Derek Markham

Things I dig include: simple living, natural fatherhood, attachment parenting, natural building, unassisted childbirth (homebirth), bicycles, permaculture, organic and biodynamic gardening, vegan peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips, bouldering, and the blues. Find me elsewhere at @NaturalPapa, @DerekMarkham, Google+, or RebelMouse.

2 thoughts on “Photos from our alternative lifestyle experiment

  • August 12, 2008 at 1:36 am

    My wife and I are very frequently on the same page on a lot of things. I showed her the photos from your experiement. I prefaced it with “honey, do you ever get tired of working to pay for all this shit?” Her answer was “yes, but I’m not ready to live in a trailer!” Kudos to you guys for making it work! I wish we could do it too!

  • August 12, 2008 at 3:38 am


    We were so ready to be done with being broke at the time that we jumped at the chance. We bought the trailer with our tax return, and jumped in with both feet.

    We learned a lot about what not to do in the first year, and then worked on refining our system for the rest of the time. The hardest part was probably not having any personal space. No walls or doors, just one room and a tiny bathroom.


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