Re: Best minimalist-ish voyaging yacht for 2?
I imagine minimalist life ashore is less so afloat, especially voyaging. Stores and spares take a lot of space and it's more than a lifestyle choice (quite risky) to try to do without. The Pardey's books are useful references IMO.
Thomas Gillmer designed a 29' voyager with a small cockpit, snug cabin and large lazarette (practically an aft cabin) and forepeak, separated by bulkheads. If I were ever to go offshore again alone or with another that would be my choice, but it's not a simple or lightweight build. It's shown in 'The Book of Boats" ed. by Wm. and John Atkin.
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.