Many people daydream about a self-sufficient existence.
A few rare ones live it every day.
Ron and Johanna are what some people call modern day pioneers. Ever since the late 1970s they’ve been surviving and thriving off-the-grid:
Growing their own meat and vegetables and preserving them year-round.
Making natural remedies from common backyard plants.
Collecting their own safe water for drinking and cooking.
Heating the house and getting hot water practically for free.
Generating the electricity they needed for the entire household.
...and building many other ingenious survival projects anyone can use around the house to increase their self-sufficiency and cut costs.
Everything they’ve used to live a good life for the past 40 years was either made by them or paid for with what the homestead produced each month.
“No daily mail delivery, no commute to a mundane 9 to 5 job, no easy access to overcrowded malls and supermarkets, and none of civilization’s chaos and noise.
Nothing but the peace and silence of the forest encompasses you” – Ron Melchiore