Voluntary poverty and simplicity is one of the most important and under-realized ways of living green and living great!
Living in a tiny house is good for the environment and for the wallet, but requires a lifestyle shift for the inhabitants.
The benefits of limited lighting and no electricity.
We quarry a granite rock to create a front stoop.
Completing tasks in preparation for a few days away from the homestead
Making the most of a winter walk to home.
We haul our water from the river - walking water!
The thrill continues living in our handmade house.
Ode to our hand saw...why we choose to live without power, and what we've accomplished by hand.
In the hollows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this true Christmas celebration was simple, inexpensive and rich with tradition.
Research tells us that a basic source of unhappiness is feeling out of control of our lives. And that’s practically a definition of American life today. What can we do to give ourselves more control?
Former editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares the lessons of holiday simplicity she learned as a young, busy, working mom.
What does voluntary simplicity look like and how can we practice it despite our busy lives?
There can be no greater happiness, the Japanese say, than to live a life that follows the natural order of things.
Cam is getting burned out on technology and considers growing food to earn a living.
As Offlining urges cyborgs to turn off their Blackberries, Neo-Luddites question technology's exponential encroachment on our lives.

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