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Simple Living

Know the Value of Good Neighbors

I went out of town recently for almost two weeks, and had a wonderful trip. While I was gone a couple of guys came into my house and took everything out of two of the rooms, furniture and all...

Simple Living

Healthy Living through Small-Town Living

Recently, I drove 12 miles into town for breakfast at a local soda fountain. I love and never tire of that drive through forests...over rivers and creeks...past herds of cattle, goats, sheep, horses...

Health and IndependenceSelf-RelianceSimple Living

A Man, a Rolling Pin, and a Woodshed

As the sun came up this morning, my other half, Ben, slipped past me out the front door. He was off to his log cabin where a wondrous collection of woodworking tools encircles him...

Simple Living

Shake Off the Stresses in Your Own Personal Space

This time of year, my trusty blacksnake – who lives behind my toolshed and vigilantly protects me from poisonous snakes, mice, and other pests – will shed his five-foot-long skin to...

Online IncomeSimple Living

Rural Retreat, Online Income, and Pure Freedom

When I saw the sign to Sudbury, the excitement started to grow. Our getaway, rural cabin in Ontario, Canada is about 40 miles east of Sudbury, so the closer my husband, Fred, and I get to Sudbury...

DownsizingRightsizingSimple 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...

Simple Living

Ditch the Alarm Clock and Wake Up Refreshed

Today I realized it has been at least 20 years since someone said to me, "You must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed this morning." Grumpy. Grouchy. Mad at the world...

DownsizingMinimalismRightsizingSimple 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...

Self-RelianceSimple Living

How to Make a Greenhouse Out of Old Windows

Looking to extend your growing season with a backyard greenhouse? Building a greenhouse doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. In fact, you can construct a small greenhouse...