I have been accused of being a hippy by more than one person. In all honesty I don’t really know where they would gather I am a hippy other than I like animals and I am a vegetarian. I guess that’s enough to qualify me. I guess I’ll take the title.
So Joey and I live right outside of New York City in Westchester County. It’s just fifteen miles north of Manhattan, and feels a world away. We both grew up in pretty typical suburban areas in Texas and Florida. We went to both private and public schools, had neighborhood friends, bought food at the chain markets, and had a normal American upbringing for the most part.
So why the urge to rewind and simplify? I have been asking myself this since I moved out on my own. I am in love with the new green movement happening, even if it is over commercialized. I think it’s primitive internal nature to use what’s from the land. We have plans to return back to simpler times, big plans.
In just a few short years we will be purchasing land, and building multiple “earth homes”. It’s our master plan. We get to live all the types of life we want to in this one, and end on a really pure and simple one. We have come from the suburbs into the city life and were apartment dwellers and then returned to suburban life – but something is missing. We want to create with our hands. We want to grow our own food, build our own home, and learn to rely on ourselves. We want to share our plan, and see if we are out of our minds, or if you are thinking this is the way to live life too. Here’s our plan:
Above is an earth home build by hand for $5,000. Yes, $5,000. The bed I wanted was $5,000. Can you imagine owning this home for 5K? It excited me so very much.
Another way to build green is to make an earth home, underground.
Who knew underground could be so…bright!
We just purchased The $50 & Up Underground House book, and are in research mode. Have you thought about building your own green home? Any advice for us and our readers about where to start? We are like excited little sponges right now, do tell!
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