Downsizing E-Course Kicks Off in January

Downsizing E-Course Kicks Off in January

If you're ready to take a good look at your Stuff, this e-course is for you. We'll address our relationship with Stuff, discuss needs and wants to figure out what really matters, set priorities, and evaluate our possessions. We'll identify old habits and clutter magnets and tackle problem areas in our homes. Then we'll develop organizational systems and new habits to reduce clutter. And the best part is you'll get to do this with the encouragement of other people who are embarking on a similar journey.

Less is More at Yestermorrow in Jan 2017

Less is More at Yestermorrow in Jan 2017

If you've been fantasizing about a small space of your own (whether that's a backyard cottage, a converted vehicle, or a tiny house on wheels), this course is a brilliant way to dig deep and have a great time exploring the possibilities. I hope you can join us! Please share with other small space enthusiasts who might be interested, too. The more, the merrier!

Our. House. Is. Too. Big.

Our. House. Is. Too. Big.

We're really excited to move into our new tiny house, T42, as soon as it's ready and create shared space here in the big house. In the meantime, over the past four weeks Isha and I have been composing a list of all the reasons we know we're still in the tiny house phase of our lives. We've made a handy reference list so that you can determine whether you're ready to transition from a big house to a tiny house (or know what to prepare yourself for if you ever need to make the transition from a tiny house to a "normal" American home!)

My Gratitude Short List

My Gratitude Short List

Gratitude is a habit of mine anyhow. I note my gratitudes in a journal and when we sit down to eat we all say something we're grateful for. Science shows that people who are grateful are more happy. I can attest that that's true for me. And I love this day that is dedicated to being appreciative of the people, experiences, and things that make our lives better.

How Whitman Helped Me Find My Niche

How Whitman Helped Me Find My Niche

A while ago I had the opportunity to do a video interview with Matt Banderas '04, who graduated from Whitman College the year before I did. It was really fun to show him around my tiny house, The Lucky Penny and Simply Home Community. As we sat with mugs of tea, I told him all about how my beloved alma mater helped me to find, er actually, to make my Niche. This week Matt shared with me the video he created using the footage he took that day. Now I get to share it with you.