consumer spirit

consumer spirit

we cheer for low prices for deep discounts and more stuff believing that frugality pinching pennies and pence is the way to survive it is merely a way of staying alive afloat in a sea of clutter we are burying our own kin in faraway places we will never travel to not on any whim […]

In joy of life

joy of life

Joy of life is a state of mind, rather than circumstances issue and if you start truly believing this, you realize that accessing happiness is – if not entirely – but largely dependent on your perception of the world. All of a sudden you find yourself deeply immersed not in a neutral only environment waiting […]

Another manifesto from us

i think with my heart wm

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not like you – Who is Cheryl Mirth?

Who is Cheryl Mirth?

I’m not like you I won’t fit in your shoe and you won’t fit in mine our footprints are different that’s a fact I don’t use toothpaste you haven’t brushed with twigs of fruit or other nut trees try it one day and you may see that they work just fine better than washing your […]

Simple living manifesto

Simple living manifestp

Simple living means distinct things to different people – there are numberless ways to (re)discover happiness with less. Our simple living manifesto is rooted in self-reliance and the ability to take care of yourself as well as the Earth. A healthy life is the handcrafted product of a carefully curated existence, always keeping ecology in […]

Ecotopia in a metropolis

urban ecotopia

We are short time visitors in Paris at the moment. Oddly enough, we put ourselves into a metropolitan transitory waiting room between two different calms: the one of our previous homestead in Hungary and the one we expect to find – even if not right away – in Scotland. We wedged the steel Eiffel tower […]

follow your dreams

follow your dreams

leave behind what no longer fits what no longer clothes your beating heart detach from sentiments let them fall gently back to the land in the home where they rest they stay you go for you know that objects can be replaced happiness, adventure and passion will flourish where mountains move you to communicate to […]

Can a summer camp simplify your life? – plus giveaway

simple living summer camp

As a child many summer days were spent outside, in nature. If my sisters and I weren’t swimming, then we were hiking or playing wiffle ball in the backyard, spending time by the fire watching the mysterious flames until they became nothing more than a bed of hot coals, reading in our climbing tree, and […]


plain poem

simple things are hard to find on store shelves full of stuff stuffed with mass produced boxes colorful images branded into brains following ads jingles buy buy buy and we fall for awhile like alice in wonderland plummeting into the dreamlands of buttons functions unlimited choices overwhelmed blurry-eyed more coffee please stay awake to shop […]

It’s okay to go home without a souvenir

travel lightly

Homesteading for more than eight years, further from society and closer to nature, has given us invaluable lessons in life and death. Goats can easily give birth without much, if any, assistance. Baby ducks cannot swim successfully until they are about eight weeks old if they are raised without a momma quack, i.e. until they […]