About Us

Thank you for visiting my site. This site was created with the idea that it’s to share the information I learn first hand from going into homesteading. I was born in Grand Rapids, MI, but I was raised in Houston, TX. I have grown up in an urban environment and haven’t ever thought about getting into homesteading until recently.

My wife and I had a plan to buy our retirement property now, while working out of state, to pay it off instead of waiting until we retired to find property that we’d be assuming a new mortgage at a much older age. It just didn’t make sense for us to wait.

Long story short, we have property that we thought we would retire on, but it seems that our desire to hurry up and settle on the property had us moving across the country sooner than expected!

Our family consists of myself, my wife, two kiddos, two cats, one dog, and soon to be some other animals. The kiddos are in school and pre-school. My wife works full time in a hospital system in Grand Rapids… quite a distance away from home! I was originally a TV/Film producer, but have not had any luck in this rural area to find full time work in my field. I am now a freelance photographer/videographer. Most of my work is being a stay at home dad. This allows me to do a lot of things around the house to get it the way we want.

Oh!  One question that begs to be answered on a regular basis is about my videos. My YouTube videos are not overly produced for a reason. I do not want to create scripted materials for my YouTube videos. I want them to be as real as possible. They are off the cuff videos with minimal editing. No reason to be fake when recording REAL life!

Thanks for joining our family in this new adventure!