Originally posted on MAKE:
A few years ago, makers Wendy Tremayne and Mikey Sklar made the decision to leave their high pressure jobs and life in New York City and move to rural New Mexico, “where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently, discovering a new sense of value and abundance in the process.”
The incredible homestead that they created, which they named Holy Scrap, is testament to the fact that the maker mindset of resourcefulness and a willingness to learn can make anything possible. Wendy wrote a wonderful book about their adventures, complete with how-tos and valuable resources, titled The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living, which was just published last month.
In the foreword to the book, MAKE founder Dale Dougherty writes:
“The Good Life Lab is not another predictable set of recipes encouraging you to do what others have done…
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