i lived in a van. i got out of debt. then, i moved to hawai'i.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
last night i watched the earthship movie. the innovation and exploration that has taken place since these were conceived is incredible. using tires filled with dirt for walls, colored bottles for stained glass effects, growing food in the living room, harnessing the winter sun for heat. if i wanted a house, it would be one of these. i only want a house if it creates it's own energy and deals with its own waste. none of this slavery to the utility companies. none of this flush away un-reality. in my own limited way, i'm trying to create that for myself now. i'm still miles away from being off the grid, but i'm closer than ever before. i just hope to be ready for whatever comes my way in this life. i feel that radical changes are rapidly approaching and i want to be a capable and valueable community member. it's the only way i see to stay somewhat comfortable when the shit hits the fan. at this point, i can be the go-to lady for information on living in vans, healing massage, 8-track repair, and toaster oven cooking. it's a start i guess.