Posts in Minimalist Living
Cozy Modern San Diego Home

A unique and stunningly beautiful home for this San Diego couple.

I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally publish this project: my parents house!

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Light & Modern Texas Remodel

A whole house interior remodel finds space for this energetic family.

This remodel was centered around this Texan family’s minimalist priorities and athletic lifestyle. Right up my alley! Read on for more details and photos…

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Lessons from Our DIY Wedding

9 Rules for a Successful DIY Wedding.

October 1st was the one year anniversary of my and Mike's DIY wedding. This past year has given me lots of time to reflect and talk with family about our big day. Then, last month, I participated in my best friend's DIY wedding. Now I'm doubly qualified to dole out some advice.

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Winter in West Maine

We quit our jobs to travel and work at a ski resort!

About a year ago, Mike and I moved our RV from Texas to California. It was the start of a grand adventure for us, a dream come true. You see, over the years, we slowly converted to a minimalist lifestyle. We did this not only to push our limits and define our priorities, but to reduce our cost of living and save money! For the last year, we have been reaping the benefits...

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Pros and Cons of Shipping Container Homes

So many clients and friends ask me about the seemingly perfect idea of container homes. You know: homes that use shipping containers as their structure and enclosure. Until now, I couldn't really offer an opinion except to say, "Yeah! Those DO seem perfect in every way." But nothing's perfect, right??

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DIY Design: Spring Cleaning

6 steps to clear your home of clutter.

Lots of people get the urge to clean in Spring. If you're feeling that way right now, take advantage of it! Many friends tell me they'd love to live with less but clearing stuff out is a daunting task. Here's a guide to get you started.

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Crazy Designs by Other Designers

A few crazy designs I have to share.

Our articles have been a little bit serious lately... so here's a few very quick videos of the coolest, funkiest, most creative designs I've seen in the last few months.

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What is Minimalism?

Why minimalism may be just what you're looking for.

When I talk to friends about the Minimalist lifestyle, they can be quick to judge. I’m sure they’re imagining a house with white walls and weird art, a life with no embellishment or pizzazz. Fortunately for me, that couldn’t be further from the truth. For all those curious people, here are my minimalist principles...

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Holiday Challenge: Travel Lighter

Save money and time by packing fewer bags.

We're heading into the holiday season and lots of you are traveling. This year, I challenge you to travel a little lighter. Bring less stuff! Fewer bags. Smaller bags. No bags at all! <Ok well that's a little nuts, but read on for some tips & tricks to help you minimize...

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Tiny Spaces: Why Do We Like Them?

A recent article questions our love of small spaces.

How do Tiny Spaces make you feel? Do you want to stay? Or run away? Recently, The New York Times published a quick and very interesting article that made me think. Why do people like Tiny Houses? Molly Young thinks she has the answer.

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Tales of the Trailerhood

We lived in a trailer park and boy do we have stories.

The people we met at the RV Resort (yes dahling, it’s a resort) were some of the biggest characters we’ve ever known. They became fixtures in our lives; a tight community of nomads, never knowing who will be the next to leave nor who will arrive to take their place. Here are a few stories for ya'll...

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Our RV Remodel... Finally!

The bright and welcoming remodel of our full-time RV home.

We lived in and remodeled a 34 foot long 5th wheel. This was our first adventure in Tiny Living and we wanted our new home to be special. We worked weekends and nights and MANY hours in between. All for a custom renovation and a home that felt our own. It was absolutely worth it.

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Wedding Gifts for Minimalists

Gifts for the toughest couples: minimalists.

What the heck do you buy someone who doesn’t like “stuff”? So many engaged couples are Tiny Homeowners. We live in RV’s, urban apartments, trailers, and converted garages. We choose to live with less, which makes traditional gifts a big (literally) issue. I first discussed this with my friend Molly...

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Tiny Working: How to Stay Sane

Addressing the mental challenges of working in a small space.

While it’s a financial dream and I have no problem fitting all my stuff, there are emotional ramifications to Tiny Working.

Whether you’re a recluse or a social butterfly, there are undeniable benefits to having a work space outside your home. Since I’m so enchanted with Tiny Living, it took me a while to realize what was missing from my Tiny Office...

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Can You Live Tiny?

Four things to consider before selling everything.

So you’re thinking about living tiny? It’s no wonder. The minimalist lifestyle has gained major popularity over the last couple years. When you have less stuff, you have less to pay for, less to maintain, less to take with you when you move to the next place.

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