Homesteading

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Algonquin
By Algonquin on Wed, May 20, 2015 - 3:15pm

Building a Sustainable Home/Property

Hi Everyone,

I've been doing research on building a "Farmhouse" if I can find the right land and wanted to pass along a website that does modular construction in a factory but is really attractive construction and you get price certainty due to no unexpected cost overruns at least with the stick built home. They also have a development that they built in VT that is a little sustainable community. 8 homes with shared area as well as your own private area and private garden to grow food and of course solar powered. 

http://www.villagehillvermont.com/

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Poet
By Poet on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 - 5:57pm

Family Of 4 Lives 'Off The Grid' In The Middle Of The Desert

I'm gonna post a link to a Yahoo! Finance feature article (with pictures) on this guy, Abe Connally (34) and his wife Josie.

VelaCreations

Very inspiring late Gen-X, early Gen-Y couple with two kids who managed to homestead in the Texas desert on very little. They grow most of their own vegetables, raise pigs, chicken, rabbits, etc. Rely on solar power and store their own water, etc.

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World Made By Hand

How do we live with less of everything? Less power, resources, fuel, knowledge of how to do things.

How do we live now and 100 years into the future without the just in time delivery of goods and services? How do you ensure we can live healthy, happy lives (and the lives of our children and future generations ) when power and TPTB have failed us.  What steps can we take be more resilient and rely on ourselves more. 

These are the questions this group will answer and hopefully we will create a world worth inheriting - one made by our own hand. 

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Resilient Communities - Sierra Foothills

Work towards building more resilient communities in the Sierra Foothills region of California.  We shall share knowledge, skills, and resources to better prepare for the future ahead.