The Day We Moved to Our Off-Grid Property: Emotions We Won’t Soon Forget

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There are moments in life when you have to commit 100% and there is no going back. It's like that moment when your heart is racing as you're standing on the edge of the cliff and you worked hard to get up there, but you're hesitant to jump because once you start, you can't stop … [Read more...]

2015 Highlights of Our Living off the Grid Journey

We won't soon forget all of the hard work it's taken to get here. Never in a million years did we think that we'd end the year 2015 by living on our own property.

I don't know about you, but every time I near the end of the year, I take a moment to reflect on everything that happened that year. It's easy to feel like I didn't get enough done, but when I look back on the year, I'm always pleasantly surprised at what was accomplished and … [Read more...]

How We Researched, Found and Purchased the Best Land For Our Off Grid Homestead

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One of the questions we are frequently asked on the blog is "How did you find land to start your homestead on?". This is not a simple or straightforward answer. Finding the exact land we wanted to purchase for homesteading and living off the grid was the result of a lot of … [Read more...]

Pacific Northwest Windstorm Carnage Aftermath on Our Off Grid Homestead

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Last night, we nearly had a mental and emotional breakdown. We’ve been working non-stop for the past two months (check out just what all we’ve done in the past month in the Month Two Offgrid Homestead Roundup) and a break is long overdue. Yesterday morning, we woke up to 5” of … [Read more...]