Home Tags Posts tagged with "simple living"

simple living

2 168

I had an MPAC person stop by my project, Tiny House Ontario a few days ago.  If you don’t know, these are the tax assessors that ensure that the people of Ontario pay their fair share of taxes. I am not opposed to paying my fair share of tax, what I oppose is the way that building codes do not allow people to build as they wish.  I absolutely understand and agree that they need to be put in place so that people don’t just build unsafe, cardboard dwellings in which they, their family and guests could easily burn to death.” – Laura

See more of Laura’s Tiny House in Ontario…

img_08702

 

0 211

The windows and roofing will be arriving this week. It’s a little later than we were expecting but in the meantime our metal sheathing is being installed.

We decided not to do traditional sheathing but we needed to have the metal sheathing installed over the house-wrap in key areas of the house to prevent racking and provide stability for when the windows and roof get installed.” …Continues

0 79

Today, this post by Solar Baby was brought to my attention. While she and her husband do not live in a tiny house I would argue that they do live intentionally and having solar power is a big part of their identity. I love that she takes on the myths of solar power systems and shares her insight on what solar power isn’t.
Since I do live in a tiny house which happens to be off the grid, I thought I might chime in on some of her topics here.” – Laura LoVoie

0 66

For 15 years I worked in a career that I was good at but wasn’t feeding my spirit. I knew I needed to make a change but I felt stuck in a rut of increasing expenses. What I didn’t realize for a long time was that my desire to live in a conventional home was the very thing that was holding me back. In hindsight, I’m not sure why I ever thought that lifestyle was right for me.” …Continues

5 114

Thanks to Jennafer who told me about this product which is just about ready to go.  If this would have been available for THO I would have considered them.  To put this in perspective, a solar panel the size of my roof would easily give me enough power for heating, cooling and cooking.  Talk about sustainable solutions!” …continues

0 79

This past week I was at a small camping festival in rural Minnesota. The event featured several speakers throughout the week, including myself. I did two workshops. One was on beer and one was on tiny houses, two of my favorite subjects.

In my tiny house workshop I mentioned my problem with the way our culture has glorified the act of being busy. We aren’t socially allowed to have “too much time on our hands” or else we are judged by our peers or our community. I talked about how disturbing I find this trend and how slowing our lives down can create more satisfaction and peacefulness in our lives.

0 42

Have you ever dreamed of simple living in a tiny cabin?
If you prefer tiny houses on foundations instead of on trailers I think you’ll enjoy this.
From the outside it looks like it might just be a shed. But it’s a little more than just that.
The only thing it’s missing is an indoor bathroom. So I imagine there’s an outhouse nearby.

0 45

In a recent comment, someone asked the question:
“As a skier, kayaker, biker rider, backpacker, organic vegetable gardener and food preserver, I would love to see more small homes that have folks who are living very active lives with the accoutrements that go with these lifestyles.”
I thought I might take a stab at addressing tiny house hobbies. Of course, as usual, I can only speak to my own experience. I hope that maybe other tiny house dwellers that have different and perhaps more complex hobbies can also chime into the conversation.
When I was thinking about our hobbies I realized that many of them, with the exception of two that I will get to later, are designed to use very few accessories.

I encourage you to read below to learn about our 5 tiny house friendly hobbies that you might want to do too:

0 62

Catch an extreme downsizing story early.

“We decided that it absolutely would be possible to live in the camper as long as we had some sort of office. We would figure it out.  We could make it work.

We started the process of shedding our belongings in mid January.  We started dividing our stuff into categories.”

via Massive Tiny Dreams | Big dreams of tiny living.

SOCIAL

191,150FansLike
3,632Subscribers+1
3,665FollowersFollow
2,733SubscribersSubscribe