SimPLife: The Way of the Practical Life

A PREMIUM VERSION e-Course to Apply Permaculture, Sensibility & Sanity to Everyday Life & Surroundings

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THIS IS a 3-Tiered course about the self-reliant, practical Life.
a balance of Principle, Method, and hands-on Practice.

IS YOUR LIFE just too complicated, frustrating,
or just pure routine and emptiness?

Perhaps you long for a more balanced, intelligent-based environment-
You are NOT alone in this
2000+ students, 116 countries

This course is for YOU, the Creative-Activist.
seeker of the sensible, ready for change,
and not imprinted for inertia, ignorance or


~ testimonials from Course engagers ~

“The presenter obviously feels passionately about his subject and lives what he teaches. He has an understanding of modern life and that of the pupil. He conveys content in a capturing way.”
- Katharina M

“This is very interesting material that I think more people should know.”
- Scott C.

“If only we could take this on board what a wonderful legacy we would leave.”
- Vic A.

“This course is informative, inspiring and empowering.”
- Susan C.


SimPLife is offerings of self-reliance and useable knowledge:

wanna grow FOOD, organically? got you covered.
BUILD something, naturally? sure, take a look.
just, live with LESS? yep, its in there.


  • LEARN the intentions of Permaculture and BioDynamics, via everyday practical application in lectures and hands-on videos.
  • CHOOSE Interdependency, and begin/continue to shake free of Dependency, by the actions of your own hands, mind & heart, and the beneficial engagement of your Guild
  • LEARN the many advantages of growing food, building useful & unique home and commercial projects- and to profit from this
  • RID your life of unneeded chemicals & packaged contrivances
  • PLAN always, in terms of multiples- to combine your actions and functions to reap many benefits at once
  • STRATEGIZE & engage new forms of money and exchange, other than by fiat currency earning & spending
  • BUILD Your Guild, thinktanking the overmind-genius of selected confidants in sacred counsel, for mutual benefit

WELCOME to the SimPLife flagship course.

24 videos (and counting),
3.5 hours of content from 4 countries (also counting),
crammed with get-off-your-butt useable solutions.
25+ years in the making. and it ain't over yet.....

earth and humanwork, unafraid as it must be.
not derailed by improbable odds, silly appearance or the selfish and uncaring.
willing to practice Light in the midst of Darkness.
refusing to deny what is right HERE, and showing what can BE.

not sidestepping our mounting paradox, SimPLife addresses a human world
in the fire of extreme consequence yet frozen by extreme apathy;
our limitless possibility emulsed in rigid control.

SimPLife is NOT for everyone.
"ask NOT what this world can do for you, ask what together we can do for the betterment of this Planet,
and for all Beings of open hand and heart."
- i just said that.

if you're OK with that, then SimPLife is OK for you.

this course is a 3 tiered program of general good practices, hard-learned hacks & hands-on serious fun.

TIER A: SPELLING IT OUT - SimPL, letter by letter ~ each letter in the name stands for something essential to why SimPL was founded. These videos form the core principles for creating the behaviour and conditions towards a practical life, a simplife- with Practical Living finally summed up in 10 video segments:

1. No-Credit Economics
2. Buy Second-Hand
3. NO Chemicals!
4. BE Local
5. Thoroughness In All Things
6. Honour Your Body (be healthy)
7. Eat Less Meat (or none)
8. Make Homemade
9. Teach
10. Because the World Needs YOU

TIER B: SimPLife SECRET AGENT - prime investigations of a do-gooder badass~
observing the universe- and the big bad world- to learn how it all operates, with each subject deepening our becoming a sensible streetwise integrated activist operative, knowing that social camps - be it secular, new age, right, left, anarchist or scientist, tend to exclude or ignore some aspect of the essential whole.

TIER C: SimPLife CAUGHT PLAYING - hands on the dirty work, to come up shining ~ putting the principles to work, describing process, achieving result. each video is excerpted from other SimPLife courses, from growing food to decoding Cosmos to assembling earth, to creating musical art.

because the world needs YOU.

POINT. glaringly obvious-

to shake free, to live sensibly, sanely, practically-
and to make irrelevant, certain dominating negative influences.

truth at times is a vicious razor.
we can all so easily start living sensibly NOW

with the gifts of this planet, while applying our own gifts -
if not, we may as well not plan on having many future generations of human beings. period.

please take NOTES, ENGAGE often- ADD to this body of work!

because, the world needs you.
this is not a joke, nor a rehearsal.

multiplicity for


  • NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN ANYTHING, is necessary to engage in this course- feeling the excitement of a new journey is all that is asked!
  • ENGAGERS, or ACTION people, who are focused and able, driven by the excitement of good ideas.
  • Those who burn to know how they may become more handy, more useful in their lives and for the world, are becoming a rare find- SimPLife wants YOU!
  • If your most intense burning desire can no longer be ignored, SimPLife is here to assist, and cheers you on to Result
  • We have NO students in SimPLife. You are an ENGAGER, implementor, unlimitable explorer… or your own private Secret Agent. does this better describe you?
  • Those who FEEL and KNOW their responsibility in the world, towards a life of more simpl sensibility and sanity, are keenly sought after
  • All Life Explorers unsure of their interests, yet who come IN EARNEST to find out, are whole-heartedly WELCOMED


  • IF you want to take a SimPLife course because:
  • you are merely curious but not intending to DO
  • or - you just know someone else who took the course
  • or - you are collecting certificates for your office wall
  • or - you really don’t care for engagement, physical labor - and are just interested in the “technical details”
  • then PLEASE save your time your effort your money- SimPLife -and a world in crisis- will sadly enough have to get along without you.


  • NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN ANYTHING, is necessary to engage in this course- feeling the excitement of a new journey is all that is asked.
  • It is well to know oneself, at least an awareness toward: interests insane curiosities and natural tendencies.
  • Approach the SimPLife courses ready to engage: if not physically, then in imagination and creation-love. you will only physically work at what subject interests you ANYWAY, at your own pace, whatever feels good in your body.
  • Whatever there is to engage, learn discuss do... WE can go there together, if you allow. Deal? This is the mandate of interdependency and the bones of community.
  • DO ASK YOURSELF: have you already begun the process of finding out, then exploring what you burn most for, on the journey which has no finite end or limits? If so, PLEASE surge forward! NOW IS ALWAYS THE BEST TIME
  • Just because you DON'T REALLY KNOW YOUR PASSIONS, doesn't mean you need to worry or stress over it. KNOW that sincerely engaging your search is a rarely found human elevation!
  • ...And while you’re at it, why not SimPLy grow your own food or build that oven out back with some buddies- SimPLife how-to’s are thoroughly explained, practical and useable to everyone.
  • BE here for GOOD.
  • BE excited
  • BE hungry
  • BE kicking-down-the-stall ready to engage, the world is desparately awaiting the earnest and sincere!
  • ...and Bring a notebook.


Your Instructor

im Simpl
im Simpl

Engineer, instructor, builder/designer/filmmaker/healer/actor/musician/farmer and world-wandering wordweaver, im has been sojourning, building, planting, writing and teaching for over 30 years.

In 1991, prior to the dawn of certification, im created SimPL as a short-contract and volunteer organization which seeks out and assists individuals and communities towards arriving at a self-reliant lifebase, amidst the growing apathy and consumption-fetish now gripping the general human population.

SimPLife is the practice of natural living, with the intention of supporting and preserving the purity & sanctity of sensible lifestyle: project builds and life-skills courses (permaculture & biodynamics-based), organic farming, natural building & life masterplanning.

To date, there have been SimPLife builds or courses in Ladakh, Turkey, Spain, USA, Thailand, Ecuador, Korea, Phillipines, Guyana and England.

im's professional certifications include:

BS Electrical Engineering
BS Civil Engineering
Permaculture Designer/Instructor
LEED Accredited Professional
Solar PV Designer/Installer, SEI
Reconnection Healing Practitioner/ Reiki Master
Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, SOLO
Wilderness Guide Educator, NOLS

Class Curriculum

  Welcome to SimPLife!
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

THANK YOU for responding...It's GREAT to have you!

The course will be air-delivered to your box right away...
each video is timed to view in one sitting,
practical content in bite-sized chunks.

in the meantime,
please give the website a look-over,
though much of it is under construction,
(careful not to step on any nails)

again, super-jazzed that you are here!
founder, SimPL &
personal secret agent

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