Angela Allen

February 15, 2017
Social Media and Real Life

Where’s the Authenticity in Social Media?

Social media is a great way to reconnect with long-lost friends, to stay up-to-date with far-flung family members, and to be social – especially for people […]
January 9, 2017
Ashville-Bed-and-Breakfast

The Advantages of a Man Who Likes Living Large

The honey-badger and I live a relatively small life. (Mine smaller than his.) I don’t have a storage unit, for instance — whereas his is so packed, […]
December 31, 2016
Happy New Year From LivingSmall.com in 2017

Happy New Year, Minimalists!

Happy New Year! I want to wish all my readers and website visitors, family and friends a wonderful, happy, healthy and joy-filled New Year. May 2017 […]
December 9, 2016
The Importance of Gratitude

Gratitude… Still Strong 90 Years Later

I’ve been with my grandmother this week. She’s going to be 94 next month. She, my mother, my daughter and I are all January babies — […]
December 7, 2016
unlimited data plan on cell phone for tethering and hot spot use

Why I Keep My Unlimited Data Plan

Yes, there are a number of fantastic deals on cell phones right now. Most of them are much cheaper than what I pay. BUT… I can […]
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 […]
September 25, 2016

Just Read: A Broom of One’s Own (Writing Book)

I have found that I’m enjoying more time to read (as well as to write) once my income-producing client work is done. This usually happens once […]
August 17, 2016
Van Life - The Beginning

Creating a Tiny House on Wheels – A Low-Cost Conversion Van Redux

A couple years ago, my mother and I went together to buy a conversion van. I had enjoyed a conversion van of my own before — […]
June 23, 2016

A Real Hobbit House!

Love what this lady has done to create her own “Hobbit House.” Watch it!
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. […]