Minimalism is a lifestyle that keeps the acquisition of materials as low as possible. It is a frugal and brutal lifestyle, but it is one of the common intentional lifestyles adopted by excentrics. I have only one thing to say about it. How do the children brought into it fair?
I was one who was raised on farm, where the farm came before people, and there was nothing spent on the people unless it was necessary. It was a brutal life for me. People on welfare had more that we lived on. There was no shortage of work or food, but there was little else.
Anyone adopting a minimalist lifestyle would do well to not force it on anyone.