Why Do I #Vanlife

In my usual routine, I woke up and made breakfast and scrolled through social media. In the Portland Vanagon group, yes, we have a Facebook group dedicated to our love affair with these boxy vans; someone had posted yet another video about the #vanlife movement. After watching it, I felt a bit dirty. Honestly, it is this sort of videos are what give this movement such a bad name. It left me with the need […]

The Chaos of Simplification

My tiny house, with everything in its place, looks to be far more room than necessary. There are numerous drawers and shelves with nothing in them or on them. Sometimes I even move things that could all fit on one shelf to another, just so that it doesn’t look so empty. The opposite of that is happening right now, however. Most of my stuff is out of the drawers and cubbies, strewn all over the […]

Purge – I challenge you!

It is that time of year; the parking lots of shopping centers across the country are packed with consumers doing what they do best. Soon houses will be filled with brightly wrapped boxes adorning the floor around a dying tree, while children and adults alike dream of all the items they may have waiting for them. To me, Christmas has become a holiday centered around stuff, sadly, rather than about family or religion. How did […]