Living Off Grid With a Family

Living Off Grid With a Family

 Living Off The Grid With a Family

Living Off The Grid With a Family

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Homesteading Podcast

Season 1 Episode 35

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to live off grid with a family? Today's podcast is definitely for you! We are talking to Nikki about her journey to off grid living with a family and then Michael and I will share with you our perspective of this lifestyle. 

Living Off Grid With a Family

 Our Off Grid Life

Our Off Grid Life

Nikki is a off grid mama living with her family off grid. She and her husband had served in the military during their younger years and after serving they had been given the opportunity to retire at a year age. Nikki and her husband saw this as a change to live a more simple life off grid with their family. They also knew that they wanted to live a life of debt freedom. How excited they must have been searching for land to start a homestead where they could life off grid. 

Nikki is also a home school mom that enjoys they great outdoors. Would you like to connect with this off grid family? Nikki shares her story with all of us on Instagram about faith, family and love! I definitely suggest you follow this beautiful family on their journey to a better life of simplicity and self-sufficiency. 

Other Families Living Off Grid

How to Live Off The Grid

  1. Decide on What You Will Live inDo you want to live in a traditional home, cabin, mobile home, trailer, or tiny home? There are so many option for living off grid but you will have to consider what is best for your family and your budget. During this time you will also need to look for land. Decide on what type of land you prefer. 
  2. How Will You Store Water Off Grid- There are several option for water storage. You can collect rain water, drill a well, locally sourced water, have water storage tanks you fill in town or have water delivered. You can also have a homemade pond for water for your animals. 
  3. Decide on Waste Management- If you are living farther from a city you will not have access to their sewer system. So think about how you will dispose of your water, food waste and bathroom waste. Also what will you do with cardboard and plastics? These are things to consider when living off grid with a family.
  4. Growing Your Own Food Off Grid- Now you can think about how you will supplement your food off grid. When people live farther from the city they will have to have food storage. You can buy cans of food or can your own fruits, vegetables and cooked meats. Many off grid families choose to have a garden that helps support their families food needs. I love listening to Melissa K Norris on her podcast where she talks a lot about growing your own food and proper food preservation. She is available on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play. Melissa's website can be accessed here. 
  5. Start Collecting Off Grid Tools and Necessities- We all enjoy certain things in life. One off grid gadget that would be nice to have would be a hand cranked blender. Did you even think there was such a thing? You will also need to collect tools that will be helpful on the homestead for building projects. We will also be purchasing a small generator for power as well as a wood burning stove to cook on as well as a heat source in the winter.

Living Off The Grid Youtube Videos

Fouch Family Off Grid

We love this family! They share their journey of off grid living in Idaho. They began their journey of living off grid living with a family as home school parents and then later put there children in public school. This off the grid YouTube channel is really taking off and we are so excited for them!

Off Grid with Doug and Stacey

We love Off Grid with Doug and Stacey. This couple shares so much great information on living a life of simplicity and going off grid. Not only does Doug and Stacey share their journey of living off grid as a family but they also share great information about health and food. If you are not subscribed to Off Grid with Doug and Stacey I defintally recommend their YouTube channel.

 

Wrap Up

I hope you enjoyed listening to Nikki share her story of living off grid with a family. She has inspired us as well as many other off grid families who share their story. You can live more simply and debt free. Just make wise decitions along this exciting new journey. Until next time friend.