We’ve recently published our new ebook A Simple Living User’s Guide: Focus on what’s important.


You can now download the PDF version of this book for free!

Simply click on the blue download link.

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Ebook Format

If you prefer an ebook format, it is live in the Kindle Store and available for you to purchase here.

Is This Book For You?

Simplicity keeps our eyes on the prize of what matters most in our lives — the quality of our relationships with family, friends, community, nature, and cosmos.
— Duane Elgin,  Voluntary Simplicity: Cool Lifestyle for a Hot Planet

Which do you value more?

  • Money or happiness?
  • People or possessions?
  • A larger house or a happier home?
  • Another purchase or a healthier planet?

If you chose one or more of the answers highlighted in bold, then this book is for you.

This book is about Simple Living, the philosophy, the lifestyle, and the movement.

Simple Living User's Guide

The essence of voluntary simplicity is living in a way that is outwardly simple and inwardly rich. This way of life embraces frugality of consumption, a strong sense of environmental urgency, a desire to return to living and working environments which are of a more human scale, and an intention to realize our higher human potential—both psychological and spiritual—in community with others.
— Duane Elgin and Arnold Mitchell, Voluntary Simplicity

If you want to live in a way that is “outwardly simple and inwardly rich,” then this book is for you.

Simple Living is a journey.

If you …

  • Have been doing some decluttering
  • Have been making some attempts to cut back on what you own
  • Have been editing your activities, in order to focus on the important ones
  • Are trying to reduce your ecological footprint
  • Are making a stand for social and economic equality

… you have already begun your own Simple Living journey.

This book is for you.