new year! new wagen!

I’ve called wolf on it twice, but this time it is serious: we finally found a third Wagen. Hallelujah glory glory. That is it! Woooo! Originally, we were going to buy a friend’s Wagen. This one. Then we changed our minds. I can’t even remember why. Then we were going to buy a larger one […]

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the further mad cap plans of click clack gorilla

At the beginning of fall a feeling of excitement creeps in alongside the new smells and colors.  The smell of dried leaves reminds me of the start of school, of hats dug out of closets, of new notebooks and pencils, of scarves and hot chocolate, cold hands and red noses. It is a season of transition.  […]

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tiny houses: living small, feeling big

You expand and contract according to the size of your dwelling. Have you ever noticed? Get a huge living space and you find yourself slowly working to fill it up. Move into a tiny house, and you’ll become obsessed with decluttering and going minimalist, even if only out of self defense.  Our Wagen dwelling was […]

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one tiny wagen house

Isn’t she purdy? Just wanted to share in my Mainz Wagenplatz I-miss-you nostalgia.

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speaking of tiny kitchens

While I am on the subject of tiny kitchens… This is the cute teeny tiny little kitchen the Beard and I were using before we left Mainz. Glad I thought to document it before we blew off on the wind. How to do a kitchen when you only have three by two meters.

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new and improved tiny kitchen for three

I am head over heels. I have been using my Wagen as a kitchen since I finished building back in twenty ten. But it was always complicated. The Beard and I had very different visions of the perfect kitchen, and I jumped ship on ours. He loves communal kitchens, full of people and chaos. And […]

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settling: after the move

In every battle of the wills so far, my new space phone has won. At the moment it is winning at preventing me from removing photos and videos of our move and putting them on my computer. My computer pretends that nothing is connected to it when I attach space phone’s usb cord. This is […]

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goodbye, hello

A month after we had announced our summer departure—trading in our beloved Mainz Wagenplatz for new turf in Frankfurt—another group announced that they would be doing the same.  People love to grumble.  People seem to really love to grumble when they live in intentional communities.  Maybe there is more to grumble about.  Maybe we had […]

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daily life: plans, pickles, and paint

Saturday marked six months of Baby Pickles.  An exciting land mark, one that will bring bites of real food, sitting, and another sack of clothes that no longer fit.  We’ve fallen into a pleasant routine, and all is well in paradise.  Seemed like a good time for another day-in-the-life post—wherein you get a more detailed […]

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