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The Tiny Life, Practical Tools for Simple Living

Logo for The Tiny Life blogThe Tiny Life is a website of practical tools for simple living. There are extensive blogs on Tiny Houses, Minimalism, and Homesteading. Tiny Life sells a small number of books on planning and buying a Tiny House, journaling, and a Clear the Clutter course. The posts are very helpful technical reviews of appliances, sheets that make changing a loft bed easier, floor plans with photographs of the finished tiny house. For example, how to select a cooking surface—how do they work, how fitting are they in different environments, how easy to use and store, and energy use. A lovely well-designed site that mixes technical information, advice, and personal experience with inspiring professional quality photographs. Spending a lot of time here would be a pleasing and productive experience.

About The Tiny Life:

People are waking up to the fact that there is a better way to live; we want to live happier lives, to have less stress, to spend time with those we care about and doing the things that are important to us.  My name is Ryan Mitchell and I’ve been working for over a decade on finding the life that is right for me and helping others do the same.  I started with tiny houses and now today I aim to provide practical tools for everyday simple living.  We cover three main ways someone can live a simpler life: tiny houses, minimalism, and homesteading.

About Ryan Mitchell, Managing Editor & Owner

Living in only 150 square feet for years, Ryan Mitchell has learned a thing or two about living simply. From downsizing to life simplification, and designing a life that’s right for you, Ryan brings a lot of experience and practical knowledge to the table. He built his own tiny house in 2012 learning as he went along which inspired him to help others in their journey to live small. Today he still lives in his tiny house full time and off grid with solar, teaching others how to live simply. As a best selling author, he’s been featured in the New York Times, BBC, Associated Press, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Mother Earth News, Treehugger, and NPR.