Tiny home update…

We had to take this week off from traveling down to our home so we could get some errands finished and visit some family. Last week when we went down, we got a lot of good work done. Basically, next week we are going to install our water heater and hook up the water pump…

Catching Up On These Last Couple Weeks…

We’ve been busy. For the last three weeks in a row we’ve made the five hour trip down to our homestead and got to work. We go down, do as much as we can, and make the five hour trip to Illinois and get back to working for a paycheck. We’ve only been able to…

Our Cabin is Here!

We ordered our cabin about two months ago and can officially say it has been delivered. We were so excited to see it driving up our road last Friday. This week though, let me tell you, had me a bit stressed out.  First, we headed down to our property on Thursday because we thought the…

Buying the Homestead Part 2: Our Journey Without Big Banks

In part one, I explained a bit about how credit scores and savings accounts left us with very few options for buying our homestead.  While we were searching for a banker that would work with our situation, we were constantly doing research on less expensive options, hoping a banker would approve us for a lower…

Buying the Homestead Part 1: Credit Scores and Financial Management

I have been thinking for the past few days about getting a blog up about our financial start to homesteading and keep getting stuck on this introduction paragraph.  I know the information that I want to provide here.  I want to give you a general insight on my credit situation, the pain of talking to…

Motivated to Homestead

For the last seven years, it has been a dream of ours to own property.  We knew, once we bought property, that we would want to do great things.  Finally, we’ve purchased eight acres in the middle of Missouri and are officially getting the ball rolling towards our self-sustained homestead.  Not only do we plan…