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August 29, 2017
#Vanlife Darlene and Danny

Vanlife: An Interview with Danny & Darlene

While onsite in the total eclipse path in Kentucky on the August 21st, I met an interesting couple who were living full-time in their Sprinter Van. As a #vanning enthusiast, I *thought* they might be full-timing. My friend, Adam, had already talked to Danny...
July 17, 2017
How to sell your clothes online

What to Do With Your Extra Clothes

Sell Your Clothes So you have minimized your closet. You have removed everything that doesn’t fit perfectly. You have eliminated those clothes that are simply lovely, […]
May 26, 2017
Decisions and smart actions

Living Small Makes You Smarter

Making good choices is a smart thing to do, right? Decision fatigue occurs after a number of decisions are made in a short period of time. […]
April 20, 2017
Maximalism-or-Minimalism

Maximalism: A Backlash to Minimalism?

I’m amused by the new term Maximalism as a backlash and opposition to the concept of minimalism. Amused because most of the articles I’ve read about […]
October 4, 2016
initial layout of van rear kitchen annotated

Van Life: Making an Inexpensive Kitchen in the Van

The van kitchen is working deliciously! I took a page from the teardrop camper designs and created a van kitchen accessible from the back cargo doors. This […]
September 27, 2016
Sterling Silver Flatware

Van Life: The Road to Glamping?

The van as it is now, isn’t quite a tiny house, but it’s not really “Glamping” either – although it’s close. I like to think it’s […]
September 26, 2016
The Keys to the Van as Tiny House Experiment

My Van As A Tiny House Experiment

Can A Van Be a Tiny House? After staying in town for a full week, testing all the systems, rearranging things, acquiring some items while tossing […]
May 29, 2016
All Life is An Experiment

Living Small With A Partner Who Wants to Live Large

One of the biggest challenges of living small, for me, is co-habitation with someone who is #1 a fan of living large and #2 a hoarder. […]
January 8, 2016
Why Less Equals More

An Experiment in Living Small – Edit Your Life

September 10, 2015
Thumb and Hammer Podcast

Tiny House & Simple Living Talk with ThumbandHammer.com

I want to give a shout-out (and a big thank you) to Doug of ThumbandHammer.com for inviting me to be a guest on his home improvement […]
September 7, 2015
Flux-Chair Fold-Away Seating Option

FLUX – Love this Flat-Folding Artsy Chair

Now, I’ve not tried actually SITTING in one of these, but as I contemplate how to make my dream of a gypsy-vardo a realistic living situation, […]
August 31, 2015
The Beauty of Being Debt Free

Debt Free!

This month I accomplished something wonderful. It took a little longer than it should have (darn those emergencies that always popped up right before I could […]