Our journey towards simple self-sufficient off-grid living
Not being trapped by convention and living a life with fewer possessions is about freedom. Freedom to be. Freedom from the pressure of social norms. Freedom from being owned by material things. This pursuit of freedom is ultimately about happiness and it is the result of a personal journey we like to call a life reboot. A re-evaluation of priorities and choices in life. Bottom line—we got one life to live and we want to make sure we live it well.
For years we lived a rather nomadic lifestyle, hiking across the world, but with the coronavirus putting an end to global travel we have chosen New Zealand as our base. While we still love to explore, we are also ready to put down some roots. Lots and lots of roots. We have always tried to live a passionate and authentic life, now we also want to create more space for reflection and creativity. To slow things down a bit and to feel a sense of contribution and belonging, both to the land and to the community. So we finally decided to follow that dream and buy a piece of land on the rugged West Coast of New Zealand. Somewhere to park up the bus and live off the land.
While it is a very daunting task, the potential rewards are massive and we are super excited! We are eager to learn all about composting, growing vegetables, baking, preserving, keeping chickens, generating energy, crafting… well, the list is nearly endless. We share a deep desire to go our own way, to integrate into the rhythm of the natural world, and to be free rather than to conform to social norms—this dream is our ticket to freedom!