Our Journey started in 2013 when we started looking for the “right” piece of land that could accommodate our “needs”.

 

Our primary goals were:
1) To find a property with live water, or some sort of spring that ran continually 24/7 and didn’t require power of any kind to get this water out of the ground.
2) To find a property that was at least 20 miles from the nearest “large” city or town for safety reasons we’ll discus later.
3) To start to learn about permaculture and growing our own foods and animals.
4)  Learn about what “farm” animals could help us to sustain ourselves, if there were some sort of major disaster.
5)  To NOT become “die-hard preppers” in a sense of having years worth of food as if anyone knew about our “stash” they’d simply come and take it.
6)  To Blog about our process to maybe help others “disconnect” in as many ways as possible and get back to a seed to table type of existence where we “know” exactly where our food came from and that is has been raised and in the most humane way possible, and only to take a life for our own sustenance, to provide for our family’s food needs.
7) To build a solar passive type of home, and utilize some of the best practices in having a super insulated home “envelope” whereby we can maintain a comfortable interior temperature of our building without any external heating or cooling (with exception of de-humidification) to allow for a comfortable existence.
8) To utilize Solar as a primary method of powering and running our off grid home without having to tap into the utility grid, which is so overburdened with our 7 Billion population on this planet.
9) Research and Implement non-toxic building and operating methodologies, and to minimize any expenditures on any products or materials that are toxic or create a toxic waste product after it’s life has been expended – like lead acid batteries.  In this project we will be investing and running our off grid homestead on Ni-Fe or Nickle-Iron batteries that were invented by Thomas Edison in the 1900’s and were widely used through the 1920’s until petroleum products basically destroyed the battery industry. So we hope that you’ll come back regularly and follow our journey of our trials and experiments of selling our home and taking the plunge into living in a 8′ x 38′ Trailer Camper as our temporary home while we build our Hybrid SIPS and Straw Bale home. Follow us on this website and learn what worked for us and what didn’t work, and hopefully this can save you time, money and also let you know that if we can do it, you can do it too.