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
February isn't the most fun month to be spending in the garden, but we selected 8 chores you can do to prep for spring - without freezing your extremities off.
Covid-19 had a massive impact on the whole world, but it affected people who live off the beaten path in a different way than people who live in urban areas.
When you make the decision to live off grid, no one can tell you which area is most perfect. Perhaps there are a few locations that could qualify...
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!
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.
7 Steps to Move Off-grid
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