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Opting Up

“So, let me get this straight. You’ve sold everything you have, spent your life-savings, and you’re going to live in the middle of nowhere” “Yes.” “So, you’re giving up? You’re opting out?” “Well, no. Not exactly.” I’ll never forget I … Continue reading

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New Mexico

Years ago, we’d spent a weekend outside of Taos in an Earthship. A weekend away is a great way to see advantages and disadvantages to any house, environment, or location. Taos is rugged beauty–very flat, dry and having grown up next to mountains, not my idea of a place I could call home. The earthship also had good points–but it had drawbacks as well (as in the best room in the house was the bathroom, and the idea of sleeping on a concrete box matress is just not a good one since it sucks the heat right out of your body). But I think it planted seeds. Continue reading

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