Nature is simple, yet complex. Sunrise, breeze, clouds, rain, sunshine, dusk, moon and stars.
Life is simple, yet complex. Wake up, eat breakfast, go to work, drink, eat more, spend time with family, go to bed.
Our blog is simple, yet complex. Brainstorm, develop idea, write, photograph, promote, social media, comment, create day in and day out.
What nature, life and our blog handcraftedtravellers all have in common is an inherent simplicity that crosses borders and colors outside the lines. We are not just philosophizing about how one could live a simple life – we are a real life example on how one can can live a simple life and enjoy it!
The reasons one may choose a life of simplicity comes in many shapes and forms: frugality, religion, the less is more mentality or voluntary simplicity. We approach simple living from an ever deepening environmental awareness, as well as focusing on happiness and health in a holistic sense.
While our overall message is that of simple living you will find among our blog posts, our free weekly newsletter and our Facebook page that we write about so much more. To keep a kind of order to our somewhat random thoughts we have arranged small handfuls of worldly complex issues into months that exist on a calendar. Right now we are talking about forest gardens, but you may also find us mention them in October when there is a pear harvest. Creating items for the home and clothing for ourselves we craft year round, there is no schedule set in stone for spontaneous projects and you will find them, hopefully as inspiration, when they arise.
Let’s take great strides, at a strolling pace, on this path of simple complexities together.
For the remainder of 2013 we will be addressing the following issues from our standpoint as sustainable life designers. This is a career that we, Cheryl and Roland, have created together for both your well being and our self-sustenance here on Earth.
February – Philosophy on simple living, simplicity, finding happiness
March – Forest gardens, organic gardening, Fukuoka-inspired no-till agriculture
April – Sustainable travel, voluntourism
May – Natural fiber preparation, organic animal rearing, living off the grid
June – Real foods, salad recipes and eating from the wild (foraging)
July – Natural methods of canning, preserving and sun drying
August – Unschooling, curiosity-based/interest-led learning, worldschooling
September – Simple homemaking, natural cleaning, organic design aesthetics
October – Autumn harvest, fall gluten-free pie recipes, being grateful for what you have
November – Weaving, spinning and tailoring – creating your own ecological wardrobe
December – Rethinking gifts and holidays
We understand that not everything we say or write will appeal to everyone the same way, but we are happy to have you all join us on our journey to a simple life, wrapped in blankets of snow, waves of green grass, with a fork in one hand and a sewing needle in the other.
Stay tuned for our upcoming online services conveniently packaged to help plan your life around holistic simple living principles. It will be anything but conventional!