful more of the time - how can we remember to not only be present more, but to be compassionate, to drop into our bodies when we're feeling difficult emotions, to have a beginner's mind, to relax into the chaos of the moment?

Recycling waste water bottles into mission critical parts with 3D printing Imagine you are just about to solve the problem your team was sent in on, when a critical piece of equipment breaks. It could be days or weeks before a replacement part will arrive.

Craftsmanship, Recipes and Travel Tiny House Magazine Issue 68 was published on the 16th and I wanted to make sure you knew about it. Here are some details:. Our cover feature this month is from a central Oregon builder named Wood Iron Tiny Homes. This family-owned business has an artistic, Craftsman style with contemporary details.

Podcast 146 - Curation In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan talk about the difference between curating and collecting, and they answer the following questions:. Apple Podcasts · Google Play · Soundcloud · Spotify · MP3. Joshua and Ryan's pithy, shareable, less-than-140-character responses.

Concrete house is designed to survive another Superstorm Sandy Architect Jorge Fortan cements his case for a concrete and foam sandwich house. This TreeHugger has never been fond of concrete, preferring straw and sticks as building materials for houses, but then I never lived in Far Rockaway, NY, where hundreds of homes were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

Panorama Glass Lodge Tiny House This is the Panorama Glass Lodge Tiny House which is located in a rural area thirty minutes outside of Reykjavik, Iceland so that you can get a clear and bright view of the northern lights. Your bedroom is on the main floor of the tiny house and the walls and ceiling are all glass so you can enjoy the panoramic views in pure coziness.

Casey Key Guest House: Modern Treehouse Cabin This is the Casey Key Guest House by Sweet Sparkman Architects out of Sarasota, Florida. They're the famous architects behind the beautiful Siesta Key Beach Pavilion. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Images Sweet Sparkman Architects.

The Tiny Home Bed is a minimalist, decluttering space-saver Beds are an especially good candidate, as we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping in one, and they take up a lot of space. École cantonale d'art de Lausanne graduate Yesul Jang created this elegantly minimalist bed that doubles as a place to store things out of sight.

Tiny Gingerbread Cottage in Maui This is a tiny gingerbread cottage in Maui called the Gingerbread House which is available to book on Airbnb. It's a studio-style cottage with a full kitchen and bathroom on a 4.5 acre gated property. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks!

The Cecile Tiny House on Wheels with Convertible Roof This is the Cecile Tiny House on Wheels with a convertible roof by Opti Nid. It's built out of France and features a retractable roof in the upstairs loft. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Related: Rooftop Terrace Tiny House with Convertible Roof.

Family of Five Build 30ft Tiny House on Wheels This is a 30ft tiny house on wheels designed and built for a family of five and their pets. It even has a catwalk for their cats to get from loft to loft. This amazing custom tiny home is built by Backcountry Tiny Homes out of Vancouver, Washington. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below.

The Little Red Cabin: 320 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cabin with Loft This cabin is built by Forest Trek Woodwork out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Images Forest Trek Woodwork. Images Forest Trek Woodwork. You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

The Glamper Mini Cabin This is The Glamper mini-cabin. It's an 8ft by 16ft tiny cabin with a 16in front deck. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Images The Glamper. Images The Glamper. You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

1-Pot BBQ Baked Beans *1 pound dried beans typically equals 2 cups dried or 4-5 cups cooked.*The chili powder I used was from Whole Foods and contains a blend of chili peppers, cumin, garlic, oregano, coriander, cloves and allspice.*6-8 hours is the optimal amount of time for soaking your beans.

Train Cars, Rafting and Ziplines in Caboose Village There is something about the caboose and historic train cars that sparks both nostalgia and wonder with people who love tiny houses So having several of them in one location, a location full of natural beauty, is a dream come true. Caboose Village is a resort located near the Big Rock Candy Mountain Resort in central Utah.

The Life We Learned Expectations based on our family of origin contribute significantly to the people we are today in countless ways. The family dynamics we experienced and the economic conditions surrounding that phase of life are important for us to examine in order to gain perspective on our tendencies toward material possessions.

Real Life Minimalists: A Minimalist in the Making Every Monday I post Real Life Minimalists, a profile of one of my readers in their own words. If you'd like to participate, click here for details. I'm so happy to share this contribution from A Minimalist in the Making, who's embracing a wonderful challenge: going car-free!

Quiet Your Mind For 10 Minutes A Day I don"t really meditate in the traditional sense. But I make a point to quiet my mind every day. It only takes a few minutes and it can help you gain a greater sense of peace. Life can be stressful. But one way to reduce your stress level is to quiet your mind.

Let Go the Best You Can We look around our homes and see everything we once wanted-everything that was supposed to makes our lives happy and better and complete. And now they're collecting dust. Unused. The exercise equipment. The pet accessories. The ceramic planters. And then there are the things we could "never" discard-the items that hold wistful nostalgia.

The True Cost of a $10 Garment When you think about fast fashion, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Cheap clothes? What about slave labour in sweatshops? How many people pause to think about the true cost of their $10 garment?

Why are so many visions of the future dominated by cars? The private car has dominated our design dreaming for a hundred years; no wonder it is so hard to break the habit. Darren Garrett has written a wonderful series, A Visual History of the Future, where he asks "Could fantastical plans for the cities of tomorrow solve the real problems of urban life?" He writes:.

Tiny 169 sq. ft. Backyard Reading Retreat is perfect for book lovers Seattle design firm Board and Vellum created this backyard haven for two book lovers by taming an overgrown rear yard and erecting a 169-square-foot Backyard Reading Retreat. As the architects explain:. The tiny interior is opened up by the use of large glass walls and two skylights, which allow plenty of natural light to pour in.

Six ways to transform the built environment The Ellen MacArthur Foundation shows how thinking circular could change the way we live - for the better.

Rooftop Terrace Tiny House with Convertible Roof Images Optinid via Facebook. Images Optinid via Facebook. Please learn more using the links below. Thanks! You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below. Thanks! If you enjoyed this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more!

Francelia's Tiny House This is Francelia's Tiny House on Wheels built by MitchCraft Tiny Homes. It's a custom 24ft tiny home on a trailer with a bump out built over the tongue of the trailer in the living room. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Images MitchCraft Tiny Homes.

Simple French-Style Potato Salad This simple potato salad is inspired by one we tried while in Austin. The potato salads I'm used to having are typically dressed with a mayo sauce, making them thicker and more indulgent. But I loved the tangy, light quality of a potato salad dressed in an herb-infused vinaigrette instead.

The BIG Tiny House Reading List Time for leisure reading time at the pool or in the hammock. Maybe with all this good weather you're building your dream tiny home and wondering what comes next. Whether you are looking for downsizing tips, lifestyle inspiration, tiny home swoon or building tips, I have a long, rich recommended reading list for tiny lovers of all stages.

New public pissoirs in Paris are problematic Parisians are complaining, but the fact is that people need a place to pee; it's a human right. Over a year ago, Matt Hickman, writing on our sister site, described new "compost-generating public urinals" being installed for a "dry run" in Paris, to deal with the problem of men who pee in the streets.

Incredible Three-Part Treehouse Cabin in Atlanta This is an amazing three-part treehouse cabin vacation unit with interconnecting rope bridges located in Atlanta, Georgia. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Images via Airbnb. Images via Airbnb. You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

This Citröen Type H Wildcamp is the camper van of my dreams It probably takes a whole lot less energy to run than a conventional house and car and as one commenter noted, "NO MORE CONSUMERISM! You can only put so much stuff in a car or van." c) It seems like a whole lot of fun and you get to see the world in your own moving home.

IKEA LACK Stencilled Accent Table for succulents Hi, my name is Elyse and here's an IKEA hack inspired by Nifty, on how to upcycle an IKEA LACK side table into a beautiful stenciled accent table complete with succulents. First, sand your IKEA LACK table with 120 grit sandpaper to ensure a smooth, even surface.

In praise of the dumb box Architect Mike Eliason explains why simpler makes better buildings. Recently I was discussing the design of a new residential building in Toronto, where the building codes changed not too long ago to prohibit all-glass facades and limit openings.

How I Became a Minimalist I have recorded a series of videos about minimalism to post on my YouTube channel. The best place to begin is by sharing my story of how I found minimalism. Here is how I tell it:. To catch all of the upcoming videos in the series, subscribe on YouTube.

Tiny Houses, Big Hearts Here's something you probably already know: Tiny houses are no longer just for minimalists and millennials. In fact, the tiny house movement continues to open doors for other segments of the population who are in dire need of a home, including the homeless, refugees and people overcoming addiction.

Nautino Mini Floating Tiny Home Nautino Mini Floating Tiny Home by Nautilus Hausboote in Berlin, Germany. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Images Nautilus Hausboote. Images Nautilus Hausboote. You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

Here's the dirt on a rammed-earth renovation in Australia Add heritage preservation, passive house design and a butterfly roof and it pushes a lot of buttons around here. Victoria may be the smallest state in Australia, but there is a lot going on there, and its capital, Melbourne, was just dethroned after seven years as the world's most liveable city.

Couple with Baby on the Way Build 35ft Tiny Home This is the story of a couple with a baby on the way that hired Tiny Idahomes to build a 35ft tiny home on wheels with four slide-outs. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Images Tiny Idahomes. Images Tiny Idahomes. Please learn more using the links below.

Husband & wife's vintage Airstream is a renovated home and office on wheels Of all the vintage trailers that are out there, Airstreams are probably the ones that have the biggest mystique surrounding them. Their silvery, bullet-like exteriors are eye-catching, but also known for their durability, and old Airstream trailers have been turned into everything from office spaces to full-time residences.

Woman Embraces Van Life to Become Full Time Photographer This is the story of a woman who decided to make photography her full-time life by living, traveling and working out of a handbuilt van conversion which is called The Mouse House. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Images via Van Camera Woman.

How to Let Go of 3 Fears that are Holding You Back Every Day Fear isn't always a bad thing. Some fears hold us back in a positive way. For instance, if you are hiking and see a furry spider on the trail, when fear says, "don't touch that," it's helpful : We are struggling with the fear of missing out on activities, information, opportunities, connection, and many other things.

One-a-day bananas: Genius at work or waste of packaging? My first thought on seeing it was that bananas already come in a perfect package - a peel, totally biodegradable and compostable. It's the last product that needs a disposable plastic container. Almost a decade ago, we called wrapping bananas packaging design at its worst.

Some like it hut: It's Shed of the Year Time! This being TreeHugger, we look at the eco-sheds first. Before Tiny Houses were a thing, there were sheds; George Bernard Shaw had one; Mark Twain did too. They were places to get away from it all without going that far.

Elevated treehouse villa is topped with a hat-like roof Compact but topped with an intriguing, hat-like roof, this treehouse villa is a tranquil retreat that looks out to the trees for rest and relaxation. To see more, visit MONOARCHI.

I give up. Air conditioning is a necessity now. For years, we have been pushing the old ways of keeping cool. They are not enough anymore. Writing in the Guardian, Rowan Moore writes about a subject dear to TreeHugger's heart: Air conditioning. He claims it changed buildings more than any other invention:.

Economist calls Vienna the world's most liveable city They are right about that. The rest of the list? Not so sure. After seven years, Melbourne is no longer at the top of the Economist's The Global Liveability Index, knocked off by Vienna, the perennial runner-up. The main reason for its climb is "improvements seen in stability and safety across most regions in the past year.

Herding Cats: A Simple Method for Working with the Disorder of Our Lives The common factor is that things don't feel like they're in order, and there's a sense of uncertainty and chaos / disorder that causes some anxiety / stress. The solution to both problems is the same, then:.

Joanna and Matthew and Greetings from Colorado A few weeks ago I did a tour and visit with Matthew and Joanna and the Living Vehicle. You can read the post HERE. We had a fun time and I asked Joanna to keep me in the loop as they traveled on. They just wrapped up a tiny house event in Colorado Springs at the People's Tiny Fest and are heading to Austin, Texas.

Podcast 145 - Challenges In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan talk about their personal challenges, and they answer the following questions:. Apple Podcasts · Google Play · Soundcloud · Spotify · MP3. Joshua and Ryan's pithy, shareable, less-than-140-character responses.

4-Ingredient Golden Milk Mix We hope you love it, too. In addition to being used to make golden milk, we also think it makes a delicious spice mix for vegetables, soups, smoothies, and more! For more Ayurvedic-inspired dishes, check out our original Vegan Golden Milk, Golden Milk Smoothie, Golden Milk Macaroons, Golden Milk Ice Cream, and Cauliflower Rice Kitchari.

How to Do More Single-Tasking And while we may know the benefits of single-tasking, putting it into practice regularly can be challenging. In this post, Leo Babauta reminds us that single-tasking is something we must train ourselves to do-especially in a world intentionally designed to grab our attention and distract us.

Cardboard architect Tobias Horrocks builds a Cardboard Metropolis Forget about wood construction; cardboard could be the Next Big Thing. There is nothing worse than a dead or dying mall, with all those empty spaces.

DON'T convert a SHED into a TINY HOUSE!!! Here's why…. I apologize for the shoddy camera quality, but it is what it is…. and its merely a simple talk about something I feel pretty strongly about - the whole of issue of whether or not one should convert a shed into a tiny house, or not?

Couple's Expanding Tiny House on Wheels Almost Doubles in Space with Slide Outs! By the way, this tiny house will be featured at the upcoming Tiny House Jamboree in Austin, Texas August 23-26, 2018! Learn more about the Jamboree here. Our big thanks to Newton for sharing!. You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

Diesel Sprinter Conversion with High Roof and Rhino Liner Paint Job This is a 2004 Diesel Sprinter Conversion that's on eBay. It's been converted by the current owners and it features a 2.7L 5-cylinder Mercedes Turbo Diesel engine. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Images via eBay. Images via eBay.