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Half-term Plans I love this time of year when the leaves are at their most vibrant but I also feel a little bit sad that British Summer Time is about to end. So, these last days of longer daylight hours are precious. I've decided I need a list and I need to be accountable.

Investing for Brexit The Ermine has two retirement resources. One is my DB pension, which is easily enough to live on at the moment - it is deferred for only a couple more years, because the Ermine is grizzled of fur and will reach normal retirement age for most of that pension accrual, some time after Brexit, sadly.

The Incredible Progress of Daily Practice Lately in my life, I've been repeatedly reminded of the power of practicing something regularly. Daily is best, I've learned, but several times a week works well too. You'd be surprised how much progress you can make with even a small amount of practice, applied regularly.

Couple transform van into a traveling home, using IKEA & small bag of tools Tiny House Tours / Video screen capture. Under the sink are two 4-gallon tanks, one for freshwater and one for greywater. Though it's not a lot of water storage, these were chosen because their size makes them easy to refill almost anywhere. gas stations, drinking fountains and so on.

Do you know the difference between pleasure and happiness? Do you understand the difference between pleasure and happiness? Can you explain how reward differs from contentment? Robert Lustig certainly can and his latest book, The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science behind the Corporate Takeover of our Bodies and Brains, has something powerful to say about happiness and wellbeing.

Video: 70 Year Old Man's Debt-free Tiny House Lifestyle He shared his story with us in early 2016, and today I'm excited to tell you about a new video that Peter is featured in on Living Big in a Tiny House on YouTube! Watch the video below to learn more! Our big thanks to Peter Matheson for sharing! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below.

Young Man Builds Epic School Bus Tiny House for Only $4,500 VIDEO: Young Man Builds Epic School Bus Tiny House for Only $4,500. Additional Resources:. Leave a Comment. Name. Email. Website. Comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.

Slow Cooker Five Bean Vegetarian Chilli Recipe On the bright side it is perfect weather for us to have our spirits lifted with a simple Slow Cooker Five Bean Vegetarian Chilli Recipe. Checking out my fridge I could see a handful of homegrown tomatoes with no determined destination in mind.

Why Families Need Minimalism The chaos is leading to an epidemic of stress and anxiety in childhood." Becoming a minimalist family gives you the tools to filter out the clutter and chaos causing stress and anxiety in your child's life. Isn't that a worthwhile cause? "If time is money, then I'm broke.

Taking Responsibility For Our Own Journey We need to start taking responsibility for our own journey. That means we need to move from an external, to an internal locus of control. You've probably seen the documentaries about baby turtles. Out of the thousands that are hatched, only a small percentage survive and reach the ocean.

6 Reasons Oregon is a Epicenter of the Tiny House Movement The deep roots of the tiny house movement here can be traced back to 1997 when Portland debuted a progressive ADU regulation, allowing homeowners to build them by right. This move helped create a sustainable and small space design culture.

50. Happy Friday Links Back on track with my blogging and thrilled to bring you some delightful links. Short Blonde Hair Care by This Mom's Gonna Snap. I'm on the same page as Jaana when it comes to loving short cropped hair but I think I can learn from her how to vary how I wear it.

We Must Start Using The Ocean As Farmers Instead Of Hunters - The Case For Fish Farming… We're headed towards a global food crisis: Nearly 3 billion people depend on the ocean for food, and at our current rate we already take more fish from the ocean than it can naturally replace. In this fact-packed, eye-opening talk, entrepreneur and conservationist Mike Velings proposes a solution: Aquaculture, or fish farming.

How Trees Talk To Each Other Over Vast Distances… A professor of forest ecology at the University of British Columbia's Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences in Vancouver, Suzanne Simard studies the surprising and delicate complexity in nature. Her main focus is on the below-ground fungal networks that connect trees and facilitate underground inter-tree communication and interaction.

Tiny Log Cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains This is a little cabin in the Smoky Mountain area in Townsend, Tennessee. It features an open floor plan with 572 square feet and two hot tubs! One near the bedroom and bathroom and the other one is outside in the back porch. What do you think? Our big thanks to Candace Ramirez for sharing!

Tesla tiny house integrates solar with Powerwall, towed by Model X It's a whole Tesla-branded package, from the 2kW photovoltaic system of 6 solar panels on the roof, which is connected to the USD $5,500 Powerwall, a lithium-ion battery pack which can store energy for later use. The interior is pretty minimal, as it's more of a showcase kind of space for Tesla's products then a fully built-out home.

The Magical Fortune Cookie Tiny House This is the story behind the now famous and magical Fortune Cookie Tiny House on Wheels built by Abel Zyl for one of his very first tiny house clients. It all started at a coffee shop with a sketch of the design to which Abel's client immediately accepted.

330 Sq. Ft. Henderson Tiny House on Wheels by Movable Roots Henderson Tiny House on Wheels by Movable Roots in Melbourne, Florida. Follow This Builder on Instagram - Facebook - YouTube. Our big thanks to Michael Cheatham of Movable Roots for sharing! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below.

Realwood Tiny Homes Builds an Amazing Treehouse! This is an amazing treehouse built by Realwood Tiny Homes in Washington nicknamed 'The Nut House'. Anytime I think of treehouse, I think of how cool and useful this custom bicycle-powered 'elevator' lift is! Would you seriously consider living in a little cabin up in the trees like this one?

Scaffolding: the ultimate flexible, modular and ephemeral building material A show at the New York Center for Architecture looks at the usually ignored but omnipresent scaffold. One of the big problems with traditional building is that it is fixed, often inflexible and expensive. That's one of the reasons shipping container architecture has been so popular.

The paper in this notebook is made from stone An innovative stationery company has figured out a way to make paper from crushed stone, using no trees or water in the process. Did you know it's possible to make paper out of stone? A company called Karst Stone Paper, from Australia, is doing precisely this.

Realwood Tiny Homes 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.

Music, Travel, and Tiny Houses with Coles Whalen For so many, tiny houses are more than just a home; they're a tool that allows their occupants to live a fulfilled and creative life. This week we're chatting with Coles Whalen, who is instead using her love of tiny houses to support her true passion; music.

Naked Sacher Torte The twists to this are that it's vegan, gluten free and naked. I've made the cake itself quite sweet and married with the apricot jam I find that a ganache would make it too sweet. If you prefer to have the ganache, just opt out the dark chocolate and use that to make the ganache.

Disconnected In The Age Of Too Many Connections We live in such a great era of communication. We have multiple ways of connecting with others. But what if we're actually becoming more disconnected by connecting with hundreds, even thousands of others? I'm old. I remember the days before the World Wide Web.

Tour homes on wheels, backyard cottages and tiny homes for the houseless! Want to tour some tiny houses on wheels, a shipping container home, small backyard cottage homes, or real tiny home villages for the houseless? Then head to Portland, Oregon on November 3-5 for the Build Small Live Large Summit! This multi-day event has something for everyone!

Mini Mission - Thursday 19Oct2017 Declutter a potted plant that is not pleasing to the eye, whether it be real or fake. There is nothing pleasing about a live plant that looks sick or a fake one that has seen better days or is covered in dust and cobwebs. Alternately, do what you can to revive this plant and bring it back to its former glory.

Biofit creates healthy, nature-inspired gyms using biophilic design Perhaps that's the most striking thing about Biofit's gyms around the world, some of which have been temporary pop-up affairs. The standard bulky exercise equipment is replaced with handcrafted wooden structures, leather handweights, sandbags and punching bags, and natural-fibre climbing ropes.

You can now order a shipping container tiny house on Amazon This fully-finished 320-square foot tiny container home is connection-ready for water, sewer, and electric. It was only a matter of time, I guess.

Community with Dr Monty Badami Ben and I are always on the look-out for fascinating people to chat with for the poggie, and today's guest is no exception. In fact, I think he's probably got one of the most varied careers of anyone we've spoken with so far. He is an:. To say that Dr Sumant Badami leads a busy life is an understatement.

OLED lighting makes a beautiful chandelier French lighting design company Blackbody makes the new lighting tech an object of desire. Almost everyone is familiar with LEDs or Light Emitting Diodes, which use semiconducting crystals to emit light. But there are also Organic LEDs, or OLEDs, that use molecules instead of crystals.

Which Sway Bar Is Right For Your Tiny House? Trailer sway can be caused by crosswinds, lack of weight distribution, inadequate spring bar tension, a loose trailer ball, and a number of other things. Using a weight-distributing hitch by itself may help limit trailer sway by evenly distributing the weight of the load, but it will do little to improve sway caused by mother nature.

Australia & New Zealand Tour After more than 40 events in North America, the Less Is Now Tour is coming to Australia and New Zealand in March 2018. Tickets go on sale today, October 19, 2017, at 9 AM local time. Each night we will present an in-depth talk about minimalism and record a live version of The Minimalists Podcast.

Apple, Fig and Pumpkin Cheesy Crumble Recipe One of the beauties of blogging is that it's a great online journal. From time to time a particular post, or series of posts, from the past, pop up and remind me of great memories. Just such a post popped up today on one of my social media accounts. 2 years ago to the day I was competing to be crowned Top Chef by Grana Padano.

Small city apartment maximized with clever cabinets & folding furniture Contemporist shows how Vancouver-based Anthill Studio renovated a new 600-square-foot condominium for a couple that features a number of clever design ideas that maximize space to create the feeling of a big house, packed into a small apartment. See the tour:.

Be Clutter Free: Clear clutter inside and out It's usually not until we begin to clear clutter that we realize how connected to it we are. We don't understand how much power our stuff has over us until we let it go. I felt silliness, shame, or guilt around my clutter before I let it go, but the stuff itself distracted me from connecting the dots.

Lightweight and breathable bunk bed curtains I wanted the bunk bed curtains to be lightweight and breathable. I wanted them to move noiselessly. It had to be simple enough for me to install. They had to be easily removed for washing. And they had to be simple and plain. I did the curtains for the lower bunk first.

How I Take My Daily Photo On January 1, 2018, I'll start the 6th year of my daily photography project-My Morning View. I've been taking a snapshot of my morning view for the past five years, and I have a book by the same name. If you haven't followed my photography series, below is the backstory behind the project:.

Tiny House Blog Try It Tiny offers many options in the state of New York, both for tiny house rentals and also private land rentals. Here's a map of the offerings and we've highlighted some below:. Better Farm is a an incredible 65-acre sustainability education center, artists' colony, animal sanctuary and organic farm in upstate New York.

Podcast 101 - Style In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan visit Calgary, 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:.

Tiny Houses And Permaculture For A Resilient And Sustainable Future… Peak Oil, economic collapse, global warming. There is little question that if humanity remains on the path we are on now, then there is little hope for a sustained existence on the planet. We need to change our thinking and adopt a more harmonious stance to our relationship with the biosphere.

Habit Mastery: My New Course to Help You Level Up Your Skills I'm excited to tell you about my new video course, Habit Mastery, which is designed to help you practice and level up your habit skills. It's a 12-week course with two video lessons a week, daily practice, and interviews with 11 other amazing habit experts.

950 Sq. Ft. Renovated Small Cottage in St. George, SC Cottage from 1941 that was just renovated last year. It's located in Saint George, SC. It has 2 bedrooms and 1 and 1/2 bathrooms. Our big thanks to Richard Hughes for sharing! You can share this tiny house story with your friends and family for free using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

Tiny Hanging Sphere Tree Houses These incredible tiny sphere shelters are completely suspended from the trees around them. They're built by hand by the creative engineering genius, Tom Chudleigh, from Free Spirit Spheres in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada. Image Exploring Alternatives.

So what does all this Brexit baloney really mean then? Be careful what you wish for. You may just get it. King Midas, and the characters in The Monkey's Paw. Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. H.L.Mencken, 1915.

A Body In Motion… Recently, I received an email from a reader with this question:. I thought I'd share my answer here. First, because it is a question I am asked frequently. And second, because I think the answer leads to a larger principle I hope we all find helpful.

Are Tiny Houses Legal in Portland Now? Not Exactly, But They're "Allowed" Are tiny houses legal in Portand? Not quite, but they will be "allowed" through a creative workaround: the laws about "camping" in tiny houses and RVs on private property will no longer be enforced! Rachel Monahan from Willamette Week has the scoop:.

Do homeowners have a right to light on their solar panels? Perhaps, but what about the windows on a passive house? Why the high tech bias? Ten years ago Lee Adamson put solar panels on the south-facing roof of her house in Toronto and has been generating electricity ever since. She tells the CBC that they shaved 60 percent off her monthly electricity bill.

Minimalist-ish Family Series: Cassandra and her boys Yeah Cassandra and her boys! Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked. Comment. Name. Email. Website. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.

A Colander Chandelier, a modern dining table light I looked everywhere for lights that seemed to reflect my own personality…could not find them, even expensive ones. I happened to be at IKEA one day and was browsing the kitchen products when my eyes locked on the ORDNING stainless steel colanders….perfect, I thought.

Shipping container house in Brooklyn doesn't make sense, and I don't care LOT-EK is one of the true pioneers of shipping container architecture; ten years ago we called them "among the best of the small crew of architects working with shipping containers, which are rarely seen in the urban context." Melissa Breyer.

Disasters: Another reason for tiny houses and less stuff Another horrible disaster has devastated a part of our nation. After the floods of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria we now have windblown wildfires destroying parts of Northern and Southern California.

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6 Morning Routines That Will Keep Your Life More Simple One way to keep life more simple is to start each day out right. If you have morning routines that deal with predictable stressors, you'll simplify your life. I'm not going to lie. Mornings can suck for a single parent. I have to get up, get ready, get breakfast, get Annie up, get us out the door, get Annie to the bus, and get to work.

Real Life Minimalists: Jenn Every Monday I post Real Life Minimalists, a profile of one of my readers in their own words. If you'd like to participate, click here for details. Today, I'm happy to introduce you to Jenn, whose minimalist lifestyle helps her maximize time with her little one.

Vortex Bladeless Wind Turbines Wobble To Generate Energy… Looking somewhat like a giant reed gently swaying in the wind, the new Vortex bladeless wind-driven generator prototype produces electricity with very few moving parts, on a very small footprint, and in almost complete silence.

The First National Gathering of Leaders in Small Backyard Homes That's why PAD has been hard at work again on the Build Small Live Large Summit, coming to Portland, Oregon on November 3-5! It's a one-day conference on Friday, followed by optional small house tours on Saturday and educational workshops on Sunday.

Tiny Studio Yurt Cabin in Bryce Canyon 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 Yurts Section. See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses. Leave a Comment.

Tiny A-frame Cabin in Conway, NH This is a tiny A-frame cabin that's listed on Estately in Conway, NH. It has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and offers 538 sq. ft. of space inside priced at $89,000. The cabin was built in 1965 and sits on a 10,890 sq. ft. lot. Would you live here?

Slow Living and Social Media: Instagram This is the second episode in our social media series, and today we're talking about Ben's favourite social media platform - Instagram.

The Fortune Cookie My friend Abel Zyl just sent me this neat video and I wanted to share it with you. Enjoy! This is one of the first houses dreamed-up and built by tiny-house-maverick, Abel Zyl. It magical shape has inspired many other tiny house builds - all across the world!

Tiny Cabin on 6 Acres in Newark, OH This is an off-grid 195 sq. ft. tiny cabin on a 6.4 acre lot with an additional outhouse. It's listed for sale on Estately right now for $69,900. What do you think? Learn more below:. Related: Tiny Pioneer Cabin. Our big thanks to Candace Ramirez for sharing!

Family of Four's Beautiful 1100 Sq. Ft. Small Cottage So this is the Columbia City Cottage. It was designed for a family of four and includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms. What do you think? More photos and information below! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below.

10ft Micro Cabin on Wheels by Tiny Industrial Micro cabin on a trailer! What do you think? Related: Man Builds 145 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home to Escape Corporate Life! By the way, Chris also runs this Etsy store you can check out! Learn more using the links below. Thanks! Related: See Chris' First Tiny House in This Post!

Prefab Shipping Container Tiny Home on Amazon! Would you ever consider ordering one of these to put on your own land? 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!

Tiny House Toy Hauler RV: A Tiny House on Wheels with a Garage? Our big thanks to Anca of Tiny Idahomes 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! More Like This: Explore our Tiny Houses Section.

190 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cottage on Wheels by WoodyWay Tiny house on wheels from WoodyWay. This model is called the Cottage. How do you like it? VIDEO: WoodyWay - Tiny House - Intro:. Resources:. Our big thanks to Fabien of Woodyway for sharing! You can share this tiny house story with your friends and family for free using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

Young professional diver chooses van life over expensive rentals Micro-apartments and tiny houses are one, but some are also able to factor in mobility as part of the new deal, especially if they are location-independent professionals who don't need to be in one place all the time to conduct their business: think photographers, filmmakers and outdoor professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Consider convenience Do you ever feel that you're rushing from one thing to the next? Perhaps your children's social lives put you in a perpetual spin? Maybe you feel obligated to go to a particular hairdresser, doctor, dog groomer, dentist just because you remain steadfastly loyal?

Lessons Learned From The Housing Crash Chicken Little likes to walk in the woods. She likes to look at the trees. She likes to smell the flowers. She likes to listen to the birds singing. One day, while she is walking, an acorn falls from a tree and hits the top of her little head. "My, oh, my, the sky is falling.

The House of the Future seems as far away as ever Monsanto house of the future. Alas, when you look at what they are actually proposing, it doesn't have a lot to do with reducing impact on the earth. They pay lip service to energy consumption, but it is all about adding stuff. Charles Schridde for Motorola / Promo image.

5-Ingredient Vegan Almond Ricotta - Minimalist Baker Recipes Because ricotta doesn't typically have an intense cheesy flavor, the only additions it needs are nutritional yeast for a little cheesiness, lemon juice for tang, salt for saltiness, and a dash of garlic powder for depth of flavor. Once blended, the "ricotta" is ready to go!

A Heart-Warming Tiny House Story from Las Vegas I have several tiny houser friends there and am beyond grateful that none of them were hurt. The senseless loss of life and brutal violence that occurred is utterly devastating. In the face of the horror, humanity has shown how compassionate and loving it can be.

Slow Changes At Hip Diggs If you follow my Facebook Page, you may have noticed some posts about changes coming to Hip Diggs. If you don't follow the Facebook Page, I'll fill you in now. I recently changed the name of my Facebook Page from Hip Diggs to Hip Diggs, by Dan Erickson.

This interactive crosswalk "puts pedestrians first" Of course, one can infer from the number of people killed in intersections that drivers are not necessarily looking or respecting signals now, and may not give these any more attention. But at least Umbrellium is trying to put people first.

20ft Pioneer Tiny House on Wheels This is a 20′ tiny house on wheels from Tiny Idahomes. It's currently for sale with an asking price of $37,500. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Features:. Why or why not? Let us know in the comments! If you're interested please email:.

1989 Class C 21′ Motorhome For Sale This is a 1989 C class motorhome for sale in Pittsfield, New Hampshire. The asking price is $7,200. What do you think? Features:. Or contact Susan Jarosz at. Our big thanks to Susan Jarosz for sharing! You can share this story with your friends and family for free using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

Does your office suffer from Dumb Building Syndrome? That's where the air quality is so bad that it affects your ability to think properly or effectively.

Cabin project follows stress-reducing effect of living in nature - the Swedish way It's well-known that spending quality time in nature can promote a sense of well-being and alleviate depression, anxiety and improve health. What's interesting is that different cultures will have different ways of relating with nature.

Single Mom's Modern Nostalgia Retirement Tiny Home! This is Michelle "MJ" Boyle. She's a mother of two who recently built her own tiny home on wheels to retire in. Michelle plans on building more tiny homes so that she can rent them out for income. Her THOW has what she calls a "modern nostalgia" style.

Where to Move to When You Can Go Anywhere If you could move almost anywhere how do you decide where to go? Our Wish List. Initially I felt strongly that we wanted to live in a city with a minimum population of 20,000 people. Don't laugh/hate on me but I wanted to be in a city that was big enough to have a Starbucks and a Crossfit gym.

Your next home might be built by robots, and you will never know There are many, including this TreeHugger, who think that wood is the best material for building; when sustainably harvested it is a renewable resource that stores carbon for the life of the building.

How to Respond When You're the Only Vegan at the Table It's one of the most distressing parts of daily life for new vegans: learning how to respond to friends and family when they learn you are a vegan. Some friends invited you out to hang out at the local barbecue joint. Or your extended family wants to have a celebratory ham-roasting, turkey-carving reunion for the holidays.

Sharpening Iron Against Iron with Tyson, Zach, and Jason Fame is a fickle mistress and while the team at Tiny Heirloom is enjoying the spoils of their decisions which have rocketed them to the top of the HGTV viewing stats, they are also facing challenges that few other tiny house builders ever have to.

Investing In Todays Tiny House Market Trying before you're buying is the latest fad in adventure rental. You can claim your stake in the cash flow now and it may very well be easier than ever. It requires discipline, patience, and creativity though.

How Cluttered Thoughts Lead To A Cluttered Environment We wind up with cluttered thoughts. You can't eliminate clutter if your mind is the source of that clutter. It's a little bit like the alcoholic or drug addict that focuses so hard on quitting that they tempt themselves right back into using. Rather than constantly thinking about the little things like:.

Farmer Shocked By Results After Sending GMO Crop 'Dust' To Lab… It should come as no surprise that crop dust - that is, dirt and other contaminants that accumulate mostly during harvest season - is full of some questionable ingredients.

The Ultimate Productivity, Simplicity, Finance, Happiness & Weight Loss Hack Interested in working live with me, on Zen Productivity, simplicity or letting go? Let's do it! I'm going to be coming to a city near you soon and doing a 2-day workshop. Sign up for updates here, and I'll let you know soon!

Futuristic airless tire is 3D printed, won't go flat or need replacement The idea is to enable consumers to get their tires retreaded at a local gas station or tire store, allowing them to download and print different tread patterns based on the driving conditions and their intended destination. It's a pretty neat idea, considering the heavy environmental footprint of conventional rubber tires have.

How to go zero waste with Erin Rhoads Last week, during our hostful episode, I tried to answer a very good and very common question: how do we deal with eco-anxiety? That is, the pressure or frustration we feel when even our best intentions to minimise waste and tread lightly on the earth are thwarted by an errant plastic bag or forgetting to ask for no straw.

Why an office is not a spaceship Foster + Partners/ Fresh air intake at Apple Park. It wouldn't be a Mims article if I didn't have a nit to pick, and I have a few here. For one, the Apple campus may look like a space ship but it in fact is not sealed, but has a remarkable system for natural ventilation, and is set in the middle of a private park full of trees.

IKEA just launched an absolutely fur-bulous range IKEA just launched a new range that's bound to stroke you the right way. While IKEA has done well for humans, it sorely lacked a range of furniture designed especially for pets. Well, that is until now. Say hello to LURVIG, which means "hairy" in Swedish, an apt name for cats and dogs accessories.

1955 Dalton Camper A 1955 Dalton Camper completely restored both inside and out by Sasha Glass.

Man Builds 'Road Warrior' Tiny House For $9,174! I'm really excited to show you this man's 'road warrior' tiny house that he built for only $9,174 because it reminds us of the real reasons to consider going tiny, which is to live life to the fullest. His name is Josh, also known as, Artisan Josh, and he's been living and traveling with his tiny house all year!

Why Experiences Are Better Than Things But this particular night of baseball was a helpful reminder to me that experiences are almost always a better investment than things. Consider the reasons:. Experiences result in greater happiness. According to research, experiences result in longer-lasting happiness than material possessions.

Incredible $2,000 Tiny House Overlooking The Ocean… Sitting proudly on a hilltop overlooking Rocky Bay on New Zealand's Waiheke Island is the home of Grant Lilly. Affectionally named the Lillypad, this Tiny House is under 10 square meters and boasts sea views that are truly spectacular. The semi-outdoor kitchen area is carved out of rock and sits in the hillside next to the Tiny House.

A Tour Of A Front Yard Edible Mini Food Forest in Denver, Colorado… Here's a quick tour of a no till permaculture garden using sheet mulch after being established for 3 years. I forgot to show the Sea Kale, Banana Yucca and Siberian Pea Shrub that work well here in Denver. The garden is watered with a drip system.

Mini Mission - Tues & We'd 10&11Oct2017 Sorry folks I missed yesterday's mission so there is an extra one today to make up for it. Do a quick declutter in your refrigerator. While you are at it give some thought to what items seem to go out of date without being used up.

Park a house in a parking spot instead of a car Compare this to Bill Dunster's ZEDpod, seen last week at the Green Building Festival in Toronto. You can tell it is from the UK, or it would be a ZEEpod. ZedFactory. It is built on stilts, on top of a parking spot. It is a low carbon home designed to sit on top of existing lots, the ultimate in brownfield sites.

Chris' $5k tiny house on wheels So at Tiny House Summer Camp 5 in Northern Vermont, we had a chance to tour quite a few tiny houses, campers, and THIS, tiny, tiny vardo - one built and designed by New Jersey resident Chris Schapdick.

Five Frugal Things Looking forward to hearing the results of your "Bargain Hunt", Katy! Not sure if I have five frugal things but here goes:. With my renewed enthusiasm for the pursuit of swagbucks, I managed to have earned enough to cash in for a $25 Amazon gift card.

New Minimalism Workshop at Zendesk Keeping it "Beautifully Simple" At the end of September, we presented a workshop to the lovely team at Zendesk, headquartered right here in San Francisco. Their mission-to keep it beautifully simple-inspires us, their Scandinavian aesthetics delight us, and their employees always ask the most thoughtful questions.

Two-part tiny house comes with its own mobile porch & greenhouse There have been a number of recent examples of tiny home builders thinking a bit more out of the tiny box: such as connecting two tiny houses together with a sun room and deck, using advanced framing and digital fabrication techniques, or developing dedicated tiny house communities.

Make a multi time zone clock with Ribba + Rusch So my partner asked me if we could have several clocks to know when to be in touch with family without having to think about the time zone. This is when I thought of Ikeahackers! For this multi time zone clock hack, I used:. First : decide how to place the three windows and their size, for the clocks and the text.

Tesla Tiny House on Wheels Powered by 100% Renewable Energy! This is the Tesla Tiny House on Wheels! You can share this tiny house story with your friends and family for free using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below. Thanks. If you enjoyed this tiny house story you'll absolutely LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more!

Happy Birthday, Fridtjof Nansen, a pioneer of Passive House This is so far ahead of its time that it is still ahead of our time. Nansen is famous for many things, including the Nobel Prize for his later humanitarian work, and also, according to a recent book, for sending seriously NSFW photos to his mistress.

Coconut Cacao Tahini Snack Balls - Minimalist Baker Recipes Think tahini, coconut butter, cacao nibs, almonds, and dates. Serious yum. Let's do this! The dense, little snack bites are inspired by Lee from America's Coconut Fat Balls, which I tried recently and really enjoyed.

Just Park It: Head North to New England Try It Tiny offers many options in the state of California, both for tiny house rentals and also private land rentals. Here's a map of the offerings and we've highlighted some below:. Just Park It: North Carolina Travelers. Just Park It: Check Out California.

Streamline Wardrobe Decisions with these 3 Simple Shifts Limit your decision-making with fewer choices. Store or donate items that don't fit your body or your lifestyle and only choose from your favorites each day. If you need help with closet chaos, try finally cleaning out your closet for good. Create uniforms.

Podcast 100 - Gone In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan visit Vancouver for their 100th episode, 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:.

Internal Locus Of Control, Minimalism, Forward Momentum That means you've learned how to operate from an internal locus of control. Now you can use that power and apply it to other areas of your life. When you really think about it, there are not a lot of things we can control in the world. We can't control the weather.

Fall Is My Favorite Season + 7 Free Desktop Photos Fall is my favorite season, and I'm obsessed with the vibrant leaves. I can't stop taking photos. To celebrate the gorgeous colors, below are seven images for you to download. Feel free to use the snapshots on your desktop, blog, refrigerator, or share them on social media.

Awesome Tiny House Design Ideas Inspired By Sailboats The event is so gargantuan that it's titled the world's largest in-water sailboat show. If you live anywhere on the eastern seaboard and have a pulse, you'll likely get a ton out of getting to know the tiny house movement's sea faring and space-frugal cousins.

20ft Tiny House on Wheels For Sale in Florida This is a 20ft Tiny House on Wheels for sale near Pensacola, Florida. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Related: Tiny Silo Home on a Horse Ranch in Lake City, Florida For Sale. Related: Tiny Surf House in Florida. Related: 212 Sq. Ft.

Why in the world would anyone want a wooden nail? Beck Fasteners totally nails it with the Lignoloc. Nails are wonderful things; the invention of the cheap wire nail made them into a cheap mass produced commodity that contributed to the development of the American housing industry.

Garage Converted into 320 Sq. Ft. Backyard Cottage! You can share this tiny house story with your friends and family for free using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below. Thanks. If you enjoyed this tiny house story you'll absolutely LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more!

Mat and Danielle's Budget Off-Grid Camper Van! Mat and Danielle from Exploring Alternatives have just shared an updated video tour of their stealthy DIY camper van conversion! Image Exploring Alternatives. Starting with a 2002 Ford E-150 passenger van, they took out the seats and built a simple plywood platform bed with storage space underneath.

NY Times Asks, "Where Can You Park a Tiny Home?" The NY Times just did a piece called Where Can You Park a Tiny Home? It showcases several stories of tiny homeowners and where they 'park' their homes. The article covers a big issue in the tiny house world that's often overlooked… Lack of legal parking options for people who want to live in tiny homes on wheels.

Do I Regret Selling All My Stuff? But I guess there are a few things I actually do regret selling and should have just asked some family to hang on to, you know, justin case:. Even if you don't intend on selling all your stuff to move abroad, you can sell some stuff to downsize, declutter, or even just to hit the reset button and create a new minimalist lifestyle for yourself.

Study shows that living in cities makes you healthier, happier It actually just finds a correlation between density and obesity, but it's a start. A new study by Oxford University and the University of Hong Kong is reported in the Guardian under the headline Inner-city living makes for healthier, happier people, study finds.

34ft Custom Loft Edition Tiny House on Wheels This is a 34ft Custom Loft Edition Tiny Home on Wheels by Mint Tiny Homes. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Our big thanks to Shannon of Mint Tiny Homes for sharing! You can share this tiny house story with your friends and family for free using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

Incredible Tiny Homes' Diverse Designs and One-Week Workshop Anyone who has watched HGTV's "Tiny House Hunters" has seen Randy Jones's Incredible Tiny Homes. Several of his designs have been featured as a buyer's option while on their tiny house hunt.

Smart Income: Why I'm Rethinking Selling My Home I can create a smart income. If I keep my home and rent it out, it'll pay the mortgage and I'll make about $100-$200 per month. And I won't have to deal with the renters. I can hire a property management company to deal with that. By the time I reach retirement age, the house will be more than half paid off.

Real Life Minimalists Update: Heather in Texas Every Monday I post Real Life Minimalists, a profile of one of my readers in their own words. If you'd like to participate, click here for details. I always love receiving an update from Heather in Texas! We heard from her in 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2016-and now she shares with us her recent experience with Hurricane Harvey.

Slow Living and Social Media: Twitter It might sound a little dry, but getting a hold of the time you spend on and in social media can have further reaching impact that you imagine, and the next few Monday shows are for anyone who feels the pressure to "keep up" with social media, not just people who are looking to build something with it.

Vermicomposting Toilets: Low Tech Approach For Ecofriendly Human Waste Disposal… Worms evolved to turn plant and animals wastes into soil. After more than 600 million years, they’re perfectly adapted to the task. Aristotle is quoted as saying “Worms are the intestines of the Earth” and it’s not a bad analogy for what they do.

The Simple Year Six Baby That's right lovely readers, The Simple Year blog is officially having a baby! When I originally took on this project I didn't know that Baby M would be making an appearance this year. Also, as someone who has never had children before, I had no idea what to expect going into this journey to parenthood.

Dangerous Pesticide Found In 75 Percent Of Global Honey According To A New Study… A new study has found traces of a controversial pesticide in 75 percent of the world's honey. A new study published in the journal Science detected at least one variety of a harmful pesticide in 75 percent of honey around the world.

The Home Hour Podcast Interview KIRSTEN DUNLAP and GRAHAM SMITH, best friends of 20 years and co-hosts of The Home Hour podcast, are passionate about helping moms create welcoming homes and gracious living spaces. Today on the Home Hour, we're celebrating the little things. And by little, we mean TINY!

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Electric Car vs. Winter Just a few days ago, I got a surprise in the mail. It was a very expensive registration renewal bill* from Boulder County, reminding me that my brand-new 2016 Nissan Leaf was already a whole year old.

DIY dome homes built from AirCrete are an affordable & ecofriendly option First there was foamcrete, then there was papercrete and hempcrete, and now we've got AirCrete, a foamy mixture of air bubbles and cement that is cheap to make, waterproof, fireproof, and DIY-friendly.

Modern 20 Ft. Napa Edition Tiny House on Wheels This is a 20′ Napa Edition Tiny Home on Wheels by Mint Tiny Homes. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Our big thanks to Shannon of Mint Tiny Homes for sharing! You can share this tiny house story with your friends and family for free using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

PLP Architecture's Oakwood Timber Tower 2 is built like a basketweave 100 years ago, many of our buildings were built out of wood; now it's popular again, not only because they are carbon neutral or positive and are built from a renewable resource, but they also go up faster with fewer workers and fewer truckloads of materials.

What I Learned About Minimalism in Poland Following World War II, much of Poland's land was given to the USSR, the entire country was put under Soviet influence. Poland would continue to exist under rule of the Communist Party until 1989. It wasn't until 1991 that Poland's transition from a communist party rule to a Western-style democratic political system would be completed.

Metal Framed 28′ Tiny House on Wheels by Mint Tiny Homes This is a 28′ metal framed tiny house on wheels by Mint Tiny Homes. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! You can share this tiny house story with your friends and family for free using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

10 reasons to act now in the season of letting go I love autumn, not least because it's my birthday month, but also because in colour-analysis terms, I am also an 'Autumn'. Win win! To me, Fall is the perfect season for letting go. If we've been pre-occupied with summer or holiday pursuits until now, there's a chance that, as the nights draw in, we can resume our goals.

Mini Mission ~ Thursday 6OCT2017 For this mission I would like you to do some investigation on how to donate a specific kind of item to a recipient that will most appreciate it. This is so that you have a resource for donating, perhaps unusual, items that you may fear will end up in landfill if simply sent to a thrift shop.

Vistabule teardrop trailers go off-grid with Sunflare flexible solar panels With Sunflare's solar panels installed, you can completely charge two smartphones, or partially charge a laptop, turn on the lights and fan, or run a refrigerator for two and a half days, or operate a heater for three hours. As the CEO of Vistabule's parent company Bert Taylor explains:.

Cheques checked the recipient's name - BACS & CHAPS use untested numbers Way back in 1979 when I got my first bank account I got issued with a thing called a cheque book. You could write out the recipient and how much you wanted to pay them and that was all you needed to do.

A Guide to Getting Good at Dealing with Chaos It is a wonderful thing to have order to our lives, to simplify and have routines and systems that make things peaceful, organized, and calm. Unfortunately, life likes to throw chaos and disorganization our way.

A frame cabin built for only $700 with our plans! So just when you thought that a set of getaway cabin plans was already right in your basement budget wheel house, along comes Montana's Alla Ponomareva, who, with her partner, constructed this beauty for only SEVEN HUNDRED BUCKS!

Wall Wine Rack, a BROGRUND Towel Rail Hack I used 12 BROGRUND towel rails to create a wall wine rack. IKEA items used: BROGRUND Towel Rail, Quantity: 12. Photo: IKEA.com. The brackets for the towel rails come with a plastic cover and welded on metal mounting tabs. I first had to remove the plastic cover and metal tabs by prying them off with a flat head screwdriver and pliers.

Tree Cottage in The Hawaiian Rainforest Small but mightily beautiful, this tiny house of 300 sq. feet is not only built in the rainforest on the side of an active Hawaiian volcano, but also sits 10 feet off the ground providing the perfect vantage point into the surrounding native flora. Subscribe to Tiny House Listings on YouTube for lots of upcoming tiny house video tours here.

My Blogging Process Registration for A Simple Year-a course designed to help you simplify your life gently and with purpose-is open! And speaking of living simply, I'm speaking at the Tiny House Jamboree in Arlington, Texas at the end of October. Hope to see you there! Recently, readers have inquired about my approach to blogging.

Pushing the Envelope of Innovation and Boundaries - with Ryan Donato Often, I have to work pretty hard to write this; the introduction copy for a podcast episode. It's not because our guests aren't awesome; it's because finding the unique words to explain just HOW awesome they are, can often be a creative challenge.

How To Stay Positive When You Know The Truth About The Food System Balance the negative with the positive. This is key. Our food system still has a long way to go yes, but with the change of demand for certain products and not for others, brands are slowly shifting their range. Think about the increase of organic foods in supermarkets.

5 Reasons To Take Your TV Out Of Your Living Room Have you ever thought to get rid of your TV? The photo above is the space where I used to keep my TV. It's in my living room. I've wanted to take the TV down for a long time. My daughter's misbehavior gave me the excuse. After she refused to do her share of chores around the house, I decided to cut Netflix and take down the TV.

How to tame the eco-anxiety and tit-for-tat gift giving It's hostful time again, and this week we answer three very different listener questions and launch the big, exciting project we've been working on for the past few months. It's a good day all round!

Monsanto Officially Banned From European Parliament Following Unanimous Vote…. European MPs agreed that lobbyists representing controversial US-based agricultural giant Monsanto should be barred from the European Parliament after the company refused to attend a hearing on allegations that it influenced studies on the safety of its products.

The Seven Wonders: Travel posters celebrate our lost ancient treasures These vintage-style travel posters are like wonderfully impossible souvenirs from antiquity. Of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, only the Great Pyramid of Giza remains. While it would obviously be impossible to preserve everything that was ever built on this planet, it's still heart-twangy to ponder all the things we've lost.

The Point Tiny House This is the Point Tiny House on Wheels by Modern Tiny Living. It's a 20 ft. model that's beautiful inside-out! The home features modern concrete countertops, sage green cabinetry, and more! Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Our big thanks to Robert Hendricks for sharing!

Avid rock climber & photographer converts a pop-top van into stealth camper As he became more immersed in the climbing world, he came across a book by free solo-climber Alex Honnold, who describes how he lived out of a van for many years, which allowed him to travel and climb some of the most incredible places around North America.

Studio 804's latest house is homage to the Lustron The latest, 1330 Brock, is covered in insulated panels that were rejected from another project because of paint finish issues and were used here. According to Dezeen,. All the maintenance you ever need to do to a Lustron Home/Promo image. Things organized neatly: The parts of a Lustron/via.

Safe Towing Of Your Tiny House It is a subject that has been written about several times before but seems can never be emphasized enough. In fact, just a few weeks ago a tiny houser posted alarming photos of her brand new Tumbleweed Tiny House laying on its side somewhere on the Interstate.

Healing 3-Ingredient Turmeric Tea Tonic - Minimalist Baker Recipes Living in sweaters and sweatpants and drinking all the turmeric tea tonic I can get my hands on. Let's do this! First of all, what is a tonic? Good question! It's a 'medicinal substance taken to give a feeling of vigor or well-being.'. I used to think of "tonic" as tonic water.

Podcast 099 - Breathe In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan speak with Julien Smith, founder of Breather, in Montreal, and they answer the following questions:. iTunes · Google Play · Spotify · Soundcloud · YouTube · MP3. This episode was produced by Shawn Harding.

How To Build A Soil Block Maker For Starting Seeds For Free… This is hands down the best way to start seeds. The roots can breathe easily, drainage is perfect, and transplanting is a piece of cake. The following two videos will show you everything you need to know.

How To Make A Vertical Pallet Garden… Here's a great way to maximize your grow space. Perfect for those renting, with limited space, or just anyone who loves to re-purpose and DIY! Make sure you don't use just any old pallet as they can be treated or contaminated with toxins that the pallet was being used to transport.

When did we stop wearing toilets on our heads? Most of us now think of a toilet as a porcelain object, so where did toiletries come from, or for that matter, when did the toilet become a toilet? It's something we didn't cover in our history of the bathroom series. It all evolved from the french word for cloth, toile; a small piece of cloth is a toilette.

The First Hour: Creating Powerful Mornings As your day starts, it's easy to get lost in the habit of checking messages, replying to email, checking the news and your favorite blogs. It's easy to fritter your day away doing a thousand small harmless actions… but the essential actions get put off.

Registration for A Simple Year 2018 is open! For the last four years, I've contributed to A Simple Year: Twelve Months of Guided Simplicity. The course is the brainchild of my friend Courtney Carver-founder of bemorewithless.com-and I'm thrilled to be part of A Simple Year 2018. Imagine what it would feel like to breathe a little easier, and feel lighter moving through your home and life.

Modular kitchen unit liberates small spaces with its flexibility The project also offers free blueprints online so that anyone can build the set for their own home; it's all open source as well, meaning that users can upload their modified versions of the design or their spaces to help push its development further.

480 Sq. Ft. Tiny Mountain Cabin in Bailey, Colorado Tiny cabin in Bailey, Colorado that's listed on Estately. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Our big thanks to Candace Ramirez for sharing! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below. Thanks!

Couple Go From Tiny Studio to Big House, Now a Tiny Home! Today has featured them in an article that I think you might enjoy because they've gone from living in 'cramped' apartments in NYC, to a big four bedroom house in Connecticut, back to a studio-style apartment, and today they're in a custom-built 344 sq.

Beautiful 30′ Mint Tiny Home on Wheels with Vaulted Ceilings! 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! More Like This: Explore our Tiny Houses Section. See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses.

XL chest of drawers: One BIG MALM Dresser Our goal was to take two dressers and make them look like one, big dresser. On hindsight, it would have been better if the dressers were the same finish but it ended up fine. IKEA Items:. Other materials used:. Paints / Stains:. Using IKEA-painting suggestions from hackers, we painted the: > drawer faces > the front of the dresser > a 1x6x8 board.

Premier League Writing Stars Competition Backed by names from the worlds of football and literature, the campaign is open to all primary schools in England and Wales and aims to get young people writing poetry in different creative forms.

Simplicity One Day at a Time Instead of overnight or fast and furious, my simplicity has happened inch-by-inch, thing-by-thing, dollar-by-dollar, one day at a time. While not sexy or glamorous, there are benefits to simplicity one day at a time. Because the change has time to become a habit, it lasts.

How Two Materialist Entrepreneurs Are Making the Transition to Tiny House Living As of a few weeks ago my husband and I are officially tiny house dwellers! As a chronic hoarder and lover of "stuff" you might be wondering how this came to be? At the beginning of the summer we decided we wanted a a big change. Our two bed Washington D.C.

A Simple Year: 12 Months of Guided Simplicity A few years ago The Minimalists contributed to a twelve-month simple-living course, A Simple Year, hosted by our friend Courtney Carver. It was an outstanding experience.

760 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cabin, Extra Studio, AND Additional Travel Trailer Cabin Tiny cabin that's for sale in Shelton, Washington. The property also comes with an extra studio as well as an interesting travel trailer that's set up and being used as a permanent tiny cabin! See for yourself, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Our big thanks to Joceile Moore for sharing!

4 Reasons You Should Attend The Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree 2017! The Tiny House and Simple Living Jamboree is taking place October 27-29 at the Arlington Convention Center and will play host to the latest and greatest in tiny houses, simple living, and sustainability across the nation. Here are the four reasons why you don't want to miss it:.

540 Sq. Ft. Modern Cabin in Asheville, NC Modern cabin in Asheville, North Carolina. It was originally built in 1950 and features two bedrooms and one bathroom. Please learn more and re-share below. Thanks! Our big thanks to Candace Ramirez for sharing! Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below.

VW California XXL: Larger Version of the Classic Campervan! This is the VW California XXL. It's a modern, oversized version of their iconic VW bus. Unfortunately, there are no plans to bring it to the United States. It does kind of look like a Sprinter van though, doesn't it? What are your thoughts on it? So what do you think of this camper van?

Tiny A-frame Cabin in Shelton, WA with Beautiful Lake Views! This is a tiny A-frame cabin in Shelton, Washington with beautiful lake views that's currently listed for sale on Zillow for $225,000. The property also includes a detached single car garage. What do you think? Our big thanks to Joceile Moore for sharing!

Family's Amazing 28′ Kootenay Tiny Home on Wheels This is a 28′ Kootenay Tiny House on Wheels built for a family by TruForm Tiny. It features a private loft bedroom with 4′ ceilings accessible via a custom-built, low-footprint staircase! Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Design your own at TruForm Tiny.

2017 Tiny House Jamboree: October 27-29 in Arlington, TX The 2017 Tiny House Jamboree is right around the corner! It's happening October 27-29 in the Arlington, Texas convention center. Ticket information is available here. Learn more here. Share this with your friends / family using the e-mail / social re-share buttons below.

Toxic car finance could work out the best way to pay for a new car I pinched the headline straight from the Torygraph, and I have searched the page to see if it is an advertorial. But no, this financial foolery is being prosyletised in the name of money / consumer affairs.

24′ Tiny House, Two Lofts, Rooftop Deck, 4′ tiled shower, Skylight, Modern Kitchen with Cottage Feel - a Must See! 24' Tiny house on wheels, two lofts, full kitchen, staircase, 4' shower, washer / dryer, skylight, dog door, indoor / outdoor eating, rooftop deck - this house has it all! The shell was built by MitchCraft Tiny Homes in August 2016. Two large lofts with exposed beams comfortably sleep 4 people!

Custom Tiny House on a Foundation Built by Nanostead This is another custom tiny house on a foundation built by Nanostead. How would you like to live in a cabin like this? If you could choose between a tiny home on wheels or one on a foundation, which would you prefer? So what type of tiny house do you prefer?

Let's play house! A bunk bed converted to playhouse This is a hack of the IKEA KURA into a playhouse bunk bed. It offers a neat space beneath the bed for play, with the ladder converted for additional storage shelves. IKEA items used:. Other materials used:. Steps:. Build the IKEA KURA Bed. Photo: IKEA.com.

Couple's Lil' Blue Tiny House on Wheels It's Sarah and Jordan's tiny home on wheels in Elkhart, Iowa. The couple were featured and interviewed on Apartment Therapy. Could you live in a tiny house like this with your significant other? Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Related: This Couple's Lil' Blue THOW is For Sale!

An update on sticking to your budget - week by week Earlier in September, I wrote a post on Sticking to your budget - week by week. I thought it might be helpful to provide an update on how it went. What went well? What didn't go so well? As you might recall, I break our spending down into categories and track each one really carefully week by week.

84 Lumber Tiny Living Display Model Sale 84 Lumber was one of the first nationally known brands to delve into the tiny house business. After touring their micro designs at last summer's Tiny House Jamboree, I was very impressed with the quality materials and space-saving ideas. The company is now selling several of their display models and have a few more models to choose from.

Taking Care Of The Things You Already Have Then we can buy less in the long run. Take some time to review how well you're taking care of the things you own:. I used to hate the old lecture about taking care of my stuff. But those are wise words for a minimalist to follow. You won't need more stuff if you simply take care of what you already own.

How to Make Good Moments Last Longer Making good moments last isn't all that difficult, but it does involve some intentionality. Here are five simple steps to help you practice mindfulness in the most magical of moments, bottling them up for anytime access. Start with a mindful breath.

France Declares All New Roofs Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels… A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants or solar panels. Green roofs, as they are called, have an isolating effect which helps to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat a building during the winter or cool it in the summer.

The biggest lesson It's somewhat unbelievable to me that we've created 200 episodes of the poggie. What started as a flash of an idea and a scrap of a plan has been more rewarding and more life-changing than I could have ever expected and I couldn't be happier or, if I'm being uncomfortably honest, prouder.

Waterfowl Season One of my big goals for this year was for Cody and I to source more of our own food. While I did manage to put away some fireweed jelly for winter, I've been slacking on some of my normal activities because I've just been so busy. Thankfully, my husband has jumped in to save the day.

Students In Colorado Gear Up For Solar Decathalon By Building An Intelligent Tiny House Department of Energy has hosted a collegiate competition called the Solar Decathlon. A competition of 10 contests that challenges student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses, it has become a benchmark for educational programs, builders, designers, engineers, and young scientists, alike, for its duration.

Greek Goddess Salad Bowl - Minimalist Baker Recipes We have a Greek-inspired salad bowl to make. This bowl is inspired by my Vegan Tzatziki and both my Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl and Chickpea Quinoa Buddha Bowl. I wanted to create a Greek - and Mediterranean-Inspired bowl, and this version did the trick.

3 Free Minimalist Wallpapers Our friends at SPYR have created three minimalist wallpapers for your phone and desktop to commemorate the messages from our podcast, documentary, and live events, respectively. Download them for free:. Love People Use Things: mobile - desktop. Subtract Logo: mobile - desktop.

Empowerment: Understanding Your Locus Of Control If you want to find empowerment, you need to begin in your mind. I'm not talking about using power over others. I'm talking about discovering your own power to move forward and succeed in your life. And in the process, helping others. A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article called, Victim Mentality: Blaming Outside Sources For Our Problems.

Tiny House on Wheels with Amazing Interior Design! 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! Also try our NEW Small House Newsletter! More Like This: Explore our Tiny Houses Section.

VIDEO TOUR: Engineer's Expanding Tiny House! If you liked this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with more! Thank you! More Like This: Explore our Tiny Houses Section. See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses. Leave a Comment. Name. Email. Website. Comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

288 Sq. Ft. Tiny House on Wheels: The Sparrow by Tiny Hamptons This is the Sparrow Tiny House on Wheels. It's a custom 288 square foot built by Tiny Hamptons for a client. Learn more and enjoy the tour below! Thanks! Learn more at Tiny Hamptons! Inquire about your own custom build with Tiny Hamptons here. Our big thanks to Jessica and Mark Dunkirk of Tiny Hamptons for sharing!

Tiny Apartment Renovation This is a 40m2 tiny apartment renovation. Learn more here. Our big thanks to Lara and The Tiny House Co. 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!

Adventures of the Wandering Book Artists We are on the road now, celebrating 40 years of making artists' books with shows of our work at university libraries around the country. Years ago you made a blog post about our wandering book artists gypsy caravan. We think your readers might enjoy this music video that we made in our tiny home.

Michaelmas - a good time to get out of Britain's favourite asset class The Ermine has lately been that pariah of the bien-pensant crew, a vile second homer. Not particularly because I wanted to oppress the young of some rural district but to give me some more time to move, and widen my options. As such I have been long residential property.

Low-tech air conditioner uses terracotta tubes & water to naturally cool down air Wanting to create a low-tech air conditioner using terracotta, New Delhi based Ant Studio created this sculptural installation that also serves to cool the ambient air when water flows over it.

Zero House is a big nothing A big nothing - No greenhouse gases, no toxic materials, no utility bills, no waste. That's a tall order. Learn the rules of bulk-buying to reduce household expenses over time. by Katherine Martinko in Green Home. 'Hello cockie' is one of the most commonly heard phrases feral birds are… by Stephen Messenger in Natural Sciences.

Ribba Gallery-Style Floating Picture Frame I wanted picture frames where the picture "floats" in the center of the frame, but they were surprisingly expensive and didn't come in square sizes. I then had the idea to make three hanging "floating" style frames out of square Ribba picture frames.

My Evening Routine The temperatures are starting to drop, and the light is changing. I'm going to miss the bright summer evenings, but I won't miss the smoke from the wildfires. I hope fall will bring cooler temperatures and rain to our region. Fall also means that my husband, Logan, has an overly full schedule.

Living Tiny, Living Free I live in a new, efficient, paid-off, 500-sf house in Langley, Washington, and write and produce videos. I've retired from "the industry" but find that I still enjoy making them, especially now that I'm not working just to help large corporations increase their profits.

Last Day Tomorrow is the last day to review The Minimalists Podcast on Apple Podcasts to support the hurricane relief efforts in Houston. Joshua and Ryan will personally donate $10 to GlobalGiving's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund for every review our podcast receives on Apple Podcasts during September 2017.

The PROS and CONS of Thrift Shopping And as we sit in our living room with our cardboard box side tables, we thought we'd offer up some PROS and CONS of thrift shopping to start furnishing your home. It's environmentally friendly. When you buy stuff used, you're essentially saving stuff from going to a landfill site.

An Off-Grid Float Cabin Tiny Dream Home In The BC Wilderness… Margy and Wayne Lutz were camping in Coastal British Columbia when they discovered their dream home: the float cabins of Powell Lake. They're not houseboats, but "float cabins", that is, they're permanently anchored to shore. Float cabins were first built on Powell Lake as inexpensive and portable homes for loggers and fishermen.

Mini Mission - Friday 29Sep2017 Next stop, the dining room and sideboard. Don't think much will go from there, but every bit is great! I have always gone through cupboards on a regular basis and am pretty good at getting rid of things but I was amazed at what I found in my Utility cupboards!

Fun IKEA Kids table hack with City Map of your choice I had an old IKEA kids table kicking around the home that my kids had grown out of. I decided it was time for a makeover with a map. I'm a bit obsessed with maps and recently discovered a fantastic free website Mapbox.com where you can zoom into any city in the world and print a map of that city in any style you like.

Shipping container house takes jumping the shark to new heights You can actually see how silly the bedroom is, where you have to climb over the headboard to get into bed because shipping containers are too narrow to let you walk around the side. Whitaker Studios via ArchDaily. But in fact they are all just terrific renderings.

Build Your Own Tiny House Video Series Back this project on Indiegogo and you get access to the entire video series early and at a discount! 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!

A Mindful Look at Higher Education There is a product which has been sold to each and every one of us as the be all and end all for securing a future of financial stability. That product is higher education. Minimalism does not lend itself to only small amounts of physical possessions, but also to mindful, deliberate living.

Trees Company - with Michael Garnier For this week's interview, we're climbing a ladder, crossing a suspension bridge, riding a zip line, and nestling high in the trees.

14 Days To Start A Simple Lifestyle Choice Today, I'll teach you how to create a minimalist habit in 14 days. Living a minimalist lifestyle is not something that happens overnight. It's a journey. If you're truly committed to living with less stuff, it's the journey of a lifetime. First, you need to decide what kind of minimalist habit you want to work on.

Clever Tunnel System Makes Chickens Do The Gardening… Bruce Morgan, a farmer from Australia, has figured out a great way to get his chickens involved in gardening around the house using a series of wire tunnels. Bruce, an Australian permaculturist, designed an intricate system of what he calls "chook tunnels," chook being the Australian nickname for the chicken.

River Resort Tiny House that Sleeps 6! This is the River Resort Tiny House on Wheels by Liberation Tiny Homes. It's a vacation tiny house in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey that sleeps up to six people! Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Our big thanks to Marcus Stoltzfus for sharing!

32 Ft. Tiny House Shell with Accordion Windows! Learn more at Liberation Tiny Homes and Tiny House Basics. Our big thanks to Liberation Tiny Homes 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!

Rachael Kable talks kindness Rach is the creator and host of one of the most uplifting mindfulness podcasts in the world, The Mindful Kind, and in today's episode we chat about the meaning of mindfulness and the genesis of Rachael's personal discovery of mindfulness.

It's Not About the Clothes First, if you haven't heard of Courtney and her minimalist fashion project, Project 333, I'll get you acquainted. Courtney has been writing and speaking about simplicity through her blog BeMoreWithLess.com for many years. I've linked to her blog posts and writing often.

Seven 5-Minute Decluttering Projects You Can Accomplish Today I bet it's not filled with clutter. Uncluttered spaces are life-giving. They promote calm, peace, freedom. But sometimes, uncluttered spaces are difficult to realize. For any number of reasons, homes fill up with more and more things. Existing clutter attracts more clutter.

Stylish van conversion enables couple to go on permanent road trip See more over at Permanent Road Trip. Learn the rules of bulk-buying to reduce household expenses over time. by Katherine Martinko in Green Home. 'Hello cockie' is one of the most commonly heard phrases feral birds are… by Stephen Messenger in Natural Sciences.

Bumblebee A custom tiny house built by TinyWunderHouse in Romania. More info. here.

240 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cottage Remodel Tiny cottage in Gabriola Island, BC that was recently remodeled with a studio apartment layout. What's neat too is that it has a rainwater collection system, a wood burning fireplace, and you get to sleep downstairs. So what do you think? How about living tiny in a place like this?

8 clever modern micro-apartments that live big Micro-apartments are becoming more popular in cities where the demand for housing is growing, and the supply of affordable real estate is shrinking. From New York, to San Francisco and London, micro-living spaces that measure 500 square feet or less are becoming a trend, offering renters and buyers something smaller but less expensive.

Why Try Before You Buy? With new companies like Try It Tiny and Trailermade, Inc becoming more common, the question begs to be asked. Why try it before I buy it? There is common misconception that if you like it that much you shouldn't have to try it out. Buying should be a no-brainer.

Katerra to build giant new CLT factory in Spokane, Washington Such vertical integration, the desire to control every aspect of production, went out of fashion in business circles; subcontracting to others meant that one could build a leaner company, buying what was needed, when it was needed, from the cheapest source, instead of owning everything.

Branching self-supporting structure grown with mycelium Pushing that envelope further are German architect Dirk Hebel and Swiss engineer Philippe Block, who have created an impressive-looking self-supporting structure with mycelium. Dubbed MycoTree, the duo believe that with the right geometric configuration for optimal load-bearing, their technique could produce structures up to two-storeys high.

Woman Builds Her Own Tiny House for Only $4,500! If you enjoyed this you'll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more! Thank you! 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.

Tiny Home in Olympia, WA Originally Built in 1928! Tiny home in Olympia, Washington. It was originally built in 1928! Inside you've got two bedrooms and one bathroom. The lot is 7,500 square feet. This home is listed for sale right now for $150,000. Probably won't last long! What do you think? Is this a pretty good deal for Olympia, Washington?

Video Tour: Open Concept Tiny House with DIY Pull Out Closet! That's a huge tiny house! Can't wait to see it. Lastly, if you're interested in learning how to build tiny with Seth, he's now offering a video series on how to build your own tiny house on Indiegogo! You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below.

How a battle over a stop sign becomes a symbol of everything that's wrong in a city And now it has come down to this, a fight over a stop sign that is a symbol for the lack of vision, the loss of will, the sort of urban ennui that has overtaken Toronto.

Family Quits the 9 to 5 to Live in an Off Grid Bus Conversion! By reducing their expenses and moving onto a bus, they were able to quit both of their jobs and develop a few revenue streams to support their lifestyle, including a YouTube channel and a Patreon page. Image Bus Life NZ.

The Ideal vs. the Reality of Changing Your Life If only life went exactly as we imagine it would go… things would be so much easier! Unfortunately, in my dozens and dozens of habit changes, I've never once had a change go exactly as I'd envisioned. The reality is always different. Here's the thing: that difference can be an interesting surprise, or it can absolutely derail you.

98 Sq. Ft. Simple Tiny House Simple tiny house on wheels! It was originally built on 2006 and lived in as a Key West beach cabin. Later is was moved to the Ozarks and used as a starter cabin until 2015. Now it's in East Tennessee, being lived in full time, and available to buy if you want it !

Couple's Lil' Blue Tiny House on Wheels For Sale! THOW located in Des Moines, IA with an asking price of $37,400. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! More photos here. Great interview with the couple here. Finally you can listen to Sarah's tiny house speech at a recent Tiny House Event here!

10 Warnings Before You Go Tiny So do you still think you can go tiny or small after these warnings? Numbers 4-6 are pretty much the same or at least very similar, aren't they? They all have to do with maintaining your house. When you're in a tiny house, if one person leaves their stuff out, the entire house feels like a disaster, right?

Just Park It: North Carolina Travelers Try It Tiny offers many options in the state of California, both for tiny house rentals and also private land rentals. Here's a map of the offerings and we've highlighted some below:. Come to Lake Bigfun and enjoy! Swim, kayak, raft, or relax on this great 8 acre site.

Podcast 098 - Horizons In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan visit Ottawa, 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:.

Soulful Simplicity: a book from my heart to yours Soulful Simplicity will give you practical tips and inspire you to give yourself all the space, time, and love to remember who you are. If this sounds good to you, and you'd like to dig in to some of the goodies mentioned above right now, please visit the book page to get started.

The Minimalist Mixtape, By Dan Erickson I like to let things simmer. Although these tracks have been available on SoundCloud since January, I'm slowly introducing a new variety of content at Hip Diggs. I believe slow change is most often the best change. I've been writing music since I was a kid.

Just 5 ingredients for perfect minimalist recipes I'm eagerly anticipating the arrival of Robert Lustig's book, The Hacking of the American Mind, in which he considers the difference between pleasure and happiness through a focus on four C's: connection, contribution, coping and cooking!

Well-crafted 28' tiny house is a beautiful modern home As the tiny house movement seems to be gaining quite a bit of ground in the United States, north of the border in Canada, things seem to be picking up as well. Besides its first tiny house festival a couple of years back, we're now seeing a number of high-quality tiny houses come out of Canada.

Podcast: Lloyd Alter on House Planning Help about everything TreeHugger House Planning Help is a website run by Ben Adam-Smith to help people in the UK who want to build their own houses. This is daunting anywhere but it's particularly hard in Britain where there's not much land and every bit of it has a history. It's taken Ben years just to find the property he's standing in.

'Family Road Trip' Tiny House Design Sleeps Four! This is a family road trip tiny house design that sleeps four by Michael Janzen of Tiny House Design. Read Michael's full article to see more and learn more including two tricks he used to get more space out of the 16-foot trailer.

Which makes a better home, a shipping container or an A-frame? Rosen writes about Coming home to a shipping container, subbed "Eco-friendly and affordable, shipping containers are gaining popularity as an alternative to traditional houses." In Curbed, Alexandra Lange writes about The A-frame effect, "Not just another house, but a way of life." It is interesting to look at these to house forms side by side.

Hand Built Geodesic Dome Cabin near San Fransisco It took the original owners 7 years to build! According to Zillow, it's a "3-sphere, 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home." Related: World Famous Tiny Mushroom Dome Cabin. More information and photos at Zillow and at the original listing. Photos via Zillow courtesy of Taylor Photography Group.

September Happy Links: I'm a bad feminist, too. I love reading good books, and I hope this roundup inspires you to buy a book or explore your local library. Enjoy! My friends Sarah and Katie started a digital book club, and last month we read Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. I resonated with so many of Gay's stories, especially her take on feminism.

Vegan Gluten-Free Minestrone - Minimalist Baker Recipes Fall is right around the corner in the Pacific Northwest and that means one thing: It's almost soup weather! OK, fall actually means many things, but you get the point. This soup is amazing, friends! One sample bite in and I believe I started talking to myself about how delicious it was, which was really confusing for everyone in the room.

Sierra Tiny Houses Serves Sacramento and Reno with Affordable Models Various shapes and sizes of tiny homes are already prevalent in much of California, the Pacific Northwest and other Western States. However, one area with tiny house holes is the area of the Sierra Nevada between fast-growing Sacramento, Calif. and Reno in Northern Nevada.

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