October 9, 2010 at 8:33 am #253377
I am on a mission to use as little of the worlds resources as possible, on a level that I feel comfortable with. I realize that this will have little impact if I am the only one doing it, but the more that join in the more influence we have in our towns, states, countries, and eventually the world. I have a partner that does not share in my passion to have no electricity, running water etc. So it is a compromise for both of us.
I have a block of dirt with a tin shed, that I plan to turn into a utopia food forrest, cooking with a solar oven and rocket stove etc. I will spending up to 3 days a week at the, observing, planning and developing. I need very little in life, simple food, simple clothing, simple shelter and simple entertainment. Life is good
It is amazing what you can do with out when you examine where you spend your pennies. Most of the stuff is superficial stuff. Like a dish drainer, mine was one of those steel ones covered in plastic that rust and look awful. I haven’t had one in over a year and don’t miss it at all.October 9, 2010 at 8:10 pm #479668
Good on you. grassroots. You have a worthwhile and rewarding journey ahead. The planet would be much healthier if all of the developed world learned to do without ‘stuff’.October 11, 2010 at 2:14 am #479669
Yup, well done GROctober 11, 2010 at 9:50 am #479670
I was up at the block for the last two days. It was wonderful to be in a quieter neighbourhood than the one I currently live in. I used approximately 20 litres of water. Forgot the candles, which allowed me to get an early night, I am now thinking that I don’t want light at night, living more in line with the seasons. I spent the first day cleaning out the shed, didn’t realize that they can harbour so much dust, spiders and cobwebs. Today I drew a rough outline for the area, places where I want to block out a view, install a pond, have a place for an outdoor kitchen and observed which direction the wind was coming from.October 11, 2010 at 10:56 am #479671
:metal:yay! Im not alone after all:metal: your a little ahead of me though, will be great to see how you get along, espeallythe food forest. good luck:tup:October 12, 2010 at 5:47 am #479672
Hi Dianne, I love your saying at the bottom of the page, I agree whole heartedly.
I hope when it is a little more hospitable with toilet, water and areas marked out for my plan. I’ll invite others to either come for a day visit or camp overnight, to see if this is something that they wish to emulate at their place or to join me on my journey.October 12, 2010 at 10:14 am #479673
:wave: thanks, do you have a block of clay (as I do), sand or some of the good stuff ( I thinks they call it soil;)) ? hope it is all looking nice and green with all this rain:tup:
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