Ryan Mitchell: A tiny location-independent life
February 11, 2015 | Podcast
Getting laid off from his job led Ryan to reevaluate the way he lived and the way he worked. Eventually he created a location-independent livelihood and a pared-back, debt-free lifestyle in a tiny house, giving him the time and flexibility to travel and focus on what matters most to him.
Most Memorable Location-Independent Experiences
Two big things jump out at me:
The first was when I had moved into my tiny house and realized I no longer had rent or a mortgage, and my job could be done anywhere. It was then I understood: the game most people play of “if you could do anything, what would it be?” was no longer a thought experiment; it was my life.
The second was the moment I was about to click the “buy” button to purchase my first ticket abroad for long term. When I realized it scared me, I knew I had to do it.
Biggest Surprise along the Way
How normal it can feel to live anywhere, work anywhere. What seems exotic to most is now my everyday life.
In this episode
- How he makes money from his blog
- What a tiny house is
- Reducing the costs of having a home base
- How he shifted his mindset and downsized his life
- Why we shouldn’t be limited by terms and definitions
- Taking the plunge to live in Croatia for three months
- What it means to live a Tiny Life
- And much more
Resources we talked about
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