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5 Simple Life Lessons I Learned in School

As I have written here several times, I turned 50 in May and have been reflecting and writing about the lessons that I have learned in the past 50 years. I have shared with Care2 readers that these…


4 Simple Green Life Lessons

While I am writing this post on Friday, it will actually go “live” on Monday, May 14, which happens to be my 50th birthday. I have pondered whether or not I should publicly disclose this milestone, bu…


Simple Living Inspiration

Do you desire a simpler life? One with fewer distractions, less stress, and more hands-on, fulfilling activities? These bits of wisdom from Ethan Hughes may inspire you to move your life in a new dire…


A Tale of Sustainability and Self-Sufficiency

In an era when "going green" is sometimes just a marketing slogan, it can really shake you (and perhaps greatly inspire you) when you learn of people who have wholeheartedly ditched a life of consumer…


4 Tips for Tranquility

I’ve been working lately on living a more calm, Zen lifestyle. It isn’t always easy. Do you sometimes feel like waiting in traffic, getting bombarded with overwhelming updates on the news, and tack…


A New Tiny Home Kit–Worth Coveting

When Natural Home put out a call for entries in our Natural Home of the Year contest in 1999, Jay Shafer sent in a few photos of an exquisitely built tiny house and an essay about why he chose to live…


Living in a Small Home: Constant Editing, Constant Play

When Sayra and Dominic Adams paid $37,500 for their 550-square-foot fixer upper in a small Idaho town three years ago, it was in sorry shape. The house had been abandoned for five years. The bathroom …


2 People, 600 Square Feet: Not an Inch is Wasted

After living in a 600-square-foot studio apartment for 23 years, Ken and Linda Bolton bought their first home in 2000. “I was seeking three bedrooms, a dining room and lots of windows,” Linda says. Sh…


Benefits of Living in a Tiny Home: Time, Money, Peace of Mind

Ryan Mitchell lives in a 300-square-foot apartment in Charlotte, North Carolina, and that’s just too much space. He’s saving up so he can pay cash to build his 130-square-foot dream home. Ryan, who…


5 Solutions for Living without Closets

For the most part, Victoria Gazeley has everything she needs in the 650-square-foot restored homesteader's cabin in coastal British Columbia that she shares with her 7-year-old son. The one thing she …


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