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Living Simply

Written by Joe Ulrich, Arts & Culture Desk and WITF Host | Sep 26, 2012 4:30 PM

Brandon and Abby-1.jpg"Welcome to our house," Abby says. She unzips the tent and welcomes me into a large square canvas-covered structure that they call home.

Brandon Tennis and Abby Sullivan have spent almost a year now in what they call a "wall tent" near Millersville, Lancaster County. It has no heat, air condition, water or electricity. Along with their unusual style of living, their "beyond-organic" farm are all part of a lifestyle choice they've made to live more attuned to nature.

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  • Bob Saline img 2012-09-27 02:53

    A really interesting story; even more interesting in that this is so local. Excellent production.

  • anjelinac26 img 2012-09-27 06:07

    Thanks for sharing this interesting story as well as providing alternative ways in which everyone can positively impact the environment. Great production!

  • Brittany Spriggle Howell img 2012-09-27 08:11

    I agree Mr. Saline. The ambient noise in this audio feature really paints a picture of the story. Excellent narration. I will pass this along to my previous Penn State Harrisburg communications professors, Amy Sauertieg, and Catherine McCormick as a possible example for their classes.

  • Permaculture Podcast img 2012-09-27 09:07

    Brandon and Abby are an inspiration to anyone looking to live a lower impact, sustainable lifestyle. I am fortunate enough to have learned about the permanent agriculture mentioned with Brandon several years ago and am thankful for that experience.

    There are numerous people making this choice. If you are interested in learning more about living electricity, and even petrol free, lifestyle listen to this interview with Ethan Hughes: