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Jo deVries has been living without electricity in a small timber frame cabin, since 2000; in an effort to understand how one might live simply.

Her work as a designer includes: knitwear, handmade cards, beeswax candles, mosaic tile work, interior decorating, masonry projects, and architectural design.


In 2020, Jo created The Master's Keep; a company dedicated  to

studying and documenting simple, utopian living; using science as its foundation.  Where science has failed in providing answers, The Bible has offered keys to understanding the seemingly unexplainable.

"Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind."

Albert Einstein

In an effort to increase sustainability and lower energy consumption, Jo started studying earth integrated building designs.

Jo's dream is to create a homestead in line with the feel of The Shire in 'The Lord of the Rings': but with the addition of higher ceilings, more glass, chainsaws and old Chevy's. 

Follow:  Jo of the Woods monthly blogs for updates.

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