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Hi everyone, I'm really excited to be releasing this documentary I've been working on for the past 18 months! It's about a community that formed in Australia to be involved in this film and to explore simple living, natural building, permaculture, and living in community. I lived in the community for the year-long experiment, documenting the building of tiny houses, veggie gardens, and community life. We decided to release the film for free online so we can get it out to as many people as possible and to not restrict it to people who can afford to buy it. I hope you all enjoy it.



You can also download a copy of the film at a pay what you want price at http://happenfilms.com/a-simpler-way

Please share the film around! The reason we made it free is so as many people as possible can see it
 
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I watched the intro and looking good and interesting. I will finish watching once I have a little more time to give it my attention later today.
 
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I'm watching this during work breaks, and really enjoying it so far. I especially liked the question "If high-tech is supposed to solve all of our problems, when will it start to do so?" (paraphrasing)
 
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OK I really enjoyed this. I will need to watch a couple more times to fully digest all the info in this though. It is dense with good info, though still a compelling and enjoyable story.

Thanks for sharing this and great work on the documentary.
 
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Yeah, really great and totally inspiring. I especially appreciate the thoughts about it not being perfect, that not being perfect is a strong point. Trying, doing.

Thank you very much for this work.

 
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Just started watching and had to stop to post this:
"A deeper connection to one another and to nature" That's what I try to say. It is, to me, the whole allure of permaculture and mimicking nature.
it's not "nature is there for us to extract from"
it's not "we must tread lightly and minimize our impact"

We ARE NATURE, so BECOME NATURE and help it grow as we grow!
 
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Thank you for this documentary!
 
That's my roommate. He's kinda weird, but he always pays his half of the rent. And he gave me this tiny ad:
WORK/TRADE OPPORTUNITY IN THE BEAUTIFUL SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA
https://permies.com/t/119378/WORK-TRADE-OPPORTUNITY-BEAUTIFUL-SANTA
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