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Sustainable Sanctuary: Living in Tune With Nature By Living Off-Grid

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, home, energy, conservation, eco-friendly, greenliving )

- 1981 days ago -
"We live just like the white folks," permaculturist Arvo Thomson comically replies, when I ask if he has enough power in his off-grid home for basic necessities like refrigeration. I hang up the phone smiling, knowing that my search has ended.

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penny C (83)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 7:15 am

Rock H (254)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 10:02 am
That's a smart way to live with miminal impact and still have conviniences. Thanks Cher!

Winnie Adams (179)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:26 pm

Christeen A (371)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:46 pm
I enjoyed reading this article. Thank you for sharing and kudos to Arvo.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 1:48 pm
Noted. I would love to live off grid. Thanks, Cher.

Carol H (229)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 6:42 pm
noted, thanks Cher

Patricia H. (440)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 2:32 am

Deborah W (6)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:01 am
Humility indeed. To see how gifted we (especially Americans) are, how we squander, abuse and manipulate gifts freely available, upsetting the balance and counter-balance needed for survival and replenishment, without a second thought to long-term consequences (too busy fast-tracking, acquiring more, when the quick-fix will do for now), there is obviously much wisdom in and practice of a return to nature and the basics.

Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 10:38 am
Noted this very interesting article. Thanks for sharing Cher.
"Living in Arvo Thompson's house is like living in tune with the cycles of nature". "You take what the land gives you".
Kudos to you Mr. Thompson!!

Lin Penrose (92)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 10:47 am
Thanks Cher. Noted.

Ro H (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:28 am

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 1:32 pm
Wonderful stuff and the corvil too.

David C (129)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 2:47 pm
wonderful story.

greenplanet e (155)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:35 pm

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Sunday January 20, 2013, 10:29 pm

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Monday January 21, 2013, 2:43 am
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