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The Do It Yourself World
Join us and follow along as we strive to become fully self sufficient and off the grid on our 18 acre homestead in the woods. My wife Melanie, our daughter Michelle, and I moved in the spring of 2017 to our new homestead in Northern lower Michigan.
We are surrounded by wild State forest land teaming with wildlife. For many, this is vacation paradise. For us, this is home. There are very few full time people around, which ads to the wildness and the beauty of the area. This also leaves us pretty much alone in the quiet and peaceful forest.
We are raising chickens for meat, eggs and for some extra money to help pay the bills. We grow our own food to help offset the cost of groceries. We hunt and fish for meat as needed and to stock up for the harsh winter months.
We hope to become more and more independent of the grocery stores with time and eventually become fully self sufficient.
We are putting up solar panels and battery backup systems to power our meager needs in our off grid tiny house. We use primarily wood heat to keep us warm in the cold winter months.
I have been away from the homestead a lot recently since I got a job. YouTube is no longer a full time job and is not paying enough for me to support my family.
YouTube is cutting pay more and more although my views are through the roof. In comparison to the past when I was getting 30,000 views a month on my channel and was able to pay our bills right now I am getting 250,000 views a month and getting 1/5 of the income.
So I am working outside the property during the day time.
I hope to get back to homesteading videos again soon though once the days get a bit longer again and I am adjusted to the new daily work hours.
Stay tuned for more updates and experiments from The Do It Yourself World and The Off Grid Project.
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