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Minimalist Living vs. Your Stuff

I have a weird fascination with minimalist living. I don’t want to be a minimalist, but I do want to keep my life simplified to the point where I’m not spending hours every month trying to find stuff I already that’s buried in the bowels of a storage room somewhere. A friend of mine had a trick …

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Tiny House Living: Thoughts after 2 Weeks in a 200 sq. ft. Cabin

My wife and I are two weeks into a six-week stay in a Tiny House. Our little cabin in the woods is located on a horse pasture in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. After spending the past year traveling around the world and the USA visiting national parks (and living in a small tent, tiny …

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Early Retirement Extreme by Jacob Lund Fisker

Early Retirement Extreme: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Financial Independence by Jacob Lund Fisker My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is book is not like any of the other “retire early in 10 easy steps” books…it is a full-blown life plan for making it happen, and not for those who aren’t willing or …

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The false hope of minimalist living

The secret of life unfolds when one acts not to become happy, but out of happiness – Swami Viditatmananda There is a rage sweeping the blogosphere and it’s all about minimalism. I stumbled onto an extreme variant of minimalist living after reading the 100 thing challenge in Times Magazine and first started thinking hard about …

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