12/30/2012 11:15 am ET Updated Dec 31, 2012

Laura Jo Wegman and Donovan Corliss' Low-Tech Home Featured In Sunset Magazine's January 2013 Issue (PHOTOS)

We could never do it!

We can’t count the number of times we’ve tried to completely unplug from our computers and cellphones. Unfortunately, we’re guilty of not being able to go more than a couple of hours without grabbing our electronics. But for one family, technology has no place in their home -- at all.

Sunset Magazine’s January 2013 issue takes a look into the world of Laura Jo Wegman and Donovan Corliss, a couple who have created a completely low-tech home for them and their children. That’s right, the two have abandoned their televisions, computers and even cordless phones in order to create a space where their focus is primarily on things that matter the most, like family time, dinners and reading books. “I think TV and Internet and phones become such a time suck that people feel that they don’t have time for anything else,” Corliss told the magazine. “They don’t have time to do artwork with their kids or read books or have a conversation with one another.”

You may be wondering how this foursome can possibly live without what most of us consider essentials. Well, for starters they aren’t completely off the grid. They have a refrigerator, dishwasher and stove -- none however have LED interfaces. They also have only rotary phones, analog clocks and a lot of “hand” required appliances such as a hand press juicer, hand ice crusher and the good old paper and pad.

But even with these seemingly dated accessories, the home looks anything but archaic. With a dining table made from old bowling alley flooring, hand-woven rugs and books on top of books, this house truly looks like a comfortable and welcoming home that seems healthy and relaxing.
Click through our slideshow to see photos of this low-tech home and head over to Sunset Magazine to learn more.

Family's Low-Tech Home

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