From Lake Water to Drinking Water

Thank you LifeStraw!  You’ve made life at the cabin a whole lot easier! This week, one of the many little jobs I did at the cabin was to finally set up the LifeStraw water filtration system.  We opted to get the LifeStraw Family system because of its ability to filter up to 2L at a time. … More From Lake Water to Drinking Water

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Observing the Sabbath

Soldier Boy and I are very motivated people when it comes to the cabin.  We are far better at imagining upgrades, finding materials and putting it all together for the cabin than for the house.  When we are at the cabin, there is always something to do.  Always something we can do better.  Everything we … More Observing the Sabbath

A Tiny Christmas

A few years ago, my family (my parents, myself and my partner, my two brothers and their families) decided that we would cut down on our Christmas spending to alleviate some of the cost, clutter and stress of this holiday season.  We tried a variety of different things.  One year, we made donations to charities. … More A Tiny Christmas

The Buy Nothing Project: Building Community and Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

When I talk about living the Tiny Life, the first thing that comes to mind is a small living space.  And then people consider the lack of stuff.  Then there’s self-sustainability aspect and the financial freedom that comes with it.  But there are two ideas that come to mind that might not be entirely obvious:  building … More The Buy Nothing Project: Building Community and Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

The First Step to Living the Tiny Life: Downsizing

The biggest question on everyone’s mind when they start thinking about the Tiny Life is “Where do I put everything?” Owning very little is certainly not the only aspect of living a Tiny Life but it is certainly the most identifiable and probably the most difficult thing to overcome.  I have been trying for a … More The First Step to Living the Tiny Life: Downsizing