Hello. I am the owner of Villagers, an urban homestead supply shop located in Asheville NC. In late winter of 2014, I was lucky enough to pair up with the good folks at Nanostead, to embark on this tiny home trailer project. I’ve set up this blog to share the journey with you.
…I insisted that all of my possessions should fit in the back of a van.
Small quarters limit our ability to acquire. It creates a framework for making concessions and compromises. It helps us evaluate what is essential and worthy of our time, our money, our attention.
It is truly remarkable how little I actually need to be content. I’ve been testing the boundaries of this, and have found for myself, the more that I own and the more that I want, the more burdened I feel. The conscious choice to live with less, for myself, is akin to freedom.
There are plenty of inspirational quotes that say that far more eloquently. You’ve probably heard them.
Natalie is a fellow Tumblr Blogger in the process of a beautiful tiny house build happening now. The design of her home features a rare center-loft design which you may find inspirational or appreciate simply in it’s boldeness to rethink the current norm. I really enjoy her blog and I think you might also. Check it out. ^_^ ~ Gabriel
In The Morning, J. Cole & Drake cover. Sexy song.
|—||John Dryden (via fateinmycoffee)|
"I want to make electronic music and perform in Japan. But it’s tough to stay motivated. At some point you forget your original intention, but you still have to keep doing it every day."
"What do you mean by ‘original intention?’"
"When you start something, your motivation comes from a really strong feeling of inspiration. As you go on, it gets harder and harder to remember that feeling."
An explanation of what radians measure: the angle in terms of the radius curved around the circle.
WHERE WAS THIS FOUR YEARS AGO WHEN I COULDN’T FOR THE LIFE OF ME FATHUM WHAT A RADIAN MEASURE REALLY WAS.
Andrey Belyaev’s insane 870 lb deadlift at 198.
Lumber Jack skill level: “Expert” >=)
Sometimes I wonder if I push myself hard enough in my training.
I am ok with cutting off a set of squats if my knee feels like it is going to snap or I am way too fatigued to properly to perform a set/rep. I am not going to grind on a training day-I believe it opens up to unnecessary injury and I have nothing to prove to any one but myself. On a leg day, I don’t feel like I have to drag myself out of the gym with my fingers nor do I feel like the next rep of bench is going to fall straight out of the lockout position. When I hear about people constantly injuring themselves without anything to show for, it confuse me-is it me or them who are training in a conductive manner. Each to their own…
I do believe in slow and steady gains- this means staying injury free and my case pain free. It is climbing up a mountain- you can go straight up the incline- you risk slipping, running out of energy and ultimately getting hurt in some way. Or you can take the switchbacks-the slow, winding trail up the same mountain. It is only when I take time to look down at the base of the mountain do I see how far I have come. I have come farther than I realize- In just the last few months I (all singles, PRs) benched 385 (with more in tank), squatted 505 and deadlifted 505 after a 5x2@475. Less than a year ago, getting under these weights seem ludicrous-something dream like. But I am doing it….
I feel that I am in a good place in my training. Just a year ago, going to the gym would be a chore, now I am looking forward training. People ask how I have time-I tell them I make time. For me, this means not sitting on my ass, watching TV and planning to get school work done so I can go to the gym.
“Uncle, why am I afraid to go under the bar sometimes?”
“Donny, let’s say you have a one hundred pound pit bull and a two hundred pound man. If they both get into a fight who do you think will win?”
“I assume the pit bull will.”
“Yes. It is because men understand the concept of fear. The beast does not. Men take into consideration they may get hurt. The beast does not. The beast only knows attack what is in front of him and does not stop until it stops moving. He only knows that distinctive law of the jungle: eat or be eaten.”
“If you lift like the beast and think of nothing else but attacking what is in front of you, then you will crush whatever weight is before you. You will begin to see no limits in your potential.”
You know you’re an introvert when you don’t mind gong out for lunch by yourse
FUCK THIS I SPERFECT, IT SHOWS THE ARM PRONATING AND ALL THE MUSCLES SHIFTING ALONG WITH THE WRIST
IT EVEN HIGHLIGHTS THE ULNA BONE
HEY THIS IS THE ULTIMATE ANATOMY REF, FUCK THOSE MISLEADING TERRIBLE FUCKING “ANATOMY” TUTORIALS THAT GOEAS AROUND TUMBLR, THIS IS ALL OYU NEED, LOOK AT THE LATISIMUS STRETCHING OVER THE SERRATUS, THE PECTORAL MUSCLE MOVESUPWARDS AND OVER THE BICEP AND EXTENDS ALONG WITH THE ARM THERES EVEN THE CORACOBRACHIALIS;. AAAA OMFG I’M SO HAPPYYYYYY