The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Paycheck and a parking spot part 2

In what ways has the "Walden Effect" life differed from what you originally had envisioned?


electricityMy original vision of living off the land was always based on an experimental foundation. I was already moving towards a more minimal way of living in the big city environment when I met Anna. She helped me to see how smooth minimalism can be when mixed with nature.

I'm still surprised at how delicious and fulfilling it is to be so closely involved in the personal food production we do here and can't imagine going back to my old ways of fast food and frozen dinners.

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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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