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
Here I am! Finally at the cabin for 3 and a half weeks to do almost whatever I want! Almost…because we still have a room to put back together. To be fair, I’ve been on vacation for three weeks already. But I was in the Adirondacks for the first four days and then Iceland for two … More Let Vacation Begin!
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 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
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 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
It’s the last weekend of August and in this part of the world, that means that the days are getting shorter and the evenings and mornings are getting cooler. At the cabin, the wide branches of the trees keep the warm sun hidden. A few more weekends and we’ll have to light the stove to … More The Lost Art of Letter-Writing
If I were to google “What is the Tiny Life?”, I would get a lot of sites about the building of and the living in tiny homes. But living the Tiny Life is more than just having a small home. Sometimes you will find it called Simple Living or Minimalist Living. It often means being … More What the Tiny Life Means to Me
I’ve been tossing the words cottage and cabin around interchangeably since buying the property in December, never really sure which one applies best. I actually looked up online specific definitions for these words, curious as to which would apply to our tiny paradise best. As it turns out, there aren’t any hard and fast rules. … More Camp, Cabin, Cottage or Lakehouse?
Every time I tell someone about the cottage, at some point, I almost apologetically say, “It’s small. But it’s a place to get away.” I’ve heard others say it as well. “I have a cottage/cabin/camp/homestead as well. It’s small but it’s on x amount of land.” Or “It’s small. But it’s enough for us.” As if somehow small … More A Tiny Life is a Happy Life