Portlander Tammy Strobel‘s simple living story is featured in a New York Times article today about the consumer trend towards simplicity – Consumers Find Ways to Spend Less and Find Happiness.
A two-bedroom apartment. Two cars. Enough wedding china to serve two dozen people.
Yet Tammy Strobel wasn’t happy. Working as a project manager with an investment management firm in Davis, Calif., and making about $40,000 a year, she was, as she put it, caught in the “work-spend treadmill.”
So one day she stepped off.
Read the rest of the article to find out how she and her husband, Logan Smith, overhauled their spending habits, got out of debt, and simplified their lives.
Her story has been an inspiration to Heather and me, as we just recently got out of debt and have begun planning a simpler future together. Read my April interview with Tammy to find out more about her work, tiny houses, and the origin of her blog’s quirky name!