This excellent video covers many aspects of simple living, natural building, tiny houses, communal living and permaculture. I think you’ll really like it. Please share this video with friends.
“A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity is a feature-length documentary that follows a community in Australia who came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year the group builds tiny houses, plants veggie gardens, practices simple living, and discovers the challenges of living in community. This film is the product of hours and hours of footage that I shot during that year-long experiment in simple living.
During the year of 2015 a small community formed on an emerging ecovillage in Gippsland, Australia, and challenged themselves to explore a radically ‘simpler way’ of life based on material sufficiency, frugality, permaculture, alternative technology and local economy. This documentary by Jordan Osmond and Samuel Alexander tells the story of this community’s living experiment, in the hope of sparking a broader conversation about the challenges and opportunities of living in an age of limits.
The documentary also presents new and exclusive interviews with leading activists and educators in the world’s most promising social movements, including David Holmgren (permaculture), Helena Norberg-Hodge (localisation), Ted Trainer (the simpler way), Nicole Foss (energy and finance), Bill Metcalf (intentional communities) and Graham Turner (limits to growth).”
YouTube Happen Films website Simplicity Institute is an education and research centre seeking to:
– seed a revolution in consciousness that highlights the urgent need to move beyond growth-orientated, consumerist forms of life
– envision and defend a ‘simpler way’ of life at a time when the old myths of progress, techno-optimism, and affluence are failing us
– transform the overlapping crises of civilisation into opportunities for ‘prosperous descent’
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