Category Archives: sustainable living

And the house hunt continues…

The house hunt.  For some, it’s a time of anticipation and excitement.  For others, it’s a source of dread.  I’m not sure what I think of it. For one thing, our budget is still downsized, so we’re looking at houses … Continue reading

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A yurt or a ger?

Winter has been non-existent here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  A couple of cool days, a couple of cold nights.  That was it.  It sounds wonderful…if you live in snow country.  In reality, I enjoy the cool-to-cold weather far more … Continue reading

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Clarity of communications

Communications can be tricky, even in a small space.  We recently had a case of the missed communications. GM went to the county planning office for specific information about what could or could not be done with the lots we … Continue reading

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Being a landowner again?

We had found some very cheap, distressed property.  It just so happened, it was also flood prone property. That’s sort of how it goes…if it’s cheap, there’s a reason.  I suppose the idea of a flood now and again isn’t … Continue reading

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Down in da bayou…

We have been looking at some property located in some rather soggy land, and some of that property is more than a little soggy itself.  That presents a lot of rather unique problems, especially in hurricane country, but it can … Continue reading

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Why bother to try living small?

Living small.  Sometimes its a case of making your home fit your bank account.  Sometimes it’s making it fit the carbon footprint you want to leave on the planet.  Other times, it’s about proving a point. Whatever the reason, there … Continue reading

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Big optimism and tiny house

I’ve been struggling lately.  Really hard.  My optimism has taken a beating, I feel overwhelmed often by financial worries, and yet…it’s silly, because we always manage to get by…somehow.  Some days, it seems that this tin box has become as … Continue reading

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