I love a good story about the super frugal among us. People such as the Dervaes family fascinate me. Read about them and you'll see why. This family of four lives on $30,000/year. More interesting is their small "farm" that they live on. In Pasadena, CA. A mere 5th of an acre in their suburban neighborhood sustains them. Urban homesteading, as it's referred to appeals to me on so many levels, I just wish I had the fortitude to do it. It sorta made me feel silly about my two tomato and three squash plants in my side yard. Check out these amazing people for yourself.