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life skills: Happy, simply


what we are doing

The name of the project is Happy, simply. It is a lifestyle model and education project with the promotion of simplicity, sustainability and self-sufficiency. It is also about being more connected - to people and places, producing a ‘richer’ life for individuals, the community and globally…

what you will learn

The components and a holistic approach to a happy, simple life - where my ideas came from and the practical application of simplicity - where simplicity is the ultimate sophistication!

The Happy, simply home - how to build a 10m2 home in 2 weeks and for under $10,000 
Attention to: design, materials, building and resource consent, water capture, renewable energy, bio-compostable toilet, edible garden, transport and community participation

Take away ideas and the practical application of simplistic, self-sufficient and sustainable living practices and ideas - is a matter of laying it all out on the table for people to choose, adapt and modify what is useful and practical to them

type of class

skill required beginner

your chalkler will be

Happy, simply comes from my 12 years and 58 countries of learning and experiencing that taught me less can be more (when you get to choose it) and by day I work as an educator and advocate in the aid and development sector. 

For me this project and this workshop is about how I can implement the learning I have received from my experiences with the world's poorest and apply them in the developed world, where we can choose sustainability, self-sufficiency and simplicity and be richer for it.

Check out the blog for more -

what to bring

cost Koha

We require a minimum of 3 people for this class to go ahead.

our cancellation policy
If you RSVP for a class and fail to show up, you will get a "no show". Three no shows means you will be removed from chalkle°. You may request to rejoin after six months.
If you cancel your RSVP:
- less than 3 days before = no refund
- after 7pm the night before = no refund and a "no show" will be recorded

about chalkle°
chalkle° connects people interested in teaching and learning from each other face-to-face -- in a fun, social environment!
Choose from many affordable lessons up for grabs (from intros to master classes) in agriculture, art and craft, business, construction, digital media, food, languages, music and performance, science, technology and zombie survival... and many of the lessons are free!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Good to get an idea about the process and support that can come from the community, NGOs and local authorities. Would have liked to delve in a little deeper with details but then that would be a workshop :-D

    March 27, 2013

  • Sarah h.

    Hi, I was downstairs at 6.28 and couldn't get in... Hopfully there will be another session sometime.

    March 25, 2013

  • d'Arcy

    Hey Folks, This will be a collaborative session looking at what I did and what you might like/need to do to set up your own Happy, simply life. Good ideas is to have a look at the blog -
    Happy, simply. d'Arcy.

    March 16, 2013

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