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Why Are Creatives Choosing Rural Life? with Karen Rosenkranz

Tiny Farm Friends Ep. 21




Our guest today predicts that the future belongs to the countryside.


Karen Rosenkranz is not just a trend forecaster, but also a product designer turned ethnographer. She's here to share insights into a cultural shift she's identified: the rise of City Quitters. *


City Quitters, according to Karen, represent a broader movement towards a decentralized and autonomous society. It's about breaking away from systems that no longer serve us and the planet, and collectively building new, sustainable ones.





Karen's journey into this topic began when she noticed creatives in her network leaving the city. Fueled by a passion to understand people's thinking patterns and rooted in her rural Austrian background, she became personally fascinated with the subject of City Quitters.


This curiosity led her to write the book, "City Quitters: Creative Pioneers Pursuing Post-Urban Life," where she explores the lives of 22 individuals from 12 countries and over five continents—each residing in towns with fewer than 10,000 people.

" Try it out. You can always come back to the city. "

Images Courtesy: Karen Rosenkranz Reading Karen's book inspired us to make the leap to the countryside, and on today's podcast, we'll delve into why the future belongs to rural living. We'll explore why creatives are leaving the city, the common trends driving this migration, and how the pandemic has accelerated this movement.


Join us as we discuss the benefits and challenges of life in the countryside. We'll take a closer look at the lives of those who have transitioned from city living to a more rural existence, exploring everything from their income sources to the profound influence of nature and physical work on their creativity.


Get ready for an eye-opening conversation that might just change the way you think about where our future is headed.

What You'll Learn:


🌱 Discover the cultural shift towards decentralization and autonomy,

🌱 Uncover the motivations and thinking patterns behind creatives leaving urban life

🌱 What are the means of living in the coutnryside?

🌱 Benefits and challenges of rural life.



If you've ever dreamed of moving to the countryside, Karen's book is a must read. It changed our lives it could change yours too.


You can purchase the book via Amazon*.

This is an affiliate link that helps support the development and continuation of Tiny Farm Lab.


You can watch it on Youtube or stream it on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite platform. You can reach out to Karen on the following link: https://www.instagram.com/cityquitters/ Subscribe to her Newsletter: https://cityquitters.substack.com/about




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