Do You Dream of Living Debt Free in the Desert?

Kirsten Dirksen visited John Wells at The Field Lab in the middle of nowhere, Texas. The nearest stoplight is 160 miles away from John’s place, and he prefers it that way.┬áThis video tour with Kirsten was made a few years ago, but John is still living happily debt-free in the desert.

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Drinking Rainwater

John Wells lives in a tiny house in the desert… at The Field Lab. In this friday video he shows us how simple it is to filter rainwater. Sure… you could buy a Berkey and do the same thing… but as usual, John shows us the simpler, cheaper, and better way. Learn more about The Field Lab.

The Grub Shack

I’m an avid follower of the events unfolding at The Field Lab in southwest Texas. John Wells has been making steady progress on welding up the steel arches for his 4-shipping container based green house.

John regularly mentions the important things in his life, his friend Benita (a volunteer pet longhorn), and his favorite local eating establishment, The Grub Shack.

This was the first time I’d seen a photo of the now famed gourmet eating establishment. I think this might be the first tiny restaurant I’ve posted on any of my websites. I had to include a full size photo here so you could get a good look. Love it! Happy One-Year-In-Business Anniversary Betty!

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The Field Lab – Update

John Wells at The Field Lab has been making slow steady progress on his greenhouse. His home is a tiny 8′ by 16′ tiny house specially built to survive the extreme heat the southwestern Texas desert can deliver. His greenhouse will be made from shipping containers with a roof of welded steel trusses. He’s doing all the work himself including raising the giant handmade steel trusses into place. Be sure to watch this video on YouTube that shows how he lifts one of the trusses into place.

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