The Minimalist Family Life – A Lifestyle Change

Living Room w Fireplace

Living Room w Fireplace

We love living in our huge historic house. This is where the kids were born.Right here in one of our bedrooms. We are keeping it as a rental and we will be downsizing in a huge way and living in the country about 15 minutes away.

We are excited to continue with our goal of living in a small (tiny) home. This will allow us to not only save, but allow us to live freely, realizing our purpose of having the kids gain exposure to other cultures through travel. It will not only be educational, but help them to appreciate a huge part of their culture since I am Jamaican… They have so many wonderful relatives from their father’s hometown in Idaho and amazing grandparents who make it a point to visit for 1-2 months each year from The Republic of Georgia where they are serving as missionaries. Not only that, they also make it a habit for Grandpa to read a story to them weekly, via their Skype visits. What a treasured legacy which is helping me to nurture their love of literature and the Classical Approach to home school which incorporates Bible lessons that build virtues.

That being said, it is important for them to travel and see how others experience joy not merely by having an abundance in space, but by having a happy family life and good times. This is where the ability to live for part of the year overseas comes in.

We are pursuing this minimal approach to moving from a 3,000 sq ft house to living ‘tiny in a 45ft fifth wheel on our own acre property which has a rental house on it which will help support our expeditions.

tiny exterior

Look at it here. Our newly acquired 5th wheel which I will be painting this week in prep for our move! It is an ample size for our family of 4.

I will share pics over the course of a month or two as we do the conversion to a pint sized cabin with white interior and blue trim.

More to come on home school storage, adjustments, and family and most of our familiy’s transition to (an almost!) capsule wardrobe.

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2 thoughts on “The Minimalist Family Life – A Lifestyle Change

  1. How brave and inspiring! I especially love how you said “That being said, it is important for them to travel and see how others experience joy not merely by having an abundance in space, but by having a happy family life and good times.” More people should adopt this way of thinking. It is so refreshing! Good luck with your adventures!!!!!!!!

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