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Minimalism is for everyone.

Hi! We are Daniel and Jasmin, the founders of the Minimalism Community and authors of the Minimalism Manifesto.

We believe that there is a minimalist in every human being. Our vision is to create a global network of people living conscious lives. That's why we've initiated the International Minimalism Day
Besides this we advise companies, institutions and organizations taking into account social, ecological and economic aspects. We also work as speakers and offer coaching and courses for people who want to progress in their minimalist lifestyle. We look forward to cooperation, sharing ideas and building an inspiring Minimalism Community with you.


We are all born as minimalists

We all come into this world without any possessions or habits. We cannot take anything with us to the afterlife except our experiences. Therefore man has a natural interest in experiencing, not in possessing. That means there are currently more than 8 billion minimalists living on earth.



(December 2022)

With our minimalism community we want to inspire people to return to this natural state and join the international movement.

Minimalism is fun and does not mean doing without, but an enrichment. Minimalism is what you make of it. It's about living a conscious life. It's not about owning as few things as possible. Minimalism inspires you to focus on what really matters to you. In our Minimalism Community we meet regularly to share ideas and inspire each other in all areas of life.


11 principles for a conscious living

We firmly believe: Minimalism is the best companion you can have in your life journey. As a North-Star it shows you the way and guides you on your own unique personal adventure. Minimalism inspires you to focus on what really matters to you and it helps you not to stray from your personal path, because, in our consumption-oriented, over-abundant society, many distractions and obstacles await us. With this manifesto we draw the constellation in our minimalist map. We inspire you to look at the stars with us and follow the principle: Stop consuming and start living!

Read our Minimalism Manifesto to find out what has empowered and motivated us and other minimalists we met along the way.


International Minimalism Day at January 1st

International Minimalism Day is celebrated on January 1st every year. It has the motto “Minimalism is for everyone” and is an awareness day that draws attention to minimalism as a lifestyle. Minimalists all over the world are demanding a holistic approach to minimalism that encourages focus on the essentials. For the first anniversary in 2023, the focus topic is “conscious consumption”.

With the call “Stop consuming, start living” we offer to join the consumption stop for a certain time and become part of the movement. In particular, we want to point out that the consumer-oriented affluent society in which people live in western industrialized countries is an artificially created situation.

The world we live in has evolved into an unnatural place where we are victims of overconsumption. With the first International Day of Minimalism, we want to send a friendly reminder that we should celebrate our basic needs and urgently put a stop to excessive consumption.

Daniel Budnik und Jasmin Mittag, Founders of the Minimalism Community and Initiators of the International Minimalism Day

We celebrate the International Minimalism Day at January 1st 2023. Take part at our Online-Event! 


What is „the one thing“ you don’t want to live without?

As part of the “the one thing” project, we portray people with their favorite object: around 80 photo portraits have been taken worldwide. With the project “the one thing” we would like to inspire everyone to think about what is really important in their lives.

What do I really need? What has a meaning in my life? In our consumption-oriented society we usually have more things than we actually need. Around 100 years ago, a family had an average of just 180 items in their household. Today the average European person is estimated to own around 10,000 things. The number of our possessions has increased rapidly, especially since the 1950s.

What would you pick as your favorite item? Have a look at the answers of others:


Be part of the movement

We are keen to exchange ideas about minimalism with you. Our vision is to bring together people interested in minimalism as a lifestyle. Tell us your wishes for the international Minimalism Community.

What means minimalism to you?

Each person fills minimalism with their own habits, beliefs and values. We want to collect your ideas and present them here and in our newsletter. What means minimalism to you? Please share your perspective with us. We can't wait for your answer!

What is your vision for the Minimalism Community?

Our upcoming Minimalism Community Platform is a network for minimalists around the globe. We cocreate an inspiring community and want you to be in. What is your vision for the platform? Let us know. We are curious and will consider them!

Our Minimalism Community platform is coming soon!
Stay tuned, stay curious!

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How can we inspire you?


We advise companies, institutions and organizations on minimalism, sustainability and equality. We create concepts for company structures, products, marketing and media, taking into account social, ecological and economic aspects. 


The saying “less is more” is on everyone's lips. But we believe “less is less and more is more”. We are happy to share our experiences, conclusions and perspectives on the minimalist lifestyle with you and your audience in workshops and at events of all kinds.


Our coaching program “Stop consuming, start living” will support you slowly but surely to create a solid foundation for your life as a minimalist. We work with you on various methods that support you to consume more consciously in the long term.


Our vision is a global community platform where people who are passionate about minimalism can learn, grow and build relationships. Join to move forward in your understanding of minimalism, co-create meaningful content and inspire others.


Our path to minimalism as a lifestyle

Many paths lead to minimalism. The first important step is always conscious consumption. Like most minimalists, we have also started to sort out and get rid of things in order to live a more carefree and easier life. This created space to deal with what is really important to us in other areas of our lifes as well.
The outer freedom after detaching from things has led to inner freedom. We both grew up in Germany and ventured out to see what other places have to offer. So we met and decided to work together to push the minimalism movement forward and offer the community a platform. Today, we live and work location independent.