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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When plans don’t pan out

Sometimes, things don’t work out the way they are supposed to.  Sometimes, it’s not even in the same neighborhood of “supposed to.”  What then? Someone once said, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  That’s a pretty good analogy to … Continue reading

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Teensy house

Living in a travel trailer changes your perspective on a lot of things. Like space. Storage. Convenience. Granted, not all travel trailers are created equally, just as houses aren’t created equally.  Some are big, some are small, some are well … Continue reading

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Energy and us

Face it.  Energy is a huge consumer of our budget, and most of us are relatively huge consumers of energy. If that didn’t make your head hurt… The truth of the matter is, the situation in Japan had me looking … Continue reading

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