Tag Archives: Self Sufficiency

Thomas Jefferson’s Approach to Self Sufficient Living

This is the Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's self sufficient plantation. 
Source: Tony Fischer Photography on Flickr

America’s Loss of Economic Independence¬†   Self sufficiency is a lifestyle that’s become increasingly foreign as America advanced from it’s early Agrarian society, progressing through the Industrial Revolution and into the current Information Age. There’s a number of things that contributed to the loss of economic individualism; factory work took away the multifaceted, broad range […]

7 Self Sufficiency Strategies

Source: Sean MacEntee on Flickr.

In my pursuit of the Minimalist Lifestyle, I’ve been convinced that complete self sufficiency is the highest degree of freedom. Self sufficiency can be achieved in many different ways, and even though I’ve personally decided on a homestead/freelancing-small business hybrid, I’ve written this list of self sufficiency options and strategies other people might want to […]