Simplicity, Freedom. That Is What We Are About.

January 22, 2013

This blog is about freedom. To live a truly simple life, you have to have true freedom. You need to be free from the constraints of the cultural status quo; free from external systems that keep you dependent on others to meet your most basic needs; free from the institutions that constrain your personal liberty […]

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How Pets Complicate Your Life

February 27, 2014

There is no experience like waking up in the middle of the night in a small travel trailer, and hearing your cat throwing up. Is he on the bed? Hurling on the kitchen rug? Immediately you shoot out of bed, turn on the light, and leap for your cat, hoping it’s not too late to […]

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Life In A Trailer, Part Two

February 24, 2014

In the last post, I began talking about what life in a trailer has been like for us. While we don’t plan to be here much longer, we do plan to be content wherever we are, so here are a few more tidbits from our experience. Organization is key When you live in a tiny […]

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Life In A Trailer, Part One

February 20, 2014

We have been forced to learn what life in a travel trailer is like this past week and a half (probably more like two weeks by the time I get this post published – oops, the day I’m publishing it, we’ve been here three weeks!). Our original idea was to have the shed finished out […]

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How To Live On Three Gallons Of Water Per Day

February 17, 2014

Environmentalists estimate that the average American who is being conservative with water usage will use about fifteen gallons a day – for household use and drinking, not garden irrigation. Those who are not conservative will use up to, and even more than, twice as much water per day as that. I recently figured that the […]

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The Truth About Tartar

February 15, 2014

Do you get tartar, or calculus, build-up behind your lower front teeth? Have you ever been “yelled” at by a dental hygienist that you need to spend more time brushing that area because they had to spend so much time scraping it when you visited the dentist? I can answer both those questions “yes.” Having […]

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So Much For Being Frugal.

February 11, 2014

I’ve always considered myself to be frugal. I believed DH to be frugal, as well, only less so – but he has always lived beneath his means. I would often look at my peers and compare myself to them, thinking with arrogance how great I was that I did without so much of the things […]

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Three Reasons I’m Sad.

February 5, 2014

Yesterday I gave you three reasons I’m glad – really glad – to be out of the suburbs. But every lifestyle choice has its disadvantages as well as its advantages. So to keep it real, I want to give you, in this post, three reasons that I’m sad about our recent move. First, we left […]

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Three Reasons I’m Glad.

February 4, 2014

Here are three reasons I’m glad to be out of the suburbs and living in the middle of nowhere. First, no one cares what our lawn looks like. We don’t even have a lawn. We have a cleared space that will be used for the garden, mini-orchard, chickens, and building a house. We’ll never get […]

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Tips For A Simple Bathroom

February 3, 2014

When I say “simple”, I don’t always mean as minimal as possible. I include making choices that are healthier than the typical conventional ones, as well as saving money. But as you will see in this post, sometimes making the healthier choice means you spend more money. Decide which one is your priority right now, […]

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Home Flooring: Make It Simple, Healthy, Economical

February 2, 2014

Welcome to the last post in the series about making your home a simpler place to be! I’ve gone through every room in the house; now, let’s look at an aspect of the house that is always used yet so taken for granted: the floor. 1. Go hard. Carpet collects all kinds of ick, from […]

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