Okay, working on a hypothisis that start up money is no problem, create a totally self sufficient homestead with sustainability in mind... NOTHING leaves the home stead to a land fill so anything purchased must have a reusable option.. such as if you buy any canned or jarred food, you must have a use for the can or jars when empty... building house with gray water tank to use for watering garden? only toilets empty to the septic tank? incenerator furnace to burn trash to help heat? leftover food goes to pigs? What would you do? I've given my kids the same challenge to see what they can come up with. ETA... justify purchases.. such as HOW will you reuse the cans or jars.