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What I've Learned From Not Buying Anything For the Past 6 Months It's weird to think I'm already six months into my year-long shopping ban, which means I've spent the last six months not buying anything other than the essentials: rent, food, and toiletries. Is that radical? Some people might say yes, but I don't think so.

Buster Tiny House by Build Tiny New Zealand This is the Buster Tiny House on Wheels by Build Tiny in New Zealand. From the outside, you'll notice the spectacular design with its slanted shed-style roof, lots of windows, and modern french doors.

288 Sq. Ft. Tiny House on Wheels with Downstairs Bedroom This is an 8ft by 24ft tiny house on wheels that's for sale out of Philadelphia, Mississippi for $42,000 by Pilgrim Woodwork Co. It features a 192 sq. ft. lower level plus a 96 sq. ft. upper level for a total of 288 sq. ft. of living space inside.

London chapel converted into artist's contemporary live-work studio Sometimes the greenest thing to do is to adapt older buildings for updated uses, avoiding the waste that comes with demolition and the overall carbon footprint of bringing new materials in to build a whole new structure.

Got a locker full of stuff? Deposit it in the Furniture Bank Why are so many people renting lockers when the stuff can be put to good use by people who really need it? The self-storage business is simply huge. According to Adam Minter of Bloomberg, in a post titled Somebody's making money off all our junk:.

Tiny House Journeys - Tiny House Magazine Issue 66 As I was putting together this issue I noticed how much of a journey tiny living is to so many people. These journeys come in a variety of ways.

Should the Glasgow School of Art be rebuilt? In our first post on the loss of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art, I quote architect Alan Dunlop, who said "We should resist the calls to rebuild it as before, 'stone by stone'.

Podcast 137 - Direction Coleman about goals, direction, standards, and expectations, and they answer the following questions:. Apple Podcasts · Google Play ·Soundcloud · Spotify · MP3. Joshua and Ryan's pithy, shareable, less-than-140-character responses. Find more quotes from The Minimalists at MinimalMaxims.com.

Stuart's Escape Vista Tiny House For Sale in Acton, California This is Stuart's Escape Vista Tiny House that's for sale out of Acton, California. It's a 175 sq. ft. tiny home that's 21ft long, 8.5ft wide, and 9ft 6in high. It's a travel trailer certified by RVIA and weighs about 7800 lbs. The asking price is $49,900 if you're interested you can learn more and get in touch with Stuart below.

Common Weeds & Wild Edibles Of The World - Full Movie About Foraging… Wild edibles are free and nutritious. Common Weeds And Wild Edibles Of The World is a how-to film about foraging. It will teach you how to safely and sustainably identify, harvest, and prepare some of the most common, most delicious wild-growing plants.

Woodworker Builds the Perfect Tiny House Boat Image Exploring Alternatives. The boat is built on 3 aluminum pontoons and most of the wood is white cedar because it's lightweight and resists rot. There's a solar panel to run the water pump, fridge and lights, and a propane tank for the hot water heater and the cooktop.

Shares beat housing, even in Blighty You're a lone voice in the widlerness if you favor shares over property in the UK. UKVI calls out five family members who are of the 'property is my pension' school of thought with him being the odd one out. Me too - BTLers to the left of me, housing rampers to the right of me - a cynical Ermine feels stuck in the middle with Stealer's Wheel.

Michael Green Architects do Small Wood in Vancouver boat house The Vancouver architect is famous for "tall wood" but still has a knack for little good wood buildings too. Almost every building we have seen lately from Michael Green of MGA has been Tall Wood or Big Wood. Lately he has been in the news for becoming part of Disruptive Wood, selling out to Katerra.

How to Retire Early with Minimalism Here's how other people used minimalism to retire early:. These are just a few examples of people using a minimalist lifestyle - owning less and living smaller - to achieve financial independence. There are so many more out there and I'll share more in further posts in this series.

Glasgow School of Art burns down. Again. Charles Rennie Mackintosh's masterpiece, the Glasgow School of Art, burned down this past weekend, four years after a fire destroyed its library. This fire is much bigger, and the building is probably beyond repair; there is apparently not much left but the stone walls, which are subject to significant thermal stress.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas May we present EPIC Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas!? Let us show you how it's done. This 9-ingredient recipe starts with perfectly roasted sweet potatoes cubed and tossed with smoky spices. While that's happening, prepare your black beans, kale, and Enchilada Sauce.

Eric's Tiny House on Shared, Traditional Property "I'm glad we were living in the house before it was finished," Eric says. "Over time, it formed to us. Our love is in the building of it." Tiny House Blog readers may remember Eric Jacob's tiny "McMansion" a few years ago. Eric built his house with the help of high school students at Galena High School in Reno, Nev.

Heal Thyself: Insurance is Important for Those Unexpected Injuries Are you aware there is an insurance policy that can cover you from sudden injuries? Well, personal accident insurance products can prove beneficial when the unexpected happen, and you are desperate for instant help. While it's impossible to predict accidents, you can always reduce financial costs that come with accidents.

Look To Nature And Learn: Renewal Is Closer Than You Think When I go through periods of life when I feel like I'm not growing, I just look to nature. We can learn a lot about life, simplicity, and renewal by looking at the natural world. Lately, I've been feeling a little stagnant, like I'm not growing as a teacher, writer, and musician.

Real Life Minimalists: choose simple 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 we hear from choose simple, who tells us about a wonderful program she developed to stay on a minimalist path.

The Most Valuable Permaculture Design Tool - Needs & Yields… Needs and Yields analysis is one of the most important design tools in the permaculture system. In this video I give an example of how to combine a chicken and a compost heap together to improve the efficiency of both systems while reducing the amount of labor required to operate both of them.

Beautiful Tiny Home Built To Look Like An Earthen Cottage… This stunning tiny home has used natural building techniques to give it an earthen cottage look, making it a unique hybrid between tiny house on wheels and a small natural home.

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Unsolicited Discharge There's a significant difference between feedback and criticism: We must seek feedback from trusted people because it makes our work better. We must avoid criticism from naysayers because it clutters the path to creativity. Whenever you create something meaningful, you will be critiqued.

Why You're Struggling To Stay Vegan It's a series of choices you make for them to eventually become part of your subconscious. It's a lifestyle rather than just a habit. So why do people struggle to stay vegan? Well, there's more than one answer to this question. For some people, it happens instantly, but as we have learned over the years, that seems to be the minority.

Minted or skinted? It's a myth that minimalists don't have stuff. Of course we do. Some proponents of simple living really do exist with just a handful of belongings. But, for most of us, that's not how we do it.

How to Handle Sentimental Clutter Many people, when they first hear about minimalism, or as they begin their own personal journey towards it, typically run into this question: What do I do with the sentimental things I've collected over the years? It is a question I am asked often. And an important one.

It's Not a Problem, It's an Experience Life has its down periods: your boss is unhappy with you, your business is struggling, you get into a fight with the love of your life, your finances are tight, you aren't getting good sleep, you get sick or have chronic pain. Our way of dealing with this is usually to do one or more of the following:.

Modern, high-end tiny house and RV hybrid by Land Ark Those interested in tiny house living might hear the oft-said refrain: why not just buy a conventional recreational vehicle ? The thing is, ordinary RVs. even the costly ones. aren't built to last and aren't meant for year-round habitation, especially during winter.

The Royal Pioneer Tiny House This is the Royal Pioneer Tiny House on Wheels by Handcrafted Movement. It's a 28ft long tiny home featuring a comfy sleeper couch, upstairs sleeping loft, a beautiful little kitchen, a really nice bathroom with a full-size closet, and more. It was built in May of 2018 and is available for $73,000.

28ft Seabrook Tiny House with Downstairs Murphy Bed This is the 28ft Seabrook Tiny House on Wheels by Handcrafted Movement. It features 238 sq. ft. on the main level plus a 72 sq. ft. loft space. But if you like downstairs sleeping, don't worry because there's a murphy bed downstairs that doubles as your dining table.

Futurology: a new study looks at the design of the home in 2050 They suggest a doubling of traditional suburban densities. There are aspects to the designs that surprise me. Stairs are shown with winders, occasionally even double winders. These are far more dangerous than straight stairs and make it difficult to install chair lifts, which are a lot cheaper than elevator lifts.

Slim pantry cabinet from CD racks Here is my IKEA hack of a slim pull-out pantry cabinet. It uses 2 GNEDBY shelf units, which is a CD cabinet as part of a TV unit set-up. I cut the height of the GNEDBY shelf unit down to about 120cm to fit my space. Replicate the holes for the hardware using the discarded pieces.

Easy Red Enchilada Sauce The base for this hearty sauce is sautéed onion and garlic and a mixture dried chilies. We went for New Mexico chilies, which are milder in spice, as well as chilies de arbol for a little more heat. This combination can be tweaked to increase or reduce heat as needed.

Job Posting: The Minimalists Are Hiring a Filmmaker We recently launched the video version of The Minimalists Podcast, and now that we're settled in Los Angeles, The Minimalists are starting to work on new video creations. As a result, we are going to hire a filmmaker who can film and edit videos for:.

Live from Tiny Houses Across America Whether you attend one of the festivals or stay at home, you can participate in Tiny Houses Across America. Watch the top event highlights from each festival, all weekend long via Facebook Live and YouTube LiveStream. This is terrific news for tiny enthusiasts, who may not be able to attend in-person but still want to be part of the action.

It's International Bath Day, when we ask why bathtubs are so bad June 14 is apparently International Bath Day, celebrating the anniversary of the day when Archimedes tried to figure out the density of a crown to determine if it was gold or something else less valuable, like silver. According to Wikipedia:.

Victorian house converted into 193 sq. ft. micro-apartments Similarly in London, design firm Bicbloc was tasked with transforming an older, four-storey Victorian-era terraced house into 14 micro-apartments measuring 18 square metres, which feature modular multifunctional units that hold a bed, kitchen and storage.

Royal Pioneer A 28′ tiny house custom built by Handcrafted Movement in Battle Ground, Washington. More info. here. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked. Comment. Name. Email. Website. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

12 tips for getting more out of your air conditioner AC expert Allison Bailes has a few suggestions; we add a few of our own. We used to make the case on TreeHugger that you could live without air conditioning, but for most people these days it's hard.

Off-Grid Smart House LifeEdited Maui is the helpful kind of smart house. It's smart enough to make life easier. But yet not it's not complex. Our main goals:. Living on Maui means having guests, which is great. It would be silly of us to not have August gear to access the house as it makes it so easy for guests.

Bjarke Ingels forays into Tiny Architecture Starchitect Bjarke Ingels partners with long time friend and colleague, Soren Rose, to produce a prefab A-frame cabin for Rose's design firm, Klein. This chic off grid, tiny home has a footprint of 180 square feet and is located in the Catskill Mountains of New York State.

Hideaway House Lives Up To Its Name Cassandra Chin and Jas Johnston of Ample Architecture have created a home that doubles its utility as well as hides its functions. Aptly named the Hideaway House, it was a single family home until it was decidedly split into two smaller, twin homes to create density as well as offer an opportunity for investment.

Board Game Table made from TV units. And it's extendable! We have a small apartment but wanted to host board game nights without a huge table taking up space. This hack took around 2 hours total, and cost around $180. This expanding board game table gives us flexibility in using our limited amount of space in our apartment.

Teachers Take on Climate Change Propaganda Alexander Moore, from the Paleontological Research Institution has aimed to fight back against the Heartland Institute with the publication on her book, "The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change", and has made it a priority to raise funds for distribution.

Teardrops On The Plains Of Africa With Aeroteardrop Trailers Quality Builds Bless The Rains In Africa with Jeremy Weaver. Michelle Surprises The Crew With Our Sound Engineer's Tiny House Journey Rick McNerney. When the Code is Subjective, Enforcement is Elective. And That's Not Fair with Luke Iseman. Log Cabin Everywhere… "I don't ask for nuthin" with Doug and Stacy.

Dad: A True Minimalist Long Before It Was A Thing Today would have been my dad's 83rd birthday. He passed away in 2010. I never recognized it growing up, but my dad never cared too much for stuff. He was a minimalist long before it was a thing. Okay, my dad wasn't ever really a "minimalist," as we know it today.

How To Build A Keyhole Garden / Raised Bed Vegetable Patch… The idea of a keyhole garden is that you feed kitchen and garden waste into the central area, this turns to compost. During decomposition it gets warm, which can help keep your crops warmer during cold days and nights.

Grass To Garden Soil In 14 Days! Drunken Composting Using Beer, Cola, & Ammonia… Supercharge your compost pile's bacteria with a "Drunken Composting " mixture using beer, cola, and ammonia in a 20 gallon hose end sprayer! It turns grass clippings and leaves into usable garden soil in 10-14 days. Your garden vegetables will thrive in this!

550 Sq. Ft. Cabin in the Woods of Phillips, California Cabin in the woods of Phillips, California that's listed for sale over on Estately. It's priced at $179,000 and sits on 12,018 sq. ft. of land, just outside of Tahoe. It's a Forest Service cabin along Sayles Creek. Take a look and let us know what you think about it in the comments below.

Kablan magnetic porcelain tiles eliminate glue, grout and probably a few mistakes In the new factory-fast prefab world, this is an attractive solution poles apart from the old way of doing floors. We talk often about Open Building, the idea that buildings should be able to evolve and change with the times. Sometimes it is because of technological change; sometimes it is a matter of style and taste.

Five Frugal Things 5) Of course, I have been doing all the usual things. I have been wearing thrifted clothes, buying secondhand when appropriate, drinking water, brewing my own coffee, keeping track of my spending, batching errands, using my price book and doing my own cleaning.

An interview with Ben Today's episode is a little different. After some 200-odd episodes of the poggie, where I've shared so much of my own journey, so many of my own struggles and discoveries and lessons, we were well overdue for an episode where the focus was solely on Ben.

The Mustard Yellow House A 28′ tiny house that's off grid in rural New Zealand. More info. here. I want to submit our tiny house for Tiny House Swoon. It's a self-contained off-grid 28ft tiny house on wheels. The framing is steel and cladding aluminium. All the inside wood is Pacific Kauri.

Stony Ledge 30ft Tiny House on Wheels with a Downstairs Bedroom This is the Stony Ledge 30ft Tiny House on Wheels. It's the third tiny home built by B&B Micro Manufacturing out of the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. The home features a first floor bedroom along with a large bathroom with full-size tub/shower combo and lots of storage throughout.

The Silver Bullet Tiny House by Titan Tiny Homes This is the Silver Bullet Tiny House on Wheels that was built by Titan Tiny Homes. It's a rendition of the iconic Shedsistence tiny house design which features an indented entry door plus a full size storage shed accessible from the outside of the home.

Nuthatch Hollow goes for both Passive House and Living Building Challenge. This is hard. Ashley McGraw Architects make a whole new challenge for themselves. Getting Passive House certification for a building is hard; you have to design it for really low energy consumption and air infiltration, and need to have really good quality windows.

The Millennial Tiny House by Build Tiny in New Zealand This is The Millennial Tiny House on Wheels by Build Tiny in New Zealand. It's a 7.2 x 2.4m tiny home that sleeps 2-3 people. The home features two lofts, one for sleeping and the other as an office. It also has a unique staircase that hides into a storage wall.

Casting Call For Tiny House Rock Stars Roger Lehet, the inventor of the Kimberly wood stove, is excited to announce that Unforgettable Fire and Unforgettable Tiny House have an opportunity to appear on episodes of a wildly popular television show that is all about tiny homes!

Houses still getting bigger and fancier instead of tighter and better Alas, the Census data don't tell us what level of insulation people are paying for and whether they would rather have a high energy efficiency house instead of a third bathroom. I dug this up from an NAHB report which says people want greater efficiency, but it doesn't say whether they are actually willing to pay for it.

786 Sq. Ft. Little Cottage Originally Built in 1930 in Olympia Little cottage that was originally built in 1930 that's listed for sale in Olympia, Washington. The property also has an additional 250 sq. ft. structure that's partially finished. It's walking distance to downtown, grocery stores, parks, and more. I love the front door.

Man Builds $10k Tiny Home in only a Week! This is the story of Rob's $10k tiny home. Amazingly, he built it in just one week's time! So here's a quick interview with him on how he did it, why he did it, and what it's like. Please enjoy and let us know what you think in the comments. Thanks! What's your name?

Egloo Small Portable Space Heater Marco contacted me quite a while back and asked me to check out and review his new creation called the Egloo, a small candle powered space heater. I agreed as I thought this sounded like something someone living in a small space might like, and I was also curious if and how it would work.

Family embraces plant-based, zero-waste lifestyle with tiny house They've been taking big steps toward a zero-waste lifestyle, have switched over to a plant-based diet, and have built their own tiny home as an intentional way to welcome their new baby girl into the world. Watch the tour of their home via Living Big In A Tiny House's Bryce Langston:.

Passive House buildings go from small to extra-large As Andreas Benzing notes in the introduction to a new guide, From Small to Extra-Large: Passive House Rising to New Heights, "New York City is fast becoming the Passive House epicenter of the country." He explains the reasons that Passive House buildings are so important for meeting commitments to reducing carbon:.

Vibrant Mango Salad with Peanut Dressing Some recipes just happen. We had some leftover greens and a ripe mango and had just made some super saucy tempeh. I realized all that was missing was a little peanut dressing, and just like that, we had a delicious side on our hands. Bonus? It looks like a rainbow.

Podcast 136 - Mementos In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan talk about letting go of sentimental items, souvenirs, trinkets, keepsakes, and mementos, and they answer the following questions:. Apple Podcasts · Google Play ·Soundcloud · Spotify · MP3.

396 Sq. Ft. Arizona Oasis River Cottage Park Model Tiny Home Arizona Oasis River Cottage park model tiny home. Take the tour and let us know what you think about it in the comments below. Thanks! Learn more about this park model tiny home over at Sky Valley Resorts. You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

How to Pack I love to travel and see the world. Living with less has inspired me to travel with less. Everything I pack fits into a small carry-on suitcase and tote bag or I don't bring it. That goes for a trip that last several days or several weeks.

Tiny Wood Teardrop Camper If you're interested please fill out the form below and your information will be sent to the seller, Alyne Post. 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 Ground of Your Basic Goodness A lot of the time, life can be pretty stressful:. Basically, life can feel groundless - no solid, stable ground under your feet. And the truth is, that's almost all the time. Our lives are always groundless, even if we try to get routines and control and stability.

Have toilet, will travel: Kim Jong-un never leaves home without one Evidently, there is a real history of peeping at political poop; according to the New York Post, the CIA and Britain's MI6 tried to check out Mikhail Gorbachev's leavings. So it probably makes sense for Kim to pack it out.

Plywood homes were lighter and cheaper, and you could build them yourself Another look back at some great designs for inexpensive homes. After speaking at the New York Passive House conference last Friday, architect Susan Jones, designer and owner of a lovely house built out of Cross-Laminated Timber, was asked if she thought that it was the right material to build a house out of.

5 Ways to Save Big on Your Next Reno I like to "do it myself". I'm pretty good at most DIY stuff, but I know my limits, too. DIY can provide some big-time renovation savings. Not knowing your limits can eliminate those renovation savings with a flick of light-switch, or turn of the tap.

The Juniper Tiny House by Mustard Seed Tiny Homes This is the Juniper Tiny House on Wheels by Mustard Seed Tiny Homes. Take the tour below and let us know what you think in the comments! Images Mustard Seed Tiny Homes. Images Mustard Seed Tiny Homes. Learn more at Mustard Seed Tiny Homes! You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

720 Sq. Ft. Cabin in Shelton, Washington for $175k Cabin in Shelton, Washington that's on the market for $175,000. It features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, plus an additional garage / workshop structure on the fenced in property. It was originally built in 1970 and sits on a beautiful 9,148 sq. ft. lot. Take a look and learn more below.

NEW Tiny House Community Shirts! Deek-designed… So, while many have asked, we rarely do anything merch-related….well, until I was recently approached by filmmaker Alex Eaves to team up with his reuse clothing company to do a custom, short-run, tiny house shirt.

Clutter Free Gift Ideas for Father's Day Clutter Free Gift Idea's For Dad. Do you celebrate Father's Day? How do you celebrate? The dad in my house has his birthday right next to Father's Day so I always try to make good plans for us to do fun things as a family and for him to get a sleep in.

Luna Lite is inTech RV's Newest, Tiny Trailer As one of the smallest campers to garner accolades and awards from both RV Business and RV Pro, the Luna by inTech RV is becoming one of the more memorable teardrop trailers on the road. Furthermore, she now has a little sister.

Teaching Kids About Minimalism Without Forcing It On Them Annie is not a minimalist. She likes stuff. Over the years, family and friends have given her enough stuffed animals, toys, and clothes to fill multiple closets. Still, she is learning. Today, I discuss ways of teaching kids about minimalism without forcing it down their throats.

Minimalism. It's About More Than Clutter. Why you accumulated so much in the first place. And this is a difficult encounter for anyone. Once upon a time, I was a shopaholic. Uncomfortable in my own skin, I attempted to reclothe myself in whatever the latest fashion was, choosing clothes as a second skin to boost my confidence.

40ft Shipping Containers Transformed Into Amazing Off-Grid Family Home… This amazing small home has been built using two 40ft high cube shipping containers, slightly of-set from one another to create a stunning, off-the-grid family home.

Essentials, Nonessentials, and Junk Everything we own can be placed in three piles. Essentials. Few possessions should fall into this pile. These are the necessities we can't live without: food, shelter, clothes. While the specifics change for each person, most of our needs are universal.

What To Do When You Don't Feel Like a Minimalist Anymore Minimalism is not a competition to prove how little you own. Minimalism is about identifying what's important and essential to you and having the courage to eliminate the rest ruthlessly. It's about living with intentionality, simplicity and purpose. Having said that, some glaring triggers indicate that complexity is creeping back into your life.

Oregon Building Codes Division Continues to Lie The State of Oregon, under Mark Long's failed leadership, is missing the opportunity to provide safe, healthy, affordable housing for its constituents.

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Vermicompost For Healthier Plants… Vermicomposting is a process that relies on earthworms and microorganisms to help stabilize active organic materials and convert them to a valuable soil amendment and source of plant nutrients.

Beautiful Tiny A-frame Cabin with Beach and Marina Access This is a beautiful tiny A-frame cabin with beach and marina access in Olympia, Washington. It's an 864 sq. ft. home with one bedroom and one and a half baths priced at $177,900. Enjoy the tour and let us know what you think about it in the comments below.

2018 Tiny House Fest Vermont News Release - Tiny House Fest Vermont. Our big thanks to Kat Blaisdell 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!

D407 House Truck by Jay Nelson This is the D407 House Truck by Jay Nelson. It's a beautiful tiny home built onto a Mercedes 407D truck. Enjoy! Images Jay Nelson Art. Images Jay Nelson Art. 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!

20ft Ibiza Tiny House That Sleeps Four This is the Ibiza tiny house on wheels by Tiny Innovations. It's a 20ft tiny home that sleeps four to six people. Enjoy the tour and then let me know what you think about it in the comments below. Thanks! Images Tiny Innovations. Images Tiny Innovations.

Mindfulness with a Newborn Some of you may remember this post about mindfulness that I made a few months ago. At that time, I was living in the Bush, free from most distractions, with few responsibilities, and I was also very pregnant with my first child. I talked a lot about how I use my Commit30 Planner to stay on top of things in my life.

Affordable 16ft Tiny House on Wheels For Sale in Tennessee This is an affordable 16ft tiny house on wheels that's for sale out of Morristown, Tennessee for $20,000. It's built by Incredible Tiny Homes and has a loft with operable windows so you can enjoy a cross breeze while you're up there. Take a look below and let me know what you think!

Fox Tiny House A 165 square feet tiny house on wheels in Houston, Texas. More info. here. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked. Comment. Name. Email. Website. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

A Life of Peacefulness Most of us want a greater sense of peace and ease in our lives - life can be stressful, chaotic, overwhelming, full of distractions, exhausting. We want to get away from all of that, exit the madness, and get to a place of greater peace. I'm going to share how to find that life of peacefulness in one simple method.

Cheap and Easy Cat Climber for fat and clumsy cat We wanted to encourage him to exercise more and to feel comfortable at home, so we decided to build something for him. We are not very adept with tools and this DIY cat climber hack requires absolutely no special tools - just the usual Allen key included in the flat pack.

Simply Southern Tour Join The Minimalists for a night of less. Each night during this three-city tour, we'll host a live version of The Minimalists Podcast with a special guest author. Together we'll discuss money and minimalism, and we'll answer a slew of audience questions.

Avalon Bay Square Induction Cooktop Review Zack Giffin's Tiny House with Hydraulic Lifting Roof. New Vlog Series Shows Insight into Nomadic Tiny House Living. Tiny House Road Life Reality Check. On the Go with the American Press.

208 Sq. Ft. Contemporary Tiny Home on Wheels by Sowelo Tiny Houses in Australia And costs about $97,000 AUD which converts to about $73,942 USD. This model sleeps up to six people and has two loft bedrooms. Take a look below and let me know what you think in the comments! Images Sowelo Tiny Houses. Images Sowelo Tiny Houses. Learn more using the resources below.

Put a cork on it: The comeback of this versatile building material continues But most importantly, it is a terrific building material. Albert of Small Planet Building Supply, who covered his house in Olympia, Washington, described how easy it is to use:. Now Blaine Brownell, the materials expert at Architect Magazine, picks up the story of cork, describing how a decade ago, cork was in crisis.

Horse Trailer Converted into a Tiny Home This is a horse trailer that was converted into a tiny home on wheels. It's listed for sale for $38,000 over at Tiny Home Builders. Take a look and let me know what you think in the comments! Images via Tiny Home Builders. Images via Tiny Home Builders.

But Wifey Boss, I NEED a gaming table I love DnD, card games, and quick board games. However, with a 2-year-old, space is at a premium. Selling this "set-up" as a storage place and part-time gaming table is a good win with the Partner. The hack took a day, give or take a few hours. It costs around $300.

Going Gray Gracefully Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. I decided to embrace my grays a few months ago and did a big chop to go with my new look. I have A LOT of grays for my age!

Inside the completed McEwan School of Architecture in Sudbury It's partially built out of Cross Laminated Timber, it "immerses students in this relatively new product." Three years ago I visited what was then a pile of Cross-Laminated Timber being assembled into an architecture school in Sudbury, Ontario, designed by LGA Architectural Partners.

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Quality Builds Bless The Rains In Africa with Jeremy Weaver Michelle Surprises The Crew With Our Sound Engineer's Tiny House Journey Rick McNerney. When the Code is Subjective, Enforcement is Elective. And That's Not Fair with Luke Iseman. Log Cabin Everywhere… "I don't ask for nuthin" with Doug and Stacy. Changing Lives, One Teardrop Trailer at a Time with Andrew Bennett.

Complete Guide To Easily Growing Citrus Trees Indoors… Growing citrus indoors is easy! In this growing guide we will talk about how to grow citrus from start to finish! This growing guide is simple, easy to follow, and will have you growing your very own oranges, lemons, and limes right from home!

Vintage and Funky Mid-Century Tiny Home in Seattle This is Hal's vintage and funky mid-century tiny home in Seattle, Washington. It's available to book, rent, and vacation in using Airbnb. The home features a one-of-a-kind style that I think you might really enjoy. Take the full tour below and let me know what you think about it in the comments.

Rob Greenfield on the enormous power of small changes Slowly, one step at a time. Rob talks about the fact that making positive changes in your life is a has a snowball effect, and we both agree that while this slow steady approach might seem frustrating or overwhelming at first, it really is the only way to go.

A Fold Down Electric Tiny House Deck? You've seen plenty of fold-down decks in the tiny house world, but have you seen one that operates by means of an electric hoist? The idea is pretty simple really, and works rather well as you'll see in this video clip we took at the Tiny House NC Street Festival that Andrew Odom put together.

Why Won't My Tiny House Sell One doesn't need a set of statistics to know that the tiny house real estate market has grown considerably in the last 2-3 years. Whether it be because families grow out of their tinies or because owners decided to adventure in another way, sales are up and buyers are wanted.

No-Bake Vanilla Cake Bites The base of this recipe is dates, which are blended into a sticky ball and then set aside. Next come your dry ingredients: walnuts, coconut flour, and almond flour. Pulse into a meal and then add your dates back in. Before you know it, you have cake batter on your hands.

Why It's Important To Work Hard I find happiness and joy in it. And I believe, without a doubt in my mind, those who feel the most fulfilled at the end of their lives are those who have chosen to work hard during it. Now, just to be clear, I am not advocating to be busy just to be busy.

Tudor Tiny A tiny house on wheels built and designed to resemble a traditional style tudor style home. Built and shared by Tiny Heirloom in Portland, Oregon. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked. Comment. Name. Email. Website. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

A Guide to a Life of Purpose One of the things I want of people who join the Fearless Training Program is to have some kind of deeper purpose in life. That purpose could be a lot of things:. And millions of other possibilities.

Is LEED tough enough to stop climate change? Is it even the right question? What do we really want from a building certification system? It used to be fashionable to bash LEED, the green building rating system established by the US Green Building Council. These days, it is fashionable to ignore LEED, and talk up the newer, sexier certification systems.

Family Moves Into Their DIY School Bus Conversion Tiny Home! If you enjoyed this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more! Thank you! More Like This: Explore our Bus Conversions Section. See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses. comments. Leave a Comment. Name. Email. Website.

Little 376 sq. ft. apartment in old city center is transformed All furniture in the apartment has been custom-made to fill irregular nooks and crannies to efficiently maximize space.

A Simple Life is Messy Too I paint a beautiful picture of minimalism and simplifying but some days, even with simplicity, life is messy. We are messy. It's part of the human condition. Highs, lows, ups, downs… all of it comes with being human, even when we've simplified. I have to work on myself every day.

The Blue House an Off-grid Micro-House Jake from Tiny Life Supply just put together a tour video of a tiny house they recently finished up in British Columbia. It is also for sale and here are a few of the details. The Blue House is a fully off-grid self-sustainable 171 square foot micro home.

Project Milestone pitched as the first 3D printed housing project They are building "five great houses that are comfortable to live in and will have happy occupants." The first 3D printed housing project is being built in Eindhoven, the Netherlands by the University of Eindhoven.

33ft Tiny House on Wheels with 416 Sq. Ft. and Huge Deck This is a 33ft tiny house on wheels with 416 sq. ft. and a huge outdoor deck space that's for sale out of Menlo, Georgia. It was originally built by Timbercraft Tiny Homes in 2017, and is named Tiny Retreat, according to the listing.

Living on Campus Just Got Better Here is another prime example of student housing going modern. In Rotterdam, Netherlands, Standard Studio has converted an entire commercial building into small, but extremely functional student residences for Erasmus University. The structure was once home to Hermes City Plaza, an old office building.

Renting is the New Black Pairing down your life to live a minimalist lifestyle can be a difficult but rewarding experience. One of the big challenges to tackle is pairing down your wardrobe. How do you minimize but still remain fashionable? There are now services where you can rent designer clothes without having to actually shell out for those exorbitant prices.

919 Sq. Ft. Craftsman Style Cottage in Olympia Originally Built in 1903 Craftsman Style Cottage in Olympia, Washington that belongs in our small houses and real estate categories. It was originally built in 1903 and sits on a 5,250 square foot lot. The home is listed for $290,000. Images via Redfin. Images via Redfin. Highlights.

The Revival of Frozen Food Next time you're hankering for a quick and cheap meal, you may want to revisit frozen food. With organic options and cleaner ways of eating as the growing trend, food companies are changing with the times to provide healthier alternatives.

Stripped down these IKEA items and the results are fab I started with two HEMNES pieces - a bedroom end table and the wooden TV stand in black. I picked the TV Console for the size and storage. It also fit my wall proportions perfectly and the drawers give me ample room to keep DVDs, games, controllers as well as extra cables and other sundry items.

3 Tricks to Simplify Small Business Finances When you run a small business, simplification and minimalism are key to success. Unfortunately, finances are one area that can quickly get out of hand if not managed correctly. Apply these three tips to your enterprise to help manage finances with minimal hassle and as simply as possible.

Podcast 135 - Acquaintances In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan talk about friends, partners, coworkers, acquaintances, and other types of relationships, and they answer the following questions:. Apple Podcasts · Google Play · Spotify · Soundcloud · YouTube · MP3.

Wanted: The Simple Year Seven Blogger! I'm taking a break from my regular posting about simple living in Alaska today to let you all know that we are currently in the market for a new blogger for the upcoming year. My journey will be coming to an end on this blog shortly. If you think you might be interested in blogging for this site for next year, let us know!

Meandering Down The I-5 Bought a whole bag of clothes for my girls for $7 off Varagesale. Only 1 pair of shorts looks like they won't work for them. Sold a drawer divider on Varagesale. It came with a second-hand dresser I bought and was getting on my nerves. Only a $1, but every little bit counts.

Fernweh - Tiny House Swoon A custom-built 24′ tiny house on wheels with privacy loft and stairs leading to it. Built by Harmony Tiny Homes in Oxford, Alabama. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked. Comment. Name. Email. Website. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

Hot schools make it harder for kids to learn A new working paper makes the case that "heat exposure inhibits cognitive skill development". It's getting hot and stuffy in a lot of schools that often don't have air conditioning.

Transformer desk could turn into a dining table I just thought it was a beautiful desk, but in fact, the top section flips over to change it from a desk for one to a "partner's table" that can be shared. I thought it would do very well also as a dining table when it was flipped. " Sleek and space saving, due to the sense of openness.

Tiny Texas Beach House on Wheels This is the Tiny Texas Beach House on Wheels! It's a ready to live in THOW that's for sale out of Dallas, Texas. Images Brent Massey. Images Brent Massey. If you're interested you can get in touch with the seller, Brent Massey, using the info below. Thanks!

Tiny Cabin on 1 Acre with Additional Tiny Bunk House on Property Learn more over at the listing on Zillow. Our big thanks to Joceile Moore 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!

DIY Server Cabinet using IKEA parts My hack is a DIY server cabinet using IKEA STUVA and BESTÅ frames. Obviously, the first thing I needed to do was to get an equipment rack but the more important consideration here is the WAF. I took a trip to IKEA and found out that the IKEA STUVA range is actually quite perfect for what I need.

Why Would You Want to Retire Early? Why would anyone want to retire early? In a newsletter I posed the question "what do you think of early retirement?" and had a wonderful response from a reader. To paraphrase she said, I enjoy my career, find it mentally stimulating, enjoy getting that time with adults everyday while my children are at preschool.

Mendocino Grove: Luxurious Camping by the Pacific Ocean If you are interested in tiny houses, you are more than likely also interested in the classic canvas camping tent. These heavy duty, historical structures are becoming more popular all the time for lightweight airy living. If you want to try one out a brand new campground featuring the roomy, white tents has opened up to the public.

6 Ways To Reenergize When You Feel Like Giving Up In fact, sometimes reenergizing is fun. Because sometimes having fun is exactly what you need. Don't be too hard on yourself when you feel like giving up. But don't give up either. Just try one or more of these 6 methods to reenergize. Want more encouragement?

Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie Bowl This smoothie is one of those recipes. It all started with an obsession for banana and peanut butter, which goes way back to my favorite green smoothie. Since then, my taste has become slightly more sophisticated and I've been enjoying more adaptogen and green powders in my smoothies for an extra boost of nutrition.

Livingroom Conversations In our new video series, Livingroom Conversations, we're going answer one simple-living question every day this month…

Why We Don't Want Kids That's the question Michael and I have been asking ourselves for years. And only now, I feel clear and confident enough to explain why we don't want kids. I've resisted writing about embracing a child-free lifestyle because I thought I'd be in the minority and people would feel offended by it.

She Moved into a Tiny House to Travel After Retiring Early as a Cop! She's a police officer who retired early and decided to move into a tiny house on wheels so she can travel the country! She went with a 24ft Kootenay tiny house on wheels by Tru Form Tiny and it's perfect for her. Check it out below and let me know what you think in the comments!

45k Tiny A-frame Cabin in Fruitland This is a $45k tiny A-frame cabin in Fruitland, Utah that's listed for sale on Estately. It's a 577 sq. ft. cabin that was built in 1975 on an 8,276 sq. ft. lot. The property also features an additional storage shed. What do you think? Images via Estately.

Luminaire - Tiny House Swoon A 28′ tiny house located in Sylva, North Carolina. Owned and shared by Erin Adams. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked. Comment. Name. Email. Website. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

Things I would tell my 18 year old self about money Earlier this week, GirlGuiding UK announced that the organisation would be introducing a new Guides' badge, aimed at improving the financial literacy of teenagers. You can read about the badge here.

So You Wanna Go Tiny? Let's Talk Toilets! When catching up with tiny house builders across the country, they all agree on one thing: They talk about toilets…a lot! When building a traditional home, toilets are pretty much basic outside of fancy upgrades like a dual flushing.

Join My Fearless Training Program & Support My Mission I've just launched a new Patreon campaign called the Fearless Training Program, and I could not be more excited about it. I'm on a mission, over the next two years, to create the best training program in the world for shifting habitual patterns around:.

How to go to the bathroom in a wedding dress: A bridal bathroom helper Well, I got married a few weeks ago and I was really worried about going to the bathroom and not being able to… handle myself. Someone helping or watching me going to the bathroom on my wedding day? Not being able to have free hands to use the toilet paper?

A Screen Free Summer Will the parents be going screen free? Sort of. We still need our laptops for work but, just like the kids, we won't have a television to watch in the evenings. Right now we watch two thirty minute television shows or half a movie a few nights a week.

How To Get a Simplify Subscription For Free A lifetime subscription to Simplify Magazine has always been just $20. It gives you access to all past and future issues of the magazine, so it's already a pretty excellent deal, if I do say so myself. But this month only, when you buy your lifetime subscription, you'll also get a lifetime subscription to gift to a friend.

June Challenge: Eat Healthy Meals to Get Sexier OK, so the title was an attention-grabber, I'll admit - eating healthier meals won't necessarily make you sexier. But that's because most of you are as sexy as possible already. Still, eating a healthy diet packed with plants, fiber and nutrition is great for your health.

Closet Detox: 10 Steps to End Closet Chaos It may take years to declutter your home, choose a new career or dig your way out of debt, but if you want to reduce stress, feel lighter, and create more space, time, and money for yourself within a few hours or a few days, consider this closet detox.

This man has shared 25,000 free cups of tea out of a converted bus For Guisepi Spadafora, who has been serving free tea nationwide for several years now out of a solar - and biodiesel-powered, converted short bus, living a fuller life meant finding a way to bring people together, without putting a price on it.

What the media missed in its coverage of California's energy code changes Mandatory solar panels are not the biggest deal here. When the California Energy Commission announces its new building energy efficiency standards, the big news everywhere was the requirement for solar photovoltaic systems on every new house. In our coverage I noted:.

Retractible stairs make buildings accessible just like magic This is a big problem in old buildings: providing universal access without ruining the look of the building. While visiting Edinburgh recently I wondered how people in wheelchairs could cope in a city where almost every old building seemed to have stairs to the front door.

Vegan Cauliflower Rice Kitchari - Minimalist Baker Recipes We hope you LOVE this kitchari. It's:. Comforting Flavorful Hearty Soothing Fiber - + Protein-rich and Incredibly delicious. This is the perfect dish to make ahead of time and reheat throughout the week. It just gets better with time. Make it for yourself or loved ones who are sick - it's like a hug.

My Seasons Of Discontent I go through my seasons of discontent. Have you ever felt like you should be doing something different than what you're doing? Or like you should be living somewhere else than where you're living? Have you ever longed for change, but you're not quite sure what it is you're longing for?

How to Write Better: Online Workshop What if you were able to communicate more clearly, express yourself more effectively, and add value to other people's lives with just your written words? You can. Join me for a special How to Write Better workshop on Sunday, June 24, 2018.

Barn Style Tiny Cabin in Greensburg for $23k This is a barn-style tiny cabin in Greensburg, Kentucky for $23,000. The seller had built it for his grandmother in 2017 but she was only able to live in it for six months before going into assisted living, according to the listing. It's a 14′ x 40′ custom built cabin with a 4ft covered porch.

Beautiful $27,500 Tiny House in Longville This is a beautiful $27,500 tiny house in Longville, Louisiana. It was built in 2016, according to the for sale listing at Tiny Home Builders, and features 230 sq. ft. of space inside. What do you think? Images via Tiny Home Builders. Learn more over at the listing at Tiny Home Builders.

28ft Tiny House on Wheels with a Downstairs Bedroom This is the Noah Tiny House on Wheels by Wind River Tiny Homes. It's a 28ft tiny home with a modern farmhouse look and feel. It even has a first floor bedroom with a custom queen bed storage platform. This 330 sq. ft. tiny home is priced at $69,000. Contact Wind River Tiny Homes if you're interested.

Asymmetrical shingle-clad laneway house is inspired by houseboat design Vancouver-based Campos Studio created this shingle-covered, 640-square-foot laneway home behind the larger, existing house for a medical technologist who was looking to downsize, after her own kids had grown and left an empty nest.

Daily Creativity: Part 5 - A Slow Experiment What an unexpectedly beautiful ride this month of daily creativity has been! In today's poggie Ben and I wrap up our May experiment with a recap of our own efforts and realisations, as well as a whole heap of fascinating research in to the benefits of cultivating a daily creative practice.

Maximizing the Eco-Friendliness of Your Tiny Home By nature, tiny homes are considered eco-friendly residences due to the downsized living quarters they create in comparison to typical households. They have become a fun and trendy way to live on less, often with the inside and outside of these home being decorated with oak panels and Pinterest worthy upscale decor.

Living In A Modern EcoVillage… Welcome to the "Aardehuizen", or "Earth houses". It took over 3 years to build and was built by the people themselves following Earthship principles, using mostly recycled, reused, and locally sourced building materials.

Dual Loft Theater Tiny House by Tiny Heirloom 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 Houses Section. See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses.

Woman's $13k School Bus Tiny House 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 Bus Conversions Section. See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses.

Are fire departments finally getting the message about urban design? Now Angie Schmitt of Streetsblog writes that Fire departments stopped worrying and embraced safer street design. It's about time, given that as Charles Marohn notes, it's the "tail wagging the dog when it comes to fire departments mandating urban design standards" Schmitt notes that fire departments want wide streets for their large trucks.

Ten Ways Minimalism Will Improve Your Life. Here are some of the most significant ways minimalism has improved my life-and can improve yours as well:. I have more intentionality in my life. Minimalism, above everything else, brings greater intentionality in our lives. At first, we became more intentional in the possessions we owned and brought into our home.

Totally sustainable tiny 250K triangular solar and wind powered 3D printed homes designed for viewing $5M lots It takes Silicon Valley genius to reinvent camping in the woods. It's tough, living a sustainable lifestyle. And expensive. Look at Walden Monterey, a new sustainable development where the developer of the 600 acre property insists that purchasers of his $ 5 million lots save all the trees and use renewable resources.

This Scottish "Baugruppen" could be the future of housing Architect John Kinsley puts together a little project that addresses so many of the problems we face in our cities. We have so many housing crises these days; there is an affordability crisis, a carbon crisis, an energy crisis, and a rapidly approaching aging population crisis.

A Micro Home Goes Skinny to Save Space Ana Rocha Architecture created a house that seeks to build up, not out. Their Slim Fit project in Almeere Port, Netherlands only has a footprint of 172 square feet but has all the amenities and comforts of a modern home.

Bedrooms And I like the origin story, "In 2004, two college friends Jeff Goldberg and Tanner Haigwood set off on a year-long surf trip in search of good waves, good times, and a plan to find an idea for a company that could make a difference. To help fund the adventure, they took up part-time work while living on Kauai, HI.

A 3D-Printed Home for a Good Cause 3D printing is the wave of the future and now Silicon Valley based startup, New Story, is using this technology to solve the housing problem in the developing world. They are able to construct concrete tiny homes in the span of a day. The company first began by tackling the housing crisis that befell Haiti after the big earthquake in 2010.

Full Length Vanity/ Selfie Mirror with Lights I wanted a full length selfie mirror and hacking one off an IKEA mirror was less expensive and time-consuming. It would also be a better finish than purchasing a raw mirror and building a frame. There is no way I would have done this without the MONGSTAD mirror and outdoor string lights.

A Small Budapest Apartment Designed for Travelers A 323 square foot studio in Budapest utilizes many space saving techniques that make this tiny space feel airy. Designed by Position-Collective, they dubbed the project Air B N P to provide travelers with a stylish and comfy place to rest their heads.

Living Simply… Redefining the American Dream Matthew Hofmann is a 34-year-old Architect who lives in Santa Barbara, CA. He's spent the past eight years designing and renovating over 400 vintage Airstream trailers that are being enjoyed by people all over the world. For the past 10 years, he and his wife Joanna have been living a mobile lifestyle.

Podcast 134 - Intentional In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan talk about setting intentions, differentiating essentials from nonessentials, developing a plan to leave the corporate world, and the difference between "good intentions" and intentionality, and they answer the following questions:.

567 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cabin at the Sea Ranch Tiny cabin at The Sea Ranch in Sonoma County, California. It doesn't come cheap at $415,000 plus $230 a month in HOA fees but it seems to be well located near the ocean! Take a look and let me know what you think below. Thanks! Images via Estately. Learn more over at the listing at Estately.

Growing Sweet Corn From Start To Finish Plus Double Your Harvest… Sweet corn is very satisfying to grow at home, but the real prize lies in cooking up the cobs as soon as possible after harvest for a super-sweet treat. Corn that's had to travel miles to get to your plate will be past its peak, but cobs that have been picked in your own garden just minutes before cooking deliver a real punch of super sweet taste.

Kootenay tiny home puts a lounge in its bump out But as the iconic gabled roof endures in a wide variety of tiny homes, what's inside continues to evolve. Cluttered layouts are giving way to more open and minimalist options, such as this one designed by TruForm Tiny. Pictured is this 22-foot-long version of the Kootenay Urban, which features an open layout and an L-shaped kitchen peninsula.

The John Hope Gateway is a pioneer in modern wood construction I found that the John Hope Gateway was designed by Cullinan Studio in 2009; today we take this kind of wood construction for granted, but back then it was really cutting edge.

Why do the Scots have such terrible bathrooms? They were better in 1904 than they are today. In 1912 Sir Fitzroy Donald Maclean began restoring Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull, and installed a modern bathroom. The remarkable thing about it is how little Scottish bathrooms have changed since then; about the only difference is that today, bathtubs are shorter and less comfortable.

Balsa Turbine Shade for the REGOLIT floor lamp I really wanted a floor lamp that would hang a nice looking shade + bulb over my IKEA dining table. I couldn't find any that I liked, so I bought the REGOLIT floor lamp with the intention of getting rid of its super oversized lamp shade. It took several days to get the design down and test several different materials.

Authenticity over perfectionism As regular readers will know, I am keen to frequent my local library. So, when I found a brand new copy of Dominque Loreau's L'art de la Simplicité there, it was a chance to discover a new take on minimalism. French by birth, Loreau has imbibed oriental philosophies, having lived in Japan for many years.

How to Make Hummus From Scratch Some claim you mustn't but one thing is sure, you must let everything cool a bit before adding the Tahini as it's very temperature sensitive - It's common to sprinkle paprika and maybe some eastern cumin on top, I used to spice my Humus when I ground it up but now I think that was a mistake.

Cohesion's Off-Grid Folly House In traditional architecture, a folly is an ornamental building that doesn't serve any kind of purpose. This is a very different concept from tiny houses where every bit of space is deemed practical. Folly house near Joshua Tree National Park in southern California might be an exception-especially if you love to look at the stars.

Start Commuting To Work By Bicycle In A Few Simple Steps You can start commuting, too. I currently ride a bike to work. My work is only about 1.7 miles from my house, so it's pretty simple. But in the past I've rode up to 5 miles to commute to work. And in my part of the country, we have hills.

Container Gardening: Worm Castings, A Soilless Mix, Refreshing Old Mix, Moisture Control… This video is all about container gardening and worm castings. I talk in depth about the benefits of worm castings and worm casting tea and show you how I use the products.

How To Grow Mint At Home Fast & Easy… Mint is easy to grow and hard to kill - which makes it one of the best plants for a beginning gardener! You can buy a plant at the store or grow your own from cuttings. Peppermint, spearmint, chocolate mint, pineapple mint… there are so many types of mint in the world!

HGTV Custom Built Tiny House This custom built tiny house constructed in 2016 with HGTV. It has never been lived in and is on an 8×24 trailer. It is 200 sq ft. It has Bedroom on 1st floor so you don't have to do stairs or a ladder. Great for a mother-in-law home on your property or grown kids!

Small Losses In fact, waiting till something miraculous happens marginalizes our small wins, which leads to fewer favorable results going forward, until eventually the whole thing collapses under the weight of a million micro-indiscretions.

Vystopia: The Anguish of Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World To help us better understand the gap between darkness and light, Clare Mann, author, psychologist and animal activist, has coined a new term called vystopia. We had the opportunity to sit down with Clare to discuss her book Vystopia: The anguish of being vegan in a non-vegan world.

Postpartum & Baby Essentials Annika is doing so incredibly well and even though we are still going to regular doctors appointments and adjusting to life at home, I am starting to get in a bit of groove. I appreciate all of you wonderful people for allowing me to take some space while we adjusted to life with a NICU baby and then as we transitioned home.

Geode inspired art and furniture is made with eco-resin But instead of taking them from nature, Munich, Germany-based artist Stephanie Walberer has been creating fantastic pieces of furniture and art that look like they are made from huge geodes, but are actually made of resin, paint and glitter. Watch her explain her creative process via Art Insider:.

The Escher Tiny House Vacation in Boulder Creek This is the Escher Tiny House Vacation in Boulder Creek, California. The tiny home was designed by David Latimer of New Frontier Tiny Homes. Inside you'll find a master bedroom with a king size mattress plus a children's loft and more! Images via Airbnb.

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Searching for the Ideal Tiny House Village Tiny house communities come in several different types, each catering to a different crowd and addressing a different need. Some attract retirees looking to trade in square footage for free time. Others are experiments in how to address the affordable housing crunch.

Earning $5.6k A Month Front Yard Market Farming… Each year in late spring, Jim travels up to a little town just outside Eastport, Maine, to grow the most delicious, clean and vibrant food you can find. Then in early fall, he packs up and heads down to Florida to repeat the same plan.

From Lawn Wasteland To EPIC Food Forest In 10 Days… What Your Permaculture Design Course Isn't Teaching You! This 2-part series takes you through the entire process of establishing a food forest, from start to finish.

Lighting So important yet so often it seems like it was hardly considered…overly bright lights with cold, un-friendly blue light…too many lights…no dimming capabilities etc. We wanted LifeEdited:Maui to have lighting that allowed us to do all the things we want to do in a house while also looking great.

408 Sq. Ft. Tiny House on a Foundation For Sale Tiny house on a foundation for sale in Quebec, Canada. It's a four season modular home named Billy built by Ilo Mini Maison. This unit was built in 2017 and is available for $65,000 according to their listing at Tiny Home Builders. Images Ilo Mini Maison.

Couple's 240 Sq. Ft. SIP Tiny House For Sale SIP tiny house on wheels that is now up for sale. Images GoTiny. Images GoTiny. => Learn more about this tiny house here. 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!

Victorian Prepper Tiny House For Sale This is the Victorian Prepper Tiny House on Wheels. It's a 222 sq. ft. tiny home built with SIPs built by Maximus Extreme Living Solutions. This tiny house was originally $55,000 but is available now for $42,000 or best offer. So what do you think? You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

Inheritance: It's More than You Think : something, as a quality, characteristic, or other immaterial possession, received from progenitors or predecessors as if by succession. The inheritance we leave for our children extends beyond the material things in our attic or the zeroes in our bank account.

Finding Stillness: Resting at Home in the Middle of Chaos We want to get away from it all, or get control of everything and create order out of the mess. We want stillness, we want rest, we want peace. But this kind of banishment of chaos and stress isn't usually possible, unless you go into the mountains and live in a monastery.

Hack a lightweight, wooden washbasin cabinet I wanted to hack a simple washbasin cabinet for my sink, which has an oval bottom. This hack uses the MOLGER cart and took about 6 hours. The cost for materials and the MOLGER cart came up to around $80. To create this simple washbasin cabinet, you need to measure the shape of the ceramic sink.

When the Code is Subjective, Enforcement is Elective. And That's Not Fair with Luke Iseman Luke Iseman is one of those people who when he hears "no" he says "hold my beer". After an appalling realization he and his partner was spending an ENORMOUS amount of their take-home on rent in the Bay Area, Luke got creative. He found a vacant lot he eventually bought, and put a container home on it.

Finding The Path From Fear To Forgiveness What do fear and forgiveness have in common? It's simple. When we let go of fear, we can learn to forgive. Finding the path from fear to forgiveness can change your life. Anger, hate, and fear are all inter-connected. When we are angry at someone, it's often a reflection of our own fear.

Nomadic Couple Create Incredible Small Homestead… Molly and Al lived an incredible life together on the road in their House Truck before finding their own idyllic piece of land to set up a small homestead in the South Island of New Zealand.

Tudor-style Fairytale Tiny House by Tiny Heirloom This is a beautiful Tudor-style tiny house on wheels by Tiny Heirloom. It was featured on a recent episode of their television series, Tiny Luxury which is on the HGTV/DIY Network. Enjoy! Images Tiny Heirloom. Images Tiny Heirloom. Learn more using the links below.

Aspen Tiny House by Borealis Tiny Homes Of living space plus you've got an additional 68 sq. ft. of space in the loft. Take the tour below and let me know how you like it! Images Borealis Tiny Homes. 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!

25ft Luxury Tiny House For Sale This is a 25ft luxury tiny house on wheels for sale out of Cottonwood, California. It's a 247 sq. ft. tiny home that was built in 2018 available for $74,995 according to the listing on Tiny Home Builders. It includes a king size sleeping loft, Separett Composting Toilet, and more.

Daily Creativity: Part 4 - A Slow Experiment One of the things I've struggled with for many years is play. To allow myself to let go, get silly, not worry about the optics or the outcome or the why of what I'm doing, and just tap in to the playfulness of the moment.

Prefab off-grid cabin opens up with pulley-operated windows Has created this prefabricated, off-grid cabin for a family looking to spend their summers there. The compact 18-square-metre structure has a series of interesting design ideas that allow it to transform with the variable weather, with large windows and other elements that are operated by pulleys, rather than with electrical motors.

3D Virtual Tour of the Aurora Tiny House That Expands with Huge Slide Outs This is a 3D virtual tour of the Aurora tiny house on wheels by Zero Squared that expands with its huge slide outs. The home actually has a split floor plan, which I've never really seen before in a tiny home on a trailer.

32ft Orca Tiny House in Florence, Oregon For Sale If you're interested in purchasing it, please contact Leesa using the contact form 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!

Trending now - automate your spending with subscription shopping A few years ago1, a young-adult daughter of some friends posted on Facebook about one of the delights of her office routine that made the experience of work bearable - "Look at all these yummy treats in my Grazebox, oh my," with obligatory pic of the contents.

The Equation is Out of Balance When was the last time you brought a new possession into your home? Maybe it was an article of clothing, a piece of decor, or something small like a new mug or a set of pens. Today, possibly. Maybe yesterday. Almost certainly this week. For the typical American, a new item enters the home almost daily.

Can You Be a Minimalist If You Live in a House? Can you be a minimalist if you live in a house? When I announced we were moving into a house back in the fall a few people commented that minimalists can't live in houses. Apparently, tiny homes and apartments are the only acceptable form of housing if you want to try and live simply and with less stuff.

This tiny house community aims to help veterans rebuild their lives There's a saying in the military to "never leave someone behind." As reports of high rates of PTSD, mental illness, homelessness and suicide surface among returning veterans, the question becomes, what can we do as a society to better help vets who have been let down by the system and left behind?

Little Happiness Boosts Again, while I don't know the secret to happiness, what I do know is that we have the power to infuse our days with little boosts of happiness, even when things are messy, or painful.

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How Often Should I Clean That? A beautiful house can be ruined if it is not cleaned regularly. Untidiness means the beauty gets hidden behind unnecessary clutter and dirt but it isn't easy to keep a house clean either. This infographic from HappyCleans might help you as it goes into detail on how often different areas of the house need cleaning.

Podcast 133 - Constraints In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan discuss the upside of constraints, the freedom of limitations, and the flexibility of nonstandard lifestyles, and they answer the following questions:. Apple Podcasts · Google Play · Spotify · Soundcloud · YouTube · MP3.

The 5 Elements Required To Make $100k Per Year On A Quarter Acre… Curtis Stone runs a commercial urban farm called Green City Acres out of Kelowna, BC, Canada. His mission is to show others how they can grow a lot of food on small plots of land and make a living from it. Using DIY and simple infrastructure, one can earn a significant living from their own back yard or someone else's.

How To Prune Basil So It Grows Forever… Pruning basil to promote growth is one of the easiest and best ways to have an unlimited supply of basil in your garden. Basil absolutely loves aggressive pruning, so with a few clever techniques it's simple to create basil that is bushy, productive, and delicious.

Mother and Daughter Living in a Tiny House to Save Money and Travel VIDEO: Mother and Daughter Living in a Tiny House to Save Money and Travel - Tour. Additional Resources. 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!

Journey Tiny House by Alabama Tiny Homes This is the Journey Tiny House on Wheels. It's a 30ft tiny home on a bumper pull trailer built by Alabama Tiny Homes. How would you like living tiny in the Journey? 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!

400 Sq. Ft. Courtyard Villa Tiny House Courtyard Villa park model tiny house that's for sale and located in a tiny home friendly community near the Palm Springs, California area. The price is $49,000 and the home has a bedroom with a closet and king bed, a full bathroom, full kitchen, high ceilings, an entertainment center, storage cabinets, and a nice outdoor living space too.

Act with Devotion & Intention, Letting Go of Attachment to Outcome You feel doubt about whether you can do it, and so you're tensely doing everything you can to make sure it will turn out the way you hope. The stress, fear, doubt and tension here all come from an attachment to the outcome, to how things will turn out.

The humble toilet is bringing health and hope to Haiti A group called SOIL installs waterless toilets in hard-to-reach, impoverished communities and then transforms the waste into compost, improving food security. Last week, TreeHugger was invited to attend the second annual Spring Prize for Social and Environmental Regeneration, hosted by Lush Cosmetics in the UK.

The Best Kept Secret in Off Grid Living Rent a tiny cabin that doesn't divulge its exact location in order to help its visitors unplug from the real world. Slow Cabins is a fashionable way to relax in an off grid home. It contains a set of three cabins in the Belgium countryside.

Outdoor Living The Passo table lets you drink your coffee from a coffee table in the morning, rises up to let you do some work in the afternoon, and expands to serve dinner to all of your friends. You set the height anywhere between 9 and 32 inches. You set the length between 50 and 93 inches.

Transforming Moscow Flat with Hidden Kitchen and Laundry It's amazing how effective the kitchen and laundry hides away so seamlessly without sacrificing functionality. Watch it unfold in the video above and see the rest of the apartment by clicking the thumbnails below. via The Organized Home.

Immersed in Music & Movies We live in a wonderful era. We can listen to any kind of music at any time. We can watch any movie at any time. For LifeEdited Maui, we wanted to embrace the technology that allows this, without being frustrated by the complexities. This is specifically what we wanted:.

Micro-apartment with Loft Bed and Carousel Closet An apartment was left untouched for 30 years before it received new life. Located in Stockholm, Sweden where rising prices are making harder find affordable housing, this 387 square foot apartment was a project that sought to make the most of it's location.

RAST gets an Anthropologie twist with furniture stencils Furniture stencils can turn any old, boring, hand-me-down and create a modern bedroom dresser. Furniture stencils are one of the easiest DIY tricks that can transform an IKEA piece and give it a second chance. Begin by taking the plain IKEA Rast dresser and giving it a few base coats.

Tiny house inspired student housing transforms old office building Looking to bring some of these tiny living sensibilities into residential student housing in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Standard Studio converted an old office building into a series of 218 student units, with a layout that's inspired by tiny houses.

Meet Mantis: Largest of the TAXA Outdoors Trailer Family The classic popup trailer has been given a total makeover. The TAXA Outdoors company recently introduced the latest member of their insect-inspired camping trailers and it contains all you need for comfortable, lightweight adventure travel. Mantis is a 19 foot long trailer that can sleep four adults and still be towed by a lighter vehicle.

Buy Another House? 11 Things I'd Look For If I Do! If I ever buy another house, there are some things I'll look for. You might be surprised at what you find on my list. Everything on this list has something in common: low maintenance. A simple house shouldn't require long hours of work. If I buy another house in the future, I don't want to spend 20 hours a week on upkeep.

One Daily Reminder We Need to Read Every Morning this Summer Our challenge to you is to spend 60 seconds every morning this Summer reciting it to yourself as soon as you wake up, before you begin your day. See how doing so affects your mood and disposition throughout the day… Try it now. Take a deep breath and read it out loud.

Clone Your Favorite Plants & Trees By Air Layering… Air layering is a method of propagating new trees and shrubs from stems still attached to the parent plant. In basic terms the stem is wrapped with damp moss to encourage roots to form. It's an ideal method of propagating genetically identical fruit trees as the new plants will produce fruit much faster than growing them from seedling.

Tiny Home With Luxury Bath-House Made From Recycled Windows… This spectacular tiny house is ultra small and designed to travel, but when it's owner found the perfect parking spot he added on an incredible toilet and luxurious bath-house made from recycled windows.

Excessories In the Western world, money may serve as a loose marker of competence. Ostentatious displays of material wealth, however, are evidence of incompetence. Not unlike peacocks, humans feel the need to signal their supposed prosperity to attract others.

The beauty of simplicity It's been almost two years since I had my 'enough is enough' moment and simplified my life. Taking a simpler approach to life has so many benefits so I thought it would be fun to share some of them with you. Decluttering the home makes life a whole lot simpler.

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