So What is a Slow Home? An Introduction.

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First, a definition:

The old adage, “home is where the heart is” rings true on this blog.

“Home” is not just a house. Home is:

  • your family
  • your relationships
  • your house, apartment, barn or tent
  • the memories you are making
  • your garden
  • your health
  • your creativity
  • your kitchen and the food you prepare in it
  • your spirituality

So the “home” I speak of here at Slow Your Home is all-encompassing. It is everything that is important. Everything that makes up the essence of you.

OK, So What Makes a Slow Home?

Now we understand that “home” is not just four walls and a roof, it’s time to look at what a slow home actually is.

  • It’s ORGANISED
  • It’s DECLUTTERED and SIMPLIFIED
  • It’s DECORATED MINDFULLY
  • It’s FILLED WITH GOOD MEMORIES
  • It’s LIGHT and AIRY
  • It’s CONNECTED TO THE OUTDOORS
  • It’s PART OF A COMMUNITY
  • It’s GREEN, HEALTHY and ECO-CONSCIOUS
  • It GIVES TIME AND SPACE TO ENJOY LIFE

If you look at each of these elements separately (and I plan to, over the coming weeks) they are all incredibly positive traits to have in your home. Combine them – even some of them – and your life and home will benefit more than you can imagine.

Well, that’s the plan anyway!

**Just a note: At no point am I suggesting that I have my shit completely together with creating a slow home. I don’t. Not by a long shot.

But I am heading down the path towards a slower and simpler life and would love to share the successes and failures along the way, hoping to inspire and inform – and entertain! – those of you who come along for the ride.**

 

7 Responses to So What is a Slow Home? An Introduction.

  1. I found your blog via a comment you left at Be More with Less, and I just want to tell you how much I love the idea of a slow home. You’ve put a name to what I’ve been stumbling my way toward for some time now. I also love all the practical, fun ideas you’ve got here. At work on lunch, so now real time to explore now, but looking forward to doing so later. Really glad to have found you–makes my day! :-)

    • Hi Rita! Thanks for saying hi – it’s always great to hear where people find me!

      It’s a funny concept to articulate, isn’t it? Hopefully watching us journey through will provide some helpful tips. And please let me know how you’re slowing your home – I’d love to know. :)

  2. I am soooo bloody happy I found your blog out there in the blogosphere, you are amazing. Thank you for your honesty and for sharing…….. your story is very similar to mine. You are an inspiration. THANK YOU!!!!!

  3. […] Start with So What is a Slow Home? An Introduction – Brooke paints a very calming and appealing picture of what life in a slow home looks like. ¬†Organized, simplified, decorated mindfully and filled with good memories. ¬†It’s what we should all be aspiring to for the sake of our health and the welfare of the planet. […]

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