My name is Glen and over the past couple of years I have been spring-cleaning, managing my personal belongings (physical and digital) and moving towards a more minimalist lifestyle. I wanted to document my journey and provide some information and advice along the way to help other people looking to do the same.

With property prices in the UK increasing and mortgages becoming harder to get I am researching alternate means for my first home. Most of the options I am considering involve buying or renting land (including forestry which I could help conserve or a house with adequate land). I am passionate about tiny-living and owning very few items so I don’t need much space to live. Some of my options include building a tiny home on a trailer or converting spaces such as container units, vans, buses or similar. I have lots left to research and money to save in the meantime but I will be documenting everything along the way.

Be an optimist. Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. Make all your friends feel there is something in them. Look at the sunny side of everything. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give everyone a smile. Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticise others. Be too big for worry and too noble for anger.

– Christian D. Larsen