A lot of people have the dream of a few acres of land and self reliance (as opposed to self -sufficiency, which is a myth!). This group is to draw together the experiences of those living the dream and sharing the lessons learned on the way with those still working towards living on the land.
Latest Activity: on Saturday
A friend who is a valuer told me last year that lifestyle blocks have the highest turnover of ownership or all property types. The idea of land ownership is loved by many, but what does it take to succeed in becoming self reliant? The romanticism of a rural lifestyle vs the reality of living the lifestyle can be miles apart. So, what does it take to realise a self reliant lifestyle and how have you achieved this?
I would love for you to share your lessons and advice to myself and others:
What combinations of activities have worked for you e.g. paid employment vs earning an income off the land?
Where did you start off?
Do you still undertake paid employment part time to get by or have you transitioned fully to living off the land?
What were you biggest challenges and what were your biggest lessons learned?...
I live in Auckland. I want to leave Auckland. Unfortunately the wife does not. Not able to/ doesn't want to participate in garden. Possible compromise. We live on the edge of north Auckland. Or…Continue
Started by Peter Wadham. Last reply by Kirsten Fathers Mar 30, 2012.