Jon Lewin

LIVING THE SIMPLE LIFE

Jon Lewin
LIVING THE SIMPLE LIFE

Having spent over 2 years out of the last decade in Sri Lanka and having adapted to the way of life there, I wanted to try and live in a similar way back in the UK. Six years ago I bought a 26-year-old static caravan for the small sum of £300. I renovated it, starting from scratch. I now live between my little caravan on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales and Bristol where I am working with local businesses.

When I’m on the Gower I live completely off the grid with no running water or mains electricity. This makes life a little more difficult in terms of having to collect water and chop wood for the fire every day, but I find it hugely satisfying and am focused on my journey to self-sufficiency. 

When I lived on the farm in Wales full time, I had a thriving vegetable garden and a small collection of livestock. Living the outdoor life, I also hunt and forage, and have acquired the skills to process livestock from field to fork.