How to Make a DIY Rotary Clothesline

High on my laundry list of things to do has been, well, laundry. We've been going to the laundromat weekly, which has been a) time consuming and b) expensive, costing us from $60-$80 per month, depending on how many turtle-catching pond adventures Giovanni's pants have been on that week. I've been working on getting our … Continue reading How to Make a DIY Rotary Clothesline

5 Useful Apps for Post-Consumers

Please excuse the post title. The "How to Write a Better Blog Post" gurus say lists like that make better titles. Supposedly people search for that kind of thing. Seems kinda silly to me. So with tongue securely in cheek, here are the Top 5 Apps that have made my life more efficient and minimalist. … Continue reading 5 Useful Apps for Post-Consumers

Used: A Secondhand Fashion Show

In our culture, shopping has become a pastime. Not something you do in order to get something you need. For a lot of people, shopping is entertainment. A destination for socialization and fun. That's what makes it hard for some people to consider getting things used. It's simply not a part of their lifestyle. Especially … Continue reading Used: A Secondhand Fashion Show

My Outhouse is Better Than Your Bathroom: The Shouthouse Completed

I am about to totally change what you think about outhouses. The backstory: We put up a geodesic dome. We need a few basic things to be able to move into it. One of those is bathroom facilities. Hence the Shouthouse (shower + outhouse). After breaking our heads for months on the design/build, the Shouthouse … Continue reading My Outhouse is Better Than Your Bathroom: The Shouthouse Completed

What Happens When You Take Responsibility for Your Own Garbage

One of the catalysts to shifting our thinking about our consumerism was an eye-opening tour of our local waste transfer facility. Since then, we've been working toward zero waste to varying degrees. By setting up some simple systems and without a whole lot of effort other than some habit changes, we were able to reduce … Continue reading What Happens When You Take Responsibility for Your Own Garbage