Tagged simple living

Cob Houses: Minimalist Living in Style

Moving onto a boat was the result of: wanting to downsize, needing a smaller monthly overhead, desiring to live some place cool. Prior to deciding to live on a boat, I had the strongest urge to build a cob house. They are artful, affordable, small, and just…well, adorable. Yahoo! just posted an article about smaller…

Land-Locked Lessons

Last week I housesat for my parents as they traveled to California to, among other things, spend a day at Disneyland. I haven’t been to Disneyland in nearly ten years, so I’m a little bitter that they got to go and I remained behind to care for their house/zoo. But it wasn’t all bad, and…

D-Day

Today was docking day. I’ve been looking forward to this day for weeks, thinking longingly of having as much electricity as I needed, being able to walk into downtown under the power of my own legs (and just my legs), not having to deal with the tumultuous weather, and never agonizing over leaving something on…

Happy Liveaboard

It’s nearly nine pm, the sun has already set, and the sky is dusky pink fading into blue. Mount Rainier is still visible, but disappearing into dusk. Though a still day, the wind has picked up a little, rippling the water. Seagulls fly overhead, probably looking for a free meal, and the seals are heading…

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