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!
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.
Alpaca vs llama: how these camelids don't just look different, their behavior is also very distinct... and they're being used for very different purposes.
What’s new on our simple living blog
Detox smoothies are one superfood that is undoubtedly here for good - and we've got one for every season, all with fresh ingredients straight from the garden.
Discover different ways to store and preserve food. Includes easy delicious recipes to get started with preserving the harvest!
If you've got a few chickens and are looking to get more — hatching eggs and raising your own chicks is a fun way to grow your flock. You get to...
Spring is the season of new beginnings, for body and soul as well as for the garden. Here are 5 skincare + energy-boosting products you can easily make at home for natural health and beauty!
Can you save money raising chickens for eggs and/or meat? How cost-effective are chickens, and how can they help us be more self-sufficient?
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