An article on small homes, by yours truly, featuring some Living Large community members
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A comprehensive green checklist
Organic broccoli and rice casserole recipe
A man traveling the country in horsedrawn RV
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Students protest new green fee
One thing that has been very challenging for us since building Our Little House has been the financing.
I know, the Small House Movement converts and minimalists are probably wondering what the point was of having a small home if we still had to finance.
I’ve written before about our attitudes towards debt. We were children of the 70s and early 80s that was raised in a culture of having an attitude that debt is ok, particularly on houses and vehicles.
I even worked nearly half of my adult life in the credit industry.
Our attitudes have changed now, our whole goal is to get out of debt, but we really need to refinance Our Little House while the interest rates are low to help us achieve our goals.
I stumbled upon this article, entitled “The tiny house movement still comes with a sizeable price tag.”
The article left me scratching my head, to say the least.
The author starts off great by comparing McMansions with fast food joints, “On a cost per square foot basis, the typical McMansion may seem like a good deal, but like a Big Mac, what sort of nourishment does it truly deliver?”
That’s the question we asked ourselves when we lived in the city. We had 1,100 square feet, not a McMansion by any means, but we still had enough space in the house to have one bedroom that was completely unused except when we wanted to throw something we didn’t know what to do with in there because our closets were so full.
We had four televisions in the house and enough space to allow us to spend more time with those sets than with each other.
How nourishing was that to our relationship, much less the environment when there was so much wasted/unused space?
He sets up what was seemingly his thesis “But how to convince America’s real estate gluttons that this approach can apply equally to dining rooms as well as dinner?”
Here are some links you might enjoy checking out this weekend!
Organic pet food sales are growing (remember, readers, I work for an excellent company, K9 Cuisine, which supplies online only the highest quality commercial pet foods on the market. You can purchase your high quality pet food without additional sales taxes and have it delivered directly to your door!) The best part of it is the company founder’s values regarding donating to animal causes.
This article defines fresh, local, organic.
Coupons a good way to also save on organic groceries.
Start ‘em off right. Organic clothing for newborns.
McMansions falling out of home buyer’s favor (Really!? We small house owners could have told them that!)
This writer argues that bamboo is not really green.
Going green with your exercise routine!
An ultra modern tiny kitchen design.
Would you pay more for green toys?