I’ve been spending a lot of time checking out some new blogs I’ve discovered over at New Life on a Homestead’s Monday barn hop and sites I’ve found through those sites. There is so much information I’m just trying to soak it in as quickly as possible.
So I thought I’d take a minute and share with you what I’m busy reading!
Budgeting with the Bushmans
I am love, love, loving this blog. Actually I’ve read every single post already and I just found it yesterday (to be fare she just started it in Sept ’11)! They sold their large home in the city, paid off all their debt and purchased a house in a town of 100, with half the square footage for $13,000 cash! They are living frugally and are able to live off of one par time job. Ok I know its extreme for most but I do love extreme, at least reading about it anyway!
This gal has also downsized her home recently. She shares lots of money saving tips as well as green living and gluten/dairy free recipes (for those who are looking for inspiration in those food areas).
The Zero Waste Home
These guys are trying to live with little to no waste. They don’t even own a trash can anymore. I have just read the tip of the iceberg on this one, but so far she has a lot of reader testimonials of their different paths and stages to zero waste homes.
If you have adverse thoughts or reactions to the idea of “green” think of it this way, just two generations ago the idea of “green” living wasn’t a catchy thing, it was a way of life. There was no thought of using something once and then throwing it away. Nothing was bought on a whim or without saving and researching the best deal and quality item. Really it’s about making sure that everything that comes into your house works as hard as it possibly can for you and is worth the space it will take up, the maintenance it will require to keep it working well, and the hard earned money you spent on it in the first place.
Graceful Little Honey Bee shared a video about a 16 year old boy who is building a “tiny house” so that he won’t have to worry about a mortgage after he graduates from college. I love the forethought and responsibility this young man is taking of his future!
Have you found anything interesting that you want to share with us? Obviously you can see a theme for me this week but next week it could be cooking or crafting or gardening. Anything is welcome so share away!