Yesterday we celebrated giving our notice to move out of our beach home. As of June 1st we will be officially homeless, although we prefer to call it being "on the road" for a while. It is a very exciting time for us as we transition into the next phase of our lives.
For years we have been brainstorming what our ideal sanctuary might look like. Below is the homesteading wish list that we have come up with.
- 2 to 10 acres of land
- a few acres of forest
- a pond, stream, or river
- rain barrels
- wind turbine
- wood stove
- tiny home of 350 - 900 square feet
- area for large garden near house
- root cellar
- fruit trees
- solar panels
- solar hot water heating
- clean non-fracked well water
- no mines, fracking, polluting industry or development of any kind in the area.
- no extreme hot or cold weather
And if that is not enough, we want the land and home to cost less than $50,000 dollars. There is only one place in Canada that can provide what we want at the price we are willing to pay - the East Coast.
It looks like we are going to have a 6000 kilometre cross-country adventure in our near future. First though, we need to pare down our possessions to what will fit in the back of our truck, a space about the size of a small closet.
In order to achieve our homesteading goal we are going to have to go extremely minimal first. We are both looking forward to dumping our excess baggage and being light and free for a while.