Winter in West Maine
Pros and Cons of Shipping Container Homes
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...
DIY Design: Spring Cleaning
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??
Crazy Designs by Other Designers
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.
What is Minimalism?
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.
San Diego Modern Coastal Apartments
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...
Holiday Challenge: Travel Lighter
A stunning transformation of this apartment building into a contemporary heaven.
This client bought a four-unit apartment building in very rough shape. His goal: develop into modern, rentable apartments. Together, we designed and permitted a complete remodel. Read on for more photos of this Modern Coastal historical apartment building!
Cozy & Bright Portland Apartment
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...
Funky Fresh RV FOR SALE!
Beautiful interior design for this Oregon businessman.
I recently traveled to Portland, Oregon to decorate a client's apartment. We started with zero furniture and by the end of my week-long visit, the place was completely livable! Beautiful even! This client was on a budget and the apartment is pretty tiny so ...
Tiny Spaces: Why Do We Like Them?
It's true, Frank the Fifth Wheel is looking for new owners. We're moving to Maine and he's not winterized. We have spent so much time and energy renovating Frank over the last year... we like to think he has been reborn.
Tales of the Trailerhood
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.
Our RV Remodel... Finally!
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...
DIY Design: Where To Put Furniture
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.
Wedding Gifts for Minimalists
5 steps to create a comfortable and welcoming space.
Most designers can turn a cramped, claustrophobic room into a spacious, safe haven. I want to equip you with the basic tools to feel the love in your space. I want you to be your own designer!
Tiny Working: How to Stay Sane
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...
Tiny Working: How Will It All Fit?
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...
Can You Live Tiny?
How to build your own tiny office.
You'd like to work from home, but how will all your stuff fit? Here's a step-by-step guide to setting up your own tiny office.
Hello from Texas!
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.
I recently moved into an RV in Texas. The first question I get about this is, "Why would you live in an RV? What happened??" Did you lose all your money on a cock fight in Mexico? Did you commit a crime and are now running from the law? What catastrophe happened to force this?