We believe God created a perfect world for us live in. We try to live our lives as close to nature as possible. We only use and consume what we need. We always look towards solutions provided by nature.
Our lifestyle and diet is of a simple village farmer. We use neem stick for brushing teeth. Our diet is mostly ragi (finger millet), jowar and wheat. We love vegetable and fruits.
We compost all our kitchen waste. We try to utilize all our waste. We have a mini farm with livestock – poultry, ducks, goats, rabbits. We have dogs and cats as pets – Yes all these live in complete harmony.
Why do so many of us in this modern day and age find Homeschooling and ideal form of education, is it because the modern education system has failed us numerous stages, yes maybe. The education system today has missed out on one very tiny and important detail that is 'learning'. We have forgotten to learn for the sake of knowledge. We as a society have built a system that seems to work out for nobody but we carry on encouraging it because it is what the system demands.
Gone are the days where kids are allowed to study the subjects they want to, this leads to the problem of our children losing interest in work and they blatantly start functioning like robots to pander to someone else's life instead of theirs. You ask us why Homeschooling is an ideal form of education today. Well I believe the name explains it all because its 'HOME', it’s an environment where children can be with themselves, an environment where the children can be one with their teachers and it is only in such an environment when the purest form of learning can be attained, where children are not restrained to sit inside a room with four walls for the day, it's a place where children are taught to break those barriers and how to face the difficulties in life. In simpler words all of this can be accomplished because it is the idea of a ‘HOME’ that encourages children to learn, strive and conquer. As Shakespeare once said 'the world is a stage and every one of us has a part to play' and by exploring, learning and having faith is when these children, the future of our world can figure out their part to play.
We try to save water and re-use water in every small way we can. Here is a sample of our efforts:
1. We collect grey water in a bucket which we keep below the kitchen sink.
2. And use that water for watering the plants in the garden.
Dish Washing Water:
1. We built the dish washing area near the garden.
2. The water used for dish washing flow to the plants in the garden.
1. We do manual laundry on a stone slab in open area.
2. We water grass patches with the used water.
1. The drainage of bathwater is let on to the open ground where we have coconut trees and other plants.
We believe waste utilization as an individual and as a community with enrich the community and reduce landfills. Good waste should not end up as bad landfills. We collect fish waste from nearby shop and feed it to our cats and poultry.
Since our chickens also compost our kitchen waste, any leftover fish waste will gets mixed with compost and eventually fertilize our plants. So we utilize the fish waste from our community to feed
We believe waste utilization as an individual and as a community with enrich the community and reduce landfills. Good waste should not end up as bad landfills. A truck load of broken furniture was donated to us - they wanted us to use these as fire woods. But, we transformed these unwanted, broken, unusable furniture into beautiful chicken coops.
Our older kids learnt carpentary skills, our chicken got a decent chicken coops.