Could you do it, live off grid, off the land and with the sweat of your brow, a strong back and working lots of hours needing plenty of physical labor to be self sufficient?
One couple in Canada explains in this video the ups and downs, what they did right, would do differently next time.
Like to own some land, try your hand at being self sufficient, living off grid and being responsible for your shelter, heat, food and living a simpler day to day?
Not glamorous but real, honest and the best way to get in touch with the four seasons, outdoors, being more aware of weather, resources and not using plastic cards for temporary happiness.
If you would like a homestead in Maine, I know someone that grew up on a 300 acre farm, owns one and can help with supplying the land part of your homesteading dream. (Smile)
Know what you are eating, heat with your own wood, harnessing the sun and the wind.
Knowing that what you feed your family came from your own soil and labor can be a pretty satisfying experience. Back in the early 1900's 96 percent of us were farmers. In Maine, we still live along the same lines of being rural frugal with resources. Braced, preparing for a poor crop, rainy day or setbacks in life. And have rich enjoyment, contentment and an inner peace from working the Maine land.
Taking care of ourselves with out the large carbon footprint.
And there are variations, degrees on how off grid you actually want to be. Giving up somethings to gain an appreciation of so much more. Time gets away from us with rush hour traffic, eating on the run, material hunger when back to basics may be what is missing, needed. Call, click, text, come see us. I grew up and own a Maine farm. Want to help you do the same with a patch of dirt.