My wife and I sought out land to raise our family of nine. Our dream property had no electricity, so we decided to live “Off-The-Grid”. What an experience. We camped for six months with no water, eating over a campfire, starting gardens and building a small bunkhouse to live in. All this while we started building our house. My wife washed our clothes in a wringer washer and hung them on the line to dry. Every day was like living the pioneer life.
After a five year journey on our off-grid homestead, we felt lead to pursue owning our home debt free. We sold our wonderful homestead in the winter of 2013 and bought a small home in town with a goal of paying it off at a steady pace. We are working hard and plan to own land again, but this time debt free.
Now looking back, I can see how off-grid living has opened a world of rich and vibrant colors of experience to a plain canvas of life. Resourceful and creative problem solving have opened a spectrum of colors and joy to our life. Instead of just giving in to disappointments we now take inventory of what we have and address the situation. Our story is the journey of our eyes seeing new colors for the first time.