As the world faces ever-increasing dangers because of its dysfunctional systems, there is a critical need to look ahead with a new vision, a vision that is a step backwards to a simpler life with a home-based economy, which will lead to true progress.

IMG_7771Since opening our homestead by launching this site in 2001 in order to reach a world wide community, we’ve hosted hundreds of events to thousands of visitors from all corners of the globe.

While pioneering a model of hope for the future in a little corner of Pasadena, we strive to bring about positive solutions by celebrating the goodness and blessings of this life.

The goal and mission of the Urban Homestead projectIMG_3075 is to be a real-life working model of urban sustainability and to share the skills, motivation and ideas behind that lifestyle with fellow travelers by offering a wide range of events, workshops, film screenings, lectures and more!

With the worsening earth crises which threatens mankind’s very existence, we offer every day solutions which inspire millions worldwide to take steps towards a more sustainable future.

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
~ Mohandas Gandhi


Local & Global

  • Being a good neighbor (since 1985)
  • Recipient of awards from the City of Pasadena
  • Educational tours (since 2001)
  • Screenings, workshops & presentations  (since 2001)
  • World wide website (online since 2001)


  Since our first press article in 2002, the Urban Homestead project has been featured on thousands of blogs, dozens of  tv appearances  (Sundance, CBS News, ABC Nightline, Oprah and many more) and hundreds of print including, LA Times,  NY Times, Times of India,  Germany Faz – to name a few.   

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