Permaculture for the Society, Permaculture Princess Podcast

PPP 07: Danny Thompson Talks about Living with His In-laws


In this episode I interview my husband, Danny Thompson about our intentional community with my parents. My husband doesn’t necessarily love being on the podcast, but I was really grateful for his perspective! He shares some of the fears that one has in moving in with their in-laws, and some of the benefits he has found in the process. Listen in to a candid conversation (our first of more to come!) about our generational living set-up.

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • Why we moved in with my parents.
    • Danny’s health
    • Permaculture ideas/experiments
    • Saving money
    • “If you want to go fast, go alone…if you want to go far, go together” African Proverb
  • The benefits of living with my parents from Danny’s perspective.
    • 6 acres to do permaculture and homesteading
    • Accountability in spirituality, communication and personal growth
    • Saving money (food/electricity/time)
    • Shared responsibility. (Making meals, watching Montana, growing our business)
    • Spending quality time with aging parents.
  • Some of the difficulties of living with my parents from Danny’s perspective.
    • Learning humility/learning communication.
    • Lack of respect from outside opinions
    • Feeling “judged” or “watched”
  • Why we are planning to stay long term.
    • We are having fun and sharing responsibilities.
    • We love the home and the people & my grandma is moving in too!! 🙂

Resources Mentioned/Used:

A blog I wrote about our intentional community.


This show is brought to you by ME and my super supportive family! If you would like to support this process, please consider sharing financially @ my Patreon page!

Intro/Outro Music: “A Wee Tipple” by Scott Holmes

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