SimPLife: The Way of the Practical Life

A PREMIUM e-Course Dedicated to Your Simpl, Sensible Self-Reliance, via Practical Logic, Natural building, Organic food production & Life's Example

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SimPLy put, this is an ideabank;
conscious, practical uses of permacultural and SimPL philosophy-
yet beyond just this- in here, there be found

* what SimPL stands for; an intro
* novelties of simpl, practical living
* little factbytes on how this human world operates
* example how-to's of other SimPLife courses
* shared experiences of the author
* food-for-thought , hints to your own inspiration
* a trove of investigations & insight

THE OVERALL IDEA IS, you get several things to muse upon.
THE OVERALL QUESTION IS, what are you going to do with it?

USE this course wisely for your own life; the author can only lead you to water.
that's me. hi, i'm im.


UPDATE LOG: keeping you all up with recent Premium features of this course-

aug2017 - added- pdf lecture, "This Human World- Chems, Politics & Moon Over Zodiac",
in Tier B.

aug2017 - added- new easygoing promo / intro video.

july2017 - added- two video interviews about earth ovens and making pizza,
"How to Make an Earth Oven-Baked, Wood-Fired PIZZA: How To Sculpt Your Own Earth Oven" , and "Interview With An Earth Oven Owner" , in Tier C.


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

Perhaps you long for a more balanced, intelligent-based environment-
You are NOT alone in this. As of now,
5000+ students, 145 countries

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

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.

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.....

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.

POINT. glaringly obvious- WE NEED EACH OTHER
to shake free, to live sensibly, sanely, practically-
and to make irrelevant, certain dominating negative influences.

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


~ testimonials from Course engagers ~

"Excellent wisdom. Simple, as the title says--but profound. Don't let the simplicity of this series fool you. It is spoken in such a calm, yet direct manner. But, if you're not careful, you'll accidentally disregard some important information, or wisdom that you could gain-or maybe that you knew but needed a reminder! Don't do that. It's worth taking the time to listen to every word. The environments he chooses for this also adds to the pleasantness of it's appeal. "
- Skye Truth Bailey

"Im is such a soulful being. He offers great, simple, practical, conscientious and 'conscious' advice that we should all follow! The course is thought-provoking and interesting so far... I am only partway through but know I will be recommending to my friends already."
- Uilani Ballay

“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.5 out of 5

5 out of


Your Instructor

im Simpl
im Simpl

who am i

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!
Available in days
days after you enroll


  • 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


  • 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.


~ MORE testimonials from Course Engagers ~

"I love this. And am learning so much about how simple life can really be. For years I have tried to learn how to do this and it's broken down in terms I can do! Easily"
- Kristi Kraft

"Good food for thought. I do get the why, the why of surtan lectures is nicely explaned. I miss exercises or example exercises in view. But for a free course it gives you good info on if you should roll into the next one."
- Marica plasmans

"Instructor is very honest, straight forward and clear or easy to understand. Love his approach to the simple life. Wish there was more content but I guess you have to visit the website for more information."
- Carina McQuilkin

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 joining us here...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