practicing simplicity





10/4/2011
What does voluntary simplicity look like and how can we practice it despite our busy lives?
4/18/2011
Cam is getting burned out on technology and considers growing food to earn a living.
7/24/2013
We quarry a granite rock to create a front stoop.
11/15/2013
The benefits of limited lighting and no electricity.
12/22/2011
Former editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares the lessons of holiday simplicity she learned as a young, busy, working mom.
5/9/2012
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?
5/29/2013
Completing tasks in preparation for a few days away from the homestead
12/10/2012
In the hollows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this true Christmas celebration was simple, inexpensive and rich with tradition.
9/28/2011
There can be no greater happiness, the Japanese say, than to live a life that follows the natural order of things.
2/2/2011
As Offlining urges cyborgs to turn off their Blackberries, Neo-Luddites question technology's exponential encroachment on our lives.
12/12/2012
Ode to our hand saw...why we choose to live without power, and what we've accomplished by hand.
12/26/2012
The thrill continues living in our handmade house.
1/10/2013
We haul our water from the river - walking water!
1/26/2013
Making the most of a winter walk to home.




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