First of all, I want to say a big thank you to those of you who have followed along on this journey so far. I know you were probably expecting more to happen and sooner, but as life goes… priorities shift and we have to make the best decisions we can.
For us right now this means…Read More
I have become wary of laying out plans for the future, because not only do people hold you to those plans, and the plans rarely go as planned, but setting expectations also creates room for disappointments.
So I’m learning more and more to have a loose idea, but to expect inevitable variations to occur.
Life is forever evolving, and often is not so straightforward as to abide by our mathematical planning on calendars and calculators…Read More
Time moves slowly, and yet so fast.
It seems like we’ve been redesigning careers, working, saving money, and browsing properties for sale for an eternity, yet at the same time it feels like it was just yesterday that we even seriously set goals and began this journey to building an off-grid homestead from scratch.
If you follow this blog, you’ve watched as we setup completely new career paths, finally made the big move to this wilderness we love so dearly, and you know we’ve just been plugging away - working a lot and saving as much money as possible.
Now, a big step has been made in this overall process - WE BOUGHT LAND!Read More
A Fall update! It’s the first of October, and I figured probably time for an update since our last one.
The purpose of sharing these updates is to show glimpses into our homesteading journey, so that when someone visits this site years from now and sees us living on our land, working from home, with beautiful plants and animals and hand-built structures dotting the landscape, living the dream essentially, and all with no debt… they can go back and see the beginning, they can see the steps we made and the time that it all took.
Not only does this make things more realistic, but I think it could also help people brainstorm ways of accomplishing similar dreams for themselves.
So what have we accomplished so far?Read More
It was around this time last year that I sat in a coffee shop in Kentucky, having just returned from the wilderness of northeast Washington, and longing to figure out how to find a way to live in that beloved wilderness full-time.
Since then, I’ve learned so so much and I’m happy to report - it worked! I sit here now typing this to you from that wilderness I so longed for.
This article is about one of the biggest hurdles those of us who want to homestead and live off-grid in a rural location have to figure out - how to fund this lifestyle, and how to do so in a lucrative way that doesn’t create an endless cycle of stress and ultimately - failure.
In this article, I’m sharing my story with you and asking for your feedback as I take the next big step in creating a small Ebook about my personal success story of how I self-educated to be able to work online from anywhere. And why you can do the same!
Hope you enjoy and feel inclined to leave a comment!
Thanks so much ~ happy end of summer everyone, wherever you are :)
One of the primary reasons for ever starting this blog was to give a more transparent look into what it takes (or at least - what it has taken us) to build an off-grid homestead from scratch.
So many of the off-grid homesteading blogs out there are people who are already doing it, they're on their homestead living the wonderful homestead-y life. But we, along with many of you, simply aren't to that stage yet.
We're in the very beginning of this transition, which - unless you have a lot of money - can be a lengthy process.