We are a small family (husband, wife and 2yr old son) living in an extremely remote part of N. CA. Our homestead consist of 250 acres that is grandfathered into a National forest. For anywhere between 4-6 months out of the year we get completely snowed in and cut off from the rest of the world (unless we snow shoe out: a 12 mile off-trail hike starting at 2,500 feet and ending at 5000 ft). We’ve been living this way for many years and have a lot of experience/know-how to share with folks wanting to get first hand experience of living not only off-grid, but remotely. In addition to the impressive book collection of all things off-grid, we can teach about setting up a hydroelectric system, solar system, alternative building (cob, straw bale), falling trees, milling trees and then building with that lumber, livestock husbandry (goats, livestock gaurdian dogs, geese, ducks, chickens, etc etc), canning/preserving food, gardening, the list goes on and on.

We generally host folks for a month or so (and usually only one person/couple at a time), but we are open to longer term as well. We are very much interested in folk who are looking to build simple (but sturdy!) structures from scratch this particular summer. Please email me the time duration you’re interested in visiting and what your main objectives are and I will get back to you with more details about who we are and our specific set up.

-Alana

 

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