Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

See Us on Yahoo? Start Here

You might have seen us on Yahoo News with Katie Couric. If so, welcome! And now that you’re here, you might be wondering, what the heck is LifeEdited? Allow us to explain.

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First, we are a business. We were founded five years ago by a guy, also our CEO, named Graham Hill. He gave this nifty TED Talk in 2011 that explains our mission. To sum it up, the world–and North America in particular–has seen a super-sizing of everything: housing sizes, the amount of stuff we accumulate, the amount of information we consume, etc. LifeEdited is out to provide an antidote to this phenomenon, showing how the right application of design and technology can enable us all to live happier, simple lives using less stuff, space and information. Our first major demonstration of this principle was shown through our first prototype apartment–a 420 sq ft space that could seat 12 for dinner, sleep two guests comfortably and privately and do many other things that made you forget its compact dimensions.

Next, check out the above video for a quick explanation about what our business does specifically. In short, we act as a specialty consultant to real estate developers and architects. We work with them to help deliver as much possible function to every square foot they build. To see some examples of our work, go here, here and here. We are also starting to develop our own real estate projects.

And then of course, we are a website and newsletter. Our mission is to show people how they can live amazing lives using less stuff, space and information than the status quo might have us believe. The site focuses on showing off amazing architecture, design as well as publishing relevant news and tips for the less is more way of life. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter that delivers regular news direct to your inbox.

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  • Is Yahoo! still a thing?

  • buzievagy

    This is a bit racist

  • Kenneth Terry

    I am a married and have an eight year old son. I have had problems with getting caught up into the material lifestyle and have made multiple bad decistions in my time here on earth. With that in mind, I am in the process of designing a 640 square foot Storage Container home which will be stacked perpendicular, allowing the over hang to be used as outdoor living space and the area of the roof of the first container to also be a second story outdoor living space as well. I am hoping to use the water runoff to become my water source and the remaining roof area to be my solar collectors for a self sustaining home.

    I am hoping that with the equity my Wife and I have made in the past two homes, we may perhaps be able to build this home and live mortgage free. This would allow us to be more free with our time and travel. Spending more time together and making more memories is my goal.

    I really like the idea of the movable walls so it will allow the areas to be used for multiple purposes. Making the home as efficient as possible is a big goal of mine. These movable walls have put me into a bit of a quandary though. How are these walls made solid enough for a lasting and durable solution? Weight seems to be an issue with the tracks. How are these units built with lightweight and durable enough materials to last a lifetime?

    I am interested in the stackable chairs you have in the closet and seat as many as 12. Where might I find chairs which stack as compactly as yours’ do? Who makes them and are they affordable?

    I have been researching the spray foam for insulation, micro appliances and surfaces which can be repurposed so my footprint is as small as possible as well. Triple pained glass seems to be the way to go for efficiency. Do you have any suggestions on manufacurers for windows?