Tammy is a writer, photographer and simple living enthusiast, and along with her husband Logan and their two cats, she recently continued her journey towards simpler, more minimal living by moving first into a minimally furnished apartment, and then into a ‘tiny house’.
Now a keen advocate for small space living, she blogs about her journey towards a simpler, more sustainable and debt free life on her blog Rowdy Kittens, and can also be found on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.
Seven years before, they were living a typical middle class lifestyle, but after a period doing voluntary work in Mexico, she came to realise how trivial most of her problems were. Inspired to transform their lives they sold their cars, gave away a lot of their ‘stuff’, cleared their debt and changed their work. Their new home is a mere 128 square feet in size.
“Once we sold our one remaining car, life became even better because we saved money and worked less. It sounds like a cliche, but without the car and the TV we had the time, money and energy to prioritize our health, happiness and life goals. For instance, I quit my day job in early 2010, started my own small business and moved to Portland, Oregon. Without simplicity, I would still be stuck in my cubicle.
I hope our personal story will help you remove clutter from your life, one step at a time.
Good luck in your own simple living quest. Above all, pursue happiness and not more stuff.”
Photo from Rowdy Kittens