Following years of short-term employment positions, “prepper” (think boy scouts) William Atkin and his adventurous wife transitioned from making $42,000 per year to $6,500 and lived to tell about it. Okay, so there are some things about Will that many of our readers probably wouldn’t align themselves with, such as packing several dangerous guns in preparation for the end of civilization as we know it. NoDaisy in the end of a barrel, anyone? Nevertheless, their story is definitely worthy of a follow.
By embracing a lifestyle known as “voluntary creative simplicity,” the two pioneers managed to climb out of debt and begin to scrimp and save. They moved into the country, pitched a dome tent for the summer, and gradually began to build themselves a “rustic room with a sleeping loft.” That room now houses a small bakery, where the two of them produce sour dough bread in a wood-fired clay oven and distribute it co-op style throughout the community!
In order to become fit and healthy, as Will puts it,
Read Will’s story HERE.
Perhaps, like us, you’re not quite ready to give up on the western lifestyle and bake sour dough bread for a living. That doesn’t mean you can’t grow your own food though, right? Imagine your kitchen counter full of beautiful, non-gmo greens year round with nary a weed in sight. And if you’re not able to buy a Mikrofarm automatic sprouter at present, you can always enter our drawing for a free model here.