You guys, I’m full of regret right now. I really really really wish that we didn’t have this house. Don’t get me wrong, I love our home. It’s the mortgage that I hate.
When we bought the house we weren’t even thinking of homesteading. We were just getting into eating organic food, and it kinda morphed into a dream of self-sufficiency. I WISH we could have done things differently. We could have built a smaller, cozier home out of scrap wood, and lived in it debt free.
So, now I’m wondering…
Can’t we just sell all of our possessions, except for a few pairs of clothes, and make enough money to pay off our house? I’m serious! What if we did? Wouldn’t it would be great to shed a house payment?! (My husband thinks I’m crazy, by the way. Only because he knows I’d do it!)
But then, in reality, we probably don’t have enough stuff to sell to make enough money to pay off the house. I’m SO tempted to go through our place and make an inventory and see how close we could get though!
It’s not that we can’t afford our $600 house payment, we’ve been very blessed, I think. It’s just that we could do so much more to become self sufficient if we didn’t owe anybody anything.
And the whole idea of going “off grid” is absolutely tantalizing!! Why do we have to be so stuck in the modern world?
I feel so trapped. I yearn for simpler living.
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.