The Advantages of Drinking Less Coffee – One and A Half Months In

I was talking to someone in work about coffee drinking. I mentioned how great it is for firing up the system when needed. She drinks five or six cups a day. She has one in […] Read More

Some Direct Talking Inspiration From Jimmy Carter

I recently watched the Minimalist’s documentary Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things. It’s inspirational and it helped keep the fire lit under me as I sell many of my possessions. It was a clip […] Read More

For Sale
The Journey to Change is Littered with Adverts

Back when I started this blog I wasn’t really sure what its purpose was going to be. Simple living? What does that even mean really? Frugality? Minimalism? DIY? More free time? All of these things, […] Read More

Shopping To Ingredients Over Recipes

My brother’s a very good cook. He insists on all the small nuanced details of cooking something to as close to perfection as can be done. I am inherently lazier on that front. Christmas is […] Read More

A Simple Supplement to Rule Them All…And Avoid a Hole in Your Wallet

There’s so much information out there on what constitutes ‘good food’. It’s bewildering. Just look at our grandparents’ diets and add one or two things in. Forget most of the rest. Finding out that cheese […] Read More

Fixing up an old bike vs. buying a new one

I was recently sitting and (g)oogling some bikes on TomsBikeTrip. Slowly but surely the conviction set in that one of those bikes was NEEDED; perfectly suited to the eight mile commute for my new job. […] Read More

I Gave Up Coffee For 7 Days

Firstly, it wasn’t as easy as I expected it to be. In fact, I didn’t expect it to be much of a challenge at all. Until my mid twenties, I never really drank anything with […] Read More

Dungarvan View
The Waterford Greenway: Well Worth The Spin

Being from the sunny South East and currently gainfully unemployed, there was no better time for us to avail of the scenery available along the newly opened 45k cycle/walking route from Waterford to Dungarvan, know […] Read More

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Tiny House (in Ecuador)?

So, how much does it cost to build a Tiny House? It depends. The only way to see more of the jigsaw before the event is doing research and comparing with similar projects. As any […] Read More

Finally! The Roof is Going on our Tiny House

The roof is going on. Bamboo on the inside, covered with a heavy tarpaulin that came with the truck. It should provide some level of insulation when the temperature drops at night. The roof material […] Read More