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Introduction to my homesteading adventure

 
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Hello, I've lurked for awhile and posted in a few topics, but never really introduced myself. I'm Eric. I work for a large Ford dealership in SW Missouri doing automatic transmissions. Im a BIG Geoff Lawton fan and HAVE followed all his work, hes inspired me to where I am today. After reading Toby Hemingways Gaias Garden I knew permaculture is the only way I can live from here on out. I purchased 10 acres last december 2012 about 45 minutes from my home and work and my garden last year was pretty dismal from such a commute. BUT! December 1st 2013 I moved out to my land. I live in a tiny house, its actually 99 square feet. It was a shed I picked up for 1000 bucks, Insulated it and sheet rocked it, added a couple solar panels, some led lights and a wood stove. I've never had so little in my life and I've never been so happy. I plan to keep adding to this thread as I progress my work on the land. Feel free to ask questions and leave comments. Anyways, nice to meet yall!






 
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Hi Eric and welcome to Permies!

If you have those images stored on your hard drive you can try uploading them as attachments to your post. (click "edit" on your post above and under the main post window you'll see two tabs, "Options" and "Attachments" - choose attachments).

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Great post, Eric.

You should start a "Showcase Your Tiny House" thread. I'd certainly post my lil 250 sq ft abode.
 
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Hi Eric,

Good luck with the homestead! Keep the pictures coming so we can see it evolve.

I met my wife in Alaska and we lived in a wall tent one winter on 20 acres I bought:



Our goal is to do it again and build up the permaculture homestead.
 
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