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Self-RelianceUrban Homesteading

Start Your Own Urban Farm and Enjoy the Good Life

Every morning, Steve Kunasek wakes up early to feed the ducks. He has four of them, and he finds their hijinks endlessly entertaining. Then, after making breakfast and enjoying a cup...

Self-Reliance

Make a Career Change at 60 with a New Craft

Every morning, Alfred Rordame and his wife, Emily, wake up early and drive to one of the many canyons neighboring their Salt Lake City home – usually City Creek Canyon – and take a walk...

Online Income

Take Back Control of Your Time with Freelancing

It was still dark outside when I woke up to greet one last sunrise over the ocean. I'd been renting a house in Chincoteague, Virginia for the week. It was a small cottage, located down a rutted...

Simple Living

Make Your Own Hobo Stove in Four Easy Steps

Sleeping under the stars, wandering the countryside with all your belongings in a bundle on your back...sounds like pure freedom. In reality, the life of the Great Depression-era hobo...

Livestock

Trading New York City for a Simple Life on an Alpaca Farm

As the sun sets over Breezy Hill Farm in Maryland, a herd of graceful alpacas lazily trot back to their barn. These gentle animals, with big doe-like eyes and luxuriant hair the color of...