So, your lifestyle doesn’t ever cause you any problems?
No, absolutely not. I’m not a dogmatist or missionary – I live this way solely for myself. If I miss anything, I don’t have to manage without it.
What can’t you live without?
My smartphone. I don’t live like a monk – to be actively involved in modern society, you need a smartphone. I am completely aware of the negative aspects of owning a mobile phone, such as constantly being available to other people or losing the ability to concentrate for long periods.
Does minimalism also influence your social life? For example, can you still have friends round at your home?
I’m a very sociable person, but I live most of my life outside the home. I like going to restaurants, for example. But when my friends do come to mine, they usually bring their own plate, which often sparks interesting conversations about a whole range of different topics.