A beautiful family of 6 is looking to start their personal homesteading adventure. Currently living in the city in Pierce county we are looking to do a transition from city life to an off-grid homestead.
We are a fun loving- nature friendly family that is looking to return to a simpler life. We have currently started building an urban farm with gardens, a greenhouse, rabbits, chickens, ducks, and a lovely turkey named Judy. We are quickly realizing that we have much bigger dreams for a life that is bigger then our .23 acres. Our family is in an situation where we need to sell our house in order to finance the purchase of the land. Which is creating a wonderful, "What comes first, the chicken or the egg, scenario". We are open to multiple options or possibilities for the short-term or long-term. Possible short-term options:
1) Rent 1-2 acres to allow us to put up yurt or travel trailer to allow us to get the house on the market and sold, or 2) Rent/trade work for barn space for storage ( we have been collecting tools/equipment for the homestead. Possible long-term options: 1) If you have a piece of property that you are looking for a long-term tenant and you would be okay with an alt. housing structures ( yurts, cob house, or log cabin). or 2) Lease/rent to own- if you already have a homestead/raw acreage that you are looking to sell and would consider owner financing and or a rent to own situation.
My husband grew up on farms and raising animals (dairy goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits, and varies other animals. We both grew up gardening (fruit and vegetables) and are looking to get into permaculture/ food forest method of homesteading. We both are excited to share this lifestyle with our four children. We practice organic and sustainable growing practices.
Our short term plan is to use a transitional piece of acreage to setup our systems for our homestead. We are ultimately going to be looking for 20+ acres and want to have our systems up and running/tested before we head out to the deep woods.