We were blessed to sell our off-grid homestead on Good Friday to the perfect buyer. For those of you that our new to Trayer Wilderness, a decade ago we arrived on a raw wilderness piece of land that we purchased site unseen, set up a canvas wall tent that we called home for 8 1/2 months while we built that off-grid homestead. Our online presence was merely a result of people across the world finding a website and YouTube channel I created to keep our family and friends back home up-to-date on our progress and so they knew we were alive and were not eaten by wolves, mountain lions, and bears here in Idaho.
Here in 2020, we are embarking on a new adventure building our new off-grid tiny log cabin once again on a raw wilderness piece of land and we will be taking you on a step by step journey with us.
With our current times being what they are with the COVID-19 we want to be able to give you attainable ideas on how to reach your goals to be self-sustaining, off-grid, debt-free, etc. Our home will cost us little to build because of our skillsets – these are skill sets that you could learn to do the same thing and that is exactly why we share them with you. If you have no interest in building your own home, but wish to embrace a more self-reliant lifestyle of homesteading, gardening, and doing more for yourself you will find a LOT of that here too. There will be something in this series for everyone in the family!
During this series, we will be sharing some unique people and friends with you that have helped us on this journey, many will have links directly below:
For additional inspiration during this series, you can listen in to Mountain Woman Radio which is archived on our website and can be found on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, TuneInRadio, and other podcast apps.
You can also follow the entire process on YouTube below from grooming the land to breaking ground to sitting on my front porch enjoying our view or teaching you how to use a wood cookstove… From there it will be endless because this time we are stepping further back in time with an even more traditional lifestyle!
Our New Off-Grid Homestead Build
Off-Grid Log Cabin Build - Here We Go
Off-Grid Log Cabin Build - Camp Kitchen
Off-Grid Log Cabin Build - Day 2 Milling Lumber
Off-Grid Log Cabin Build - Day 3 - Milling More Lumber
Off-Grid Log Cabin Build - Day 4 - Harvested More Now More Milling
Off-Grid Log Cabin Build - Day 5 - Milling & High Winds & Smoke Have US Changing Gears
Just Finished My Live Video And This Is What Happened!
Off-Grid Log Cabin Build - Day 6 - Maintenance & Harvesting
There is ALWAYS hope! We are all walking out some unusual times right now and our family is very well versed for such times! So many of you have been following us for a long time. Some of you were with us a decade ago while we were living in a canvas wall tent and...