About Me

Hi, I’m Destiny.

My husband and I and our five kids live in a modest home in a small northern community. We love hiking and foraging, hunting and camping, gardening and cooking, building and making. We want to run into the woods but we have jobs and school and commitments, bills and debt.

We need a plan.

Our 5- year mortgage term is coming up this fall so we are getting really serious about our goal that up until the last couple of years we only ever really thought of as a dream: selling it all, buying undeveloped land and building temporary shelter to sustain us as we build our forever homestead from scratch.
I like to lovingly refer to this manifesto as “Homestead Revivalism” which is essentially getting back to what is truly important in life; food security, knowing basic survival skills, being frugal/money-smart, possessing knowledge of the land, and mindful living in general.

We aren’t looking to go back and live in pre-industrial conditions; I am passionate about understanding and implementing the meaning of living mindfully in this crazy consumer-driven, fast-paced technological world.

I take great interest in the principles (though not so much the radical design) of Earthship Biotecture and have been studying the many facets of a self-supporting household including water collection and recycling, passive thermal heating and ventilation, indoor and outdoor food gardens and botanical cells; and a variety of building materials and options. I am also interested in modern energy, food preservation and storage, gardening and land-use.

As we build skills and get closer to acquiring our own land, I want to share our trials and successes in the hopes I can encourage you and others who have thought about making this leap to do so with us!

For our current weekly update, see our Progress Reports. Or start from the beginning with our First Progress Report.

Happy Homesteading and thanks for visiting! ♡

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