My name is David i'm from the Netherlands (under Rotterdam). I've been working on oure "self sufficiënt life" for three years now. The problem with creating a self sufficiënt life in the Netherlands, is that there are not much like-minded people nearby. I know of one who lives on the other side of the country. So to learn the much needed skills im forced to use English books, articles, fora and youtube movies. Áfter three years of practicing my english in reading and writing the next step is the use of an international forum to start exchanging knowledge and so completing the last chapters of oure self suffciëncy. Which brought me here.
The last three years we mastered the garden,canning and the orchard, from which we eat year round at this point.
We started "farming" chickens, tukeys and rabbits, 80% of the meat we eat comes from this little "farm".
I started an energy self sufficiëncy project which includes electricity and warmth for space heating and warm water. This project is expected to be completed next year.
After which we can start focussing on a way of personal transportation (other then the bicycles we use now)
The coming weeks i'll be mostly reading and digging in old topics on your forum, but now you at least know who's reading :)
Please excuse my English, my native language is very different to English ,this may cause some faults in my written English.