Modern Zen Stories V - Stories of Minimalism & Simplicity

This week I'd like to share stories of extreme simplicity and minimalism. Do you dare?

Tammy Strobel and her husband live in a 128 square foot home.  Click here to see it.
 She has a new book titled  "You Can Buy Happiness (and It's Cheap): How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can Too."  
Click here to read Farnoosh's wonderful review of the book on Prolific Living
Tammy  also had a nice guest post on titled Finding happiness in the midst of grief.

Simplify then organize, and a case for open storage on the Cat's Meow.

Does your partner or family resist downsizing?  You might want to read How to negotiate downsizing on Becoming Minimalist.

Ashley gives a straightforward approach to minimalism here on

And be sure to read 10 Signs You're Not as Rich as You Could Be by Francine Jay on The Huffington Post.

Have you seen how this family produces all of their own food, supplies local restaurants, and makes a living on 1/10th of an acre in Pasadena, California?  Check out Urban Homestead.

Here are some links to really small homes:

Tinyhouseblog ( Really nice site )
11 small eco-homes that live LARGE

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