Google “living simply” and you’ll get millions of results – essays, blogs, books, websites, conferences. Clearly, living with a smaller environmental footprint – more intention, less stuff – is an appealing idea that’s gaining popularity. Now more than ever, it’s critical for those of us with a choice to simplify our lives reduce our impact on our planet and its climate. This month, we will be publishing three profiles of people in our community who have chosen to simplify their lifestyles and enrich the quality of their lives. Shirley Perez West wrote these stories for the winter 2014 edition of the UsedNews, our free print and online quarterly newsletter.
A Simple Life Isn’t a Small Life
By Shirley Perez West
Erik and Fay Debuhr have been moving toward more intentional living for most of their adult lives, seeking lifestyles more in line with their values. They met, married, and had their son while living at Maitreya Ecovillage. Now they live in a seven-foot by twelve-foot Conestoga Hut and run Community Supported Shelters—living with less, so they can contribute more to the community. Continue reading “Simple Living: Take Three”