How Much Should You Spend On Rent?

You again find yourself waiting on that next paycheck, you got bills coming up quick. This one’s gotta go to rent and utilities and your car. You’ll have to make those payments towards debt next time, and you sure as hell can’t put that money in savings. Living in luxury doesn’t have to mean making…

Starting Over in a Suitcase

I moved to another state with a suitcase, a backpack, five hundred dollars and a student loan. It’s a funny thing, going through all of your belongings, deciding what you want and need and what just isn’t going to fit. I was faced with the question you’ve only asked yourself if you’ve tried to start…

Stowing Papers

Ironically, organization becomes a bigger deal when you live in a small space, even though you have less things to organize. It was a great paper pileup, a wad of receipts, and essential documents mixing it up at the bottom of my backpack. They had to go somewhere, but they couldn’t stay or else I…

Tiny House vs Boat

Considering going minimalist? Tiny homes, RV’s and even converted buses are becoming more mainstream alternatives to conventional houses and apartments. However there are unseen pitfalls to these trends and to life on wheels. First off, you need a place to go, there’s no such thing as free dirt after all. Unless you own land, you…

7 Signs You’re Secretly a Sailor

Some of us were born to drive, some were born to drink copious amounts of coffee, and others to sing. Here are seven signs you were born to sail. 1. You could never live far from water Does living far inland, away from oceans and lakes and rivers make you cringe? Me too. There’s just…

So You Want to Go Solar?

I was recently talking with a coworker about solar power. He had been telling me for a while about his plans to save up for an RV to convert and run with solar power. The first time he brought it up, he was super excited because he just ordered himself a few groovy panels that…

55 Little Reasons to Become a Minimalist

There are tons of benefits to living minimally, here are just a few reasons to get you started 1. For a sigh of relief Stress starts to melt away when you have less to worry about, when you leave what worries you behind you never take that deep breath of relief for granted again. 2.…

The Cost of Living on a Boat

Living on the beach is expensive anywhere. From the cold shores in the Pacific North West, to the palm tree populated coast of So-Cal, renting an apartment is guaranteed to stretch your budget unless you’re sharing the space with room mates. And if you’re talking about owning property? Unless you have half a million for…

10 Mistakes all Land Lubbers Make at Sea

Earning your sea legs is most definitely a process of trial and error, but the good news is you aren’t alone! Making mistakes is half the fun, but beware of these ten common pitfalls-  1.  Forgetting to Ask Permission to Come Aboard If you’ve never been on a boat, you probably didn’t know that before…