Remember when you were a child, and the freedom you felt when you went to the beach?
Now you're grown up, and it seems that the chaos and confusion of your life takes up all the bandwidth. No longer do you feel able to relax completely, the way you could when playing with a friend, or alone.
There is a lot of great information and a buzz about homesteading out in the country. But what if you don't live on a farm? Don't worry, you can still live simply and create your own homesteading experience.
Many of us feel the loss of our childhood, and wouldn't it be nice to recreate the joy of building things, cooking simple meals with your family, or growing a garden without rules getting in the way?
Building a homestead gets your innovative and creative side fired up; there are lots of ways to make life easier, like cooking simple meals over the open fire, or on the woodstove. You can learn about how to use fire as a tool on your homestead.
Using foods you have right now in the pantry to make delicious, hearty meals will save you having to go to the grocery store as often. Growing your own, in a garden of raised beds, or just a few pots of herbs on your steps, is the ultimate.
Hanging laundry on the washing line saves money too - and the environment. Plus, you have fresh smelling clothes dried by solar power - there's nothing like the scent of sunshine on your sheets and towels.
You may find that once you start finding alternative ways to live your life, you'll never go back to the rat race.
There are also lots of ways to make things do double duty - you can create useful stuff out of cast off junk, or what normally would be thrown away.
Just because a manufacturer has one thing in mind when they package and sell their products, doesn't mean that's the only way to use them. The packaging itself can be utilized in the garden or the home. Find out more in the Home Tips and Tricks portion of the site.
Why is beauty so satisfying to humans, and what makes us appreciate natural materials, or salvaged treasures, and how to meld those with the other factors so important in a home; low maintenance, sustainable and comfortable?
What is most important to you?
Family and children who can grow up in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere with your example to follow?
A simple and satisfying lifestyle free from the hustle and bustle of our chaotic society?
Or just more control over your environment and surroundings?
The answers to these questions can guide you in your exciting journey of building your very own dwelling; the human spirit yearns for the fulfillment and satisfaction of creating a home; not just a house.
This website is our way of showing you how we've done it. There's still a long way to go, and lots of exploring to do, but we'll share it, warts and all.
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