Passion Flower

I understand.

Now, I understand. I get it. As I shuffle through the house, devoid of decades of souvenirs, collected clutter, and inherited furniture – I finally understand. When I first began the process of minimalization, the decades of training in “stuff & things” were still binding me. I am not one that I would ever have…

The Month Of June…

This month has completely flown by! The month of June has been a very busy month for Team JUsT. We have much news to report and a tentative launch date for the Prairie Schooner’s adventures! Minimalism and Minimizing The month started out with the minimalizing progress making huge leaps and bounds of progress. We have…

Latest News! (Our Absence, v2.0)

Has it really been more than two weeks since we last updated our blog? Well, here is the latest news on the Prairie Schooner project, our minimalization progress, and our GTFO plans… Please pardon our absence, but things are really progressing right now! Prairie Schooner We have completed a few minor adjustments in the ol’…

Van Tetris

Ahhhhh, The Fun of Van Tetris! We have begun the endless game of how to fit two humans and two 60 pound dogs and all their accompanying stuff, into 66 square feet. Van Tetris! Clothing We figured out that all of our shoes, clothing, and personal items will fit into those little plastic drawer columns,…

Rummage Sale #1

Yesterday was our rummage sale! Although, it seems it was the first one… LOL! We had not muddled through everything, so we will be hosting another one in a few weeks when we get the rest of this place weeded out. It was a glorious day for a yard sale! Brilliant sunshine, cool breezes, happy people,…

All You Need is Less

Garage Sale

With our deadline for moving out of the house and into the Ford Transit Cargo Van fast approaching, we are deep in the throes of minimalism -ing and gearing up for The Big Garage Sale! The process of unloading half a century of household goods and accumulated consumer products has become much easier and is…

Showering, Bidet, and Hot Water

Showering, bathing, and hygiene is a concern when you’re planning on living in a van full-time. While I look forward to being “HomeFree”, I don’t want to look unwashed or smell suspect. LOL!  We had discussed this in depth, before deciding to live in the Prairie Schooner, and had found several options for bathing and…

Minimalism Purging

Over the past several weeks, I have been hard at work purging and minimizing the contents of our home. Minimalism is gaining momentum at the little shack! Streamlining the process is becoming easier. It is funny.. the first thing or two that I unloaded was much harder than any of the subsequent items. It seems like…

Recent Absence of Late

Many apologies, dear Readers, for our protracted recent absence. Recently, we have been juggling several projects at once.  All of them are progressing… even if it seems that they’re moving at the speed of molasses in January! What’s Up? We are deep in the throes of minimalization.  We are liquidating all the crap in the…

JUsT a Frugal Valentine’s Day….

Friends…Family…My Countrymen…Happy Valentine’s day to all of you! I hope all of you spent it with the one(s) you love! I have the honor of delivering this installment of ‘this ole’ Priarie Schooner‘. I am your host, Rock…  🙂 Over the last several days we have been in logistics mode, planning the specifics on our…

Employment On The Road

One of the scariest parts of The Plan to sell everything we own and move into our Ford Transit Cargo Van tiny home, is that all of my and Rock’s lives have been spent seeing the Recipe Of Life as — get a job, buy a home, get married, save for retirement, pay the mortgage, spawn…

Van Outfitting, Part 2, Bed Platform

Today was a warm and gloriously clear day with brilliant sunshine and gentle breezes… Man, I adore South Texas!  It is late-January and we were bumming around in shorts and tank tops! We made some progress on the Tiny Home conversion!  Finally!! The supplies we had on-hand for the rails are: Two 2x6x8 for the…

The Minimalist Prepper…

I figured it out this morning! I sat down to my obligatory one cup of coffee and was browsing some of the WordPress folks who have similar journeys to ours… and while Rock is on the same journey as I am, he does not suffer the same conflict.  He is not agonizing over every single…