First time poster. My fiancée and I had an amazing opportunity and jumped on it. We sold our home to buy 9.5 acres and homestead it. We are totally winging it! If you’re interested, follow our journey on YouTube. The channel is Laid Back Living. At 27 and 25 years old we just want to show how we’re doing it. I’ve just finished the dirt prep and now waiting on weather. Thanks!
Hi Mike; Big Welcome to Permies!
Sounds like you are starting on a wonderful new adventure!
We want to know more, and we want to see pictures.
Some folks here may follow your adventures on youtube , but many (like myself) do not go there or facebook.
So for those of us that stay here, would love it if you could post here as well?
Lots of information available from thousands of members. Myself I've been 100% off grid since 1983. I can overwhelm you with information about that.
Or my personal obsession is Rocket mass heaters! If your living in the Central Idaho highlands , you might really like having one!
What kind of land did you guys get? Flat, hilly , mountainous? Timber? pasture? Any infrastructure there at all ? ie.) buildings, road in, gardens, pastures , WATER ? power?
Were you thinking of making your own power? Or is there grid power already there?
So many questions. This is why we would love it if you continue to update us on your new homestead!
EDIT) Hope you don't mind Mike but I added this to the homestead forum as well. Get you some more exposure!
Not all who wander are lost... J.R.R. Tolkien
posted 6 months ago
We purchased timber land. Quite mountainous. It was logged about 60 yrs ago so production has resumed quite nicely. There are the old logging roads on the property but nothing else. And the roads and not possible by even a pickup truck anymore. No buildings. Power is available, we will be having a well drilled. Solar and wind energy is an option down the road but right now we can’t afford it. Being honest, I will be posting to YouTube much more regularly but will try to keep here updated as well! Thank you everyone.