Choosing Voluntary Poverty

Voluntary poverty and simplicity is one of the most important and under-realized ways of living green and living great!

A Few Big Rocks

We quarry a granite rock to create a front stoop.

Home and Away

Completing tasks in preparation for a few days away from the homestead

Walking Home

Making the most of a winter walk to home.

Walking Water

We haul our water from the river - walking water!

Our Little House

The thrill continues living in our handmade house.

Ode to a Hand Saw

Ode to our hand saw...why we choose to live without power, and what we've accomplished by hand.

Finding Christmas in Simple Things

In the hollows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this true Christmas celebration was simple, inexpensive and rich with tradition.

Steps Toward Happiness and Simplicity

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?