Minimalism

The community for people who enjoy a simple lifestyle!

Current Topics

Ask questions or share your experiences of living a simple and minimalist life.

SubjectStarted By
Starting A Minimalist Life Style As A 13 Year OldEce Olgan
Help with starting a minimalist lifeMaxim Campana
Minimalist Clothing AdviceRain Evergarden
Minimalism questionsElena Munt
A start to my minimalism journeyGillk

Latest News & Blogs

A selection of the latest minimalism news and blog posts.

Park Avenue Green is the largest Passive House building in North America But Passive House is so expensive! How can you build housing for the homeless and low income families this way? For years it has been said that Passive House is too expensive, all that extra insulation and fancy windows. And for low income housing in New York City?

99 Clutter-Free Gift Ideas What then can we give that won't add to the clutter problem? Fantastic ideas! I'm a big fan of lottery scratch off tickets for those over age. They're fun and exciting and you can potentially win some money! Though not entirely clutter-freeā€¦ Great post!

KOARP armchair upgraded in a very, very good way Scripto took the KOARP armchair with a metal frame and give it a warm, mid-century modern style. The end result looks like a designer armchair at a fraction of the price. First thing he did was remove the powder coated steel frame from the seat. The plan was to reuse all the "soft" parts of the chair and hack a new wooden frame from Sapele lumber.

LA Passes Ordinance Making Backyard Tiny Homes Legal According to the Tiny Home Industry Association, LA has made backyard tiny homes on wheels legal as accessory dwelling units. It is called LA 2019-12-5 ADU Ordinance R19-0408. It was just approved by the Los Angeles City Council, pretty incredible, right?

Top 10 of 2019 We talk about the sometimes bumpy transition between travelling and putting down roots, end of year burnout and our thoughts on the future as a new year peeks around the corner.

New award for landscape architecture honors Cornelia Oberlander The Cultural Landscape Foundation introduces a prize that rivals architecture's Pritzker or Stirling. When last in Vancouver I visited Robson Square, which I knew of as a famous project by architect Arthur Erickson.

Tesla Cybertruck For Towing Your Tiny House? With the all new Tesla Cybertruck coming out, is it something that you're going to consider if you already have or are going to build or buy a tiny house on wheels? The truck looks like no other vehicle on the road, something definitely out of the future, or a sci-fi film, and it starts at $39,900.

Vanbase builds a conversion that's more like a boat than a camper van Beautifully crafted interior is a classic where sailors will feel right at home. I have often wondered why tiny houses and vans take their design cues from houses instead of from boats, where there is a very long history of living in smaller spaces. So I was immediately attracted to Shaun Kelly's van conversions.

World War 2 Railway Train Car Turned Tiny House This is the story of a World War 2 railway train car turned tiny house! It's very artistic but also functional, for example, the large multi-functional sink in the kitchen and the rather spacious and luxurious bathroom. I think you'll really appreciate this little home.

There is no such thing as 'carbon-free aluminum' Apple just bought its first load of greener aluminum. But you cannot call it carbon-free. Reuters headlines their story, "Apple buys first-ever carbon-free aluminum from Alcoa-Rio Tinto venture," and everyone picks it up, invariably with "carbon-free aluminum" in their headlines.

20 best IKEA hacks on Instagram 2019 So, before the year ends, let's dive in and check out some of the best IKEA hacks on Instagram. A cosy reading nook from 2 MALM dressers, framed. It even has space behind the cabinets for storage. A lovely farmhouse style kitchen island using the KALLAX shelving unit as the starting point.

Tiny Home Safety and Security for Urban Dwellers Tiny homes offer many benefits in urban settings. They can provide more privacy than apartment living offers and can also help to reduce the high cost of living in some highly populated urban areas.

Podcast 210 - Student Debt In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan talk about student debt, graduating from a university without any debt, and tips for avoiding college debt altogether with author and podcaster Anthony ONeal, and they answer the following questions:.

The Oki Tiny House in the Catskills Two Hours from NYC This is the Oki Tiny House in the Catskills of Upstate New York where you are approximately 2 hours away from New York City. It's an ESCAPE ONE tiny home which features staircase to the loft space. This loft, by the way, has extra headroom and large windows.

How to Fill Your Life with Simplicity, Joy and Love We all look forward to new beginnings in a new year but use these recommendations all year long. You can begin to fill your life with simplicity, joy and love anytime. If we aren't thoughtful about what we put in our homes, on our calendars and in our lives, we can easily slide into default mode, reacting to whatever is thrown our way.

1988 Airstream Excella for 25k This is a 1988 Airstream Excella for 25k out of Albans, VT via Beth/Tiny Home Builders. It's a 25-ft model, approximately 200-sq.-ft. inside, rebuilt to like-new condition, what do you think?

Old wardrobe gets second life as a retro arcade machine IKEA TRYSIL wardrobe saved from landfill and converted into a retro arcade games machine. We were dismantling our son's TRYSIL Wardrobe to remove it from his room. It had been good wardrobe but the backing had started to continuously fall away.

US President wants to roll back 25 years of water saving toilets and showers Billions of gallons of water may be wasted because of this. When the President of the United States proposed changing the rules on light bulbs, he was really maintaining the status quo by stopping the new rules applying to specialty bulbs.

Boosting Buffalo as a climate change haven The hot real estate plays of the next decade will be in the rust belt along the Great Lakes. Writing in Citylab, Jeremy Deaton asks Will Buffalo become a climate change haven? This is something we have been talking about on TreeHugger for a decade; it already is.

Can you Power a Tiny House with the Cybertruck? Just after the reveal of the Tesla Cybertruck, Karl Gesslein knew that the futuristic looking vehicle would be the perfect solution to power his new tiny home. It was also helpful that the truck is reminiscent of his childhood dream vehicle-the DMC DeLorean.

Why You Don't Need More Time for Self-Care In a world where time seems more precious than gold and making to-do lists are now on our to-do list, it can feel like every second of our spare time is called for. In this scenario, the idea of making time for ourselves can feel overwhelming, or even selfish.

How To Transition To a Vegan Lifestyle Pt. 2 - Episode 042 Today we continue our conversation about how to transition to a vegan lifestyle. In the previous episode, we covered the mindset you need to go vegan, different approaches, and how to prepare vegan meals.

Under the Influence of Impulse It's that time of year again. The time of year when people go into debt. Of course, it doesn't matter whether you're reading this in December or June or somewhere in between: it's always the time of year when people go into debt. That's what we do. And that's why we're broke.

The Negative Effects of Clutter: Backed By Science It's not exactly fun to deal with our things. But it doesn't mean we should continue to accept our current situation. So I thought to spend the last week as a student, scanning and dissecting white papers to find the negative effects of clutter. And no, this is not an essay.

More to Explore

Enjoy our discussion forums, news, blogs, videos, podcasts and much more to help you lead a happy and minimalistic lifestyle!

Minimalism Videos

Watch the latest videos from YouTubers giving tips and advice on minimalism and lifestyles.

Minimalism Podcasts

Listen to some great podcasts for tips and advice on minimalism and simple living.

Minimalism Shop

Shop in our marketplace for bargain items to help you live a minimalistic lifestyle.