Rob Lineberger wrote:My dream is to provide myself what I need and thus free myself from anxiety and dependence on the consumerist complex. To be fair, I love the consumerist complex. I love movies and junk food and restaurants and Amazon Prime. But I know that none of that is sustainable. Also to be fair I know I'm trading one anxiety (will the supply chain collapse and leave me screwed?) for another (are vine borers going to decimate my squash crop?) What I envision is making meals from stuff I've grown or raised. Always having a fun project in the wings. Nesting in a home I built from the dirt at my feet and making it fit me and my needs. Having a few extra detached rooms for air bnb guests as extra income and a chance to meet people. Having woods to walk. A nice aquaponics setup and raised garden beds, blackberry bushes, chickens, trout, etc.
I know I can't do all that alone so I hope to have a loose-knit circle of aquaintances that maybe get together for a council fire or music jam or shared meal nights, and trade what they have for what they want.
The main limitation I have is code. Without code I would have already built my earthbag home with compost toilets, greywater processing, rainwater cachement, solar/hydro power, earthen floors, quirky windows, etc. None of this stuff is that hard. I have no qualms about building an earthbag dome complex. I just can't.