Ep 57: Eric Darby on living off the grid and on pretty small + building space for processing

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This episode is a component of a mini-season titled, “Sustainability is a Buzzword”. A series of conversations about conservation, water, agriculture, creativity, and each day life. They took spot in Paonia, CO as component of an artist-in-residence system at the ever-magical Elsewhere Studios. 

Eric Darby is one particular of the most intriguing people today I’ve met more than the previous couple of years. He lives on an earthship on a mesa in North Fork Valley of Colorado entirely off the grid with his family members. He was educated as a industrial pilot and aircraft mechanic in the military. Just after serving his obligation, he flew for a small bit for a paycheck but not for pretty extended. He wanted freedom and located it by designing the precise life he wanted, which meant studying how to be extremely resourceful.

Eric and I went deep on feelings about revenue, how specifically he raised a satisfied family members on pretty small, ambitions for their land, his strategy to parenting, living off the grid, building space and time for processing, relationships, and extra. Listen above or on iTunes or Spotify.

Show notes 

In this episode, we speak about: 

  • how revenue feels like prostitution to him and why he does not borrow it 
  • how he began a organization producing lamps and lampshades to remain property and homeschool his kids 
  • how he’s created an typical of $7500/year for his complete functioning life considering that he was 16 
  • but how he and his family members haven’t felt they lacked something
  • why his family members is in a position to continue to reside on the very same house collectively to this day 
  • what an earthship is
  • how it took a extended time to figure out what he likes to do 
  • how he and his family members want to turn their house into a space to be creative 
  • the significance of providing children space and time to figure out what they want 
  • his peace stroll across the nation
  • living off the grid
  • the specifics of harvesting rain water
  • saving through getting frugal 
  • our relative relationships to alcohol 
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