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100+ Simple Tips To Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle What does it mean to live a more sustainable lifestyle? This is a question Maša, and I have been asking ourselves over the years. Since 2014, we’ve primarily focused on pairing down and giving up the consumption of animal products. We’re proud of these personal developments, but it's just a few aspects of what it means to consume mindfully.

Encouraging Simplicity. Weekend Reads. And it has become a place to promote and encourage writers around the world who are publishing content about minimalism, simplicity, and intentional living. I think you will enjoy this collection of articles hand-selected for you this weekend. Grab some coffee, tea, or lemonade and be inspired to live a simpler life today:.

Live better, electrically at Unity Homes The company explains why all-electric homes are healthier, safer, and more sustainable. This can be a tough call in a time when fracked gas is so cheap and plentiful. In an old or a conventional home, gas heating is significantly cheaper than electricity.

Modern Tiny Cabin on a Potato Farm This is a modern tiny cabin on a potato farm in Essex, England. Don't miss other interesting tiny homes like this - join our FREE Tiny House Newsletter for more! Images via Glamping Hub. Images via Glamping Hub. This tiny cabin helps the guests enjoy the rural side of town with its coastal views and a peaceful environment.

For National Waffle Day, a look at the inherent structural superiority of waffles We do a little destructive testing and have a good breakfast. August 24 is National Waffle Day in the United States, honoring the day in 1869 when Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York, received his patent for the waffle iron. This is distinct from Våffeldagen, or Swedish Waffle Day, celebrated on March 25.

The 10 Coolest Hacks for our Favorite IKEA Products Our favorite IKEA products get transformed, with awesome results. It seems magical for you to take a basic and inexpensive piece of furniture and create a magnificent thing. But, it is possible with IKEA hacks. Ooh, the numerous wonders of IKEA.

Nantahala National Forest Tiny House This is a tiny house tucked away in Nantahala National Forest in Robbinsville, North Carolina. It features a comfortable living room, queen-size bed, fully-equipped kitchen, and a covered deck. Don't miss other interesting tiny homes like this - join our FREE Tiny House Newsletter for more!

Experience Tiny at Atlanta Urban Farm: THOW and Vintage Trailers Rentals Back in the Spring, my boyfriend and I took a trip to Atlanta for an epic tiny living festival, hosted by MicroLife Institute’s Tiny House Atlanta. It provided the perfect opportunity to visit our friend Rhode’s new Airbnb rentals. She recently expanded her 98 Squared tiny house on wheels fleet to also include vintage trailers…

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How to Make a Thousand Bucks an Hour It's Back to School time here in Colorado, which means both my son and I will be hanging up the swim shorts and kayak paddles and getting back to more serious business for a while. It has been a slow and endlessly sunny and leisurely summer, and a nice break for both of us, which has been very relaxing and a great time for bonding.

15k Airstream Tiny House Reno For Sale in Texas! This is a $15,000 tiny house that's for sale in Fort Worth, Texas via the Facebook Tiny House Marketplace Group. Not in perfect shape, but it seems like it could be a great value! What do you think? Probably will not last long but please beware - do not wire money site unseen etc.

55k Tiny House On Wheels For Sale in Southern New Jersey This is a $54,900 tiny house that's for sale in Southern New Jersey via the Facebook Tiny House Marketplace Group. The owner is selling this wonderful customized tiny house on wheels with about 360-square-feet of space inside. What do you think?

7.3 Acres of Tiny House-Friendly Land in Georgia… $15k This is a $14,999 open lot that's for sale in Talbot County, Georgia via the Facebook Tiny House Marketplace Group. The broker sells real estate at discounted wholesale prices! The buyer can build up to 7 structures in this lot. The listing says that owner financing may be available too.

Rental-friendly, no-drill, built-in magnetic blinds We just moved to our new apartment and it has lots of windows but it also wasn't very dark with just our MAJGULL curtains. So we needed extra blinds of some sort. Since we have a lot of plants, we wanted to keep the windowsill free for some of our photosynthesizing friends.

PodCast - Tiny House Trailer Types, Tricks and Trouble As I mentioned in my last episode of the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast, I just finished teaching a two-week design / build course at Yestermorrow Design / Build School in Waitsfield, Vermont.

Greed and Worry Have the Same Effect On Our Lives If greed is "intense, selfish desire," worry is "a state of anxiety and uncertainty over actual or potential problems." They are different, but I'm starting to recognize they might have more in common than we think. Because, in many regards, they produce the same negative outcome in our lives.

Monzo, metal cards and bullet journals There are intrepid folk like RIT and TA flaying fees on their investment products. Quite rightly so. Anything to do with storing and processing your money should cost as little as possible, subject to delivering a satisfactory service. After all, your money is embodied life-force.

The One Thing You Really Need to Know About What You Wear I'm not going to tell you what to wear or what I wear, but here's the one thing you need to know about what you wear. It's not what you think.

Why She Moved Into A Van At 20 This is the story of Janelle Eliana and why she moved into a van by choice at 20-years-old. She decided to make a big life change with the help of a van that she bought for $2,500. Don't miss other inspiring stories like this - join our FREE Tiny House Newsletter for more!

Is Tiny House Engage right for you? I'm so pleased to share one of my favorite Tiny House products, brought to you by my friend Ethan Waldman. Tiny House Engage is back. Tiny House Engage is accepting people for 1 week, or until it reaches 50 new members, whichever happens first.

Is Cross-Laminated Timber the New Concrete? Jorge Calderón thinks that it can take the place of concrete in buildings, inside and out. For some time we have been asking What's the best way to build with wood? When Cross-Laminated Timber first came out everyone thought it was the greatest thing since sliced wood.

MVRDV goes to pot with its Green Villa The Dutch architects cover a modest building with green plants of all kinds in pots of all sizes. Putting plants on buildings has been a thing for a few years now. Some, like Patrick Blanc, do "living walls".

A simple hack elevates this office sideboard I wanted a side surface to my bay window desk which also had a lot of storage, so the KALLAX offered a blank canvas to work from. A few months earlier I had bought a second hand upcycled IKEA STOCKHOLM walnut veneer coffee table. It had been covered in Orla Kiely wallpaper and varnished.

Things They Don't Tell You About Moving Into a Tiny House I understand that my tiny house experience is pretty unique. We built our home on a foundation halfway up a mountain. And when I say halfway up a mountain, I mean that quite literally. There is no road, so we hike. We're in the middle of the woods on several acres in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

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