Have you ever come home from work and looked around at all of your belongings and wondered why you have so much stuff that you do not need? You are exhausted from working long hours, and often do not have enough time to do other things you need to do. The bills keep piling up, you work longer hours to make ends meet and all of sudden everything begins to spin out of control?
Family members are becoming separated instead of binding together as a family unit. You start to wonder is there another way of life? Homesteading or living off the grid is an option. It is a way of life that is not new but instead a very old way of life. It helps to bring back family values that are being lost today and it gives you back individual independence.
Living off grid is a very independent lifestyle. It is not a new way of life but a life that allows you the freedom of living the way you want to. Homesteading is a very hard life, but it also teaches you how to value everything you currently have. Instead of living in a very demanding financial world filled with materialistic things that do not serve a purpose in your life, you build a world of thankfulness and gratefulness for what you have.
Deciding to live a self-sufficient lifestyle can be done regardless of the way you currently live. It takes patients, planning, and a lot of reevaluating your current lifestyle. If you want to have better control of your life, if you want your family to be closer, and if you want to have more freedom of independence, living a self sufficient lifestyle will give you all of that and more.
In order to put your plan into action, you need to make a list of everything you will need to do. First find some land and decide if you want the land within a city zone so you can have city water, or do you want a well. Do you want electricity or do you want to run on a generator? One of the most important things is how do you get the money to start this new adventure?
For three months, keep track of everything penny you spend. Fully commit yourself to keep up with every dollar you spend on snacks, gas, groceries, monthly bills, eating out, etc. and also have each family member do the same thing. Each week look at the list and see where the money is being spent unnecessarily and make adjustments.
When you make the changes, write yourself a check and begin saving this money for your new life. You will be amazed when you see how fast your savings will grow.