We are a generation of consumers. In fact, you could argue that humanity’s defining trait as a species is consumption, especially in the west. We’ve been conditioned to believe that happiness is only a purchase away and that shopping is a perfectly valid hobby. This mentality is not only ruinous for the planet, it’s making us miserable. No matter how much we have, it’s never quite enough. As an antidote to consumerism, more and more people are becoming more self-sufficient. Self sufficiency can make your home more environmentally friendly, help you to live a more ethical life and save you a fortune in the long term. The beauty of being self-sufficient is that you can do as much or as little of it as you like. Every little helps.
With this in mind, here are some great ways to make your home more self-sufficient. No matter where you live, what kind of property you call home or what your budget may be, there’s a solution for you...
Grow Anything You Can Wherever You Can
In a perfect world, you’d be able to step into your back garden and take your pick of the rows of delicious fresh fruits and vegetables growing there. But let’s be realistic, here. Not all of us live in a climate that’s conducive to growing