Thursday, February 09, 2006

An Australian Adventure in Domestic Sustainability

From Canada's Global Public Media, news of Australia's Cockburn family who, for six months in 2005, attempted to live totally off the fruits of their labor and land, without spending any money. This would be tough for just about any family; the Cockburns did it not on a big farm, but on a "1/2 acre suburban block." GPM links to an Australian public radio program that featured the Cockburns, and also to the family's website on which they documented their six month experiment. I've just read a few pages at this point -- looks it was both a joy and a struggle at the same time. They've written a book about their adventure, and set off on another one: moving to Tasmania and building a straw bale home. Sounds great...

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