March 17, 2008 at 8:08 pm #242509ShellBelleMember
Always wanted to get off the merry-go-round and just live as simply as possible, so why havnt we?
It might get cold in winter, will have to wash the dishes and the clothes by hand, TV will miss me, Mum will bug me about my lifestyle, cant just leave the internet on all day in case somebody says something profound, how will I iron my uniforms, I might have to sweep instead of vaccuuming, and the list continues.
These things are unimportant, we dont need any of it, we dont care about it. So the decision is made, end of July we are moving the our block (10 acres). No electricity, camp fire cooking, bath tub by firelight.
We will have to work harder than we have ever before, but thats all part of the healing process. And when we are ready we will start to bring convienience back into ours life. Only this time it will be because we really want it, not because thats what advertising told us we need or because the jones next door has it.
Wish us luck.March 17, 2008 at 8:19 pm #331291SpriteMember
Good luck ShellBelle. Hope to hear about your adventures when you come back from the “wilderness”.March 17, 2008 at 8:23 pm #331292kathyMember
Good luck Shelbelle.
Looking forward to hearing of your adventures .Weve just taken possession of 50 acres and hope to make our move at the end of the year .We arent going quite back to the basics as our place has a small house with power .I wonder how many of our ALS friends have found their inspiration for change on this site . Would never have imagined we would have been doing this 18 months ago.March 17, 2008 at 8:25 pm #331293MumchookMember
All the very best, ShellBelle…. sounds quite an adventure. There will no doubt be hard times and hopefully it will all be rewarding and enriching to you.
:clap:March 17, 2008 at 8:53 pm #331294grumpy3Member
All the best ShellBelle, It may seem a bit hard sometimes but in the long run its worth it. We did the same thing when we were living in Darwin. We bought 26 acres 60 klm south of Darwin and took a caravan to it with no power or water. I used to cart water in 44 gal drums on a trailer but it was a good life.
DennisMarch 17, 2008 at 9:32 pm #331295mauziMember
ShellBelle, that is fantastic news and good luck. We have done it and it was the best decision we have ever made. We know, as you say, three years on and after the healing process 😀 – have added some simple conveniences back into our lives but it is truly amazing how little you really need. Priorities are simply in other areas and simple pleasures mean so so much. Congratulations. :clap::clap:March 17, 2008 at 10:03 pm #331296jeaniMember
Good luck ShellBelle, sounds like a great plan, I think we all feel like we would love to escape the rat race.:tup:March 17, 2008 at 10:14 pm #331297MareeSchurmannMember
Big decision! Sounds so scary but also really liberating! All the very best, ShellBelle. Freedom beckons!March 17, 2008 at 10:31 pm #331298daviesgangMember
Oh I am so happy for you…and soooo jealous :rip: . See I am green with envy. It all sounds wonderful. I am dying to be at the point you are now. I am still trying to get my husband to understand though that I will survive a couple of years living in a shed and probably better than he would. He has never lived anywhere but in a large brick and tile house all his life whereas I have lived in cars, caravans, sheds and once, a tent for 3 months. I hope you really enjoy the adventure that you are about to embark on. It sounds lovely. :tup::clap:March 17, 2008 at 11:35 pm #331299redhen2Member
magnificent plan. good luck. :tup:March 18, 2008 at 12:21 am #331300baringaparkMember
FANTASTIC :tup:March 18, 2008 at 12:35 am #331301gleanertMember
:clap: Inspirational!!! What a wonderful journey you will be undertaking.
:(No electricity….but I’m sure us all here at ALS will want to know how things are going. :DMaybe you could write a book.
Good luck:clap:March 18, 2008 at 12:39 am #331302ChezzaParticipant
MMMMMM, sounds great!! :tup: Try and keep us updated if you can!!
:hug:March 18, 2008 at 12:39 am #331303FishdejourMember
ARE YOU CRAZY!!!!!
Just kidding, good on ya:tup:
We moved to our farm a bit over a year ago, not tenting it though (very brave indeed) we spent $1000 on a caravan which was very very wise in hindsight. We still live in the caravan, probably another 10 months I think. It’s been a truly wonderful year, plenty of highs, plenty of lows but we are heading in the direction we want and our lives are the adventure that life should be. It’s so un-beige.
Best of luck ShellBelle (and remember to keep us posted via the Library internet)
SteveMarch 18, 2008 at 1:24 am #331304purrsikatMember
That’s soooo inspirational & brave. :tup: It’s such a leap to go from ‘modern convenience’ to a real, salt of the earth lifestyle like that. I hope to one day be able to come close to doing what you’re doing now. May peace & happiness keep you. :hug:
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