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An Introduction to Frugal Hedonism Let's stop denying ourselves the full benefits of a materially-modest, sensually indulgent lifestyle. Let's get Frugally Hedonistic. Artist turned permaculturalist, forager, and writer, Annie is the co-author of The Art of Frugal Hedonism: A Guide to Spending Less While Enjoying Everything More and The Weed Forager's Handbook.

Our Custom DIY Van High Top - Design, Method and Cost We looked into standard aftermarket fiberglass high tops too, and they're a totally legit way to go, but we just wanted something different. There isn't much information out there about custom van high tops or DIY van high tops at this point, so we wanted to share how this thing is made.

Five Decidedly Un-frugal Things I think you did quite well. New York can be sooooo expensive and 99% of your choices were frugal. I have been trying to get a cold this week. I have been fighting it off. Since I have been under the weather, I have not made the most frugal choices. 1) I went to the store to by Zicam.

Six Types of Minimalists Earlier this week I found an article on the Apartment Therapy website titled These Are The 6 Types of Minimalists. Which One Are You? The six types they discuss are: aesthetic, essential, experiential, sustainable, thrifty, and mindful.

Slow by name, slow by nature I remember feeling so incredibly frustrated that I couldn't do it all, be it all, slow it all down right now and I recall just how much that challenged my idea of success. Which was kind of the point. Which, really, is kind of the point of slow. In today's poggie Ben and I talk about this idea of "slow" being, well, slow.

28ft Pacific Getaway Tiny House with Transforming Bedroom / Dining Room: Built by Handcrafted Movement! When you step inside, the area to your left transforms between a bedroom and dining room but it can also be used as a hobby room since both the bed and the dining table can be stored up into the walls. Pretty cool feature, right? Please enjoy and learn more below!

Foldable Prefab A-frame Cabin by MADI in Italy Our big thanks to Wiz Zard for the tip and Lloyd Alter of Tree Hugger for originally sharing! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below. Thanks! If you liked this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with more!

How You Can Finally Stay in a Tiny House! 33 Tiny House Vacations You Can Book Now! If you liked this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with more! Thank you! You can also try our NEW Small House Newsletter! More Like This: Explore our Tiny House Vacations Section. See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses.

The Life Energy Experiment - One Year On A little over a year ago, I conducted a simple experiment. The essence of it was simple and you can read my rules here. The experiment invites you to consider how much 'life energy' you have to devote to pay for something you want to buy?

Playa Viva Beachfront Treehouse in Zihuatanejo, Mexico This is the Playa Viva Beachfront Treehouse by Artist Tree Homes located at the Playa Viva Resort in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Although I can see something like this being built inexpensively, especially if you build it yourself, this is a luxury vacation unit that's pricey to stay in.

Great Canadian Tiny House A tiny house built by two empty nesters, John and Val Berkenpas in British Columbia, Canada. More info. here.

Living Tiny Legally : A Look Into How Tiny Homes Are Becoming Legal! Living Tiny Legally is a documentary by Tiny House Expedition. It's a 3 part series. And if you'd like, you can help fund Part 3 right here. Leave a Comment. Name. Email. Website. Comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.

How These Two Women Are Trying to Legalize Tiny House Living in BC VIDEO: These Two Women Are Trying to Legalize Tiny House Living in BC. Additional Resources:. Related Articles:. Leave a Comment. Name. Email. Website. Comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.

Cash wrap counter to die for. It's massive! We used IKEA components to build a massive cash wrap counter for our petstore. Materials:. We used 2 of the KALLAX, on their sides. Then a 2×4 frame was attached to the back of them. Then, two additional units were placed on the back. We used 4″ ABS pipes for the legs.

A Halved Subway Train Car becomes a TINY HOUSE on wheels If you're ever in the Taunton, MA area, right by the town green, you just may spot something rather unusual - what looks like a tri-axle tiny house on wheels! While I've asked around, the owner, and the eventual purpose of this structure seems rather elusive, as even the locals themselves seem to have quite a few questions of their own.

The Rise Of Vertical Farming As A Solution To Feed The World… To produce sufficient food for the estimated - nine billion people in 20 years, experiments with vertical farming, rooftop gardening and even sea-farming are being conducted. Food is inefficiently hauled around the world to feed cities and to provide people who live in places where no food can be grown.

Swimming pool in London is built out of wooden portal frames and Cross Laminated Timber Jack Hobhouse/ Hawkins\Brown via Dezeen Their depth does wonders for the quality of light, as does the white stain on the wood on the columns, rafters and the CLT roof Adam Cossey of Hawkins\Brown tells Alyn Griffiths of Dezeen:. Book lovers will want to adopt this lovely holiday tradition, which melds literary… by Katherine Martinko in Culture.

Mad for MADI, the folding wooden prefab A-Frame This brilliant design brings the A-frame into the 21st century. MADI model at Milan Furniture Fair. But they may be back with a vengeance thanks to Renato Vidal and his totally brilliant design for a folding modular living unit. The M.A.D.I, short for modulo abitativo dispiegabile or unfordable housing module.

Designing a Well-Lived Life Where I live, the weather has grown colder, and the trees are becoming barren - what I consider the perfect time for reflection and contemplation. It's the perfect time of the year to reflect on what a well-lived life might be for you. And then start designing that life, mapping out some actions you might take to create it.

Practice Minimalism This Christmas Will you be practicing minimalism this Christmas? What might be holding you back? And what the heck does practising minimalism during Christmas even mean?

How my friend Krissy traded her grief for love after losing her parents I've shared this story during live events and I can never get through it without a few tears. Krissy's simplicity story. My friend Krissy, a development leader for big nonprofits, has saved every birthday card, wedding invitation, Christmas card, and birth announcement she has ever received.

Minimalism: Are You Practicing A Fad Or A Lifestyle? If you get rid of all your stuff in a short period of time, chances are you've just fallen for a fad. But if you've made a point to live simply for years, you've developed a lifestyle. Last year, my daughter wanted a fidget spinner. They were all the rage.

Treating The Farm As An Ecosystem - The 5 Tenets Of Soil Health… Gabe Brown of Brown's Ranch in Bismarck, ND, shares his transformative journey of cultivating his farm from modern conventional use to a thriving living ecosystem.

Ventana Tiny House: 32ft x 10ft Alpine Tiny Home! Learn more at Alpine Tiny Homes! Our big thanks to Brian Hawkins of Alpine Tiny Homes for sharing! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below. Thanks! If you liked this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with more!

What To Do If You're a Minimalist Who Loves the Holidays It's popular to poo-poo the holidays amongst many in the minimalist sphere. There are the usual downer arguments about how the holidays are simply about buying stuff we don't want with money we don't have to impress people we don't like. There is the argument about how we are teaching our kids to equate love with stuff.

Built on a tilt: climbable bookshelf is also earthquake resistant It doesn't need a ladder to reach high in the bookshelves; the whole bookshelf is a ladder. According to Johnny at Spoon and Tamago, it was designed shortly after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, so the sloping shelves have an additional benefit:. Tsukui Teruaki.

Birdhut's facade has integrated birdhouses to boost local biodiversity Human habitats could do a lot more than provide shelter for humans; future sustainable, low-carbon buildings could also incorporate design elements to boost local biodiversity as well. We've seen examples of this before, such as these bird-colony structures that can be added onto under-utilized urban walls.

Green Gate Log Cabin: A Modernized 120+ Year Old Pioneer Cabin You Can Rent! This is a 120+ year old Finnish Log Cabin that has been modernized and is now available as a vacation rental in Biwabik, Minnesota. It's called the Green Gate Log Cabin and to me, it's the perfect tiny house, wouldn't you say? From the outside, it looks like a very simple cabin from the 1900's.

It's a Hostful, and it's Live! After an impromptu mid-December break where Ben and I tilted heavily in to getting our house ready for sale ahead of next year's big trip we are back with some fun new poggies for the rest of the year.

480 Sq. Ft. Modern Cabin on Lake Austin in Texas Modern cabin on Lake Austin in Texas named Cousin Cabana. When you step inside, you'll discover an open layout with a kitchen, living area, and dining room. You'll also find a full bathroom, enough storage, and of course, the beautiful deck so you can enjoy the outdoors.

84k Tiny Cabin in Maine Tiny cabin on a 3/4 acre lot in Waldoboro, Maine and it's offered for sale on Estately for $84,500 as of December 6th, 2017. What do you think? Our big thanks to Candace Ramirez for sharing! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below.

Ventana A 320 square feet tiny house with separate downstairs bedroom. Built by Alpine Tiny Homes in Vineyard, Utah.

Why are so many modern houses black? So I think Rybczinski is wrong, to call architects lazy; instead, we should see this as a great thing - the world is a much cleaner place, so clean that we have forgotten why buildings were black in the first place. They are using a sustainable, renewable material with a traditional finish with one big limitation - it only comes in black.

On Keeping the Holidays Simple + A Book Sale! Christmas is approaching quickly, and a few readers asked me for ideas to keep the holidays simple. In 2015, I shared a link roundup on this topic. Read the piece here! I hope it helps you get through the holidays with less stress and more gratitude and love!

The Most Wasteful Time Of The Year Oh dear I'm sounding very Bah Humbug. Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash. But I'm not. I love Christmas. As the song goes it's 'the most wonderful time of the year'. It's magical, a time to spend much needed memorable quality moments with those you love.

Vegan Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan - Minimalist Baker Recipes I hope you all LOVE this recipe! It's:. Crispy "Cheesy" Flavorful Comforting Satisfying Easy to make and Super delicious. This would make the perfect meal when you're craving something plant-based but super hearty. It even satisfies picky eaters with its crispy texture, hearty dipping sauce options, and the fact that it pairs so well with pasta.

An Apology, Clearing up Some Confusion, and the Need to Say No And this year is the first time since my corporate days I've said yes too much. On their own, these are all worthwhile endeavors. But crammed into one year, it's too much-especially considering I've been dealing with C. Diff, mercury poisoning, multiple chemical sensitivities, and daily physical therapy for my back.

Tiny Houses and Tree Houses Go "Wayne's World"? If you haven't seen yet, we're slowly been working on a small pilot series of a show that we've dubbed "Live From A Tree House". Yeah, yeah, we know, its not a very profound title, but it DOES explain the gist of it, no?"Think: The show "Live At Daryl's Place", but in a weird tree house full of whiskey, Iron Maiden posters, and odd yard sale art".

Incredible Mini Earthship Style Cabin - Tiny Off Grid House With Solar Power… In this video, we tour a mini earth ship style cabin at the Terra Perma community to learn how the building is designed to produce heat, water, and power; all while being 100% off-grid.

Natural Building And A New Sense Of The Earth… Have you ever dreamed of another kind of life? An impossible dream? Maybe not. Right now people all over are working to create an alternative to a consumer society that gives us less and less satisfaction and is more and more destructive to the earth and to us, as well.

A Guide to Finding Calm & Being Less Frustrated One of the most common sources of difficulty for most of us is frustration - we can get frustrated with the smallest things, throughout the day. And yet, becoming aware of how often we're frustrated doesn't quite solve the problem. Someone pointing out that you're frustrated only makes you more irritated.

The Most Meaningful Gift You can Give Yourself Right Now If you are trying to figure out what's best for you or what the next best step to take is, here is the most meaningful gift you can give to yourself right now. Five minutes: Carve out five minutes each day to sit quietly and ask yourself, to ask your heart the following questions.

NEW Tiny House / Green Building / Living Workshop in BOSTON area! February 17th and 18th, we're at it once again, and ONLY will accept 16 students, as we want this to be fun, intimate, and no-rush process for all involved.

Watch Lloyd Alter talk about Passivhaus in Portugal "This is definitely nicer than a black Italian leather sofa" I continue with a discussion of the future we might get, where cars aren't just plugged into houses but in fact become part of our houses or even become our houses, getting plugged into frames when we want to stay in one place.

This Tiny House Went To The White House So a good many of you probably remember Sicily Kolbeck, who at age fifteen built and designed her own tiny house - one that later nabbed her an invite to the White House to show it off. No lie. Sicily also later was invited to give what became a very popular TED Talk - one of the earlier ones on tiny houses, in fact.

Designed to be relocatable, this prefab wood building is so nice it's not going anywhere Architectus principal Luke Johnson tells Sue Williams why he thinks wood is so good for prefab educational buildings:. Brett Boardman via Architectus. He doesn't mention the biophilia effect, but you can feel it, just looking at the photos. It's not what it sounds like.

Don't despair - repair You can start with a simple search like "how to repair…" to find videos, manuals, and links to how you can order replacement parts.C. Lepisto / Screen capture. Or bookmark some websites focused on fixing to inspire you.

Podcast 108 - Becoming In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan speak with Joshua Becker, founder of Becoming Minimalist, in Phoenix, and they answer the following questions:. iTunes · Google Play · Spotify · Soundcloud · YouTube · MP3. Joshua and Ryan's pithy, shareable, less-than-140-character answers to the lightning-round questions:.

Before You Buy Your Kids A Bunch of Toys for Christmas, Read This: According to their study, young children who play in environments with fewer toys tend to display sustained levels of attention, increased imagination, perception, cognition, and motor coordination.

69 Year Old Single Woman Builds Tiny Home in 4 Years on Nights and Weekends While Working Full Time! Our big thanks to Nancy Park for sharing! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below. Thanks! If you liked this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with more! Thank you! You can also try our NEW Small House Newsletter!

Tiny Home on Wheels with Adjoining Patio and Green House on Wheels! Currently at Lakewalk Tiny House Community And Now For Sale! This is the Elsa Tiny Home on Wheels by Olive Nest Tiny Homes. It's a 323 sq. ft. tiny house with an adjoining patio extension with a greenhouse! Pretty awesome, isn't it? Take a look below and let me know what you think in the comments! And yes, as I write this, it's available for sale!

How to Give Money More Easily If you have more money than you need, you should start giving some of it away. That's the lesson I learned about a year ago, when I took a gamble and donated $100,000 to a variety of charities, centered around the Effective Altruism movement. More on Effective Altruism: The Life You Can Save website, and my earlier article on the subject.

Learn about the transformation of an old house in Midori Haus First Chie Kawahara renovated a house to Passive House standards; then she wrote a book about it. In 2010 Chie Kawahara and her husband Kurt bought an 88 year old bungalow in Santa Cruz, California.

Passive House isn't just for buildings; it works for boats too But the story here is about the Nanuq, which they describe as a "passive igloo." The Nanuq from Team Nanuq on Vimeo. Igloo Sailworks. The big virtue of Passive House is that it's simple. It doesn't require lots of technology; just lots of insulation.

Why I'm Taking a Social Media Sabbatical In Cal Newport's book Deep Work he encouraged readers to take a break from social media for thirty days. Newport wrote, "By dropping off these services without notice, you can test the reality of your status as a content producer.

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Food Video School is Here! - Minimalist Baker Courses Today is an exciting day because we're launching Food VIDEO School - an entirely video-based course with 100+ jam-packed lessons to show you step-by-step how to create stunning, DELICIOUS food videos! Sign up to today and start learning this invaluable skill that will set your blog and your brand apart!

UK FI/RE folk are fortunate compared to other Europeans I guess we're still European at the moment Though I do wonder if our good fortune is perhaps connected with our impending departure from the continent. I came across Mrs W of whatlifecouldbe.eu 1 - who is already FI at 32, this is their story.

April and Curtis' Beautiful 24ft Tiny Home on Wheels! If you liked this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with more! Thank you! You can also try our NEW Small House Newsletter! More Like This: Explore our Tiny Houses Section. See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses. Leave a Comment.

My Only Christmas Post This Year Many bloggers write holiday posts. I'm no exception. I usually write several posts each year about keeping Christmas simple. This year, I'm not going to focus on simplifying Christmas. Read on to find out why. Of course I believe we should find ways to keep Christmas simple, consume less, give less stuff, and share more love.

The White Envelope It's just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past ten years or so.

How To Start Your Own 1-Acre, Self-Sustaining Homestead… Expert advice on how to establish self-sufficient food production, including guidance on crop rotations, raising livestock and grazing management.

Canoe Bay Escape Tiny House Village in Wisconsin This is an announcement for Canoe Bay Escape Village. It's a village of vacation tiny homes located in northern Wisconsin on 100+ acres of beautiful forests with lakes and wetlands. Learn more using the links below! Thanks! Our big thanks to Dan for sharing!

IS the "TINIER" Tiny House Coming Back? Bear's Tiny Homes goes "smaller" in a scene where tiny houses seemingly are getting "huge". Mark Warfield shows off his new tiny house model "The Bluebelle" - a 20' long build with all the amenities most would need - AND storage. So I'm recently back from a jaunt of a heck of a lot of traveling….

Thanksgiving Recap & What We Did with Our Leftovers Thanksgiving is always a holiday that I enjoy because it is so much less about the material things than many other holidays are. At least in my family, the Thanksgiving tradition has always just been that you get together with people you love and eat a delicious meal.

The Vintage Retreat A 384 square feet tiny house mounted to a 40′ trailer with private master bedroom. Built by Hill Country Tiny Homes.

Housing Unhinged Using an unfolding technique, the M.A.DI. construction system is designed primarily for earthquake-resistant buildings for residential, leisure and hospitality. In addition, M.A.DI. homes can be used to establish temporary villages for sports, fairs and first aid facilities in case of natural disasters.

Magical Four Season Off Grid Tipi Tiny House! This "tiny house" tipi is completely off the grid with solar for power, a wood stove for heat, a unique shower for hot water, and propane for cooking. Image Les Pieds sur Terre. It was built by Stan and Kedarnathan who started the "Les Pieds sur Terre' eco resort in Saint Calixte, Quebec, Canada.

Your McMansion with your big open kitchen is a firetrap Now it turns out that according to a UL study, all of these factors conspire together to make fires in todays homes far more deadly. Mr. Homegrown of Root Simple picked apart a Washington Post story and the UL report behind it; he likes traditional house design and notes that in every renovation of a nice old house, people rip out the walls.

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How to Get Fitter During the Holidays Because of a number of family gatherings in the past week, I'm feeling heavy. I've overeaten and my exercise has been minimal. That's just a part of the holidays sometimes - things get so busy you can't help but let your healthy habits fall off. So as of today, I'm implementing a new holiday plan, to take me to the New Year.

Letting go and new traditions We have said farewell to 'meteorological autumn' and, to borrow a well-sung phrase, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I took a rare day off earlier this week to spend the day with my mum. We went out for a spot of lunch at Carluccios and we did some intentional shopping.

Wardrobe light for PAX Wardrobe light with Trådfri GU10 lamps compatible with Philips Hue. I made it to light up my PAX wardrobe externally. Lamps can be dimmed to a minimum. Nymåne spot lights art. nr. 703.377.01. Trådfri GU10 art. nr. 803.652.70 Compatible with Philips Hue.

Video: What's in a Minimalist's Travel Bag? We've seen all kinds of "packing hacks" videos online, so instead of showing you how we pack, we made the above unpacking video to show you everything we travel with when we're on the road-be it for one week or one year. By the way, if you're interested in the bag, you can support its Indiegogo campaign.

Graphene Loophole Could Provide "Clean And Limitless" Energy In The Future… Using the Natural Motion of 2D Materials to Create a New Source of Clean Energy… Graphene is a seemingly impossible material. For years, scientists had theorized that lifting a single layer of carbon atoms from a chunk of graphite could produce the first two-dimensional material, which they called graphene.

There's a TINY HOUSE COLORING book out now!? And its not only a fun/great idea for both kids and adults alike, but it'd make a great holiday gift for any tiny house geek. I have the link for more information down below.

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City's first street library is made with wood & parametric design To promote the love of books in an urban setting, this open outdoor library has popped up in the city of Varna, Bulgaria. Created by a team of local designers with wood, using parametric design tools, the structure welcomes the public in to wander and peruse its open shelves.

5 Benefits of Following a more Minimalist Lifestyle The most obvious benefit of having a more minimalist lifestyle has to be having a cleaner home; less clutter equates to less time cleaning. Less time trying to organise your things, less time tidying and less time panicking because your house is a mess when you have unexpected guests.

Why I'm Already Thinking About Christmas This year I'm trying to incorporate some minimalist ideas into our Christmas celebrations.

Ripping off the plaster….decluttering the past This week was the week for toughing it out and finally decluttering, recycling and donating those boxes of "stuff" that had been hiding out in my garage. Those boxes that had moved with me from home to home...that had been taped up and labelled but remained unopened for the longest time. Those boxes

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Eucalyptus Tiny House by Minimaliste Take the tour below and let me know what you think! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below. Thanks! If you liked this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with more! Thank you! You can also try our NEW Small House Newsletter!

What should we call a Leafy Neckdown? But snow isn't the only indicator; In Toronto, activist Dave Meslin and his neighbors used leaves to change a sloppy T - intersection that happens to be three minutes from where I live. He describes it on Facebook:. Dave Meslin via Facebook. He then sketched up a fantasy version.

Canadian charity is building social housing to PassiveHouse standard But around the world, under the radar, projects are being built that show how the PassiveHouse concept is catching on and having a big impact on buildings and the people who live in them.

A kid's bookshelf with customized front But I wanted to give it a custom front for a unique look. You can use any kind of shape to customize yours, maybe waves, balloons, leaves or a skateboard. I used the shape of a cloud. We painted the wall in a light blue. The pink cloud would fit perfectly into the "cloud corner".

How to build a green hotel, from the ground up When you pull up at The Mayton Inn it doesn't look out of place to compared to the small downtown district of Cary, North Carolina.

Creative Minimalists Know When To Kill Their Own Babies Because creative minimalists are willing to kill their babies. Creativity is never about perfection. It is always about continually improving in our art. Earlier this year at The Creativity Workshop, this lesson was reinforced.

Cover Crops To Recharge Your Soil This Winter… Cover crops, or green manures, are a great way to protect your garden from weeds and soil erosion over the winter period. As well as protecting your soil, cover crops can be dug into the earth before spring, improving the soil ecosystem and feeding your plants with essential nutrients.

Firefighter's self-built tiny house is inspired by earthships For example, some might be paying off a mortgage on a regular-sized home, but to do so, they rent it out and live in a tiny house out back, as Steve, a firefighter from Edmonton, Canada is doing in his Earthship-inspired tiny home on wheels. We get a great tour of Steve's lovely home from Bryce of Living Big In A Tiny House:.

Valley of Five Roses Tiny House Our big thanks to Tiny House Town for originally sharing! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below. Thanks! If you liked this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with more! Thank you! You can also try our NEW Small House Newsletter!

840 Sq. Ft. Cottage in Tumwater, WA For Sale It is listed for sale on Redfin for $225,000. What do you think? Our big thanks to Joceile Moore for sharing! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below. Thanks! If you liked this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with more!

November Happy Links: Can our minds be hijacked? A few days ago, I finished writing my December Creative Tool Box. It's about creative rhythms and Paris! I can't wait to send it out on December 1st! If you enjoy my writing and photography, consider supporting my work. With that, below are ten happy links that inspired me this month.

Operation Clean Closet Will you travel anywhere? I would but due to legal requirements, the contest is open in the US only. What if I already ordered the book? Thank you! Your book receipt will work for entry. What if I bought a ticket to the book tour? Thank you! Your ticket receipt will work for entry.

Taking back control How the holy heck did we get from this. to this. There was once upon a time when Britain had a reputation for diplomacy and pragmatism, but I guess that died with the generation before the boomers who are in charge of things now. This seems like a slow surrender, a bizarre interpretation of Taking Back Control.

Finally - Some Minimalist Christmas Tree Ideas Everyone Can Enjoy! Minimalist Christmas tree from a dollar store. It was "Made in China", which does keep the Chinese employed and, in turn, keeps Vancouver's real estate market red-hot. It did make us feel a little guilty for supporting the plastic system, though. If you prefer a fake tree you're using plastic, which is bad.

Grain silo converted into solar-powered home for father & daughter Thankfully, this short-term view with long-term negative consequences is slowing changing for the better. Looking to show that old things can be transformed into beautiful, livable structures, Dutch architects Jan Körbes and Denis Oudendijk of REFUNC converted an unused grain silo into a small home for Körbes and his young daughter.

The Burdens We Already Carry With all the weight and burden that each of us already carry in life, why would we ever choose to intentionally carry more? Just consider all the things that weigh down our hearts and lives: death, loss, illness, worry, politics, financial hardships, grief, guilt, marital tension, traumatic events.

Developing Extraordinary Resilience We're all beset with difficulties, obstacles, pain, tiredness, and a thousand other setbacks, small and large. What determines whether we take these setbacks in stride, or let them bring us down, is something that psychologists call "resilience." It's an ability to come back from setbacks, adapt, learn, but not be dragged down by these setbacks.

Jenga Ocean game is made from recycled fishing nets Now you can leave the ocean a cleaner place while playing your favorite game. If your family loves playing board games during the holidays, then you should check out this eco-friendly update on an old classic.

Stadium in Qatar is demountable and relocatable and even has shipping containers This isn't really shipping container architecture, but it is demountable and relocatable and transportable inside shipping containers, and that is what shipping containers do best: They want to move. It makes sense. It's not what it sounds like. by Katherine Martinko in Cleaning and Organizing.

This Modern Tiny House "BARN" will drop jaws…. I was lucky enough to have been asked to be a speaker at the always-incredible Florida Tiny House Festival near St. Augustine, and while there I poked in as many tiny houses as I could, and shot as many tiny house tours as time would allow.

Kitchenette with IKEA Kallax We were a bit short on storage and countertop space in the kitchen. So I started thinking about adding inexpensive storage and also to carve out a space for the microwave. After various considerations, I decided to create a suitable solution based on the IKEA KALLAX shelving unit.

How to Make Vegetable Broth - Minimalist Baker Recipes I'm so excited to bring you this delicious kitchen staple that is SO easy to make. I've been telling all of my friends how they should start doing it, too. Consider yourself part of the inner circle who gets in on a secret: Making vegetable broth is what all the cool kids are doing.

Podcast 107 - Giving In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan speak with Scott Harrison, founder of Charity Water, in New York City, and they answer the following questions:. iTunes · Google Play · Spotify · Soundcloud · YouTube · MP3. Joshua and Ryan's pithy, shareable, less-than-140-character answers to the lightning-round questions:.

Twin modern cabins help nurture a close relationship with nature For instance, living in a completely enclosed box-like structure with no windows would likely cause us to feel less connected with our natural surroundings, or lose track of the sun's progress throughout the day.

The High Tech and Affordable Kasita Tiny House: The Next Revolution in Housing? He actually lived in a converted DUMPSTER for ten months ! And now, according to Kirsten Dirksen, Jeff Wilson is creating, promoting and selling the "iPhone for housing"! And I think he's on to something! In the video, Jeff says, "things have not changed in real estate since 1884," and I couldn't agree more!

How to Change or End a Gift Giving Tradition Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. we've tried having this conversation in many different ways over the last decade, but i've finally accepted that my parents just need to show their love with gifts.

Budgets and teens: controlling impulses As responsible parents, we are not only 'mum and dad', we are educators. We may directly - or indirectly - set an example to our young people that informs their approach on a variety of things: how to cooperate with others; how to handle difficult situations; or how to weigh up choices they have to make in life.

HEMNES console table restyled to TV unit I decided the HEMNES console table would suit what we needed in terms of storage and height and with a little tweaking would have the right look for our home. I bought the HEMNES console table in light brown and when putting together I purposefully left out 2 of the top shelves so I had space for the Sky box and Xbox.

Iii take an Ermine for a ride - again! A few years ago something bad happened to the ISA platform III that I was with. Presumably they were taken over by some hedgies yelling at them to sweat the assets.

Simplify is Amazon's Kindle Deal of the Day Six years ago, we released Simplify: 7 Guiding Principles to Help Anyone Declutter Their Home and Life on the Amazon Kindle. By the end of the day, it was the #1 Self-Help book on Amazon. The book has sold more than 200,000 copies and has changed countless lives.

Want Simple? You Have To Learn To Think Like A Dog Perhaps, but more likely, a dog just acts, automatically by intuition. Want simple? Humans could learn a lot from dogs. Earlier this year I wrote a post called, 5 Ways Overthinking Complicates Life, And 5 Ways To Stop. I think it was solid advice. I suggested that we replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts.

Organic Rice Crop Yields Debunk Myth GMOs Are Needed To Feed The World… In India's poorest state, farmers are setting world-breaking records growing rice and other staple foods, without the help of genetically modified organisms, and none of Monsanto's billion-dollar herbicides.

Companion Planting Flowers With Vegetables…. Flowers: they're not just pretty to look at, they can really help to improve the way we grow our fruits and vegetables. Growing a variety of flowers as companion plants in or near your vegetable garden can enhance the beauty and productivity of your plot.

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Empty Nester Shipping Container Tiny House Tiny house named the Empty Nester built and designed by Custom Container Living and starts at $64,900. Besides the price tag, what do you think? Would you ever consider converting your own shipping container into a tiny home?

Slow Holidays: Our Christmas Traditions Look at what you do at this time of year and the traditions you love, and why you love them. See if there are any traditions that need to evolve and start having those conversations. What small shifts can you start to make to ensure your traditions sit comfortably with your values?

Tiny Barn-style Cabin in Alpharetta, Georgia If you liked this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with more! Thank you! More Like This: Explore our Tiny House Vacations Section. See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses. Leave a Comment. Name. Email. Website. Comment.

Here's How This Entire Town Produces No Trash… In 2003, the local government in Kamikatsu, Japan decided to require that all residents comply with a new, rigorous recycling program - perhaps the most rigorous in the world. Since then, the town composts, recycles, or reuses 80% of its garbage.

Surf Shack Tiny House by Alex Wyndham Mobile surf shack in Santa Barbara, CA. It was designed by Alex Wyndham. Plans available here. What do you think? If you want you can easily share this tiny house story/link with your friends and family for free using the easy e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

Pen Sardine Tiny House: An Aerodynamic, Teardrop-like THOW! If you enjoyed this you'll absolutely LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more! You'll get all of our best small and tiny houses in your email plus we give you access to FREE tiny house plans you can print and more just for joining! More Like This: Explore our Tiny Houses Section.

101 Tiny House Designs The following is a guest post by tiny house designer Michael Janzen. Mendocino County is my muse - the inspiration for my tiny house designs. Mendocino County is one of the oldest counties in California - created in 1850 at the time of statehood - and located on the foggy northern California coast.

Green Gate Farmhouse An old log cabin given a modern makeover and now serves as a guest accommodation in Minnesota. More info. here.

Plywood-free Tiny House As we prepare to end the year and start another it is as good a time as any to look back on some of the most interesting houses sold here on Tiny House Listings. To begin that list we'll take a look at one of the most popular and talked about houses of the year: The Shiny Tiny!

Successfully Operating An Eco-Friendly Online Business Today there's a big market for eco-friendly services; going the "green" route can not only help the environment, it can help you save hundreds of dollars every year on your utility bill-ultimately this can even upgrade the value of your home.

Gratitude to Overcome Boredom, Difficulties, Complaining, & Feeling Overwhelmed We usually think of difficulties as something we don't like, and they cause us unhappiness: a difficult person we're dealing with, the loss of a job, struggling with a health issue, losing a loved one. And it's true, these are not things we normally think of as "good." I'm not claiming we should rejoice at having these problems.

Reflections on Black Friday Shopping An empty canvas on which I can write or create anything I desire. And on this empty page, I can't help but notice a metaphor for life. Many, you see, will rush out this weekend to accumulate more and more physical possessions, filling their lives and their homes with more and more stuff.

Special jar label for IKEA KORKEN I made this IKEA KORKEN jar label. I had a lot of different varieties of chilli sauce to label, so I came up with this design. It's customisable so you can put your own text on it. Or simply print the plain.stl file and use a pen. Get the.stl files. ~ by Magnus.

Modern Farmhouse A 28′ tiny house on wheels with farmhouse interior styling built by Liberation Tiny Homes.

Avocado Banana Green Smoothie - Minimalist Baker Recipes For more smoothie ideas, check out my Ginger Colada Green Smoothie, Gingery Mango Berry Smoothie, Banana Split Smoothie, 5-Ingredient Detox Smoothie, Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie, or Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie! If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don't forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram.

Best Air-Cleaning Plants For Your Home According To NASA… Many us spend a lot of time indoors, so it's important to cultivate a space that's a healthy one. A simple - and beautiful - way to do this is through houseplants; they add some green to your home while being an effective way to purify the air.

Elon Musk Finishes World's Biggest Battery In Less Than 100 Days… In March 2017, the State Government announced its Energy Plan, with the objective of delivering cleaner, more affordable and more reliable energy to South Australians. This plan included building the nation's largest battery, to store renewable energy and have back up power for when needed.

Tiny House Warriors building tiny homes to block construction of oil pipeline Some are calling it the "Standing Rock of the North," in reference to the well-publicized and months-long protest against a similar pipeline expansion project in North Dakota. As Manuel explains, the genesis of the project began during the time she spent at the Standing Rock protests.

Happy Thanksgiving From Hip Diggs: Don't Forget To Skip Black Friday Simple / Facebook / Twitter / RSS. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked. Comment. Name. Email. Website.

Is Growing Your Own Vegetables A Fundamental Right? A new local controversy is brewing in South Florida surrounding yet another instance of local governments imposing fines on residents and persecuting them over maintaining gardens on their property.

Grossing $350,000 On 1.5 Acres Of High Intensity, No-Till, Vegetable Production… "Neversink Farm in Claryville, NY grosses $350,000 on farming 1.5 acres. It's an amazingly productive and efficient high intensity vegetable farm. And they are doing it all no till." You can take a tour of the farm in the video below which has a lot of useful general gardening and market gardening tips.

3D printed modular units for the homeless would use under-utilized vertical walls Each one a potential home. That's the idea behind Homed, a proposal by Oslo and NYC-based design firm Framlab, which involves hexagonal-shaped, single-person units being attached onto empty walls on buildings. which the firm calls "vertical lots".

NOT Small on Style - A Modern LUXURY Tiny House Kitchen Derek "Deek" Diedricksen had a chance to not only visit the high-end tiny home of David Latimer, but to have breakfast with him as this interview went down. From hidden storage in the ceiling, the open shelving, a generous counter top, and its galley-like arrangement, this kitchen is small in size, but big on style, and laid out very efficiently.

It's not just self-driving cars, it is a whole New Mobility Now But then I am once again seduced by the research by engineering and architecture giant WSP, which has released a new white paper, New Mobility Now. This is much more than just self-driving cars, but a much bigger picture. WSP concludes that five themes have to all come together for future mobility to actually work:.

13 Year Old Builds Tiny Cabin for $1500! This is the story of a 13 year old who built his own tiny cabin for only $1500! Wouldn't it be cool if we could teach more young people how to build? It's an amazing skill! How would your life be different if you already knew how to build by the time you were 13?

When Grace and Gratitude Come First What if we felt… Everything I read suggests grace and gratitude as a solution to stress, frustration and overwhelm but if grace and gratitude come first, we can avoid some of the stress or at least navigate it in a healthier way. Instead of using grace and gratitude as tools to solve problems, let's start from a place of grace and gratitude.

The Check In: Part 2 It's been a few months since we shared our 2018 plans with you and we thought it was time for an update, because HOO BOY things have changed. Head back to Episode 193 if you're curious to hear all the previous details, but in a nutshell next year we're packing up our life here in the Blue Mountains and heading off on an adventure.

The London Tiny House by Ty Rodou This is a tiny house on wheels call the London. It was built in Landeleau, France by Ty Rodou and featured on Tiny House Town. How do you like it? 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!

Mr. Money Mustache, UBER Driver Special Surprise: Did you know there is now an MMM Android App? It's really good. Beautiful offline reading. Alerts you to new articles automatically, if you want. Thousands of users already. Free. Many more features to come. It's on the Google Play Store.

The electric house of the future was built in 1905 But over the years, much has changed, and the green consensus is that electricity is the future. According to a neat article by Rick Reynolds on the Bensonwood website, it was the future back in 1905 when Harry W. Hillman of General Electric built an all-electric home in a suburb of Schenectady, New York, full of nice homes for GE execs.

Binge Shopping: Is it a Bad Habit or Smart Shopping? Some people binge drink, while others binge watch their favourite Netflix series. And then there are those who partake in binge shopping. First, let's start off with what binge shopping is defined as, per the uber-reliable site - urbandictionary.com:.

Thanks. Giving. But you needn't wait until the fourth Thursday in November or the second Monday in October to be thankful, or giving. What if, instead, you take 90 seconds each morning and write down three things for which you are thankful? What will your list look like?

How to Form the Decisiveness Habit I've had several people ask me lately about what they can do about indecisiveness, and it made me realize that this is actually something I'm pretty good at: being decisive. Making decisions can be difficult, especially when there's no clear choice.

Half-Tree House is a modern off-grid cabin built for $20,000 Designed by Manhattan firm JACOBSCHANG Architecture and built by the two amateur builders and owners, this modern, off-grid 360-square-foot cabin is located on a 60-acre property, surrounded by second-growth forest in Sullivan County in New York state.

Vision Zero is so 20 years ago. It's time for Moving Beyond Zero. The new vision promotes active transportation like walking and biking. In North America, even when cities talk Vision Zero, they don't really mean it. They don't really want to understand it because it goes against what they really care about, which is making the world safe for cars.

Let's Talk About Black Friday Perhaps Steven said it best: Black Friday is the day we trample people for things we don't need, the day after being thankful for what we have. Sadly, we participate in this insanity in the name of a holiday, as if buying gifts was an ideal way to celebrate Christmas.

KRALLAX - the toddler mid-sleeper bed This is a KRITTER mid-sleeper bed and two KALLAX units underneath, the steps are made from BILLSÅSEN picture ledges. We used two green ledges which came from two separate packs but you could buy just one pack and use different coloured ones. We put DRÖNA storage boxes and FLARRA drawers under the bed to provide storage.

270 Sq. Ft. Tiny Train Caboose Hunting Cabin on 89 Acres in NY If you liked this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with more! Thank you! You can also try our NEW Small House Newsletter! More Like This: Explore our Real Estate Section. See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses. Sleeping is easy - I imagine they use that bench along the one wall.

Woman Builds Unique Tiny House for Affordable City Living - VIDEO After meeting other people in the tiny house community who were encountering the same issue, she co-founded the BC Tiny House Collective with Anastasia Koutalianos to try and legalize and legitimize tiny houses in the province of British Columbia, and in Metro Vancouver.

New campaign launched to rebuild Penn Station Now they are doing a major push with a new ad campaign, and have released glorious new renderings by Jeff Stikeman. When TreeHugger first wrote about this, commenters noted that it would be hard to do, and it would face all the challenges that architects today face when working with old buildings.

40 Things To Do Before I Turn 40 To celebrate my 39th birthday, I made a list of 40 things I want to do before I turn 40 years old on November 6, 2018. I want to end my thirties with a bang, and continue to learn, grow, and experiment along the way! You can read my list below. Also, I'll blog about my adventures this year, so stay tuned for essays and photographs!

The Cost of Cheap Clothing, or Why I Choose to Buy Used The following is a reprint of the previously published post. "The Tazreen fire is the latest in a series of deadly blazes at garment factories in Bangladesh, where more than 700 workers, many making clothes for U.S. consumers, have died in factory fires in the past five years.

Podcast 106 - Limits In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan visit Denver, and they answer the following questions:. iTunes · Google Play · Spotify · Soundcloud · YouTube · MP3. Joshua and Ryan's pithy, shareable, less-than-140-character answers to the lightning-round questions:.

HIDDEN bathtub in a Tiny House Yeah, its been done before, but the execution of the "secret tub" in this St. Louis house is pretty darn classy! I especially love the repurposed lath wood on the ceiling of this tiny home on wheels, and the long, thin, bright bathroom overall…. Its a tiny house for rent on airbnb, so don't miss your chance to stay in it!

MAD Architects build mountain village in UNESCO World Heritage Site They call it "a new type of village landscape: one where architecture becomes nature, and nature dissolves into architecture." I have long been mad for MAD Architects, who made their name outside of China with the shapely Absolute condos they built in Mississauga, Ontario but have been working everywhere since.

Moving This Tiny House Life Afloat! We once again found ourselves downsizing and truly realizing how little we need in our day to day lives in order to thrive. We have been living out of our small carry on suitcases for almost seven weeks now and there's nothing we miss.

160 Sq. Ft. Off-Grid Mason Cabin at CABINSCAPE Off grid tiny cabin called the Mason. It's located in Central Frontenac, Ontario at Cabinscape. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Learn more and book using the links below! Our big thanks to Laura at Cabinscape for sharing! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below.

SNIGLAR changing table grows up into this I needed a quick and cheap way to carry on all my effects pedals in one case and just plug 3 cables, one from my bass to the pedals, one from the pedal chain to the amp and the power cord. Since the kids have grown up we didn't need anymore the changing bed, I decided to hack it into a pedal board case.

Does shipping container architecture make sense? This hotel in London might According to the architects, Doone Silver Kerr, "the proposed development uses 30ft shipping containers as the building system in order to meet the requirements of Network Rails asset protection agreement, which requires the scheme to be dismantled within 28 days." Doone Silver Kerr.

This "Mad Max" SKOOLIE is AWESOME! Check the video and wait til you see the steering wheel, and the apocalyptic trash-art inside this beauty! Joshua Tree, CA - don't miss it! Spots are Limited! CLICK HERE for more info: So I just returned from a speaking gig at the Dallas / Arlington Tiny House Jamboree 2017, and well, it was pretty Epic!

4 Ways Gratitude Makes Life More Simple It can also make life easier. Today, I discuss 4 ways gratitude makes life more simple. I'll be honest. I can be a grump. I can complain too much. This is one of my weaknesses. But I also do my best to practice gratitude. And I've discovered something.

Real Life Minimalists: Dana 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. This week, I'm delighted to feature Dana. She and her family are embracing minimalism so they can take a big, wonderful bus adventure!

Cleaning out My Closet: Part 1 When I first started working on this project, downsizing my clothing and not buying new clothing was a big goal. Then, I got pregnant. Slowly, all of my clothes stopped fitting comfortably and I needed some new items. I have two older sisters who both already have children though, so luckily most of my maternity wear has been free.

Slow Holidays: Presence Over Presents In today's episode I ask the potentially Grinch-like question of, "Why do we feel so hell-bent on showing our love with stuff?" And while, as we've already discussed in Episode 210, Ben and I still give gifts to our kids and have no real problem in doing so, I do find myself wondering why the act of giving physical goods is now equated with love.

Choose Holiday Traditions That Serve You Holidays are holidays and traditions are traditions. But traditions are not the holiday. And this is an important distinction. Traditions help us celebrate and honor recurring events in our lives. Whether we are setting aside a day for gratitude or setting aside an entire season to celebrate faith, family, or both.

Some Thoughts About the Holiday Shopping Season Our consumer culture has successfully commodified love year 'round, but the starkest example of unabashed consumerism is the "most wonderful time of year"…

The Acacia Modern Tiny House Modern tiny home named the Acacia built by Minimaliste. What do you think? Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below. Thanks! If you liked this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with more! Thank you!

Harbor Cottage Houseboat Built by Harbor Cottage Houseboats.

Custom Staircase to Rooftop of Shipping Container Tiny House! This is a custom staircase that leads you to the rooftop of this shipping container tiny house by Custom Container Living LLC out of Archie, Missouri. Pretty cool, right? Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below.

Happy Twogether Shipping Container Tiny House It was built and designed by Custom Container Living and is available starting at $66,900. What do you think? Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below. Thanks! If you liked this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with more!

Renovation in Tokyo creates a house for four generations We have noted before on TreeHugger that Japanese houses are often demolished after a few decades; that old houses are considered worthless. Nate Berg recently picked up on the subject in the Guardian, writing:. Richard Koo/Screen capture. But he also notes that this is changing and that people are buying older buildings and renovating them.

The 16ft Harbor Tiny House If you want you can easily share this tiny house story/link with your friends and family for free using the easy e-mail and social media re-share buttons below. Thank you! If you enjoyed this you'll absolutely LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more!

The 10/10 material possessions exercise I don't really class this as a material 'possession'. It's our home. It's an investment. Is it something we possess? I suppose we own it, but we also live in it. Can you live in a possession? Yes, it requires maintenance and upkeep but I would argue that something you inhabit is more than a mere possession.

The Prairie Schooner Tiny House Tiny house on wheels called the Prairie Schooner built by Wander Homes. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you! If you want you can easily share this tiny house story/link with your friends and family for free using the easy e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

Resting in the Open Nature of Life So much of our days are filled with an underlying feeling of difficulty:. And so many more examples, I can't even list them all. Underneath most things we do is a feeling that we should be doing more, that we should be doing things differently, that we don't want to be doing what we should be doing, that we're failing in small ways.

Roadhaus is a modern tiny house & RV hybrid There's been some discussion around the internets about why tiny homes are not the same as recreational vehicles and trailers.

Video: We Made a Thing There are a bunch of reasons not to buy the thing we made…

Micro Apartments Are A Grand Plan At 28 Grand Since the economic fallout of 2007 and 2008 and the closing of several motor city manufacturers Detroit, Michigan has taken a bad wrap. Becoming the poster child for urban decay, unemployment, violence, and more, 'Motor City' has been in need of a facelift.

Discover How Urban Farming Works… Keri Fox grew up on a traditional grain farm in southern Saskatchewan, Canada. After becoming an electrician and operating her own electrical contracting business for a few years she yearned for a more fulfilling career.

Dutch Bucket Hydroponics - How It Works & How To Make Your Own Buckets… Hydroponic Dutch bucket systems are perhaps the simplest hydroponic system to build, and a favorite of growers the world over. A variation of media bed techniques, Dutch buckets break the media bed system down into smaller components. This approach offers several benefits.

Mini Mission - Friday 17Nov2017 I really am a slack blogger these day. Once again I have been missing missions posts. My only excuse is that I have had visitors. Sorry folks. Today I will give you a Mission to make up for the last three days. One mission, three items.

Soft Star Fireside Slippers Review Soft Star Fireside Slipper. There are a lot of glowing reviews of these slippers on the Soft Star website. Like gushing over the top reviews. People said their only regret was not buying them sooner. Cozy, perfect, warm, soft, easy to slip on. My feet are often cold and it had just dipped into the negative temps here when the slippers arrived.

Fitwel introduces residential standard for buildings that help make you fitter and healthier Fitwel certified buildings are designed to encourage healthy living. It is a points based system that is easy to understand; Location matters a lot, with points for Walkscore, Access to healthy ways of transport matter, with short and long term bike parking and good transit stops.

SVALNÄS wall mounted shelves ala the Royal System When I was a child in the 70s, some of my relatives had those shelving systems like the one you can see in the image below, the Royal System Shelving by Poul Cadovius, a famous danish designer. I'm pretty sure they had a replica, given the prices. Photo: dk3.dk.

Lentil and Cauliflower Tacos I started experimenting with different combinations a few months ago and made this lentil and cauliflower taco one and Michael and I both knew I had to share the recipe. It's beyond simple and easy to whip up even when you stuck with quick and easy meal ideas.

Have to, Get to I woke at 4:29 AM last Thursday. Had it been a decade prior, that'd've been exactly fifteen minutes before my alarm, and I'd've panicked. Oh no! I have to get up in fifteen minutes! Today, however, I don't have to wake that early-I get to.

Finding Peace Between The Extremes Find what works best for you within some basic parameters:. I encourage you to find a healthy balance as you travel your minimalist journey. Practice finding peace. Be critical of how much you really need. But don't go so far that you live in complete austerity.

Tiny Cottage with Olympic Mountain Views in Union, WA For Sale! Learn more at Zillow while it's still available. Our big thanks to Joceile Moore for sharing! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below. Thanks! If you liked this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with more!

The 272 Sq. Ft. Pioneer Tiny House Tiny house named the Pioneer. It is built by Tiny House Building Company out of Virginia. According to Tiny Living, it's available as a vacation rental here. The outside of the house really doesn't do justice, wait until you go inside below!

"Subversive" rooftop cabin is shaped like a giant air duct to get around regulations As prime real estate becomes more scarce and costly, developing alternatives and sensible local planning regulations will be key to making major cities more livable and affordable for everyone, not just the well-off.

Kathy's 16′ x 28′ Tiny Cottage in Texas is For Sale! Tiny cottage located in Austin, TX. It is currently for sale by owner for $95,000. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you! If you want you can easily share this tiny house story/link with your friends and family for free using the easy e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

Chelsea Pottenger on depression, healing and creating mindful workplaces In this episode Chelsea and I talk about her life pre-PND, the hectic nature of her work, the ways she self-medicated to deal with stress, the perfectionism and comparisons that drove her to constantly work harder and strive for the next level of success, and the inevitable crash.

Transparent Solar Panels to be used as Windows to Power Your Home? This is how one day your windows can help power your home using transparent solar panels as windows! If you're interested in learning how that works, watch the video and links below! Would you consider using solar panel windows for your tiny or small house if/when they become available?

34 ft. Tiny House with Home Office! Tiny house on wheels complete with home office. It is built and designed by Mint Tiny Homes out of Vancouver, Canada. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you! Our big thanks to Shannon of Mint Tiny Homes for sharing! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below.

Zion Cabin A tiny house compromised of two tiny houses in Utah. More info. here.

Vitsœ's new headquarters show how great modern architecture is a team sport It has been said that "success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan." By that standard, Vitsœ's new headquarters and factory is the most successful building ever, with many parents.

Lentil & Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie This easy recipe requires just 10 ingredients and simple methods to make. The base is a simple mixture of vegetables and lentils simmered with fresh thyme in vegetable broth until tender and flavorful. Next up? If you dare, these balsamic-glazed portobello mushrooms, which add another layer of hearty goodness to this pie.

More of Less in Australia: Perth, Adelaide, and Other Cities Last month we announced the Less Is Now Tour is coming to Australia and New Zealand in March 2018, and because the initial response has been so positive, we decided to add three more stops in Perth, Adelaide, and Melbourne. Each night we will present an in-depth talk about minimalism and record a live version of The Minimalists Podcast.

Thomas Heatherwick does totally tubular, totally mind-blowing repurposing of grain silos But in Capetown, South Africa, designer Thomas Heatherwick has not just raised the bar for silo conversions, he has changed it forever. He describes the the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, or Zeitz MOCAA, as "the world's tubiest building." He tells Dezeen:.

Transforming wall hides all in young family's micro-apartment Creating this space for a husband, wife, and their young child, Spanish architect Angel Rico redid this small, 20-square-meter micro-apartment by adding transformable, multifunctional elements and furniture, making the space much more livable for this young family.

Busy Minds and Mental Load One way to reduce mental load: rebalance it. Ask someone else to be in charge of keeping toiletries stocked or adding appointments to the family schedule. We're working on this in our house. It sounds small but not being in charge of making the pot of French press everyday has noticeably reduced my morning stress.

The Beautiful Big Table: A perfect dual workstation My wife and I wanted a large single table for our studio. She works on one side and I do on the other. Tables this large are fewer in selection and cost around $1K+ for one that is decently designed and built, but we didn't like anything that we found.

416 Sq. Ft. Tiny Timber Cabin on 5 Acres in NY Tiny cabin located on a 5 acre lot in Annsville, NY. It is listed for sale on Estately for $44,528. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you! Our big thanks to Candace Ramirez for sharing! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below.

Little Beach Plum Cottage in Plymouth, MA Beach cottage on a half acre lot located in Plymouth, MA. It is listed for sale on Estately for $699,000. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you! Our big thanks to Candace Ramirez for sharing!

Teeny Tiny Ski Cabin in Woodstock, ME Tiny cabin on a 1/2 acre lot in Woodstock, ME. It is listed for sale on Estately for $29,900. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you! Our big thanks to Candace Ramirez for sharing! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below.

Podcast 105 - Malcolm In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan speak with Malcolm Fontier in Brooklyn, and they answer the following questions:. iTunes · Google Play · Spotify · Soundcloud · YouTube · MP3. Joshua and Ryan's pithy, shareable, less-than-140-character answers to the lightning-round questions:.

31 Days of Gifts: for a more peaceful, loving, intentional holiday season 31 Days of Gifts You So Deserve is like an advent calendar in your inbox designed to deliver meaningful, magical gifts throughout the month of December to help you embrace the holidays with joy and intention. They will also prepare you to leap into the new year with an open heart.

How We Lose Sight of the Profound Awesomeness of Life There are moments when we are able to soak in the incredible beauty of life, the preciousness of it, the awe-inspiring power of the world around us. It is breath-taking, gorgeous, deeply moving. But most of the time, we forget.

Tiny House Newsletter #1463 This is Tiny House Newsletter #1463. You can get your own issue delivered to your email for FREE! It's a simple email with tiny and small home headlines and links of the day that I think you will enjoy. Enjoy the issue below then sign up right here. Tiny A-frame for sale, 37ft Tiny on Wheels, Magic School Bus, and more.

Five Frugal Things What does this have to do with being frugal? Healthy is cheaper than sick? Have been stocking the cupboards with sales at the grocery store and have saved at least 35 % a week for the last 3 weeks. Cupboards are bursting and yet there are a few good BOGOs this week!

Selling our Magic School Bus! Runs Great! Off-Grid, Family, Tiny Home! Selling our Magic School Bus! I bought this bus almost four years ago and have been converting, driving, and living in it with my family every day since. Now I'm selling it as-is with everything you need to move right in and start traveling just as comfortably as we have been.

Hurrah for Sean Hannity! Welcome to the fight against the pod people! It's a win-win all around as K-cup users on both sides of the political divide find reasons to smash their Keurigs. It's such wonderful news. Everyone says that the USA is riven in two, totally polarized.

Why a tiny home isn't really a trailer or an RV Some ask, "Why not just buy an RV or a trailer instead of a tiny house?" Well, the answer is that it depends. and they really aren't the same. The popularity of tiny homes has prompted a lot of discussion about the possible benefits of living more lightly on a smaller footprint.

Bill Gates wants to build a "smart city" in the Arizona desert. Smart move? Bill Gates is a smart guy. But is building a new city in the middle of the Arizona desert in the 21st century sensible? And look at this rendering, a screen shot from the news video. This ain't no Arcosanti, designed for the Arizona climate; it looks like every suburb in the USA.

Beautiful Tiny A-frame Cottage in Lampe, MO Tiny A-frame cottage located in Lampe, MO. It is listed for sale on Estately for $52,000. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you! Our big thanks to Candace Ramirez for sharing! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below.

On CrossFit, Chronic Pain & Aging "You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength." - Marcus Aurelius. Important Note: The following essay is based on my story and is not medical advice. If you deal with chronic back pain, please see a medical professional.

Professional looking FJELLSE upholstered bed hack Olivia of Minty Fresh Projects shares her latest hack for her little girl's room - a FJELLSE bed turned into a upholstered bed. It looks decidedly more inviting than the barebones FJELLSE. IKEA item used:. Photo: IKEA.com. I looked to Emmerson and Fifteenth and Cuckoo 4 Design for inspiration.

26ft Dark Wood Tiny House Tiny home on wheels that can be customized to fit your needs. It is built and designed by Mint Tiny Homes out of Canada and can be delivered to the US. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you! Our big thanks to Shannon of Mint Tiny Homes for sharing!

500 Sq. Ft. Yurt on 31 Acres in Colorado Yurt on 31 acres in Clark, CO that's listed for sale on Estately for $414,000. Enjoy! Our big thanks to Candace Ramirez for sharing! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below. Thanks! If you liked this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with more!

Don't Trade Your Passion Just to Gain the World Minimalism is also about alignment. It is about removing the burden of unnecessary physical possessions from our homes and lives. But it is also about reevaluating the esteem that possessions hold in our affections. And being intentional about removing the distractions that keep us from realizing our most important goals.

Buying Less Stuff Leads To More Cherished Memories Buying less can take you places. I have an 12-year-old daughter, Annie. I want her to excel. Perhaps I've spoiled her a little, but I want her to have some experiences that I was not allowed. You see, I was raised in a cult and was restricted from doing much of anything other than work as a kid.

I Choose to Not Inhabit a Throwaway World There following is a reprint of a previously published post. Enjoy! We live in a throwaway world. It doesn't help that it's often cheaper to replace an item than it is to repair it, and the artisans who formerly had those specific skill to repair household items are a dying breed.

Slow Holidays: The Pre-Christmas Catch-Up Considering it's only a few short weeks until the end of the year we're continuing our series on how to slow down the holidays so that we all may have a chance to actually enjoy them rather than simply grit our teeth and get through. This week we're talking less about the stuff that accompanies the holidays, and more about the busy-ness.

Coyote Cabin Tiny House by Incredible Tiny Homes This is the Coyote Cabin Tiny House by Incredible Tiny Homes. Our big thanks to Sandy Boyd for sharing! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below. Thanks! If you liked this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with more!

352 Sq. Ft. Mountaineer Tiny House Tiny home on wheels with two large loft spaces inside one of which can fit up to a king size bed. According to Tiny Living, this house was priced at $65,000. What do you think? If you want you can easily share this tiny house story/link with your friends and family for free using the easy e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

10 Ideas for a Clutter-busting Christmas I have previously written about gifting with grace and love, but I've been thinking lately about ways to achieve a clutter-less Christmas. If you're a minimalist yourself, you may want to be intentional in your gift giving and emphasize 'experiences over stuff'.

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Redefining Better At a recent event, a tiny-house enthusiast asked me about the size of my home. When I told her, "It's probably around a thousand square feet," her response was, "You could do better." Really? Could my family and I, in fact, "do better"? Depends on what you mean by "better." In my twenties, "better" meant bigger, more expensive, higher quantity.

Craftsman Style Tiny House Tiny house on wheels located in Middleton, WI. It is listed for sale on Evergreen Simple Living for $59,000. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you! Our big thanks to James D. for the tip in the comments! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below.

408 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home For Sale in Joshua Tree, CA 145k! Tiny house on about 3 acres located in Joshua Tree, CA. It is listed for sale on Estately for $145,000. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you! Our big thanks to Candace Ramirez for sharing! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below.

Family of Five's Tiny House Life in New Zealand This is the story of a family of five who love their tiny home! Read the full story here. Our big thanks to Linda Gross for sharing! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below. Thanks! If you liked this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with more!

The Vero Tiny House from Covo and LifeEdited Do you like LifeEdited designs but wish you could find them in a tiny house? Well, you will soon be in luck. Covo Tiny House Co and LifeEdited have announced an upcoming tiny house model, the Vero. Covo is known for elegant tiny homes. And LifeEdited is known for elegant space-efficient sustainable living.

Wake up, it's time for the BuildingGreen Top 10 Products for 2018 Every year we cover BuildingGreen's top 10 products; unlike the Oscars, which look back, BuildingGreen looks forward at what's ahead, which is why in November, 2017 they are announcing the top products for 2018. Their presentation doesn't look like the Oscars either; nobody is wearing a dinner jacket and nobody is screwing up the envelopes.

Couple's mortgage-free lifestyle includes a van conversion & garage as home The popular stereotype of the van-dweller enjoying the "van life" is probably of someone of a younger vintage, who might choose to convert and live in a van to cope with high housing costs or realize a desire for a minimalist lifestyle, or for more travel opportunities.

Old School Food Waste Friday It's a return to old school Food Waste Friday this week. Yes, I know, It's been a while. And don't I know it from how my fridge looks this Food Waste Friday. It's embarrassing. How did this happen?

Las Vegas and Other Ways to Contribute The Minimalists have been able to contribute to several worthy causes in 2017 thanks to the fine folks who've attended our Less Is Now Tour. We're using much of the tour's profits to… Build an orphanage on the U.S.-Mexico border with The Hope Effect.

Top 5 October Videos On YouTube One of the things we enjoy most here at Tiny House Listings is creating, editing, and ultimately sharing, tiny house videos. Our videos are primarily tours of various tiny houses across the nation. Some are submitted to us while we actually film others.

Visualize Less To Reach A Place Of More And when I visualize living with less stuff, I begin to slowly get rid of things. Visualization is another strategy to help you reach your goals. We can visualize many things.

Are Minimalists All the Same? Are minimalists all the same just with different outlets? Let's take a look at some common "minimalist" lifestyle phrases. Well, there's decluttering. Yep, covered that. Declutter bit by bit, slowly at first until you get the hang of it. Done. No course needed.

The Highland Tiny House on Wheels: 10ft Width Makes Big Difference! This is the Highland Home. It's a 10ft wide by 24ft long tiny home on wheels built by Incredible Tiny Homes out of Morristown, Tennessee featuring a thatched roof and window flower boxes. The extra width makes a big difference, doesn't it? Enjoy! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below.

Legalizing Tiny Houses in Oregon It is an important step towards legalizing tiny houses in Oregon. HB2737 was authored by state representatives and mandates that the state of Oregon create a tiny house specific building code by no later than January 1, 2018. Bills of this magnitude typically take 18+ months to move through the chain of command, but a firm deadline of Jan.

On Tiny Pleasures & A Simple Year Also, early registration for A Simple Year 2018 closes on November 14th! For the last four years, I've contributed to the course, and I'm thrilled to be teaching the digital simplicity module again! Currently, the cost of the course is $199 and will go up to $249 in January.

Office building is prefab, passivehouse, mostly wood, and beautiful too. Architekten Hermann Kaufmann. It pushes a lot of TreeHugger buttons; it's prefabricated, and was assembled in six weeks. It's Passive House, built to one of the toughest energy efficiency standards in the world. It's mostly wood, our favourite renewable material.

Tiny Cabin on 11 Acres in Warsaw, OH Tiny cabin on 11.23 rural acres in Warsaw, Ohio. It's a one room cabin with kitchen, living area, sleeping loft, and full bath. The cabin is nicknamed Deer Gulch and is listed on Estately. Enjoy! Learn more here. Our big thanks to Candace Ramirez for sharing!