Why You Should Listen to A Downsized Life

Published on: 2nd January, 2020

A Downsized Life shares our journey as we look to live a simpler life, away from the everyday stresses of living in a big city, and all that entails.

Join us as we share lessons learned, successes earned, and everything in-between. You'll hear from myself and my wife Jaclyn, as we take the plunge and move three hours north of our old home, friends, and more, and how we adapt (or don't).

You'll also hear from our two young kids occasionally, and what the move and new life means to them - the ups, the downs, the somewhere in the middle.

While we may not have all the answers, we promise we'll give our honest feedback and thoughts about making this move yourself, and hopefully help you along the way.

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Welcome to A Downsized Life. I'm your host, Danny Brown, and in the winter of 2019,


my wife and I moved our family from a sprawling city in southern Ontario, Canada to a small


town 3 hours north. This podcast is about that journey to downsizing our lives:


lessons learned, successes earned, and everything in between. If you're looking at


downsizing your life,


then join us and listen for free at or wherever you


relax with podcasts.


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About the Podcast

A Downsized Life
adventures in downsizing and starting over
Welcome to A Downsized Life, where we explore the joys and challenges of moving from a big city to a small village to lead a quieter, simpler life. Join your host Danny Brown and occasionally his wife Jaclyn, as well as their kids Ewan and Salem, as they share their experiences about the transition and offer tips and insights for those looking to downsize their lives.

We'll discuss the benefits of downsizing, including less stress, more time for hobbies and passions, and a stronger sense of community. We'll also talk about the experience of leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the city and discovering the peace and quiet of a small village.

Listen as we open up about the challenges of downsizing, such as finding a new home, adjusting to a slower pace of life, and building new social connections. Every episode will provide practical advice on how to make the move, downsize possessions, and adjust to a simpler lifestyle.

Whether you're considering a move to a small village, or simply looking for ways to simplify your life, A Downsized Life has something for you. Tune in for inspiration, advice, and how you can also find happiness in a quieter, more meaningful way of living.

About your host

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Danny Brown

Danny Brown is the host of One Minute Podcast Tips, the show that helps you be a better podcaster in just a minute a week. He's also hosted, and co-hosted, several other podcasts - if you called him a serial podcaster, you wouldn't be wrong! He's been in the podcasting space for over 10 years, and has the scars to prove it.

He's the Head of Podcaster Support and Experience at, the world's only growth-oriented podcast hosting, distribution, analytics, and monetization platform for the serious indie podcaster.

He lives in beautiful Muskoka, Ontario, Canada with his wife and two kids, where he spends winters in front of a cozy fire and summers by the lake. Well, when he finds time away from podcasting, of course...