|Introduction/Read this first
| Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions|
How to use the site, report any technical issues here. Also the place for suggestions.
The section for welcomes and hellos
| Authors Corner|
We encourage all our members to write for the site. Discuss here what articles you would like to write or see, help people with their articles in progress and see what is coming soon to the site.
| Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice|
A place to discuss ideas to start or perhaps boost your small business
| Grow Your Own|
Anything to do with growing fruit & vegetables
| Make Your Own/DIY|
Knitting your own yurt, making pants out of nettles or putting up a shelf? Ask for advice or tell us about it in here.
Chickens, ducks, geese and any other feathered animal
| Livestock and Pets|
Sheep, goats, cattle, other livestock and pets
| The Apiary|
Anything to do with bees
| Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects|
Solar, Heat Pumps, Wind Power, Sustainable buildings etc
| Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing|
Anything to do with making your own food and drink
| Land Management|
Fencing, hedges, decks etc
| Recipe Database|
Our new recipe database can be accessed at here
There's loads of free food out there, herbs, nuts, berries, veg & mushrooms
Sea, Coarse or Game, not forgetting the abundance of shellfish
| Shooting and Trapping for the Pot|
Red stag or rabbit, paunching or plucking. Your questions, advice & opinions are welcome here
| Conservation and Environment|
A subject that's close to all our hearts
| Reduce, Reuse, Recycle|
The place to discuss ways to reduce consumption, save money, recycle, and cut down waste
| Does It Really Matter...|
For any moral, ethical or environmental dilemma you may be facing
| Community and Family Matters|
Getting active, and being a Downsizer in your local community. Think globally, act locally.... Exchange ideas, ask questions and share experiences here. Also the place for threads about family issues.
| Downsizing abroad|
An area to discuss the ups, downs and experiences of moving to and living in a different country
Got something to say? Well say it!
| Finance and Property|
How to find that property, and pay for it, the place to get advice on any financial and property matters
| Trading Post|
The ultimate in downsizing, Swap, Barter, or Sell it here.
| The DS courier network|
The place for offers or requests in shifting something from A to B.
| IT Matters|
Need help with a website or choosing accounting software, ask here
| Reviews and What's On|
Tell us about your local markets, farm shops, what you think of Books, TV, Courses, Products etc.
| Seasonal and Frugal Shopping|
This is the place to talk about what is or isn't in season if you want to avoid buying air-freighted imports. Or if you have spotted a particular bargain locally, why not let other people know about it too?