Prepare for a simple and sustainable lifestyle!
30+ things to do before moving off the grid
Prepare for a tailor-made, simple and sustainable lifestyle!
Chickens, goats, alpacas, and other critters: animal husbandry for the small-scale farm or homestead
Off-Grid & Self-Sufficient
Building and maintaining an off-grid home - and setting up your property for increased self-reliance
Gardening & Growing
Adventures in gardening for self-sufficiency: growing your own food and processing your harvest
Living a simple lifestyle: raising kids, back-to-basic skills, off-grid mindset and money matters
I live off-grid on an olive and almond farm in Spain, with alpacas and chickens and dogs and all the things. We've got solar panels and water from a borehole, we aim to grow our own food and be more self-sufficient, and we also try to make more time for what's really important in life... Come and join the sunny simple living movement!
What’s new on our simple living blog
While you take the time to prepare for winter, remember to also make time to be kind to you this fall - with these home-made health and beauty recipes.
Gardening with kids can feel like you'll never get things done. Here are our tips to make the experience fun and educational for them - and more productive for you!
Whether you’re new at gardening and have never done it before, or you’re just starting a vegetable garden from scratch in a new location, these are the 7 steps that make it fun to set up your veggie garden!
Your favourite posts this month
A mobile coop and an electric fence: the perks of free-ranging chickens combined with the safety of a regular chicken run.
Llama vs alpaca: how these camelids don't just look different, their behavior is also very distinct... and they're being used for very different purposes.
7 Steps to Move Off-grid
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