Simple living is about making time for what's important in life. Thinking about what makes us tick and what makes us happy, and doing what we love with the people we love. We were lucky to find dozens of (partly) like-minded souls here in the hills of Aragon in Spain; we're now finding our place in this new community of fellow newcomers, without losing sight of the bigger picture.
We love visitors... but unexpected visitors used to take up so much of our time. So we took control and have organised open days on the farm - a win-win situation!
We're all busy. And we need our phone for people to reach us, and to stay in touch with the world. But do we really need that phone as much as we're using it now?
Simple living means making time for what's really important, putting yourself and your family first and going back to basics. Everybody can do it - will you?
Find out what type of careers are available to you if you live on a farm or homestead; their pros, cons and the skills required.
I lived a rather conventional life once. On my way back from work, I'd stop at the supermarket for whatever convenience food
Simple living is about living consciously, aiming for self-sufficiency, re-discovering the “old ways”, taking responsibility for your own happiness, and making more time for what’s really important in life. However, simple living is not simple - it’s hard, and complicated, and never straightforward.
Imagine going to the market… without bringing any money. In Matarraña, Spain, this has just become a reality: at the monthly markets organised by “Asociacion Eco Vida”, we barter, give away… and pay with an alternative currency, called Fura.
We live in a free world, yet we are made to believe that our path is cleared for us, as long as we're willing to work for it. All it takes is the right inspiration at the right time to take a different turn though...