Reducing What You Use Is The Obvious Way To Save The Earth

It’s hard to ignore the effects of our obscene obsession with buying stuff. We Brits spend £358,000,000,000 (the zeroes mean billion) in the shops each year. We buy food which goes uneaten, clothes that never get worn and household items which just sit around and gather dust. All of it just wasted* . Our shopping …

Putting My Best Boot Forward- Making Progress Towards Self Sufficiency

Putting My Best Boot Forward- Making Progress Towards Self Sufficiency

You may have seen my post introducing #BestBootForward last week. I spoke about taking our first few baby steps towards living a more self sufficient lifestyle and why we want to take on the challenge. You can read my first entry for #BestBootForward here. A post shared by The Newhouse Family blog (@thenewhousefamily) on Jan …

The New Complete Book Of Self Sufficiency- John Seymour Book Review

The New Complete Book Of Self Sufficiency- John Seymour Book Review

For just over a year we have been starting our journey into living a more self sufficient lifestyle. Last year we put a lot of effort into our new home and garden. Lots of work was needed and whilst we managed to grow some food in our back garden urban mini farm, this year we …

5 Ways To Make Sure The Outside Of Your House Isn’t Letting Your Property Down

5 Ways To Make Sure The Outside Of Your House Isn’t Letting Your Property Down

We all spend ample time looking after the interiors of our homes to make sure that they are looking their best. However when it comes to the outside of our homes it can sometimes be quite a different story. Tending to the maintenance and development of the outside of our homes can very easily fall …