How much stuff does a person really need? This is a question Dee Williams has been mulling for years, and after a life threatening illness, her conclusion was: not much. Dee began limiting herself to about 300 things and commenced re-defining her understanding of the basics: community, gratitude, happiness and the compost toilet. Dee is a builder, teacher, author and occasional rabble-rouser. She’s the founder of Portland Alternative Dwellings, a company founded on the principle that everyone can build the life they dream.