People, Living Outside, With Less Rules
We have been slowly shedding the rules and regulations of being normal. We started homeschooling in 2006. We went off grid in 2007 and built our own little house. It was rewarding taking care of ourselves a little more.
Our family grew and so we downsized a little. In 2011 we moved a little further away, built a smaller house with less automatic features and tossed our mortgage.
With no school schedule and no mortgage we are free to spend a lot more time living outside.
Follow us as we share our adventures, building projects, home school endeavours and life stories.
People: We are a family; one handsome man, one georgouse wife and 5 terrific girls. We’re also friends; offgridders, trappers, gardeners, hunters, craftsmen and even the odd “Townie”. Some are crazy, some are amazing and some are hilarious.
Living Outside: Off grid and in the woods. With trees and birds and creeks and animals. Our time is spent building and developing our homestead, hunting, fishing, gardening, beekeeping and generally seeking adventure. We spend a lot of time in the woods and in the mountains on foot, on horseback and on quads. We play around with a lot of fun and simple building methods such as straw bale walls and living roofs.
With Less Rules: Freedom 35 Baby! Being debt free is better than it sounds and homeschool is way cooler than it sounds (can someone please come up with a better name?). We heat our house with wood and cook on a wood cookstove. We’re powered by solar and collect our rainwater, so the weather is always in our favour. We love our composting toilet. We are continually amazed how doing our “utilities” a little different has saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars. This, combined with a wee little house has allowed us to shed our debt and eliminate regular payments for power/gas/water etc. With no school schedule we can be a little nomadic, hunt on horseback in the rocky mountain foothills, volunteer in Guatemala, or spearfish on the Baja.