A New Venture

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Howdy folks!

Apart from publishing that short, previously-written Tip #2 a moment ago, I know it’s been a long time since you’ve heard from me.

About a month ago, I decided to chuck it and head Up North to The Engineir’s family cottage on the shores of Lake Huron, and I’ll be here for another week.

It has been glorious. For the first three weeks, I was also working full-time and largely hating it. A long talk on Christmas Eve had my husband convincing me to quit and focus on something else, so I did – Yay! \o/

I’m launching my own business – a web hosting company geared toward busy homesteaders and people interested in sustainability!

While I have all the infrastructure in place, there are still a lot of details yet to come in terms of site content and design (thanks to The Web Guy (“organic web design”) for the upcoming awesome visual stuff.)

If you’re looking for a web host, domain registration, SSL certificates or other online presence points, I’m your girl!

In addition to web hosting, there will be homesteading/sustainability tips and resources, as well as homesteady giveaways for customers. A portion of our profits will go toward conservation and sustainability non-profit organizations, too!

I’m really excited about launching this business, and I hope some of you might be interested in the services I have to offer. When everything is ready to go live, I’d be very happy to exchange free services for write-ups on your blogs and websites, or for ad space upon them.  Contact me (airynd at gmail dot com) for more details.

A blurb from our forthcoming website:

“We know “living simply” is far from “easy living;” committing to a sustainable lifestyle requires a lot more hard work than buying everything from big-box stores. You have many important things to do everyday, and taking care of your website probably isn’t at the top of the list. Whether you have cows or goats to milk, firewood to split, gardens to tend, quilts to make or fencing to repair, you don’t want to worry about your online presence.

That’s why we’re here!

In addition to taking care of our own homestead, we’ll feed and water your website. If it misbehaves, we know how to gently wrangle it back into shape.

Homestead Host shares your values: We are committed to sustainability, responsibility and accountability. A percentage of our profits are donated to leading conservation charities! We are not Just Another Hosting Company – Homestead Host believes in spreading the word about living sustainably and homesteading, and the best way to do that is to attract people like you who want to participate in the online experience, sharing your blog or products with the whole online world.

Whether you have a 5000-acre ranch or a half-acre urban homestead, 10,000 website views per day or three views per week, you’re an important part of the sustainability movement! We are here to serve you and to make sure your online presence is available 24/7/365.

I’ll post updates here when we’re really ready to start spreading the word. If you’re interested in signing up right now, we can do that, too! Everything is in place.

Thanks!

Gaiam.com, Inc

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3 responses to A New Venture


  1. Erin D.

    Wow, that’s amazing, Bownse. I don’t think I could match her level of commitment, but what a great idea. 🙂

  2. -b

    I noticed the toss-away comment at the end… a portion of her success is on the backs of their taxpayers (social services).

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