Can you have mental well being while living off-grid? Yes, because the benefits of off-grid living are numerous: fewer bills, living simply, and better health.
This is the first post in an alphabetically organized introduction to homesteading. It will start with simple preparation ideas (Asceticism, Borrowing, Creativity) and move into more hard-hitting how-to advice (Ducks, Edible landscaping, Fodder, Goats, Horticulture, etc.).
Don't buy into the hype telling you that you aren't capable of doing it yourself! Learn the simple things you can start right now and build on it as you gain confidence. You may find, like me, that the difference you make in your life can be game changing!
Designing a tiny home can seem like a Rubik’s cube challenge—finding ways to shift things around when needed and out-of-the-way when done. Find out how to integrate inside/outside rooms, single/multiple rooms, and built-ins and fold-outs into your tiny house design; plus learn about the “14 Basic Requirements of a Livable Home.”
Living in a 500-square-foot house (or smaller) affects our consumption and relationships.
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.
The new metal roof was nailed down just hours before the storm hit.
An introduction to me, a home-schooled 11 year old.
Wood is our source of heat for the winter, as are sweaters and hats!
This book club of the book, Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology, follows a couple who decides to live technology free for 18 months among a strict Amish-like community, growing all their own food and relying on their neighbors to survive.
Where is the strange and wonderful place this homesteader describes? And how do you get there?
If you’re the first of your friends to move to the country, get some chickens and plant an organic garden there will be some inevitable social fallout.