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Urban Homesteading

Four Ways to Grow Your Own Food With Micro Gardening

Growing food crops in small spaces, or micro gardening, is an option for city dwellers with a green thumb hungry for fresh organic produce. You might not be able to feed the entire family...

Self-Reliance

Self Directed Living Without Compromise

Six years ago, Ed and Laurie Essex swapped their city condo life on the coast for off-grid living in the Okanogan Highlands of Eastern Washington State. But far from roughing it, they live in...

Urban Homesteading

Six Foods You Can Re-Grow Using Kitchen Scraps

Fresh produce can add a hefty sum to a weekly grocery bill. However, re-growing food from scraps costs nothing and guarantees a steady supply of pesticide-free, fresh vegetables in your home…

Living Off The Grid

Go Off Grid in a Community of Like-Minded Neighbors

Living off the grid brings you back to a more wholesome way of life, devoid of the madness of consumerism, long working hours, poor diet, and stressful living. If that appeals to you, but you’d...

Urban Homesteading

The Solution to a Self-Sufficiency Obstacle

Jules Dervaes always wanted to work the land. "I wanted to have acreage and have a farm," says Jules. But reality got in the way of his dreams. As a...

Travel

Five Ways to Find Free Accommodation on Your Travels

One of the main excuses people use for not traveling more is “I can’t afford it.” So many dreams are put on hold because of the common...

Homestead Animals

How to Pick the Best Livestock Breeds for You

A third of historic American breeds known for their hardiness, foraging ability, longevity, and resistance to diseases has been forgotten for the sake of super-productive livestock and higher...

Self-Reliance

The Beginners Guide to Foraging For Wild Edibles

Have you ever thought of introducing wild edibles into your diet? Wild foods are free…and more nutritious than store-bought produce that loses all its goodness by the time it reaches your plate...

Simple Living

Slow, Simple Living in the City

Finding time to cook a meal is an empowering act of defiance nowadays. Researching long forgotten recipes and ingredients takes time but it allows you to slow down, enjoy life's small pleasures...