We moved to our little corner of paradise in Spain to lead a more simple life. Going back to basics, being more self-sufficient, growing and producing our own food, learning long-forgotten skills,...
You don't have to live off the grid to do all of that though. Parts of what we do can be done anywhere!
There are so many possible reasons for living off the grid - from dropping out to wanting a greener or more simple life, here are the most popular ones.
Brahmas are beautiful and friendly dual breed chickens - they lay delicious big eggs and have excellent meat on them. Is this the right chicken breed for you?
We moved to an off-grid property to get closer to nature and become more self-reliant. This saved us money in so many ways... it has also cost us more than we had ever imagined.
There are hundreds of reasons to keep a little herd of alpacas on your land - we listed our top reasons in this post.
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?
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 not simple - it’s hard, and complicated, and never straightforward. It's the best choice we ever made, and we wouldn't trade our simple life for the world.
Growing a garden to feed your family (or to become more self-sufficient yourself) can be done in so many ways - we try to grow our garden from seed. Here's why and how to do this!
I had big dreams of self-sufficiency: generating our own power, catching rain water, growing our vegetables and fruit, and keeping chickens and goats. We'd be all self-reliant and have no need for anybody else. I couldn't have been more wrong.