There seems to be so many different aspects to living the Tiny Life. There’s all these different ideas to understand that are differently defined yet inherently linked to each other. There’s intentional living, sustainable living, white space, minimalism, the slow movement, I’m sure there are more. Every time I do some research on one of … More What Does It All Mean?
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
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
…until the well is dry. – Thomas Fuller, 1732 Have you ever looked at your water bill? At the bottom of mine, there is a section called Consumption History. It shows your consumption of water in cubic metres and then the number of days for that billing cycle. There are one thousand litres in … More We Never Know the Worth of Water