Category Archives: urban farm guesthouse

Backyard Roots is on Tierra Soul Talk Radio

I recently had the chance¬†to talk to Krista Arias of Tierra Soul Urban Farm and Guesthouse about making Backyard Roots. If you ever thought about making a book, I’ll tell you how my project evolved and the interesting people I met along the way. Thank you so much Krista for your interest!

Check out Krista’s 4 week radio series in Lazy-Lady Living that covers permaculture, inspiring books and more. Her tagline sums it up pretty well I think: “Create a truly sustainable life without losing out on the good life.”¬†Tierra Soul Talk Radio-check it out!

PS I’ve never made Kombucha!

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Tierra Soul Farmhouse Update



I revisited Tierra Soul Farm Guesthouse when I was in Portland a week ago. It’s really inspiring to see how it’s grown (and the kids too.) I wrote about it in Backyard Roots because I thought it was such a great idea for urban farmers. Krista and David have such an eye for rustic, cool stuff it’s worth checking out just for the ideas! They’ve added a 1969 Barth Caravan that you can stay in that sleeps three and comes with a kitchen and bathroom. She also offers retreats, classes and farmer/artist residences. Check it out on your next trip to Portland.


You can buy soap, and other cool items including Backyard Roots at Tierra Soul Guesthouse in Portland.



The Gypsy Blue room that I stayed in at Tierra Soul Guesthouse–loved it!



A big farm table in the dining room at Tierra Soul Guesthouse in Portland.



The Corner Caravan sleeps up to three at Tierra Soul Guesthouse in Portland.



Goats, chickens and ducks in the backyard barnyard and Tierra Soul Farmhouse in Portland, Or.