Aug 062012
 

The average person in this country pays little or no attention to the weather.  Other than wondering how hot, how cold, or if it ‘s going to rain, most people really don’t care much about what the climate is doing.  (Although you folks out west going through this drought are well aware of the weather. […]

Alternative Housing..A Minimalist Guide to keeping a roof over your head while living in the Florida Keys…Part 4

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May 082011
 

In this final part of the series I am going to discuss a housing option that is not for everybody.  On one hand it kind of goes against the grain of a true minimalist, on the other, it is a very minimalist way of living compared to conventional housing.  What is it? Liveaboards.  The fine […]

Alternative Housing..A Minimalist Guide to keeping a roof over your head while living in the Florida Keys…Part 3

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May 012011
 

So far in Parts 1 and 2 of this series I’ve discussed what would be considered “conventional” housing options in the Keys.  Brick and mortar, standard, what in some circles would be considered “normal” housing.  Fine if that is the sort of thing you want.  Not so fine if you are a minimalist and don’t […]

So what would you do?

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Apr 282011
 

There you are, one minute  you are sitting there nice and cozy in your beautiful brick 3 bedroom, 2 bath, double garage, on a quarter acre with all the trappings of life as defined by the attitude of consumerism.  Your house has all the requisite things that everyone says you need to have to be […]

Alternative Housing…A Minimalist Guide to keeping a roof over your head while living in the Florida Keys…Part 1

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Apr 162011
 

Living in the Florida Keys ain’t cheap.  In fact it is one of the most expensive places to live in the continental U.S. of A.  Everything needs to be shipped in, food, consumer goods, tourists, cuban refugees, and it gets more expensive as fuel prices go up.  But by far the most expensive part of […]

Minimalism and Disasters

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Mar 162011
 

Let me say before I get into this post that I in no way shape or form mean any disrespect nor am I attempting to trivialize what has happened to the Japanese in light of the recent events.  The suffering they are going through is terrible and the worst may be yet to come.  But […]