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~~~~~~~~~~~OK – You’ve been asking for a tour of our homestead kitchen… let me show you around on a busy homesteading Saturday. The pizza dough is resting, waiting to be rolled out; the dandelion greens are soaking in their brine to become KimChi; hardboiled eggs are cooling for pickled eggs and my assistants (the kids 😉) are taking an outside play break…
So welcome to our homestead kitchen!

Follow us on https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily/ or visit https://homesteadingfamily.com for more information.

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We’re so glad you’re here! Let’s start growing, preserving & THRIVING! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Visit our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Follow us on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/homesteadingfamily/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/homesteadingfamily/

A few highlights you don’t want to miss are our FREEBIES!!

Click any of the links below for instant access to free video training resources:

– Healthy Healing at Home- Free 4 video workshop leads to a sale on our herb course Herbal Medicine Cabinet: Colds
http://bit.ly/hhath
– Bread Making workshop- Free 4 video workshop that leads to a sale on our masterclass, The Art of Homemade Bread
http://bit.ly/breadmworkshop
– Meals on Your Shelf- Free 4 video workshop on canning that leads to a sale on our masterclass, The Abundant Pantry: Canning
http://bit.ly/MealsOYS

Click any of the links below for instant access to these free downloadable PDFs:

– 5 Steps to a More Self Sufficient Life- Simple PDF download on 5 steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
http://bit.ly/SelfSufficientLife
– Thrive Wellness Checklist- A simple PDF download for healthy living.
http://bit.ly/thrivewellnesschecklist
– Permaculture for Your Homestead- PDF download that is an introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
http://bit.ly/permacultureFYH
– Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list- PDF with Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
bit.ly/CGherblist
– Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles- Carolyn’s favorite make-ahead breakfast casseroles.
http://bit.ly/breakfastcasseroles
– Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs- PDF download with multiple ways to preserve eggs.
http://bit.ly/preserveeggs
– 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden- PDF download with an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden
http://bit.ly/5HealthyGarden
– Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop.
http://bit.ly/savethecrumbs
– Fearless Fermenting- A PDF on basic lacto-ferments.
http://bit.ly/Ffermenting
– Fermenting Tomatoes- PDF download on fermenting tomatoes
http://bit.ly/fermentingtomatoes
– Preserving Culinary Herbs- Downloadable, step by step directions to drying, freezing and salting culinary herbs.
http://bit.ly/preservingculinaryherbs
– Render Your Own Lard- PDF with instructions on how to render your own lard.
http://bit.ly/renderlard

This is my story of how my wife Brooke and I homesteaded three wilderness properties in Alaska over the last 20 years. This is part one in a series where we’ll explore what its like to start off on a piece of raw land and build a homestead from the ground up.

The things to consider. ….The tools you’ll need. ….How to find the right land….. How to set up a temporary living setup while you build…..and more importantly, to answer the questions YOU might have if you’re considering moving off grid in 2020.

here are some videos covering my first cabin builds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-0voq3nQ6U

DIY WOOD FIRED HOT TUB | Yurt Life // New CARGO BIKE | NICOLE GETS HURT – Ep. 94

Jake and Nicole are living off grid in the Canadian wilderness. Our remote property is “Komorebi” technically located in the Temperate rain forests of British Columbia. We have been living in a Yurt for over 1 year and are currently attempting to DIY build an off the grid hot tub which will be heated by a wood stove using “Thermosiphon” (allowing circulation of hot and cold water via the heat conducted inside the wood stove). The water for the Wood Fired Hot Tub will be collected and harvested as rain water from the yurt roof nearby. We also fit our Mountain Bikes for becoming a Cargo Bike or Bike Truck which will allow us to transport items on the rough old dirt and rock logging roads which are around Komorebi. We would have already finished the Hot Tub but as you will see in this episode Nicole gets hurt. During a run she fell and her knee skin was almost entirely gashed and shaved off when it contacted a sharp rock. This is very scary as we are in the Canadian wilderness and very remote with no hospitals or medical clinics nearby. Komorebi is boat access only. We will expand on what happened to Nicole in our “YouTube STORY” and on Patreon.com/JakeNicole as the footage of Nicole’s injury is too gruesome and graphic for YouTube’s policies.

#HotTub #YurtLife #OffGrid #WoodFiredHotTub #TinyHouse #OffTheGrid #Homesteading #Yurt #HippieHotTub

Become a sponsor, and help us on our journey.
1. http://www.Patreon.com/jakenicole
2. PayPal: Nmarie8282@gmail.com
3. http://www.GoFundMe.com/jakenicole

Many of you have been asking what our address is so you can send us items to be featured in our videos…..please use this address (must be send with Canada Post):
PO Box 1297 Port Hardy
Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0

Amazon Wish List:
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Want the chance to come to Komorebi & see unseen footage? Please become a Patron and support our production!
http://www.Patreon.com/jakenicole

Video made by Nicole & Jake starring Nicole & Jake!!

Don’t Forget to follow us on social media 😊

Nicole’s:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/holisticnicole/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/holisticnicole
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Jake’s:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jakeoffgrid/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/VeganAthlete
http://www.youtube.com/ShaolinCenter
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jakemace.taichi/

Joined Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/komorebi_jakenicole/

Our Boat:
Stryker Hunter Jet 420 from StrykerBoats.com

Song Credits:
1. Dancing in the Dying Light, Amarante: http://www.youtube.com/amarantemusic http://www.soundcloud.com/amarantemusic

In just two years, Kelly and Beau sold their house in the suburbs, bought 7 acres of raw land, started a permaculture homestead, and transformed a 16′ x 48′ shed into a beautiful and functional home where they live, work online, homeschool their kids, and run their growing homestead. Their goal is to be debt-free in their 30’s so they carefully spaced out each building project to avoid financing and stay out of debt.

In this video they’re going to give us a full tour of their shed to house project, including the spacious open-concept kitchen and living room, the kid’s sleeping lofts, the single bathroom they have for all 6 humans in the house, and the outdoor laundry room, and they’re also going to talk about the building process and why they chose to convert a shed into a house.

You can follow their adventure and see the whole shed to house project from the start here:
https://www.youtube.com/bettertogetherlife
https://www.instagram.com/bettertogetherlife/
https://www.instagram.com/bettertogetherwife/

And you can join their Shed to House group on Facebook here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/861266740676044/

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle

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Music & Song Credits:
All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives.

Editing Credits:
Mat and Danielle from Exploring Alternatives

Filming Credits:
Beau and Kelly from Better Together Life
https://www.youtube.com/bettertogetherlife

Come check out our pond restoration as we dig out our pond and restore our land at the same time.
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We’re giving you a look at some of the work we’ve been doing on the homestead these past few weeks as we’ve been digging out our one-acre pond to make it deeper and to be able to stock it with our own fish.

Have any of you ever restored a pond to make it functional for a homestead?
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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We’re so glad you’re here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us at https://www.homesteadingfamily.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily

A few highlights you don’t want to miss are our FREEBIES!!

Click any of the links below for instant access to free video training resources:

– Healthy Healing at Home- Free 4 video workshop on our herb course Herbal Medicine Cabinet: Colds
http://bit.ly/hhath
– Bread Making workshop- Free 4 video workshop on our masterclass, The Art of Homemade Bread
http://bit.ly/breadmworkshop
– Meals on Your Shelf- Free 4 video workshop on canning. The Abundant Pantry: Canning
http://bit.ly/MealsOYS

Click any of the links below for instant access to these free downloadable PDFs:

– Homesteading Family’s Favorite Holiday Recipes – A PDF download filled with our family’s favorite holiday recipe.
http://bit.ly/HFHolidayRecipes
– 5 Steps to a More Self Sufficient Life- Simple PDF download on 5 steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
http://bit.ly/SelfSufficientLife
– Thrive Wellness Checklist- A simple PDF download for healthy living.
http://bit.ly/thrivewellnesschecklist
– Permaculture for Your Homestead- PDF download that is an introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
http://bit.ly/permacultureFYH
– Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list- PDF with Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
http://bit.ly/CGherblist
– Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles- Carolyn’s favorite make-ahead breakfast casseroles.
http://bit.ly/breakfastcasseroles
– Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs- PDF download with multiple ways to preserve eggs.
http://bit.ly/preserveeggs
– 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden- PDF download with an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden
http://bit.ly/5HealthyGarden
– Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop.
http://bit.ly/savethecrumbs
– Fearless Fermenting- A PDF on basic lacto-ferments.
http://bit.ly/Ffermenting
– Fermenting Tomatoes- PDF download on fermenting tomatoes
http://bit.ly/fermentingtomatoes
– Preserving Culinary Herbs- Downloadable, step by step directions to drying, freezing and salting culinary herbs.
http://bit.ly/preservingculinaryherbs
– Render Your Own Lard- PDF with instructions on how to render your own lard.
http://bit.ly/renderlard
#pondrestoration #backyardpond #homesteadingfamily

Hey y’all in this video we take you on a full day of homesteading. Come along as we share our day with you!

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The cookbook is finally done! Check it out HERE——
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Top 10 Cheapest Places to Buy Land. (Homesteading and Tiny House)
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This video is for all of you that have been asking about the best places for land that you could buy for Homesteading or Tiny Homes.
I’m not sure about the rules for each and every place as far as tiny homes or homesteading because the laws and rules are changing constantly. Do your own research about those subjects. This list is about the cheapest places to find land that you probably can do that.
A lot of cheap lands are going to be in Arizona and New Mexico but I found some other places in Alaska, Colorado, and Arkansas too.

Want to do your own research:
https://www.landwatch.com/
https://www.zillow.com/

If you enjoy these videos I would love to hear about it. Most of these videos are made to help people who are thinking about relocating, looking for real estate, or just wanting to learn about the United States. We look at the best and worst cities, states, towns, and neighborhoods in the United States. But, most of the time focus on the negative side of locations. If you only want some happy positive information about a city, town, or state, I would suggest looking up local mortgage and real estate companies or maybe the locations website. They are trying to sell you something so it will be nothing but sunshine, rainbows and a bunch of smoke up your skirt. They won’t tell you about crime, poverty, bail bondsmen, or insurance you’ll need because of natural disasters. I will. And I will try and make it entertaining.

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Hermens Outdoors:
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Kimmie the Explorer:
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Thanks for stopping by The world according to Briggs, I make lists. Not just lists of random stuff, I make them about states, cities, towns and other places in the United States. I post 3 times a week and sometimes live stream. Enjoy.
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I am going over some more of my must-have tools on the homestead to complete the projects that we have done here.

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I was born and raised 20 minutes from Boston, MA. At the age of 17, I was diagnosed with Anxiety. My personal experience with the prescribed medication was NOT POSITIVE. So I decided to find better way. I didn’t know it at the time but, that was the BEGINNING for me! I have been “FINDING A BETTER WAY” in all areas in my life ever since. Better ways of how to create a modern homestead affordably, and a better way to provide my family with healthy foods, and so….. much MORE!

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