Building a Log Cabin Filled with the Scent of Pine
Our 28-year-old son, Jesse, came to us recently with the idea of building a log cabin. My husband, Ben, and I were a bit doubtful. It was a large project…but we did have the land…Find Out More
Enjoy an Affordable, Liberating Life by Downsizing
It was, as I recall, a pretty normal evening, when Deb, my wife of several decades, leaned over the staircase rail and asked: “What would you think about retiring onto a sailboat…Find Out More
Downsize for Stargazing, Tango, and a Rustic Cabin
When I moved from the fourth-largest city in America to the mountains of rural Virginia, it was a radical change. I drove out, one night, to the little rustic cabin I had leased, which was…Find Out More
How to Plan For Small-Space Living
Choosing to a simple, more affordable life leads to less stress and more rewards.
And moving into a tiny home—or at least a smaller space—is a surefire step in the right direction. After all, do you really need the space you’re in? With lower rent or mortgage payments, you’ll have more money in your pocket.
Eight Clever Storage Strategies for Small-Space Living
Most tiny houses range in size from 100 to 400 square feet. Unless you’ve been living in a budget, studio apartment, this means a big change in living area. But this is your opportunity to take a…Find Out More
Quit Paying Rent…and Start Investing Your Money
Thirty years ago, I took a backhoe and began digging a hole in the side of a hill. I was going to build a house with a revolutionary new design. Nothing like it had ever been built before, as far as I knew. As far as I know, now, nothing like it was ever built again.Find Out More
Live Simply…in an Affordable Tiny House
How much does it cost to build a tiny house? As is the case with any home, this isn’t an easy question to answer. Some people really pare down their lives, get “back to basics”, and manage to cobble together a decent living space for around $10,000.Find Out More