Since this is the 2nd time I’ve replaced this Radian board, I thought I’d video the process.
One of the most frequent questions I get is, “How do I go off-grid?” This is the first episode in a new series that will help YOU answer that question.
This episode wraps up the series on Selecting a Homestead Location. Evaluating a specific property is key to getting your ideal homestead location. To get the most out of this episode or others in this series, I suggest you go back and start at the beginning, Core Values.
When selecting a homestead, evaluating a specific property is where the rubber meets the road. So far, you have invested time and effort into:
When evaluating a specific property, that work can now begin to pay off.
Though it can take some time, finding your property can be fun. And it can be rewarding in other ways. There is no hurry. There are always deals to be had. Time spent up front can refine your features list and build familiarity with the market, which will help you identify a truly good deal. We’ll take a look at some ways to help in your homestead search.
This episode, Choosing a Region, is the fourth installment of the Selecting a Homestead Location series.
Counting the costs is the critical process of creating a budget from our homestead features list. This budget can help us avoid the risks of overpaying for a property and skyrocketing expenses.
Why Should We Consider Our Core Values?
Our core values will determine what we will actually do, not what we hope or say we will do. They are often unconscious, but influence us nonetheless. They do not change easily, especially when we are unaware of them. Ensuring our homestead selection matches up with our core values will help lead to our success in our selection of a homestead. Core values are not something tangible that one can put a finger on. They are internal. They can be a little slippery.
In this episode, we ask, “What is Homesteading?” A few of the answers may surprise you.
Let’s Go To Idaho!
It all began in 2011. My wife, Mary, started a blog entitled Let’s Go to Idaho. We lived in central Alabama at the time and we decided to purchase (site unseen) a quaint cabin on Black Lake, located a little under an hour outside of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.