What does voluntary simplicity look like and how can we practice it despite our busy lives?
Cam is getting burned out on technology and considers growing food to earn a living.
We quarry a granite rock to create a front stoop.
The benefits of limited lighting and no electricity.
Former editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares the lessons of holiday simplicity she learned as a young, busy, working mom.
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?
Completing tasks in preparation for a few days away from the homestead
In the hollows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this true Christmas celebration was simple, inexpensive and rich with tradition.
There can be no greater happiness, the Japanese say, than to live a life that follows the natural order of things.
As Offlining urges cyborgs to turn off their Blackberries, Neo-Luddites question technology's exponential encroachment on our lives.
Ode to our hand saw...why we choose to live without power, and what we've accomplished by hand.
The thrill continues living in our handmade house.
We haul our water from the river - walking water!
Making the most of a winter walk to home.