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New Zealand bush homesteading

 New Zealand Bush video Long family

If you enjoyed yesterday's documentary on Arctic homesteading then you will most likely appreciate how Robert Long and his family get by homesteading in the New Zealand bush.

It's a nice short video which takes time to interview the 13 and 16 year old kids and show how they feel about growing up in such a remote and beautiful setting.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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At least New Zealand has a better climate than Alaska!

Personally, I wouldn't care for that much isolation, though. I could get along without TV, but without access to at least a library? No way! Truth be told I'd be quite unhappy without internet access. :-/

Comment by Roland_Smith Sun Feb 28 17:52:19 2010
That's what I asked Mark --- did they at least have satellite internet? I'm with you --- libraries and internet are a must.
Comment by anna Sun Feb 28 18:01:45 2010

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