My name is Cassandra and I’m an educator and writer. In 2003 I moved to the Hudson Valley to pursue my dream of living a simpler life. Ten years later, after many false starts and dead-ends, I finally got the opportunity to make my dream a reality.
Today I live completely off-grid in a tiny house that was built for me by my partner and our friends. I decided to start blogging about my experiences so that I could share my story with others who may be thinking about taking a similar journey.
In this blog I write about my self-discoveries with regard to what its like to try and live a more sustainable existence in a world that isn’t ready to do the same. I write about how living tiny and off-grid has influenced my art and my teaching. And I write about the challenge of promoting/creating culturally diverse spaces in sustainable communities – the majority of which tend to be overwhelmingly white and upper middle class.
It is my belief that the little anarchies some of us create every day have the power to grow into resilient communities that can inspire social movements to help and heal the world. Our life, and how we choose to live it, matters.