Are you itching to learn more about the tiny home movement? Excitedly looking for ways to downsize, minimize and become more eco friendly in the process? Today I’m sharing my top 12 absolute favourite books to inspire a minimalist nomadic life.
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Tiny home on wheels Feels. Living in a tiny home home makes you so much more aware of your impact on the earth, the importance of carving out a way to make money from anywhere and the deep joy gained from simple living. Less stuff, more experiences. Less stress, more relaxation. Less responsibilities, more time for things that bring you pleasure, like these delicious books that wait to be devoured. Enjoy 🙂
Author: Lloyd Kahn
About: Tiny Homes on the Move chronicles 21st-century nomads — people who inhabit homes that are compact and mobile, either on wheels or in the water. In photos and stories, this fascinating book explores modern travelers who live in vans, pickup trucks, buses, trailers, sailboats, and houseboats that combine the comforts of home with the convenience of being able to pick up and go at any time. With over 1,000 color photos accompanying the stories and descriptions of these moveable sanctuaries, this is a valuable and inspirational book for anyone thinking outside the box about shelter.
Author: Rhonda Hetzel
About: ‘Being in charge of your own life, and making decisions based on what you want to do rather than what you have to do, gives you a rare kind of contentment and shows you that every ordinary day offers magnificent opportunities.’ Award-winning blogger Rhonda Hetzel shares the day-to-day practicalities of a simple life and shows you how to rediscover the heart of your home. With a year of monthly projects that make household management easier, Rhonda encourages you to set up good systems, make what you need and appreciate what you have. Learn how to stretch money further, safely clean your home and cook from scratch with 40 favourite recipes, including step-by-step guides to baking bread and making cheese. Whether you’re part of a family, living alone or thinking about retirement, this is an inspiring, indispensable guide to slowing down, taking stock of your life and finding pleasure and satisfaction at home.
Author: Bernadette Schwerdt
About: The ultimate guide to launching and growing an online business
You’ve got a crazy idea, a hobby, a business or special expertise. You want to take it online, and you want to it be a money-making success. But what do you do next? Using a simple 5-step approach, best-selling author and digital marketing specialist Bernadette Schwerdt uncovers the inside tips and tricks that Australia’s most successful online entrepreneurs use to build their multi-million dollar businesses.
For those just starting out, this book will help you identify the best business idea to pursue, guide you on how to set it up and give you the strategies to grow it quickly using low-cost tools. For those with existing businesses, you’ll learn how to maximise your online impact and access the little-known but powerful tools and technologies the top disruptors use to create a global presence.
Featuring dozens of case studies of how Australia’s most successful disruptors have done it, Bernadette reveals the underlying patterns common to all successful online businesses – what they did right, what they did wrong, what they would do differently and the short cuts to building an online business that only the successful know.
Author: Foster Huntington
About: Showcasing hundreds of funky vehicles, awe-inspiring landscapes, and cleverly designed interiors in tiny spaces from around the world, Van Life is perfect for who anyone daydreams about living on the open road.
More and more people-from millenials to baby boomers-are taking a break from conventional life for the freedom, tranquility, and adventure of being on the road and living in a converted vintage truck, camper, or van.
Van Life showcases the best crowd-sourced photographs from Foster’s tumblr account, van-life.net, many of which have never been posted. Organized into sections like Volkswagen vans, American vans, converted vans, school buses, and more, the hundreds of photos include shots of the unique vehicles, the beautiful locations they’ve been parked including stunning beaches, dramatic mountains and picturesque forests, fully designed interiors with kitchens and sleeping quarters, and more.
Also included are interviews with solo travelers, couples, and families who are living this new American dream.
Author: Jean Willoughy, Katie Shelly
About: Throughout history, herbs have been used medicinally to promote healing and vitality. Think chamomile for better sleep, green tea for enhanced focus, or elderberry for immunity boost. Today, herbs are more popular than ever, celebrated not just for their effectiveness but also as natural and affordable remedies. This beginner-friendly guide welcomes a new generation to the trusted tradition. Engagingly written for a wide audience, it presents richly detailed profiles of more than 60 herbs, including cultural history, uses, tips and beautiful watercolor illustrations all in a gift-worthy, hardcover package.
Author: Rhonda Hetzel
About: ‘I was pulled into simple living before I knew what it was. It crept up on me using the smallest of steps and didn’t reveal its true beauty and real power until I was totally hooked. I was searching for a way to live well while spending very little money. What I found was a way of life that also gave me independence, opportunity and freedom.’ Rhonda Hetzel gently encourages readers to find the pleasure and meaning in a simpler life, sharing all the practical information she has gathered on her own journey. Whether you want to learn how to grow tomatoes, bake bread, make your own soap and preserve fruit, or just be inspired to slow down and live more sustainably, Down to Earth will be your guide.
Author: Jan Moeller, Bill Moeller
About: Talking about RV electricity, this book provides an understanding of what electricity is and what it does. It tells you: how to repair and improve electrical systems; how to troubleshoot faulty brakes, tail lights, and circuits, how to detect dangerous shorts, faulty grounds, inadequate connections, or malfunctioning switches; and more.
Author: Ray Mears
About: In BUSHCRAFT SURVIVAL Ray Mears travels to some of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses in the world, and experiences first hand the survival techniques of different indigenous cultures.From the Hudson Bay in Canada, via Tanzania and the jungles of Venezuela, to the moors and highlands of Britain, BUSHCRAFT SURVIVAL explores a range of locations and techniques from indigenous peoples. Drawing on centuries of knowledge as well as his own experience, Ray demonstrates how our enjoyment of the wilderness comes through respect for our surroundings and the people, plants and animals that live there.
Author: Corey Perlman
About: In this Web 2.0 era, small business owners are at a severe disadvantage because they have minimal, if any, knowledge, about Internet marketing. They also lack the budget to hire a top-notch web marketer. As a result, the thrust of their Internet marketing program is usually a poorly performing website that attracts few visitors. e Boot Camp is the solution to the entrepreneur’s Internet marketing problem. This do-it-yourself book provides the know-how that’s needed to win business in cyberspace while eliminating the need for a large marketing budget. In just an hour or two a week, the small business owner will gain control of his or her Internet marketing campaign, using the step-by-step method Perlman presents. Specifically, readers will learn the keys to improving their search-engine ranking (the critical driver of traffic to a Website), how to create and manage blogs and e-newsletters and, finally, the secrets to a successful, sales-driven website.
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Author: Gordon Groene, Janet Groene
About: Revised and updated for today s younger, savvier RV owners, this new edition of Janet and Gordon Groene’s classic features a new section on home schooling, a more comprehensive resources section, and updated coverage on using the Internet to take care of such things as banking; staying in touch with friends, family and business associates; medical care; bill paying, and other essentials. Readers will also find the latest on new RV models. Yet, despite all the changes, Living Aboard Your RV retains the many timeless features that have made it the top-selling guide of its kind.
Author: Vin T. Sparano
About: The ultimate do-it-yourself guide for camping and wilderness survival. From the author of the award-winning Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia, this volume is the most complete camping instruction book published. This monumental full-color guide to the outdoors features more than 600 photographs, diagrams, and illustrations, clearly explaining and illustrating the most successful techniques for any camping or backcountry survival scenario. Sure to be an indispensable resource, it offers in-depth coverage of tents, bedding and sleeping bags, boots and footwear, leave-no-trace methodology, camp and backpacking stoves, camp kitchens, menus and cooking, tools, backpacks, ropes and knots, and boats, recreational vehicles, and all-terrain vehicles.
Author: Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus
About: In MINIMALISM, Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, authors of the popular website and #1 podcast series The Minimalists, introduce you to the joys of living with less.Feeling trapped in successful but unfulfilling corporate careers, Joshua and Ryan worked long hours, wasted money, stayed in bad relationships and spiralled into depression. The everyday grind pushed them further into debt and discontent.After each undergoing a life-changing event, Joshua and Ryan walked away from their six-figure careers and discovered minimalism. Jettisoning most of their material possessions taught them that physical things can get in the way of the most important ‘things’ in life: their health, passions, growth, relationships and their contributions to the world around them.The Minimalists website, podcast, documentary and sellout tours have helped over 20 million people declutter and find meaning. MINIMALISM is your chance to see how your life can be better with less.
We hope you enjoyed this roundup of 12 Books To Inspire A Minimalist Nomadic Life. Do you have any other Tiny Home on Wheels Feels books you’d love to add to this list? Please share below!
Until next time, happy travels!