I’ve known about the concept of urban homesteading for several years now and am a big proponent of living low on the grid, the food chain and the consumer chain. So when my friend posted UrbanHomestead.org on facebook, I was intrigued, and then when I watched their video, I was impressed.
Living just 100 feet from the freeway, the Dervaes family lives a self-sufficient life in the middle of LA. They grow enough organic food on their 1/10 of an acre of available “farm” land on their 1/5 of an acre of property in Pasadena, to live year-round without going to the grocery store for food. They produce their own biofuel, fix their own mechanical things and power their home with solar. It’s a decades-long experiment in the making and an inspiring story of living life more simply.
Watch their video below:
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