Living with less isn't about how many things you own or how big or small your home is. Living with less is about being more mindful of what truly matters. It is about enjoying the little things, so that when you look back on your life, you think "ahh, those were the times" or "I wish time would have stopped then".
This is the beginning of my third year as an expat, second in the same country, and I am already looking back thinking that last year was golden, when really I also had to face difficult times. But I guess all the lovely memories make it worthwhile.