It’s small, but for just the two of us it’s perfect. There’s plenty of room for two computers with space to lounge and watch tv. It’s exactly what we need and not a stitch more.
The best part of living the simple life is that our maintenance and monthly costs are also small. We don’t want to spend the majority of our time working to pay for closets and extra rooms. We can choose to work part-time and pursue our other interests. We can support ourselves off of crazy things, like writing.
Another benefit is the lack of house chores. I can spring clean the entire thing in about two hours, including taking down and washing curtains. Obviously we don’t own a lot of stuff, but we do own just what we want. If we ever want to have a big party, that’s what restaurants and halls are for. Big yard? That’s why we pay taxes; for parks.
Imagine a life of relaxing and really savoring things. No yard work unless you create it. No long days at work and over the top mortgages. If you want to move, you unplug your house and roll to a new town. Hurricane coming? Don’t board up and worry… just take a vacation.
We are hooked on voluntary simplicity. It’s not the right choice for everyone, but for us it’s the only choice. Easy on the environment and it allows us to save money while still enjoying the benefits of home ownership. We trade a big house for a big life.
It works for us.
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