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Small House Society News 200808

Small House Society News 200808 | 31 August 2008 | Sunday

Dear Friend of Smaller and Simpler Living,

I know that time is precious for everyone these days, so I’ll try to keep this update short. The approximate reading time for this message is about 3 minutes. Feel free to reduce your reading time even more by skipping over topics that don’t interest you.

Border to Border Tour. The Border to Border Tour was an amazing success. Photos from the tour area now available. Many thanks to all those who attended the tour events and provided us with encouragement and support.

Resources for Life Website. Some of you have already noticed the new Small House Society website design which provides easier access to the rest of the Resources for Life website. Since its beginning in 2002, the Small House Society website has been hosted on the Resources for Life website, but navigation between the two sites was not easy. The new site design makes it easier to search, navigate, and manage. Some of the resource groups that are part of the Resources for Life website are complementary to the Small House Society mission, yet they don’t quite “fit” under the theme of small houses, such as the Mobile Hermitage, the Environmental Resource Group, and general articles and pages about housing.

Put Your Life on a Diet. Gregory Johnson’s new book on small living, Put Your Life on a Diet, has been available since June and the official launch was in Iowa City on July 11 at Prairie Lights. An open house of the Mobile Hermitage took place that day. The next book signing is at Vortex Gifts in Iowa City on Friday, September 5, 2008 from 5PM to 8PM.

Membership. Many thanks to all those who have already joined or renewed their membership to the Small House Society this year at the $5 annual level. If you’ve not done so already, please visit the membership page.

Book With Membership Payment. You’ll notice there is now an option for those donating $20 or more to receive a free copy of Put Your Life on a Diet by Gregory Johnson. There’s also still the option for those donating $30 or more to receive a free copy of Living Small by Dennis Fukai.

Thanks. I want to thank the global team of volunteers and workers “behind the scenes” who help make all this possible. I’m very grateful to the many people who continue to uphold and advance the mission of the Small House Society. Thanks again for your support. Please let me know if there is any way that the Small House Society can serve you better.

Gregory Johnson, Facilitator
Small House Society

Internet: http://www.smallhousesociety.org
E-Mail: shs @ resourcesforlife.com (without spaces)
Postal: c/o Resources for Life, PO Box 2717, Iowa City, IA 52244-2717
Phone: (319) 621-4911

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By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com