Monday, October 27, 2008

this is the real post for today.....

yesterday was a ikky wet grey english day so i decided to do some blog and forum hopping round various places i have bookmarked. i fell upon a forum from the USA that a couple of threads about people building their own homes in remote locations.
i read the first thread yesterday and the other one today.
the first thread is 61(yes you read right) pages long detailing the building of a brem(may have the spelling wrong...will check after) built into the side of a mountain with the most incrediable views imaginable. the lady who writes it is so thorough in sharing what they are doing, and how they do it and its incredibly inspirational and makes you think you just do it!.
the second thread is 25 pages long and describes a couple building a non electrical house again in a fairly remote location, and again the lady writing it descibes it with such passion. she is aiming for a more self sufficient lifestyle than maybe the first couple are.....she certainly describes the need to gather and store food and collect wood more than the 1st couple. her dream of this lifestyle is/was coming true until a very nasty turn for the worst happened a couple of weeks ago, and now she is on a knife edge as to whether she can hold onto her dream. i cross everything things work out for her.

both threads have piccies, with the 1st couples house views being truly amazing and worth looking at if you do nothing else. this is a link to the forum both those threads are on. i'll come back with the names of both those threads in a mo.
1st couples thread is 'off grid in east tennesee', and the 2nd couples is 'non electrical homestead McMinn county'.

oh how i'd love to be able to do something in some remote location that would provided me with all of lifes neccesities. i yearn for the simplier life more and more.

1 comment:

ally said...

how many times have we told you, you are not going anywhere !!!!