It's nice to see others are out there proposing a simpler way of living.
I, like some others, began scaling back "stuff" in the past several years. I moved from a 1500 sf home to a just under 1000 sf one 6 yrs ago....if the market were better, I'd sell it and go with something even smaller, but then it's just me, a dog and a cat. I have gradually gotten rid of more and more stuff as my KISS lifestyle has evolved. I could easily live in 400-600 sf. I have 3 years til I can retire, so I'll likely stay here, hope for a better market and then sell. And who knows, depending on my situation at that time, opt not to buy but look at other options that allow me more freedom. I think most Americans own an obscene amount of "stuff" they don't need and don't even get me started on size of home/car, etc. :)
I'm very frugal on my spending and the only debt I have is my home. The one thing right now that erks me, is that being rural, I only have one choice of internet which is my cable company, and they hold me hostage with a package that while reasonable (60 bucks) includes TV (been unplugged for over a year)phone service (don't own a land line) and my internet (which I use for work and play). I hate the idea of paying for something I don't use!!