Why we went tiny

Our journey to simple living and self-sustainability started years before we decided it was time to leave the city – we just didn’t realize it.  There were pieces here and there in both of our backgrounds that had not totally come together to give us that “ah-ha” moment of what we wanted in this lifetime. And Read More

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Snyder Guard Station – Disconnect From The Real World

If you are looking for a way to disconnect in the Northwest, try a weekend at Snyder Guard Station in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Just 8 miles south of Canada, Snyder Guard Station is a perfect get-a-way for those wishing to experience a quiet weekend (or week!). Over 100 years old, this historic site is listed Read More


Building A Tiny Cabin – The Making Of A Home

Here in northern Idaho, the weather is definitely taking a turn.  Summer seems to be behind us.  Just this week we dipped from mid 80s to mid 70s and today will only see a high in the mid 60s. I think..… perhaps..… Fall is here!  This is the weather I love the most.  Living in Read More


2,800 Miles Later – From Florida to Idaho

It’s been a while since we updated the blog.  A lot has been happening and let me tell you – it has been quite a journey so far.  It took us six days of driving to make our way to Idaho….with a cat and a dog, too.  Along the way, we stopped to meet Ken Read More


Apples To Apples? Not! Searching For Off Grid Property

Our hunt for land started this week.  Our dream of off grid homesteading is moving toward a reality.  It’s been interesting, exciting, and scary!  It has also been very educational.  We have been learning about water rights, mineral rights, easements, and road access.   A couple of things have already been key in this endeavor.  Read More