Philosophy

Not everything on Offbeat Home centers around the physical. Sometimes being an Offbeat Homie is all about the mindset.

It’s Earth Day! Read 12 ways to make your home greener for the next year

It’s Earth Day! Right, we all totally remembered and planned to do something! YAY, environment!
Great! Learn how to tune up your bike — and 11 other ways to green up this spring.

Embracing my inner mooch: learning to love living with my boyfriend’s parents

I’m starting to appreciate the full range of benefits of co-habitating with my boyfriend’s family, a lifestyle formerly known to me as “mooching.” Admittedly, I originally was eager to partake in the no-rent, frequent-free-meals, high-quality-shower type of benefits. These selfish reasons are certainly the temptation of every low-life mooch. I felt less guilty, however, after I read Little House on a Small Planet.

Starving artists live in New York, while The Heartland’s artists are fat and happy

I spent a LOT of money and time learning to paint, and then I decided not to move to a cultural center to work. I promise, I’m not stupid. Flyover country is great for creatives.

Your home is killing the planet and mine isn’t: Let’s talk about eco-machismo

One night I got drunk and when I woke up I was a vegetarian. I SWEAR, this has to do with the eco-conscious choices we all have to make.