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DownsizingSimple Living

Live the Way You Want With a Simpler Lifestyle on the Water

We were whiling away the hours on our sailboat, enjoying a leisurely breakfast in the morning sunshine, when my wife Jodi suggested we take a drive to check out a new place where...

DownsizingMinimalismSimple Living

A Simpler Life and a Better Night’s Sleep in a Smaller Space

For 51-year-old Pat Williams, traveling around North America is something she had been dreaming of since 2006. Now in her first few months of full-time RVing, she is still earning on the road...

Tiny HomesTiny House Ideas

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...

DownsizingMinimalismSimple Living

Breaking Free from the Desk for Life on the Water

I wake up in the morning not to an alarm clock, but to the natural rhythm of the day. The sailboat my wife, Jodi, and I live on is facing north, so the sun rises on our starboard side...

DownsizingMinimalismSimple Living

RVing: Low-Cost Life on the Road

For Roger Gallagher, 66, and his wife, Mary, 75, freedom to move around was part of the reason they took to living in an RV full-time. Both were previously truck drivers and...

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Reconnecting in a Cohousing Community

Moving to the EcoVillage Ithaca in New York was one of the best decisions Laura Beck ever made. "We have ponds to swim in and to ice skate on in winter...

Simple LivingTiny Homes

How to Build a Log Cabin by Hand

Log cabins are a tried and true American tradition. They’ve been widely used since the days of the pioneers and continue to be a popular option if you want to make your own way in the world...

DownsizingFinancial FreedomFinancial Independence

Avoid the Graying of Student Loan Debt…Downsize

Over the past 10 years, student loan debt in the U.S. ballooned from less than $600 billion – which was already out of control – to more than $1.25 trillion. But beware of the student loan debt trap...

Geographical IndependenceTiny House Land

Five Great Places to Buy Cheap Land in Georgia

If you’re in search of a piece of land where you can be your own boss, take note that Georgia is one of the most landowner-friendly states in America. Many areas of the state offer...