A typical night at John Wells’s desert homestead. Tony Cenicola/The New York Times
I have an old friend who chose a similar path, heading to the mountains near Marfa, Texas, from Brooklyn to homestead and devote herself to art and sustainability, and these modern-day pioneer stories certainly stoke my imagination. Who knows, maybe there's a compact cabin and a backyard homestead in my future.
Do you daydream about living a simpler life? What does it include? What modern conveniences do you feel you could live without?