This guy is the real deal because what he says about the financial side of things is exactly what I have found. It's a great lifestyle but not cheap to get started.
Ahh man, I want it to be free.
I wish I knew that guy.
THANK YOU for your honesty. I have a few acres, and share the same dream but it does take a lot of time and monsy to get back to that lifestyle. It takes determination but its well well worth it
Can I come live with you? This looks like a paradise to me
is it weed 🍀 behind the solar panels?
This guy was blatantly honest, nice insight on the other-side of the off-grid lifestyle
His honesty is refreshing
Good video. Homesteading and "living off the grid" has been overly romanticized in recent years.
Y'all are Awesome !! Where do y'all live ? Thank you all for your wonderful information on surviving of the Land and what the LORD !! Provides. !! May the LORD !! Bless !! your Family !! AMEN !!
Why don't Vegans do this instead than doing public protest?
So, you know, I've actually been looking for a video like this for quite awhile...and it was unbelievably hard to find. I was interested in finding this "realistic perspective" because I also tried homesteading. For 7 years. It was only last year that I recouped just enough of the money I invested to get the heck out while I still could.
I don't want to make this a long ranty post, but to just give some detail, here's what happened for me.
I went to college for business and worked in the corporate world 10 years. I was smart with my money and saved. 8 years ago I decided the crazy hustle and bustle of corporate city life was wearing me down. I was tired of all the consumerism and mass-mill farms, etc. I decided to take my savings and start homesteading. I had 200k saved. Initially I thought I could just invest half and I would be fine. Boy was I wrong! I purchased 10 acres of land in Arizona for 20k. It was raw land with no structures. I had no power, no water, no sewage, etc. I had to build and contract out for all that. I found a small mobile home on CL for $8k and thought that sounded like a good deal but had to get it to my location which was yet more cost. Then the initial purchase of plants, trees, crops. A few chickens at least for eggs. The costs were really mounting. Now I needed yet more infrastructure built. I needed coops for the chickens, planting beds and irrigation for the crops. I needed to build another small building for extra storage, etc. All said and done, the total investment for just a basic farm-like set-up and semi-livable land was $150k. But that was just initially. My land was quite far from a city. So gas started adding up. Grocery trips still needed to be made for even basic things like toilet paper, etc. Then the basic life expenses. An animal gets sick or the car has trouble or a crop fails and now you're facing near disaster. It was incredibly hard to make any kind of sustainable income. In the end I had to invest yet more money in different kinds of fruit trees and other livestock, just to make money. Like I said, after 7 long years of a pretty hard, exhausting life, I only just managed to save up enough moeny, sell my land and move back to Phoenix. It's been a harsh lesson. I had to find work again after being out of the employment scene for 7 years. I managed to net enough income from the sale of my land and savings that I was able to scrape together to buy a rough, small 2 bedroom house in a not super part of town. The house is now my fixer-upper. I transported some of my fruit and veggie trees with me and still grow them. Now, I just live my life conscientiously. I research companies and brands and corporations. I don't buy from big business. I buy from small, local business owners every chance I get. I try to live with as small a footprint as I can. I bike to work everyday. I compost. Things like that. But...I'll never go back to 100% raw homesteading again.
This was all just my own personal experience though. I made some bad decisions along the way and I was incredibly idealistic and naive. I hope any of this can help someone else.
27 Prepare thy work without,
and make it fit for thyself in the field;
and afterwards build thine house.
Awesome honest video
I love the place
Lol, Looks like you have bottle of sriracha money! Coming from a person thats been fasting for a couple of days and allergic to nightshades...you look pretty rich to me. ;) I might go get a corp job in exchange for some decent health and a bottle of hot sauce.
at the age of 70 i have had a dream of homesteading. With a bad heart condition and multiple "replacement parts" i will begin my journey in Missouri on 2.5 acres of land. I will be building a tiny house and slowly get into a green house built against my house's wall. after 35 years of research and planning I hope to achieve my dream. I'm sure there are tiny housers somewhere that may offer to help me, and it will be greatly appreciated. The mind is where it all begins and i have a wonderful childhood living on a farm to draw on. I don't kid myself about how hard it will be, but with god's help and a little at a time, I'll see fruit from my labor.and a happiness that only comes for me in the country. love your videos and read all the comments.
I would watch this guy on tv.
Can someone help me do this tooo!!!!
Thank You so much for sharing your experience on this great video. Bright Blessings!!!