Carmen Shenk is a prophetic speaker with spiritual roots in the Mennonite tradition. She is a YouTube documentarian and a visual artist. Shenk creates wearable art pieces in the improvisational Saori weaving tradition, which is like jazz for yarn.

Shenk and her Austrian lived in a tiny house on wheels of 125 sq ft for 3.5 years. Their experience was transformative and led to her first book, and speaking at tiny house events all over the country. Shenk continues to be a minimalist (with the notable exception of her yarn collection). In her spare time she works on her smart, sexy, small house, works to create the eccentric and colorful capsule wardrobe of her dreams, and enjoys creating zero waste non-toxic personal care potions. Shenk is married to Xaver Wilhelmy, pipe organ builder, and they enjoy a simple and joyful life together with their sweet treat-addict dog.

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  • The Simplify My Life Class Bundle
  • Tiny on Purpose
  • Make Room
  • Practically Tiny
  • The Zero Waste Home
  • Get the Skunky Funk out of your Tiny House!
  • Right-Sizing Your Kitchen

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FEEL BETTER

Getting tested for food sensitivities changed my life! Quite simply… I feel better. MUCH better!

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FIND A TREASURE

Our Etsy shop has wonderful items. Some made by Carmen, and others made by Carmen and her pipe organ builder husband, Xaver Wilhelmy.

DETOX YOUR LIFE

Becoming a member of Young Living has helped me detox my life! I have a challenging autoimmune skin condition, so being able to get through my day with relative comfort depends on using non-toxic personal care products, household cleaners, and nutritional supplements. In some cases, I make my own products so that I know for sure what’s in there. Become a member today.

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SIMPLIFY YOUR KITCHEN

Ready to simplify your kitchen without the fear that you’ll downsize something you actually need? My capsule kitchen approach will help you choose your favorite things, and let go of the things you no longer need… read more

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MY BOOK

Kitchen Simplicity provides a road map for going tiny, embracing simplicity, and eating well, even when your kitchen is small. It’s a can-do conversation with author, chef, tiny house expert, Carmen Shenk, who shared her methods on how she creates delectable food while living in her own home of 125 square feet.

Carmen’s simple living philosophy demonstrates how minimalism can be a choice, not a hardship. She’ll help you move past the media-fed “privation mentality” to a place of purposeful simplicity… more