After living in or on the outskirts of cities my entire life, I was looking for space around me. My husband and I bought 40 acres of bare land and started the process of trying to build our home. What started as a dream retirement home became something more.
Bringing power to our future home was cost prohibitive. We had no plans to be off-grid, but it soon became our only option. Now we are so thankful! We rely on solar power primarily, with a wind generator and a generator for backup. We also have solar hot water. We have no wires or pipes coming onto our property, only what we produce ourselves.
Since then we have added a garden, chickens, along with a number of pursuits to help us become more self-sufficient.
Follow along with us as we continue to learn and grow!