My first experience with consumer guilt: Bells and Whistles.

For the first time since embarking on our purposeful, minimalistic adventure I had an experience of consumer guilt. But it’s not what you might expect… We have been waiting to celebrate our sticks and bricks closing with the purchase of new iPhones for all of us. Michael’s is cracked and takes forever to load apps … Read more My first experience with consumer guilt: Bells and Whistles.

Control and stuff, or experiences?

Any sense of control you have in your lives is simply an illusion that you’ve allowed to persist. Your life could end in the next few minutes, or you could live to 120 with modern medicine. You can take actions to minimize exposure, but ultimately you’re here for a limited time. Worrying about “stuff” and … Read more Control and stuff, or experiences?

Tiny/Small living and reaching a larger audience

A friend of mine (from Boulder) offered this reply to one of our Facebook posts. I started to write a simple reply, but it turned into enough to warrant its own blog post. Strap in. 🙂 You know… the public aversion to tiny homes is partially due to the projected hubris around “how small I … Read more Tiny/Small living and reaching a larger audience

Epic Mini Life, relationships, revenue, and more.

As the concept of Epic Mini Life has evolved, it’s become clear that we will have the opportunity to reach individuals that share the same desire to live life differently. They’re done with the idea of a 9 to 5 job, and want to turn their lives into an experience. Epic Mini Life, for us, … Read more Epic Mini Life, relationships, revenue, and more.

Three simple things: money, stuff, and taking back your life

In 2007, Heather and I were making just under $100k per year. Pretty OK in the world view, right? You’d think so… but there was one major problem. We were living paycheck to paycheck. We had been living life as it happened, with absolutely no plan in place. Sound familiar? After a little soul searching, we decided … Read more Three simple things: money, stuff, and taking back your life