The short answer is because we can.....
The long answer is....
We decided last year that we wanted something different, a slower life, to work just for ourselves and to make just enough to get by.
Who needs a million bucks if your so busy trying to keep your head above water, swimming in dept, spending all your time working just to pay off that dept, that seems to be never ending. When you really think about it who really wants to live like that. i think people are just too scared to make the change even if its only a small change and not as big as the one we are making. People are just to wrapped up in stuff and getting more stuff.
Dont get me wrong we have stuff and lots of it, i have gotten rid of heaps of things before we had it taken away and im sure a lot more will go when we eventually get it all delivered.
I think its about a new way of thinking, do you really need it or do you want it, there is a very big difference.
So we decided that selling up and going in search of a piece of land was what we wanted to do. Starting a small farm to feed our selves and make a little money to pay our bills.
It all sounds so easy but we are under no illusions, it will be hard work with more sacrifices than we can predict right now, but we will get through it and come out smiling on the other side. And i hope with lots of fun adventures in between.
So yes we are looking for land and not one with a house because that isn't in our budget, if it has old out buildings then that will be a bonus and if not then that's ok too.
All of our money from the sale of the house has been allocated so we will not have a bank dept or any other dept for that matter.
Its a band new start.
Our list consists of Land, a small shed house, water tanks, wash shed, Sun toilet, off grid solar, live stock, fencing and housing, and maybe a small tractor.
Why go all the way down south, well there are a couple of answers, one is the weather, low humidity, cold winters and cooler summers. Neither Andrew or i like the heat so moving north even tho you get a lot more for your money just wasn't an option.
Another is the people, country people are a breed of their own they are not like city people or townies that are always going somewhere in such a hurry and wont give you the time of day. In the country every one has time for a smile or a chat even if you don't know them, you soon will.
Down south will give us the best of both worlds, the seaside and the bush not to mention the snow fields in winter, who could ask for more.
We have a couple of ideas for a small business but nothing is set in stone we will just see how it pans out.
Happy Adventures Nicole, Andrew & Sally Girl