well as regards to minimalist living, i once spent a month living in a hut with no electricity, walls and floor plastereed with cow-dung, and the roof made of iron sheets,
my only possesions were a change of clothes and two books. my bed a mat spread on the floor. no phone, no television, dinner cooked on an open fire.
gladly i had neighbours and passers-by to share time with even though i couldnt reallly communicate with them
they were the most peaceful relaxing times i ever experienced and definitely played a part in changing my outlook to life.
however take me away from the internet for a month now and i would have withdrawl symptoms
Aflame with the fire of passion, the fire of aversion, the fire of delusion.
Aflame, with birth, aging & death, with sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs ......
Seeing thus, the disciple of the Noble One grows disenchanted. SN 35.28