A Simple Life at a Farm in Maine

Inspired by legendary back-to-the-landers Scott and Helen Nearing, Kate NaDeau lives simply and seasonally in a handbuilt stone house on a twenty-six-acre Maine hillside.

A window from an old California bungalow made its way to Kate’s kitchen door in Maine to remind her of her roots. Kate chose open shelving in her kitchen as a nod to old farmhouses. “I love to get access and see things—jars, dishes,” she says. “That harkens back to the farm mentality and peasant living; you have what you have, and it’s there.”
Photography By Carolyn Bates