ctrp391 Post Consumer Life and Homesteading

Holy Scrap Hot Springs - Summer 2011

What happens when two New Yorkers leave their successful careers and fabulous apartments in favor of building their own house and a new kind of life on a former trailer park in New Mexico? 5 years ago Wendy Tremayn and Mikey Sklar set off to live life in a radically different way in Truth and Consequences, New Mexico. Building their own home-compound. Growing a lot of their own food. Using alternative energy and sources for basic needs. And working from home as independent professionals and entrepreneurs. Whats more, they’ve been blogging and vlogging the process the whole way.

How did they do it? What do they say about the experience 5 years in? Whats the biggest drawback or benefit? Listen to this inspiring couple as we cover all this and more.

Part 1 in a series that focuses on the topic of making your own home, work, and life in what these days might be considered a nonconventional way.

(note there was an extremely loud storm in Amsterdam as I recorded this interview, so be ready for the sounds of rain)

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7 thoughts on “ctrp391 Post Consumer Life and Homesteading

  • September 20, 2011 at 11:09 pm
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    –comments edited to what I think the angry commenter meant to say — “I don’t agree with what these two people are doing.”

    • September 21, 2011 at 3:09 am
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      Skeptical.. first of all I dont think you have anything to fear.. post under a whatever nickname you identify with and a real email address. But more importantly, if you disagree, then be constructive. No insults.

    • September 25, 2011 at 7:53 pm
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      Win! I wish I could flattr individual comments, or the edits thereof 😉

      • September 26, 2011 at 2:54 am
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        ha. youre condoning my heavy handed control of commenting! Ill work on that option!

  • September 21, 2011 at 7:27 pm
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    Wendy and Mikey R O C K!

  • September 28, 2011 at 2:50 am
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    I’d love to hear why Skeptical would not approve of what Mikey and Wendy are doing. It’s great to see people finding freedom outside of a narrow idea of living.

    • October 2, 2011 at 12:31 am
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      It was mostly insults and name calling. he’s welcome to try again.

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