Meet the Dervaes family. These new urban homesteaders, a family of four, are not employed- living comfortably on $30,000/ year. Growing their own food on 1/5th of an acre outside of Los Angeles, CA, they have meat, dairy and vegetables- all they need. They even sell to local restaurants and neighbors.
Yes, a lot of work to be sure. But so is working all day and sitting in traffic another hour and a half. Most of us cannot fathom turning a suburban house into a full-blown self-sustaining farm- but we willingly give up virtually all of our energy for an entire lifetime working and commuting to get everything we need the conventional way.
Obviously we can’t all “quit our jobs and grow vegetables.” But can we take just a page from this book, and be inspired by the direction of radical self reliance?
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Here is a short clip on self-sufficiency and living off the land in a Russian eco-village.
Author Vladmir Megre: “People in this eco-village don’t rely on the state. Anyone is able to build a house for themselves (out of natural materials) without a mortgage.”
Meet Anatoly Molchanov: “We just want to live with the natural resources we’ve been given.”