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As u dit bou, kom hulle vir 'n brunch: 'n onderhoud met Blueberry Builders 'Winter D'Angelillo

As u dit bou, kom hulle vir 'n brunch: 'n onderhoud met Blueberry Builders 'Winter D'Angelillo

East One Coffee Roasters is 'n wonderlike hibriede eetplek wat vroeër die lente op 'n prominente hoek van Brooklyn se Carroll Gardens geopen is. Die ruimte aan die voorkant, perfek vir latte-rippers en wynglasklinkers, pas naatloos by die agterste eetkamer, ondanks dat laasgenoemde ver van tradisioneel is en met 'n aantal gesprekswaardige kenmerke spog.

Die vrou agter die heerlike en dinamiese ruimte is Winter D'Angelillo, AIA, 'n senior projekargitek by Blueberry Builders, 'n ontwerp- en boubedryf in New York wat daarop gemik is om die boubedryf te verander met kreatiewe, persoonlike bouoplossings. Ons het saam met haar gaan sit om 'n bietjie uit te vind hoe dit is om 'n restaurant vir die eerste keer te ontwerp, as vrou te werk in 'n veld wat deur mans gedomineer word en mense te sien wat die vrugte van u arbeid geniet.

The Daily Meal: Wat was u gunsteling aspek van die ontwerp van u eerste restaurant? Winter D'Angelillo: Die beste deel was toe die finale visie begin aanneem het. Net soos 'n toneelstuk, was die derde konstruksiebedryf die opwindendste en onthullendste; verfafwerkings begin pas by meubels, beligting, borde en glase - die hele projek het tot lewe gekom. Die meerderheid van 'n bouprojek is agter die skerms, so toe dit uiteindelik bymekaar kom en koel lyk, was dit soos die eerste tekens van die lente. Dit was redelik opwindend om 'n ruimte te skep waarin mense wil kuier, wat die gemeenskap en die eienaar teruggee. Ek voel dat East One dit tien keer regkry.

Wat is die belangrikste voor- en nadele wat u teëkom wanneer u as vrou in so 'n deur mans gedomineerde veld werk?
U weet, dit is so 'n tweesnydende swaard om 'n vrou in 'n manlik gedomineerde bedryf uit te lig. Geen vrou wil as gevolg van haar geslag anders gewaardeer of as haar eweknieë beskou word nie. Hierdie onderskeid moet verdwyn, en mense word slegs beoordeel oor wat en hoe hulle bydra. Dit is gesê, daar is, volgens my ervaring, baie snert om vrouwees in albei konstruksies te hanteer en in argitektuur. In die konstruksie word vermoed dat alle jongmense niks weet nie, en vroue (of meisies soos ons gereeld genoem word) kan onmoontlik weet hoe om te bou. Om te bou word gelykgestel aan manlikheid en krag. In ou beroepe, soos argitektuur en konstruksie, waar ervaring en reputasie alles is (veral in New York), hoe kan 'n meisie beter weet as 'n ervare loodgieter waar die beste plek vir dreinering is? Ek dink ek het hulle 'n kans gegee vir hul geld.

Wat het jou geïnspireer om die rooster van East One in die ruimte ten toon te stel soos jy gedoen het?
Die koffiebraaier is spesiaal. Dit lyk cool, en jy sien gewoonlik nie hierdie dinge nie. Ek wou hê dit moet gevier word en in die middel van die kamer, onder die dakraam, en regs teen die vensters vertoon word. Dit is interessant.

Wat is u gunsteling funksie wat u ontwerp het vir East One se binnekant?
Moeilike vraag - In die voorste kafee grawe ek die kroeg. Ek moes tand en spyker veg om hierdie kroeg te laat bou - dit word groot gemaak deur tipiese staafstandaarde om baie keer per dag op te neem; vroeë oggend koffie stormloop, espresso maak, gebak verkoop, en 'n plek vir cocktails en stoelgang. Toe ons in aanbou was, was daar baie angs dat dit te groot was, maar ek het die vrygewigheid daarvan vasgehou en dit het vrugte afgewerp. As u dit van die straat af sien, bring die indruk daarvan alleen mense in. En as u daar 'n koppie koffie kuier, voel u dat die daaglikse lewe van die winkel en die onvermydelike bedrywighede daarvan net so 'n belangrike rol speel in die klante, omdat dit so 'n toebehore in die kamer. Gewoonlik is die agterkant in voedselondernemings versteek, maar ek dink dit is baie koeler om dit op 'n oop manier te ervaar. Ek dink ook 'n groot kroeg gee die barista 'n verhoog, en laat hulle soos rocksterre voel.

Aan die agterkant van die eetarea hou ek van die oop kombuis en die oondrooster; hulle is albei omring deur staal en glas, dus as u aandete eet, is u basies in die middel van hierdie twee produksiegebiede. Dit gee u weer 'n gevoel van gemeenskap en inklusiwiteit in die "aan die gang" en lyk nogal industrieel, maar die beligting is sag en romanties en die verfkleure is sag; alles bedoel om 'n gemaklike eetervaring in te leef. Dit is 'n ander sintuiglike ervaring as 'n tipiese restaurant, en hierdie inklusiwiteit was 'n manier om die koffiemerk in die agterste restaurantruimte te hou, waar dit nie streng oor koffie gaan nie.


Landelike, stedelike en voorstedelike opstal


Afbeelding deur palmettophoto1 via Pixabay


Vir meer as 35 jaar, Moeder Aarde Nuus het lesers die basiese beginsels van opstal geleer en hoe om selfstandig te wees. Of u nou droom om 'n stedelike of voorstedelike opstal te skep, of 'n landelike plaas, hierdie praktiese vaardighede, gereedskap en tuisbesigheidsidees sal u help om 'vorentoe na die land' te gaan.

Amerikaners is die toonbeeld van selfvoorsiening en selfstandigheid. Vanaf die begin van die land in die 1600's het Amerikaanse setlaars, baanbrekers, opstalters, landbouers en boere staatgemaak op hul vindingrykheid en kreatiwiteit om op minder te leef en hul landelike gemeenskappe in die proses te betrek.

Opstal is miskien 'n outydse woord, maar die konsepte van selfversorgend om 'n huis te bou (nie net 'n huis nie) en om 'n tuisonderneming te ontwikkel, is vandag net so aantreklik as in die opstal dae van die laat 1800's. Ons as mense is nog altyd geïnspireer deur die Laura Ingalls Wilder -familie, Daniel Boone, Henry David Thoreau, Joseph Smith, Helen en Scott Nearing, Carla Emery en Eliot Coleman. Deur hul geskrifte oor selfvoorsiening en hoe om self dinge te doen, het hulle duisende mense geïnspireer om die idee van huisvesting, landelike lewe of plaaslewe te probeer. Hulle het ons suksesse en mislukkings en die vreugdes en smarte van die avontuur met ons gedeel. Hulle moderne verslae oor die bou van skure en buitegeboue, die gebruik van gereedskap en die begin van 'n tuisonderneming is die moderne opstalbybels. Ons bewonder en beny hul vermoë om selfonderhoudend te wees.

INSPIRERENDE HUISTEIERS

Uittreksel uit Ma het my dit laat doen deur Jim Schley, Moeder Aarde Nuus Oktober/November 2003

In die laat 1960's en vroeë 70's het talle Amerikaners op soek na 'n praktiese, tuisgemaakte lewe van die baan af gekom om hul eie land te vind. In sommige gebiede het hierdie landgenote probeer om landelike gemeenskappe en plaaslike ekonomieë te laat herleef met nuwe benaderings tot die landbou en die herlewing van ambagswerk en ou vaardighede.

In 1975 verhuis Jim Schley van Wisconsin na die platteland van New England om op universiteit te gaan. In die lang Connecticut River Valley wat die grens tussen New Hampshire en Vermont vorm, het hy 'n plek gevind om sy eie wortels te laat sak: 'n pragtige, waterryke land van naaldbome, dramaties verskillende seisoene en sterk tradisies van bestaansboerdery en houtkap.

Gedurende hierdie tyd het Jim talle mense ontmoet wat hul eie huise gebou het en die meeste van hul eie kos verbou het. Sommige het geduik en toe hul eie putte gegrawe. Baie het hout vir hul huise gemaal van bome wat deur perde uit die woude gehaal is. En sommige het hul huishoudelike elektrisiteit vervaardig met klein hidroturbines, winddraaiers of fotovoltaïese stelsels (PV). Alhoewel baie van hierdie mense voormalige voorstede was, pas hul energieke kreatiwiteit goed by die jare lange plaaslike tradisies van opstal: seisoenale siklusse van werkjag en voedselsnyding in die winter, suiker in die lente en die kweek en bewaring van vrugte en groente.

Uittreksel uit Die Nuwe Pioniers deur David Gumpert, Moeder Aarde Nuus September/Oktober 1971

As Sue en Eliot Coleman gaan sit om te eet in hul klein eenvertrekhuis, gebruik hulle boomstompe in plaas van stoele. As hulle drinkwater nodig het, loop Sue 'n kwartmyl deur die bos na 'n varswaterspruit en sleep twee groot houers wat van 'n juk oor haar skouers hang. En as die Colemans snags wil lees, steek hulle kerosine lanterns aan.

Die jong paartjie en mdash Sue is 26, Eliot 31 en mdash is nie die vergete slagoffers van armoede op die platteland of 'n natuurramp nie. Hulle leef soos hulle uit eie keuse leef. Hulle het doelbewus afstand gedoen van luukshede soos binnenshuise loodgieterswerk, meubels in winkels en alles wat elektrisiteit moontlik maak. Hulle het geen telefoon, geen outomatiese menger, geen TV -stel nie.

Met hul tweejarige dogter, Melissa, Sue en Eliot probeer Amerika se verbruikersekonomie ontsnap en in die wildernis lewe, net soos die land se pioniers. Hulle verbou ongeveer 80% van hul eie kos en bestee slegs ongeveer $ 2000 per jaar aan dinge wat hulle nie self kan maak nie.

Die Colemans leef al twee en 'n half jaar so en is trots op hul prestasie. 'As u na Madisonlaan luister, bestaan ​​ons nie,' sê Eliot. 'Hulle sê dit is onmoontlik om van $ 2 000 te leef.'

Die Colemans behoort tot 'n klein maar skynbaar groeiende aantal jong paartjies, dikwels uit middelklasgesinne, wat die baanbrekerslewe begin, of 'huisvesting', soos dit gereeld genoem word, hoewel hedendaagse pioniers gewoonlik nie gratis grond kan kry nie die regering, soos vroeë huisbewoners. Gunsteling tuisgebiede is New England, die Pacific Northwest, die Ozarks en Kanada. Sue en Eliot het 40 hektaar dik bos 30 myl suid van 'n klein dorpie naby die sentrale Maine -kus.

Die Colemans sê dat hulle persoonlik weet van 'n dosyn paartjies wat opstal begin. 'N Buurvrou van die Colemans, Helen Nearing (67), wat saam met haar man, Scott (nou 87), in die vroeë 1930's na 'n opstal in Vermont teruggetrek en later na Maine verhuis het, sê' baie mense, meer as 100, word land en daaruit lewe. '


Landelike, stedelike en voorstedelike opstal


Afbeelding deur palmettophoto1 via Pixabay


Vir meer as 35 jaar, Moeder Aarde Nuus het lesers die basiese beginsels van opstal geleer en hoe om selfstandig te wees. Of u nou droom om 'n stedelike of voorstedelike opstal te skep, of 'n landelike plaas, hierdie praktiese vaardighede, gereedskap en tuisbesigheidsidees sal u help om 'vorentoe na die land' te gaan.

Amerikaners is die toonbeeld van selfvoorsiening en selfstandigheid. Vanaf die begin van die land in die 1600's het Amerikaanse setlaars, baanbrekers, opstalters, landbouers en boere staatgemaak op hul vindingrykheid en kreatiwiteit om op minder te leef en hul landelike gemeenskappe in die proses te betrek.

Opstal is dalk 'n outydse woord, maar die konsepte van selfversorgend om 'n huis te bou (nie net 'n huis nie) en om 'n tuisonderneming te ontwikkel, is vandag net so aantreklik as in die opstal dae van die laat 1800's. Ons as mense is nog altyd geïnspireer deur die Laura Ingalls Wilder -familie, Daniel Boone, Henry David Thoreau, Joseph Smith, Helen en Scott Nearing, Carla Emery en Eliot Coleman. Deur hul geskrifte oor selfvoorsiening en hoe om self dinge te doen, het hulle duisende mense geïnspireer om die idee van huisvesting, landelike lewe of plaaslewe te probeer. Hulle het ons suksesse en mislukkings en die vreugdes en smarte van die avontuur met ons gedeel. Hulle moderne verslae oor die bou van skure en buitegeboue, gebruik van gereedskap en die begin van 'n tuisonderneming is die moderne opstalbybels. Ons bewonder en beny hul vermoë om selfonderhoudend te wees.

INSPIRERENDE HUISTEIERS

Uittreksel uit Ma het my dit laat doen deur Jim Schley, Moeder Aarde Nuus Oktober/November 2003

In die laat 1960's en vroeë 70's het talle Amerikaners op soek na 'n praktiese, tuisgemaakte lewe van die baan af gekom om hul eie land te vind. In sommige gebiede het hierdie landgenote probeer om landelike gemeenskappe en plaaslike ekonomieë te laat herleef met nuwe benaderings tot die landbou en die herlewing van ambagswerk en ou vaardighede.

In 1975 verhuis Jim Schley van Wisconsin na die platteland van New England om op universiteit te gaan. In die lang Connecticut River Valley wat die grens tussen New Hampshire en Vermont vorm, het hy 'n plek gevind om sy eie wortels te laat sak: 'n pragtige, waterryke land van naaldbome, dramaties verskillende seisoene en sterk tradisies van bestaansboerdery en houtkap.

Gedurende hierdie tyd het Jim talle mense ontmoet wat hul eie huise gebou het en die meeste van hul eie kos verbou het. Sommige het geduik en toe hul eie putte gegrawe. Baie het hout vir hul huise gemaal van bome wat deur perde uit die woude gehaal is. En sommige het hul huishoudelike elektrisiteit vervaardig met klein hidroturbines, winddraaiers of fotovoltaïese stelsels (PV). Alhoewel baie van hierdie mense voormalige voorstede was, pas hul energieke kreatiwiteit goed by die jare lange plaaslike tradisies van opstal: seisoenale siklusse van werkjag en voedselsnyding in die winter, suiker in die lente en die kweek en bewaring van vrugte en groente.

Uittreksel uit Die Nuwe Pioniers deur David Gumpert, Moeder Aarde Nuus September/Oktober 1971

As Sue en Eliot Coleman gaan sit om te eet in hul klein eenvertrekhuis, gebruik hulle boomstompe in plaas van stoele. As hulle drinkwater nodig het, loop Sue 'n kwartmyl deur die bos na 'n varswaterspruit en sleep twee groot houers wat van 'n juk oor haar skouers hang. En as die Colemans snags wil lees, steek hulle kerosine lanterns aan.

Die jong paartjie en mdash Sue is 26, Eliot 31 en mdash is nie die vergete slagoffers van armoede op die platteland of 'n natuurramp nie. Hulle leef soos hulle uit eie keuse leef. Hulle het doelbewus afstand gedoen van luukshede soos binnenshuise loodgieterswerk, meubels in winkels en alles wat elektrisiteit moontlik maak. Hulle het geen telefoon, geen outomatiese menger, geen TV -stel nie.

Met hul tweejarige dogter, probeer Melissa, Sue en Eliot om die Amerikaanse verbruikersekonomie te ontsnap en in die wildernis te woon, net soos die land se pioniers. Hulle verbou ongeveer 80% van hul eie kos en bestee slegs ongeveer $ 2000 per jaar aan dinge wat hulle nie self kan maak nie.

Die Colemans leef al twee en 'n half jaar so en is trots op hul prestasie. 'As u na Madisonlaan luister, bestaan ​​ons nie,' sê Eliot. 'Hulle sê dit is onmoontlik om van $ 2 000 te leef.'

Die Colemans is onder 'n klein maar skynbaar groeiende aantal jong paartjies, dikwels uit middelklasgesinne, wat die baanbrekerslewe begin, of 'opstal', soos dit gereeld genoem word, alhoewel hedendaagse pioniers gewoonlik nie gratis grond kan kry nie die regering, soos vroeë huisbewoners. Gunsteling tuisgebiede is New England, die Pacific Northwest, die Ozarks en Kanada. Sue en Eliot het 40 hektaar dik bos 30 myl suid van 'n klein dorpie naby die sentrale Maine -kus.

Die Colemans sê dat hulle persoonlik weet van 'n dosyn paartjies wat opstal begin. 'N Buurvrou van die Colemans, Helen Nearing (67), wat saam met haar man, Scott (nou 87), in die vroeë 1930's na 'n opstal in Vermont teruggetrek het en later na Maine verhuis het, sê' baie mense, meer as 100, word land en daaruit lewe. '


Landelike, stedelike en voorstedelike opstal


Afbeelding deur palmettophoto1 via Pixabay


Vir meer as 35 jaar, Moeder Aarde Nuus het lesers die basiese beginsels van opstal geleer en hoe om selfstandig te wees. Of u nou droom om 'n stedelike of voorstedelike opstal te skep, of 'n landelike plaas, hierdie praktiese vaardighede, gereedskap en tuisbesigheidsidees sal u help om 'vorentoe na die land' te gaan.

Amerikaners is die toonbeeld van selfvoorsiening en selfstandigheid. Vanaf die begin van die land in die 1600's het Amerikaanse setlaars, baanbrekers, opstalters, landbouers en boere staatgemaak op hul vindingrykheid en kreatiwiteit om op minder te leef en hul landelike gemeenskappe in die proses te betrek.

Opstal is miskien 'n outydse woord, maar die konsepte van selfversorgend om 'n huis te bou (nie net 'n huis nie) en om 'n tuisonderneming te ontwikkel, is vandag net so aantreklik as in die opstal dae van die laat 1800's. Ons as mense is nog altyd geïnspireer deur die Laura Ingalls Wilder -familie, Daniel Boone, Henry David Thoreau, Joseph Smith, Helen en Scott Nearing, Carla Emery en Eliot Coleman. Deur hul geskrifte oor selfvoorsiening en hoe om self dinge te doen, het hulle duisende mense geïnspireer om die idee van huisvesting, landelike lewe of plaaslewe te probeer. Hulle het ons suksesse en mislukkings en die vreugdes en smarte van die avontuur met ons gedeel. Hulle moderne verslae oor die bou van skure en buitegeboue, gebruik van gereedskap en die begin van 'n tuisonderneming is die moderne opstalbybels. Ons bewonder en beny hul vermoë om selfonderhoudend te wees.

INSPIRERENDE HUISTEIERS

Uittreksel uit Ma het my dit laat doen deur Jim Schley, Moeder Aarde Nuus Oktober/November 2003

In die laat 1960's en vroeë 70's het talle Amerikaners op soek na 'n praktiese, tuisgemaakte lewe van die baan af gekom om hul eie land te vind. In sommige gebiede het hierdie landgenote probeer om landelike gemeenskappe en plaaslike ekonomieë te laat herleef met nuwe benaderings tot die landbou en die herlewing van ambagswerk en ou vaardighede.

In 1975 verhuis Jim Schley van Wisconsin na die platteland van New England om op universiteit te gaan. In die lang Connecticut River Valley wat die grens tussen New Hampshire en Vermont vorm, het hy 'n plek gevind om sy eie wortels te laat sak: 'n pragtige, waterryke land van naaldbome, dramaties verskillende seisoene en sterk tradisies van bestaansboerdery en houtkap.

Gedurende hierdie tyd het Jim talle mense ontmoet wat hul eie huise gebou het en die meeste van hul eie kos verbou het. Sommige het geduik en toe hul eie putte gegrawe. Baie het hout vir hul huise gemaal van bome wat deur perde uit die woude gehaal is. En sommige het hul huishoudelike elektrisiteit vervaardig met klein hidroturbines, winddraaiers of fotovoltaïese stelsels (PV). Alhoewel baie van hierdie mense voormalige voorstede was, pas hul energieke kreatiwiteit goed by die jare lange plaaslike tradisies van opstal: seisoenale siklusse van werkjag en voedselsnyding in die winter, suiker in die lente en die kweek en bewaring van vrugte en groente.

Uittreksel uit Die Nuwe Pioniers deur David Gumpert, Moeder Aarde Nuus September/Oktober 1971

As Sue en Eliot Coleman gaan sit om te eet in hul klein eenvertrekhuis, gebruik hulle boomstompe in plaas van stoele. As hulle drinkwater nodig het, loop Sue 'n kwartmyl deur die bos na 'n varswaterspruit en sleep twee groot houers wat van 'n juk oor haar skouers hang. En as die Colemans snags wil lees, steek hulle kerosine lanterns aan.

Die jong paartjie en mdash Sue is 26, Eliot 31 en mdash is nie die vergete slagoffers van armoede op die platteland of 'n natuurramp nie. Hulle leef soos hulle uit eie keuse leef. Hulle het doelbewus afstand gedoen van luukshede soos binnenshuise loodgieterswerk, meubels in die winkel en alles wat elektrisiteit moontlik maak. Hulle het geen telefoon, geen outomatiese menger, geen TV -stel nie.

Met hul tweejarige dogter, Melissa, Sue en Eliot probeer Amerika se verbruikersekonomie ontsnap en in die wildernis lewe, net soos die land se pioniers. Hulle verbou ongeveer 80% van hul eie kos en bestee slegs ongeveer $ 2000 per jaar aan dinge wat hulle nie self kan maak nie.

Die Colemans leef al twee en 'n half jaar so en is trots op hul prestasie. 'As u na Madisonlaan luister, bestaan ​​ons nie,' sê Eliot. 'Hulle sê dit is onmoontlik om van $ 2 000 te leef.'

Die Colemans behoort tot 'n klein maar skynbaar groeiende aantal jong paartjies, dikwels uit middelklasgesinne, wat die baanbrekerslewe begin, of 'huisvesting', soos dit gereeld genoem word, hoewel hedendaagse pioniers gewoonlik nie gratis grond kan kry nie die regering, soos vroeë huisbewoners. Gunsteling tuisgebiede is New England, die Pacific Northwest, die Ozarks en Kanada. Sue en Eliot het 40 hektaar dik bos 30 myl suid van 'n klein dorpie naby die sentrale Maine -kus.

Die Colemans sê dat hulle persoonlik weet van 'n dosyn paartjies wat opstal begin. 'N Buurvrou van die Colemans, Helen Nearing (67), wat saam met haar man, Scott (nou 87), in die vroeë 1930's na 'n opstal in Vermont teruggetrek en later na Maine verhuis het, sê' baie mense, meer as 100, word land en daaruit lewe. '


Landelike, stedelike en voorstedelike opstal


Afbeelding deur palmettophoto1 via Pixabay


Vir meer as 35 jaar, Moeder Aarde Nuus het lesers die basiese beginsels van opstal geleer en hoe om selfstandig te wees. Of u nou droom om 'n stedelike of voorstedelike opstal te skep, of 'n landelike plaas, hierdie praktiese vaardighede, gereedskap en tuisbesigheidsidees sal u help om 'vorentoe na die land' te gaan.

Amerikaners is die toonbeeld van selfvoorsiening en selfstandigheid. Sedert die begin van die land in die 1600's het Amerikaanse setlaars, pioniers, opstalters, landbouers en boere staatgemaak op hul vindingrykheid en kreatiwiteit om op minder te leef en hul landelike gemeenskappe in die proses te betrek.

Opstal is dalk 'n outydse woord, maar die konsepte van selfversorgend om 'n huis te bou (nie net 'n huis nie) en om 'n tuisonderneming te ontwikkel, is vandag net so aantreklik as in die opstal dae van die laat 1800's. Ons as mense is nog altyd geïnspireer deur die Laura Ingalls Wilder -familie, Daniel Boone, Henry David Thoreau, Joseph Smith, Helen en Scott Nearing, Carla Emery en Eliot Coleman. Deur hul geskrifte oor selfvoorsiening en hoe om self dinge te doen, het hulle duisende mense geïnspireer om die idee van huisvesting, landelike lewe of plaaslewe te probeer. Hulle het ons suksesse en mislukkings en die vreugdes en smarte van die avontuur met ons gedeel. Hulle moderne verslae oor die bou van skure en buitegeboue, die gebruik van gereedskap en die begin van 'n tuisonderneming is die moderne opstalbybels. Ons bewonder en beny hul vermoë om selfonderhoudend te wees.

INSPIRERENDE HUISTEIERS

Uittreksel uit Ma het my dit laat doen deur Jim Schley, Moeder Aarde Nuus Oktober/November 2003

In die laat 1960's en vroeë 70's het talle Amerikaners op soek na 'n praktiese, tuisgemaakte lewe van die baan af gekom om hul eie land te vind. In sommige gebiede het hierdie landgenote probeer om landelike gemeenskappe en plaaslike ekonomieë te laat herleef met nuwe benaderings tot die landbou en die herlewing van ambagswerk en ou vaardighede.

In 1975 verhuis Jim Schley van Wisconsin na die platteland van New England om op universiteit te gaan. In die lang Connecticut River Valley wat die grens tussen New Hampshire en Vermont vorm, het hy 'n plek gevind om sy eie wortels te laat sak: 'n pragtige, waterryke land van naaldbome, dramaties verskillende seisoene en sterk tradisies van bestaansboerdery en houtkap.

Gedurende hierdie tyd het Jim talle mense ontmoet wat hul eie huise gebou het en die meeste van hul eie kos verbou het. Sommige het geduik en toe hul eie putte gegrawe. Baie het hout vir hul huise gemaal van bome wat deur perde uit die woude gehaal is. En sommige het hul huishoudelike elektrisiteit vervaardig met klein hidroturbines, winddraaiers of fotovoltaïese stelsels (PV). Alhoewel baie van hierdie mense voormalige voorstede was, pas hul energieke kreatiwiteit goed by die jare lange plaaslike tradisies van opstal: seisoenale siklusse van werkjag en voedselsnyding in die winter, suiker in die lente en die kweek en bewaring van vrugte en groente.

Uittreksel uit Die Nuwe Pioniers deur David Gumpert, Moeder Aarde Nuus September/Oktober 1971

As Sue en Eliot Coleman gaan sit om te eet in hul klein eenvertrekhuis, gebruik hulle boomstompe in plaas van stoele. As hulle drinkwater nodig het, loop Sue 'n kwartmyl deur die bos na 'n varswaterspruit en sleep twee groot houers wat van 'n juk oor haar skouers hang. En as die Colemans snags wil lees, steek hulle kerosine lanterns aan.

Die jong paartjie en mdash Sue is 26, Eliot 31 en mdash is nie die vergete slagoffers van armoede op die platteland of 'n natuurramp nie. Hulle leef soos hulle uit eie keuse leef. Hulle het doelbewus afstand gedoen van luukshede soos binnenshuise loodgieterswerk, meubels in winkels en alles wat elektrisiteit moontlik maak. Hulle het geen telefoon, geen outomatiese menger, geen TV -stel nie.

Met hul tweejarige dogter, probeer Melissa, Sue en Eliot om die Amerikaanse verbruikersekonomie te ontsnap en in die wildernis te woon, net soos die land se pioniers. Hulle verbou ongeveer 80% van hul eie kos en bestee slegs ongeveer $ 2000 per jaar aan dinge wat hulle nie self kan maak nie.

Die Colemans leef al twee en 'n half jaar so en is trots op hul prestasie. 'As u na Madisonlaan luister, bestaan ​​ons nie,' sê Eliot. 'Hulle sê dit is onmoontlik om van $ 2 000 te leef.'

Die Colemans is onder 'n klein maar skynbaar groeiende aantal jong paartjies, dikwels uit middelklasgesinne, wat die baanbrekerslewe begin, of 'opstal', soos dit gereeld genoem word, alhoewel hedendaagse pioniers gewoonlik nie gratis grond kan kry nie die regering, soos vroeë huisbewoners. Gunsteling tuisgebiede is New England, die Pacific Northwest, die Ozarks en Kanada. Sue en Eliot het 40 hektaar dik bos 30 myl suid van 'n klein dorpie naby die sentrale Maine -kus.

Die Colemans sê dat hulle persoonlik weet van 'n dosyn paartjies wat opstal begin. 'N Buurvrou van die Colemans, Helen Nearing (67), wat saam met haar man, Scott (nou 87), in die vroeë 1930's na 'n opstal in Vermont teruggetrek het en later na Maine verhuis het, sê' baie mense, meer as 100, word land en daaruit lewe. '


Landelike, stedelike en voorstedelike opstal


Afbeelding deur palmettophoto1 via Pixabay


Vir meer as 35 jaar, Moeder Aarde Nuus het lesers die basiese beginsels van opstal geleer en hoe om selfstandig te wees. Of u nou droom om 'n stedelike of voorstedelike opstal te skep, of 'n landelike plaas, hierdie praktiese vaardighede, gereedskap en tuisbesigheidsidees sal u help om 'vorentoe na die land' te gaan.

Amerikaners is die toonbeeld van selfvoorsiening en selfstandigheid. Vanaf die begin van die land in die 1600's het Amerikaanse setlaars, baanbrekers, opstalters, landbouers en boere staatgemaak op hul vindingrykheid en kreatiwiteit om op minder te leef en hul landelike gemeenskappe in die proses te betrek.

Opstal is dalk 'n outydse woord, maar die konsepte van selfversorgend om 'n huis te bou (nie net 'n huis nie) en om 'n tuisonderneming te ontwikkel, is vandag net so aantreklik as in die opstal dae van die laat 1800's. Ons as mense is nog altyd geïnspireer deur die Laura Ingalls Wilder -familie, Daniel Boone, Henry David Thoreau, Joseph Smith, Helen en Scott Nearing, Carla Emery en Eliot Coleman. Deur hul geskrifte oor selfvoorsiening en hoe om self dinge te doen, het hulle duisende mense geïnspireer om die idee van huisvesting, landelike lewe of plaaslewe te probeer. Hulle het ons suksesse en mislukkings en die vreugdes en smarte van die avontuur met ons gedeel. Hulle moderne verslae oor die bou van skure en buitegeboue, die gebruik van gereedskap en die begin van 'n tuisonderneming is die moderne opstalbybels. Ons bewonder en beny hul vermoë om selfonderhoudend te wees.

INSPIRERENDE HUISTEIERS

Uittreksel uit Ma het my dit laat doen deur Jim Schley, Moeder Aarde Nuus Oktober/November 2003

In die laat 1960's en vroeë 70's het talle Amerikaners op soek na 'n praktiese, tuisgemaakte lewe van die baan af gekom om hul eie land te vind. In sommige gebiede het hierdie landgenote probeer om landelike gemeenskappe en plaaslike ekonomieë te laat herleef met nuwe benaderings tot die landbou en die herlewing van ambagswerk en ou vaardighede.

In 1975 verhuis Jim Schley van Wisconsin na die platteland van New England om op universiteit te gaan. In die lang Connecticut River Valley wat die grens tussen New Hampshire en Vermont vorm, het hy 'n plek gevind om sy eie wortels te laat sak: 'n pragtige, waterryke land van naaldbome, dramaties verskillende seisoene en sterk tradisies van bestaansboerdery en houtkap.

Gedurende hierdie tyd het Jim talle mense ontmoet wat hul eie huise gebou het en die meeste van hul eie kos verbou het. Sommige het geduik en toe hul eie putte gegrawe. Baie het hout vir hul huise gemaal van bome wat deur perde uit die woude gehaal is. En sommige het hul huishoudelike elektrisiteit vervaardig met klein hidroturbines, winddraaiers of fotovoltaïese stelsels (PV). Alhoewel baie van hierdie mense voormalige voorstede was, pas hul energieke kreatiwiteit goed by die jare lange plaaslike tradisies van opstal: seisoenale siklusse van werkjag en voedselsnyding in die winter, suiker in die lente en die kweek en bewaring van vrugte en groente.

Uittreksel uit Die Nuwe Pioniers deur David Gumpert, Moeder Aarde Nuus September/Oktober 1971

As Sue en Eliot Coleman gaan sit om te eet in hul klein eenvertrekhuis, gebruik hulle boomstompe in plaas van stoele. As hulle drinkwater nodig het, loop Sue 'n kwartmyl deur die bos na 'n varswaterspruit en sleep twee groot houers wat van 'n juk oor haar skouers hang. En as die Colemans snags wil lees, steek hulle kerosine lanterns aan.

Die jong paartjie en mdash Sue is 26, Eliot 31 en mdash is nie die vergete slagoffers van armoede op die platteland of 'n natuurramp nie. Hulle leef soos hulle uit eie keuse leef. Hulle het doelbewus afstand gedoen van luukshede soos binnenshuise loodgieterswerk, meubels in winkels en alles wat elektrisiteit moontlik maak. Hulle het geen telefoon, geen outomatiese menger, geen TV -stel nie.

Met hul tweejarige dogter, Melissa, Sue en Eliot probeer Amerika se verbruikersekonomie ontsnap en in die wildernis lewe, net soos die land se pioniers. Hulle verbou ongeveer 80% van hul eie kos en bestee slegs ongeveer $ 2000 per jaar aan dinge wat hulle nie self kan maak nie.

Die Colemans leef al twee en 'n half jaar so en is trots op hul prestasie. 'As u na Madisonlaan luister, bestaan ​​ons nie,' sê Eliot. 'Hulle sê dit is onmoontlik om van $ 2 000 te leef.'

Die Colemans is onder 'n klein maar skynbaar groeiende aantal jong paartjies, dikwels uit middelklasgesinne, wat die baanbrekerslewe begin, of 'opstal', soos dit gereeld genoem word, alhoewel hedendaagse pioniers gewoonlik nie gratis grond kan kry nie die regering, soos vroeë huisbewoners. Gunsteling tuisgebiede is New England, die Pacific Northwest, die Ozarks en Kanada. Sue en Eliot het 40 hektaar dik bos 30 myl suid van 'n klein dorpie naby die sentrale Maine -kus.

Die Colemans sê dat hulle persoonlik weet van 'n dosyn paartjies wat opstal begin. 'N Buurvrou van die Colemans, Helen Nearing (67), wat saam met haar man, Scott (nou 87), in die vroeë 1930's na 'n opstal in Vermont teruggetrek en later na Maine verhuis het, sê' baie mense, meer as 100, word land en daaruit lewe. '


Landelike, stedelike en voorstedelike opstal


Afbeelding deur palmettophoto1 via Pixabay


Vir meer as 35 jaar, Moeder Aarde Nuus het lesers die basiese beginsels van opstal geleer en hoe om selfstandig te wees. Whether you dream of creating an urban or suburban homestead, or a rural farmstead, these practical skills, tools and home business ideas will help you move 'forward to the land.'

Americans are the epitome of self-sufficiency and self-reliance. From the country's beginning in the 1600s, American settlers, pioneers, homesteaders, back-to-the-landers and farmers have relied on their ingenuity and creativity to live well on less, engaging their rural communities in the process.

Homesteading may be an old-fashioned word, but the concepts of self-sufficient living building a home (not just a house) and developing a home business are as appealing today as they were in the Homesteading days of the late 1800s. We, as a people, have always been inspired by the Laura Ingalls Wilder family, Daniel Boone, Henry David Thoreau, Joseph Smith, Helen and Scott Nearing, Carla Emery and Eliot Coleman. Through their writings on self-sufficiency and how to do things yourself, they have inspired thousands of people to give the notion of homesteading, rural living or farm life a try. They have shared with us their successes and failures and the joys and sorrows of the adventure. Their reports on building barns and outbuildings, tool usage and starting a home business are the modern homesteading Bibles. We admire and envy their ability to be self-sufficient.

INSPIRING HOMESTEADERS

Uittreksel uit Mother Made Me Do It by Jim Schley, Mother Earth News October/November 2003

In the late 1960s and early 70s, countless Americans in search of a hands-on, homemade life headed off the beaten track to find land of their own. In some areas these back-to-the-landers attempted to resuscitate rural communities and local economies with new approaches to agriculture and the revival of artisan crafts and old-time skills.

In 1975, Jim Schley moved from Wisconsin to rural New England to attend college. In the long Connecticut River Valley that forms the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, he found a place to sink his own roots: a gorgeous, water-lush land of conifer forests, dramatically distinct seasons, and strong traditions of subsistence farming and logging.

During this time, Jim met scores of people who had built their own houses and who grew most of their own food. Some had dowsed and then dug their own wells. Many had milled lumber for their homes from trees that were hauled out of the forests by horses. And some produced their household electricity with small hydro-turbines, wind spinners or solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Even though many of these folks were former suburbanites, their energetic creativity meshed well with the longtime regional traditions of homesteading: seasonal cycles of work hunting and foraging cutting wood in the winter sugaring in the spring and growing and preserving fruit and vegetables.

Uittreksel uit The New Pioneers by David Gumpert, Mother Earth News September/October 1971

When Sue and Eliot Coleman sit down to eat in their tiny one-room house, they use tree stumps instead of chairs. When they need drinking water, Sue walks a quarter of a mile through the woods to a freshwater brook and hauls back two big containers hanging from a yoke over her shoulders. And when the Colemans want to read at night, they light kerosene lanterns.

The young couple &mdash Sue is 26, Eliot 31&mdash aren't the forgotten victims of rural poverty or some natural disaster. They live as they do out of choice. They have deliberately given up such luxuries as indoor plumbing, store-bought furniture and everything that electricity makes possible. They have no telephone, no automatic mixer, no TV set.

With their two-year-old daughter, Melissa, Sue and Eliot are trying to escape America's consumer economy and live in the wilderness much as the country's pioneers did. They grow about 80% of their own food and spend only about $2,000 a year on things they can't make themselves.

The Colemans have been living this way two and a half years and they're proud of their accomplishment. 'If you listen to Madison Avenue, we don't exist,' says Eliot. 'They say it's impossible to live on $2,000.'

The Colemans are among a tiny but apparently growing number of young couples, often from middle-class families, who are taking up the pioneering life, or 'homesteading' as it's often called &mdash though today's pioneers usually can't get free land from the government as early homesteaders did. Favorite homesteading areas are New England, the Pacific Northwest, the Ozarks and Canada. Sue and Eliot have 40 acres of thick forest 30 miles south of a small town near the central Maine coast.

The Colemans say they personally know about a dozen couples who are taking up homesteading. A neighbor of the Colemans, Helen Nearing, 67, who with her husband, Scott, now 87, retreated to a homestead in Vermont in the early 1930s and later moved to Maine, says 'a lot of people, more than 100, are getting land and living off of it.'


Rural, Urban and Suburban Homesteading


Image by palmettophoto1 from Pixabay


For over 35 years, Mother Earth News has been teaching readers the basics of homesteading and how to be self-reliant. Whether you dream of creating an urban or suburban homestead, or a rural farmstead, these practical skills, tools and home business ideas will help you move 'forward to the land.'

Americans are the epitome of self-sufficiency and self-reliance. From the country's beginning in the 1600s, American settlers, pioneers, homesteaders, back-to-the-landers and farmers have relied on their ingenuity and creativity to live well on less, engaging their rural communities in the process.

Homesteading may be an old-fashioned word, but the concepts of self-sufficient living building a home (not just a house) and developing a home business are as appealing today as they were in the Homesteading days of the late 1800s. We, as a people, have always been inspired by the Laura Ingalls Wilder family, Daniel Boone, Henry David Thoreau, Joseph Smith, Helen and Scott Nearing, Carla Emery and Eliot Coleman. Through their writings on self-sufficiency and how to do things yourself, they have inspired thousands of people to give the notion of homesteading, rural living or farm life a try. They have shared with us their successes and failures and the joys and sorrows of the adventure. Their reports on building barns and outbuildings, tool usage and starting a home business are the modern homesteading Bibles. We admire and envy their ability to be self-sufficient.

INSPIRING HOMESTEADERS

Uittreksel uit Mother Made Me Do It by Jim Schley, Mother Earth News October/November 2003

In the late 1960s and early 70s, countless Americans in search of a hands-on, homemade life headed off the beaten track to find land of their own. In some areas these back-to-the-landers attempted to resuscitate rural communities and local economies with new approaches to agriculture and the revival of artisan crafts and old-time skills.

In 1975, Jim Schley moved from Wisconsin to rural New England to attend college. In the long Connecticut River Valley that forms the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, he found a place to sink his own roots: a gorgeous, water-lush land of conifer forests, dramatically distinct seasons, and strong traditions of subsistence farming and logging.

During this time, Jim met scores of people who had built their own houses and who grew most of their own food. Some had dowsed and then dug their own wells. Many had milled lumber for their homes from trees that were hauled out of the forests by horses. And some produced their household electricity with small hydro-turbines, wind spinners or solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Even though many of these folks were former suburbanites, their energetic creativity meshed well with the longtime regional traditions of homesteading: seasonal cycles of work hunting and foraging cutting wood in the winter sugaring in the spring and growing and preserving fruit and vegetables.

Uittreksel uit The New Pioneers by David Gumpert, Mother Earth News September/October 1971

When Sue and Eliot Coleman sit down to eat in their tiny one-room house, they use tree stumps instead of chairs. When they need drinking water, Sue walks a quarter of a mile through the woods to a freshwater brook and hauls back two big containers hanging from a yoke over her shoulders. And when the Colemans want to read at night, they light kerosene lanterns.

The young couple &mdash Sue is 26, Eliot 31&mdash aren't the forgotten victims of rural poverty or some natural disaster. They live as they do out of choice. They have deliberately given up such luxuries as indoor plumbing, store-bought furniture and everything that electricity makes possible. They have no telephone, no automatic mixer, no TV set.

With their two-year-old daughter, Melissa, Sue and Eliot are trying to escape America's consumer economy and live in the wilderness much as the country's pioneers did. They grow about 80% of their own food and spend only about $2,000 a year on things they can't make themselves.

The Colemans have been living this way two and a half years and they're proud of their accomplishment. 'If you listen to Madison Avenue, we don't exist,' says Eliot. 'They say it's impossible to live on $2,000.'

The Colemans are among a tiny but apparently growing number of young couples, often from middle-class families, who are taking up the pioneering life, or 'homesteading' as it's often called &mdash though today's pioneers usually can't get free land from the government as early homesteaders did. Favorite homesteading areas are New England, the Pacific Northwest, the Ozarks and Canada. Sue and Eliot have 40 acres of thick forest 30 miles south of a small town near the central Maine coast.

The Colemans say they personally know about a dozen couples who are taking up homesteading. A neighbor of the Colemans, Helen Nearing, 67, who with her husband, Scott, now 87, retreated to a homestead in Vermont in the early 1930s and later moved to Maine, says 'a lot of people, more than 100, are getting land and living off of it.'


Rural, Urban and Suburban Homesteading


Image by palmettophoto1 from Pixabay


For over 35 years, Mother Earth News has been teaching readers the basics of homesteading and how to be self-reliant. Whether you dream of creating an urban or suburban homestead, or a rural farmstead, these practical skills, tools and home business ideas will help you move 'forward to the land.'

Americans are the epitome of self-sufficiency and self-reliance. From the country's beginning in the 1600s, American settlers, pioneers, homesteaders, back-to-the-landers and farmers have relied on their ingenuity and creativity to live well on less, engaging their rural communities in the process.

Homesteading may be an old-fashioned word, but the concepts of self-sufficient living building a home (not just a house) and developing a home business are as appealing today as they were in the Homesteading days of the late 1800s. We, as a people, have always been inspired by the Laura Ingalls Wilder family, Daniel Boone, Henry David Thoreau, Joseph Smith, Helen and Scott Nearing, Carla Emery and Eliot Coleman. Through their writings on self-sufficiency and how to do things yourself, they have inspired thousands of people to give the notion of homesteading, rural living or farm life a try. They have shared with us their successes and failures and the joys and sorrows of the adventure. Their reports on building barns and outbuildings, tool usage and starting a home business are the modern homesteading Bibles. We admire and envy their ability to be self-sufficient.

INSPIRING HOMESTEADERS

Uittreksel uit Mother Made Me Do It by Jim Schley, Mother Earth News October/November 2003

In the late 1960s and early 70s, countless Americans in search of a hands-on, homemade life headed off the beaten track to find land of their own. In some areas these back-to-the-landers attempted to resuscitate rural communities and local economies with new approaches to agriculture and the revival of artisan crafts and old-time skills.

In 1975, Jim Schley moved from Wisconsin to rural New England to attend college. In the long Connecticut River Valley that forms the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, he found a place to sink his own roots: a gorgeous, water-lush land of conifer forests, dramatically distinct seasons, and strong traditions of subsistence farming and logging.

During this time, Jim met scores of people who had built their own houses and who grew most of their own food. Some had dowsed and then dug their own wells. Many had milled lumber for their homes from trees that were hauled out of the forests by horses. And some produced their household electricity with small hydro-turbines, wind spinners or solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Even though many of these folks were former suburbanites, their energetic creativity meshed well with the longtime regional traditions of homesteading: seasonal cycles of work hunting and foraging cutting wood in the winter sugaring in the spring and growing and preserving fruit and vegetables.

Uittreksel uit The New Pioneers by David Gumpert, Mother Earth News September/October 1971

When Sue and Eliot Coleman sit down to eat in their tiny one-room house, they use tree stumps instead of chairs. When they need drinking water, Sue walks a quarter of a mile through the woods to a freshwater brook and hauls back two big containers hanging from a yoke over her shoulders. And when the Colemans want to read at night, they light kerosene lanterns.

The young couple &mdash Sue is 26, Eliot 31&mdash aren't the forgotten victims of rural poverty or some natural disaster. They live as they do out of choice. They have deliberately given up such luxuries as indoor plumbing, store-bought furniture and everything that electricity makes possible. They have no telephone, no automatic mixer, no TV set.

With their two-year-old daughter, Melissa, Sue and Eliot are trying to escape America's consumer economy and live in the wilderness much as the country's pioneers did. They grow about 80% of their own food and spend only about $2,000 a year on things they can't make themselves.

The Colemans have been living this way two and a half years and they're proud of their accomplishment. 'If you listen to Madison Avenue, we don't exist,' says Eliot. 'They say it's impossible to live on $2,000.'

The Colemans are among a tiny but apparently growing number of young couples, often from middle-class families, who are taking up the pioneering life, or 'homesteading' as it's often called &mdash though today's pioneers usually can't get free land from the government as early homesteaders did. Favorite homesteading areas are New England, the Pacific Northwest, the Ozarks and Canada. Sue and Eliot have 40 acres of thick forest 30 miles south of a small town near the central Maine coast.

The Colemans say they personally know about a dozen couples who are taking up homesteading. A neighbor of the Colemans, Helen Nearing, 67, who with her husband, Scott, now 87, retreated to a homestead in Vermont in the early 1930s and later moved to Maine, says 'a lot of people, more than 100, are getting land and living off of it.'


Rural, Urban and Suburban Homesteading


Image by palmettophoto1 from Pixabay


For over 35 years, Mother Earth News has been teaching readers the basics of homesteading and how to be self-reliant. Whether you dream of creating an urban or suburban homestead, or a rural farmstead, these practical skills, tools and home business ideas will help you move 'forward to the land.'

Americans are the epitome of self-sufficiency and self-reliance. From the country's beginning in the 1600s, American settlers, pioneers, homesteaders, back-to-the-landers and farmers have relied on their ingenuity and creativity to live well on less, engaging their rural communities in the process.

Homesteading may be an old-fashioned word, but the concepts of self-sufficient living building a home (not just a house) and developing a home business are as appealing today as they were in the Homesteading days of the late 1800s. We, as a people, have always been inspired by the Laura Ingalls Wilder family, Daniel Boone, Henry David Thoreau, Joseph Smith, Helen and Scott Nearing, Carla Emery and Eliot Coleman. Through their writings on self-sufficiency and how to do things yourself, they have inspired thousands of people to give the notion of homesteading, rural living or farm life a try. They have shared with us their successes and failures and the joys and sorrows of the adventure. Their reports on building barns and outbuildings, tool usage and starting a home business are the modern homesteading Bibles. We admire and envy their ability to be self-sufficient.

INSPIRING HOMESTEADERS

Uittreksel uit Mother Made Me Do It by Jim Schley, Mother Earth News October/November 2003

In the late 1960s and early 70s, countless Americans in search of a hands-on, homemade life headed off the beaten track to find land of their own. In some areas these back-to-the-landers attempted to resuscitate rural communities and local economies with new approaches to agriculture and the revival of artisan crafts and old-time skills.

In 1975, Jim Schley moved from Wisconsin to rural New England to attend college. In the long Connecticut River Valley that forms the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, he found a place to sink his own roots: a gorgeous, water-lush land of conifer forests, dramatically distinct seasons, and strong traditions of subsistence farming and logging.

During this time, Jim met scores of people who had built their own houses and who grew most of their own food. Some had dowsed and then dug their own wells. Many had milled lumber for their homes from trees that were hauled out of the forests by horses. And some produced their household electricity with small hydro-turbines, wind spinners or solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Even though many of these folks were former suburbanites, their energetic creativity meshed well with the longtime regional traditions of homesteading: seasonal cycles of work hunting and foraging cutting wood in the winter sugaring in the spring and growing and preserving fruit and vegetables.

Uittreksel uit The New Pioneers by David Gumpert, Mother Earth News September/October 1971

When Sue and Eliot Coleman sit down to eat in their tiny one-room house, they use tree stumps instead of chairs. When they need drinking water, Sue walks a quarter of a mile through the woods to a freshwater brook and hauls back two big containers hanging from a yoke over her shoulders. And when the Colemans want to read at night, they light kerosene lanterns.

The young couple &mdash Sue is 26, Eliot 31&mdash aren't the forgotten victims of rural poverty or some natural disaster. They live as they do out of choice. They have deliberately given up such luxuries as indoor plumbing, store-bought furniture and everything that electricity makes possible. They have no telephone, no automatic mixer, no TV set.

With their two-year-old daughter, Melissa, Sue and Eliot are trying to escape America's consumer economy and live in the wilderness much as the country's pioneers did. They grow about 80% of their own food and spend only about $2,000 a year on things they can't make themselves.

The Colemans have been living this way two and a half years and they're proud of their accomplishment. 'If you listen to Madison Avenue, we don't exist,' says Eliot. 'They say it's impossible to live on $2,000.'

The Colemans are among a tiny but apparently growing number of young couples, often from middle-class families, who are taking up the pioneering life, or 'homesteading' as it's often called &mdash though today's pioneers usually can't get free land from the government as early homesteaders did. Favorite homesteading areas are New England, the Pacific Northwest, the Ozarks and Canada. Sue and Eliot have 40 acres of thick forest 30 miles south of a small town near the central Maine coast.

The Colemans say they personally know about a dozen couples who are taking up homesteading. A neighbor of the Colemans, Helen Nearing, 67, who with her husband, Scott, now 87, retreated to a homestead in Vermont in the early 1930s and later moved to Maine, says 'a lot of people, more than 100, are getting land and living off of it.'


Rural, Urban and Suburban Homesteading


Image by palmettophoto1 from Pixabay


For over 35 years, Mother Earth News has been teaching readers the basics of homesteading and how to be self-reliant. Whether you dream of creating an urban or suburban homestead, or a rural farmstead, these practical skills, tools and home business ideas will help you move 'forward to the land.'

Americans are the epitome of self-sufficiency and self-reliance. From the country's beginning in the 1600s, American settlers, pioneers, homesteaders, back-to-the-landers and farmers have relied on their ingenuity and creativity to live well on less, engaging their rural communities in the process.

Homesteading may be an old-fashioned word, but the concepts of self-sufficient living building a home (not just a house) and developing a home business are as appealing today as they were in the Homesteading days of the late 1800s. We, as a people, have always been inspired by the Laura Ingalls Wilder family, Daniel Boone, Henry David Thoreau, Joseph Smith, Helen and Scott Nearing, Carla Emery and Eliot Coleman. Through their writings on self-sufficiency and how to do things yourself, they have inspired thousands of people to give the notion of homesteading, rural living or farm life a try. They have shared with us their successes and failures and the joys and sorrows of the adventure. Their reports on building barns and outbuildings, tool usage and starting a home business are the modern homesteading Bibles. We admire and envy their ability to be self-sufficient.

INSPIRING HOMESTEADERS

Uittreksel uit Mother Made Me Do It by Jim Schley, Mother Earth News October/November 2003

In the late 1960s and early 70s, countless Americans in search of a hands-on, homemade life headed off the beaten track to find land of their own. In some areas these back-to-the-landers attempted to resuscitate rural communities and local economies with new approaches to agriculture and the revival of artisan crafts and old-time skills.

In 1975, Jim Schley moved from Wisconsin to rural New England to attend college. In the long Connecticut River Valley that forms the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, he found a place to sink his own roots: a gorgeous, water-lush land of conifer forests, dramatically distinct seasons, and strong traditions of subsistence farming and logging.

During this time, Jim met scores of people who had built their own houses and who grew most of their own food. Some had dowsed and then dug their own wells. Many had milled lumber for their homes from trees that were hauled out of the forests by horses. And some produced their household electricity with small hydro-turbines, wind spinners or solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Even though many of these folks were former suburbanites, their energetic creativity meshed well with the longtime regional traditions of homesteading: seasonal cycles of work hunting and foraging cutting wood in the winter sugaring in the spring and growing and preserving fruit and vegetables.

Uittreksel uit The New Pioneers by David Gumpert, Mother Earth News September/October 1971

When Sue and Eliot Coleman sit down to eat in their tiny one-room house, they use tree stumps instead of chairs. When they need drinking water, Sue walks a quarter of a mile through the woods to a freshwater brook and hauls back two big containers hanging from a yoke over her shoulders. And when the Colemans want to read at night, they light kerosene lanterns.

The young couple &mdash Sue is 26, Eliot 31&mdash aren't the forgotten victims of rural poverty or some natural disaster. They live as they do out of choice. They have deliberately given up such luxuries as indoor plumbing, store-bought furniture and everything that electricity makes possible. They have no telephone, no automatic mixer, no TV set.

With their two-year-old daughter, Melissa, Sue and Eliot are trying to escape America's consumer economy and live in the wilderness much as the country's pioneers did. They grow about 80% of their own food and spend only about $2,000 a year on things they can't make themselves.

The Colemans have been living this way two and a half years and they're proud of their accomplishment. 'If you listen to Madison Avenue, we don't exist,' says Eliot. 'They say it's impossible to live on $2,000.'

The Colemans are among a tiny but apparently growing number of young couples, often from middle-class families, who are taking up the pioneering life, or 'homesteading' as it's often called &mdash though today's pioneers usually can't get free land from the government as early homesteaders did. Favorite homesteading areas are New England, the Pacific Northwest, the Ozarks and Canada. Sue and Eliot have 40 acres of thick forest 30 miles south of a small town near the central Maine coast.

The Colemans say they personally know about a dozen couples who are taking up homesteading. A neighbor of the Colemans, Helen Nearing, 67, who with her husband, Scott, now 87, retreated to a homestead in Vermont in the early 1930s and later moved to Maine, says 'a lot of people, more than 100, are getting land and living off of it.'


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