A Digital Nomad Roundup

This month we’ve talked about being a digital nomad, tools for being a successful digital nomad, finding a job as digital nomad, and few other odds and ends. But by this point many are wondering about making money (and banking in general) as a digital nomad. So let’s talk banking, financial transactions, and maybe a few other tidbits to boot!

Have MoneyObviously working in the continental United States proves little obstacle for receiving funds for payment and then processing through the bank of your choice. In our case we are members of a small, localized credit union. However, they belong to a much larger Co-Op of credit unions so we are able to use branches and ATMs throughout the country. It is ideal for us and has been the solution over big banking that so many of us dislike. A typical transaction involves invoicing (through Hiveage), payment (through PayPal), completed invoice PDF sent to client, transfer of funds (every 2 weeks like a “payday”) from PayPal to credit union checking account, 48-business hours to process, funds available. If you are adventuring outside of the United States though things can get a bit more complicated. Continue reading

Choosing A Wardrobe Fit For The Tiny House Life: female edition

Fashions fade, style is eternal.

~ Yves Saint Laurent

Choosing A Wardrobe Fit For the Tiny

Years ago I would wonder why some of the world’s most successful people always seemed to be wearing the same thing. It was as if they either had a daily uniform or were just way too predictable. Whatever the case even today some of our most fascinating cultural icons don a daily uniform. Consider Mark Zuckerberg and his gray t-shirt and zip-up sweatshirt. Or what about designer Thom Browne who is never seen out of his cropped pants and no-socks uniform? Then there’s our own POTUS who seems to have cornered the market on navy blue, single-breasted suits.  And who could forget the late Steve Jobs who made history multiple times in a black, mock turtleneck? The point is, when you have a busy life or want to eliminate clutter and frivolous decision making or just want to keep things in perspective, wearing a well thought out wardrobe gives you one less thing to think about. Continue reading

Choosing A Wardrobe Fit For the Tiny House Life

Fashions fade, style is eternal.

~ Yves Saint Laurent

Choosing A Wardrobe Fit For the Tiny

Years ago I would wonder why some of the world’s most successful people always seemed to be wearing the same thing. It was as if they either had a daily uniform or were just way too predictable. Whatever the case even today some of our most fascinating cultural icons don a daily uniform. Consider Mark Zuckerberg and his gray t-shirt and zip-up sweatshirt. Or what about designer Thom Browne who is never seen out of his cropped pants and no-socks uniform? Then there’s our own POTUS who seems to have cornered the market on navy blue, single-breasted suits.  And who could forget the late Steve Jobs who made history multiple times in a black, mock turtleneck? The point is, when you have a busy life or want to eliminate clutter and frivolous decision making or just want to keep things in perspective, wearing a well thought out wardrobe gives you one less thing to think about. Continue reading

The Ultimate Pet Food For Tiny Homes

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You may remember the post I wrote several weeks ago about Storing Pet Food in Small Places. Living in roughly 360 square feet of living space presents many challenges for storing essential items like food products and I was thrilled to let you all in on my little secret.

The SoftStore30 bags not only solved my problem of storing bulk quantities of dog food in storage compartments that are less than generously sized and oddly shaped, but they also solved my concern for keeping the food airtight, watertight and bugtight. All equally important issues for living in a tiny floating home in the Caribbean.

“I’ve stumbled upon an even better way to save space…”

Well, now I’ve got something even more exciting to share with you! I still use these awesome containers, but I’ve stumbled upon an even better way to save space. I’ve changed what I put inside them! Continue reading