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SYSTEMS not spaces

SYSTEMS not spaces

"Simple living is skillful living" - Satish Kumar For many years, I have strived to live a more simplified life. What does that mean you ask?  For me it means having more of what I need and use, and less of what I don’t. It means having space around me, and this...

nothing is certain but DEATH…

nothing is certain but DEATH…

“That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet”- Emily Dickinson “Imagine you are 90” we said to each other, as we began the conversation around designing our new house. Afterall, this was our last home, the final frontier, the place we hoped to...

WASTE not, want not

WASTE not, want not

“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water” – W.H. Auden It may have been a simple and well researched decision, but it was also expensive, time consuming, and challenging. Still, we are confident we made the right one – to install compost toilets. As a...

the house that LOVE built

the house that LOVE built

“Home is where one starts from” – T.S. Eliot It’s been more than a year and a half since we broke ground on our new build.  While most of creating a new home involves looking forward, gratitude has had me spending at least some of my time, looking back,...

what you SEE is what you get

what you SEE is what you get

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” – Aristotle First, I want to thank all those who continue to comment on the blog and on the build. I appreciate your interest, your kind comments and all of your great questions.  As the last couple of blog posts...

the NUMBERS don’t lie

the NUMBERS don’t lie

“I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.” Henry David Thoreau Building our new house has always been about the numbers; square footage, the budget, the orientation to the sun, the property lines, the size of the...

the best laid PLANS

the best laid PLANS

circa 1995 “It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags! - Dr. Seuss I can see it now. Everyone gathered together just like we have for the past 25 years, around our long dinner table, on Christmas Eve. I’m in the kitchen...

In the FLOW

https://issuu.com/seasidetimes/docs/seaside0719forwebsite/44 In the July 2019 issue of Seaside Magazine, another installment of LOVINGLARGElivingsmall.

We ARE the Village

https://issuu.com/seasidetimes/docs/march2018forwebsite/34 This article was the 2nd in a series in Seaside Magazine featuring our journey in communal living. Page 35, March 2018, Seaside Magazine

We’re All Just Walking Each Other Home

https://issuu.com/seasidetimes/docs/january2018forweb/24 This article was the first in a series in Seaside Magazine, featuring our journey in communal living. Page 24, January 2018, Seaside Magazine