Tag: home ownership

How Tiny House Lady Accelerated Our Early Retirement

A few years after Mr. Grumby and I launched our super turbo savings plan we met Dee Williams, the Tiny House Lady that accelerated our early retirement. We went to see the brilliant film Tiny: a story about living small and Dee was on the discussion panel that followed. The audience energy was palpable and our imaginations took flight with ideas of… Read more →

The Monthly Downsizer Special Edition: Our 2016 Expenses!

December is the Monthly Downsizer Special Edition, in which we reveal our 2016 Expenses! In July of 2015 we moved from a 1,400 square foot house with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an oversize double garage to an 880 sq. ft. apartment.  Four months later, we downsized again and moved to a 670 sq. ft. apartment.  With the goals of shortening our retirement horizon and… Read more →

Deconstructing the American Dream

We are the Grumbys.  This is the story of how we began re-mapping our route to the American Dream by questioning commonly held beliefs about home ownership, possessions and priorities.   Owning a home is supposed to be the main route to the American Dream. Anything less, renting a house or apartment, for instance, is an indication of failure, malfeasance, communism… Read more →

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