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Who wants to never pay rent or house payments again?

Learn to build a simple functional attractive home that will easily accommodate a family of four. Who would be interested in investing in a program where you could learn to build your own small house on a lot legal built? Each person would get a set of plans for a 400 to 500 square foot simple house design.You will be able to follow the entire process of how to acquire a small inexpensive lot $7k to 10k.

Next we will learn to develop the water power sewer to the building site. We will go thru all the planning inspecting and approval steps for the building permit and build the house documenting the entire process all phases of construction. You will have opportunities to spend time on the project in person hands on.

The project will be filmed and you will get a copy to follow and build your own home. There will be extensive question and answer sessions. This should allow you to build for cash or a very small loan that could be quickly paid off so you would be mortgage free the rest of your life.

You could also add on to the house later to make more room. Just pay cash as you go. Something like the plan above as an example. This valuable information could be yours for about the price of a latte a day for a year! I will likely do this thru a crowd funding site.

August 2016 update: If you are interested in this program you can access it here at the Small Builders Developers Course.

Down the rabbit hole.

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The choice is yours. Keep living that crazy, hectic, meaningless life of work/ bill paying. Deferring life till later. Or?? I am inspired to write this post. Why? Because I am sitting in the shade on a tropical island in the Caribbean listening to the surf come up on the white sand beach. The birds are chattering away in the palm trees and sail boats, power yachts, fishing vessels are drifting by on the most unreal blue water you can imagine.

I smell of suntan oil, rum, cigar and the ocean. I should bottle it! Why am I telling you all this? Because A few years ago I found the rabbit hole and my wife and I went down it. The hole lead me to a life of self reliance. We quit our 9 to 5 jobs (hers was 9 to 5 mine was 3 to 11) We didn’t even see each other that often! Now we work less than we play. We are almost debt free and time is our biggest asset. We spend over a month in the caribbean each year and that keeps increasing.

There is another way. Most people will read this and do nothing. I am very aware of that fact. The scariest thing for most people is to follow their dreams. They are afraid to let go of their current reality(the one they are not happy with)to most it is miserable but safe.Taking a chance to live a life of freedom and happiness only a few dare to do. Here is another way down the rabbit hole A Self Reliant Life Blog.

If you are here then you are looking. Looking for the other way.The way it is supposed to be. We are taught to work our best years away saving money buying things to insure our later years are safe, secure and happy. There is no guaranty and most people find out to late this is not the way to live life. That is a life of fear and scarcity. It is designed by people who want you to support their dreams.Remember if you are not following your dreams then you are working for someone else’s dreams.

What I am about to say to you will be very disturbing. It may even piss you off! I hope it does. I am willing to take that chance ūüėČ You are living in fear. You are living only to gain other peoples approval and acceptance. If you did not care about what other people think about you then you would be free. Tell me I am wrong. You are doing what you think other people want you to do. I is a preexisting path created long ago. It is an out dated model that only serves other people.You have been taught to work make money and spend it on things to prove your worth to others. To spend your life in debt as a way to find fulfillment and acceptance.

The cost? Your life! It is a fools game that no one wins. What do you win? Not a life but an existence. One of drudgery. Get up go to work sit in traffic work all day go home just to sit in traffic, eat pay your bills go to bed and do it all again tomorrow. You try to save a little money you get a couple of days off and think what would it be like to have more days off. You are so conditioned to this that you can’t even fathom it. You think when I turn 65 I won’t have to do this anymore. But will you make it? If you do will you really then get to live your life your way?

What the hell is life your way? Have you ever wondered? And why are you not living it right now? Not that life you fool yourself into believing is what you want. That is the one your in right now. How can you tell the difference? Because everyone else you know is doing it and they give you there seal of approval that you are doing the right thing! Basically running with the herd. At least we are all doing the same thing right?

Wanna know if your living life right? Its easy do it your way and everyone you know will think your crazy and tell you your out of your mind! Your friends will be jealous they may stop talking to you. They will start talking about you. Your family may even try to stage an intervention;) Here is your last chance to peak down the rabbit hole.

Kevin’s Youtube Channel.

There is another way out there…

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I would like to thank each and every one of you who are following, visiting and subscribing to our site.

We get hundreds of views a day and lots of comments and questions about tiny living and living on less.

My wife and I created a program for ourselfs some years ago that allowed us to retire in our forties so we could travel and spend time with our kids and grandkids. We spend our days doing what we want like gardening, riding our harley (we are getting ready to go to sturgis) and scuba diving in the caribbean.

A short time ago we decided to offer our secret to everyone we call it the Six Critical Elements for a self reliant life. I hope you will take a look at the site and consider our program so you can get out of the rat race and live life on your terms not worrying about the high cost of living and making ends meet each month.

I hope to see you there and look forward to your self reliant life.

Kevin



How little could you thrive on if…





So the whole question is how little could you live on comfortably if you had no rent or house payment (owned your home) no car payment grew a garden?

Add the idea that you could walk, ride a bike or take the bus some or most of the time to work and shop.

Could you save money?

Be sure to count in power, insurance and food you would buy as well as entertainment. Also allow for clothing, hair cuts and medical. Would you be able to thrive on say $25 k or $30k per year? Oh don’t forget phone and Internet and cable TV if you use them.

Could you grow a significant amount of food in your backyard garden to take a bite (pun intended) out of your grocery bill?

My thinking is yes if the major costs in life are taken care of there is time and money for living a great and comfortable lifestyle.

Living in the right community would be a key consideration in this life as it would foster it. Like minded people could share resources and help each other thrive regardless of the economy. Clothing food transportation and other things like tools and child care could be shared or bartered.

Just curious as to what the perspective is out there thoughts and ideas you might share with everyone.

Thanks in advance.

Kevin



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So I am always looking for ways to add value to a process and it occurred to me no one has created a process of how to find, negotiate and purchase a raw piece of land or a building lot then develop the site and build a small (400 to 600 ) square foot home.

This would be a highly valuable experience.

You would learn to find a realtor to work with and an area where reasonably priced under valued property can be found. This can be done with out a large cash out lay. I’m talking land for $7k to $10k and a small house to start then add on later if you want. Pay cash live rent / mortgage free.

Then bring in water, power and sewer. Go through all the permitting processes. Learn to gather bids from contractors and negotiate price.

We will then build a site built house on a foundation with plans and permits inspections from the planning / building dept. Learn all about electrical, plumbing and every aspect of the build process. This will be recorded as we go so you can have a reference to view again. There will be teleconferences to get all your questions answered as well as opportunity to participate in person at live builders weekends along the way.

So who is this for?

Anyone who is looking to live mortgage free by building a small inexpensive home.

This is to learn to build your own home. Someone who wants to learn the process and be there own general contractor and hire subcontractors to help build the house. Anyone who wants to eliminate or seriously reduce the single largest cost of living we have housing. If you want to learn decades of extremely valuable building and property developing knowledge in a mater of months and save tens of thousands of dollars on your own project this is for you.

If you’re interested as I can only work with a limited number of people go here.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get this level of exposure to this industry.



Flying by the seat of our pants .

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I was siting here trying to make sense of my feelings this morning and convey them to you when it hit me!

I just spent the week flying by the seat of my pants!

It has had a profound affect on both myself and my wife. We took off a week ago last Friday and rode our Harley Davidson fat boy half way across Washington state then headed north up into Canada. We had only one thing on our agenda be in Prince George some 600 miles north for a friends 50Th surprise birthday on Sunday.

The funny thing was we have never been up this way and our iPhones that we depend on so much were no good up their as we have US coverage and it’s very expensive to use up there. So no Internet and Mapquest or calling. We could send and receive text only. We bought a map book and navigated the old fashioned way!

The real lesson came as we rode about an hour at a time from town to town getting gas and stretching our legs about 300 miles a day pulling in to find a room some where and living out of the small bags that fit on the bike. This came to be the most freeing experience we have had.

Here’s what I took. One pair of shorts, three shirts, 3 underwear, 3 socks, one pair of blue jeans, riding boots, flip flops, hat, sun glasses, sweat shirt, leather jacket, chaps and 2 pair of gloves. ¬†My wife took the same (a first) and a small bag of toiletries.

For living we took two compact sleeping bags the size of a loaf of bread and a cook set back pack stove and pan. One stainless steel nalgene bottle of water. That’s it.

We got to Prince George on sat about 5 and spent the next night at our friends mothers house. Then out to the lake after the party to stay water front with new friends in a camper van. Tuesday back to town for a nite at the birthday girls house. We had a bonus soak in the hot tub;)

The whole time we never really knew where we were staying or how long but all our new friends just kept adopting us putting us up and feeding us until we were about to burst! We did laundry at there homes as we went. Wednesday found us heading east after lots of goodbyes to all our new friends.

Where to? Jasper and Banff Provincial Parks!

We rode all day and saw signs for moose, elk,deer and bear but no animals to dodge thank goodness. We got in late to the town of Jasper just north of the park a beautiful town in a breathtaking mountain setting. It was high season there and all the hotels were full or a few rooms left at $250.00 to $300.00 ea!! We called about 8 places and finally got referred to a private home that rents rooms only $95.00 a nite quiet and unique.

After breakfast Thursday it was off to the parks.

Jasper and Banff what can I say you have to experience them your self they are truly amazing. Wild country, wild animals and unbelievable vistas. You could spend the summer there and only see a fraction of the area. Sadly we only spent 24 hours on our way home. We pulled out our map and found an exit near lake Louise (stunning) and rode toward Radium Hot Springs for the night. We found some motels near the hot springs at only $85 a nite but we got a $10 discount as bikers $75 that night! After riding in and out of rain showers all day we were tired and cold but still in awe of the scenery we just took in. Bears and all! Right on the road side! We stopped 20 feet away to watch them eating berrys.

Friday morning woke up to pouring rain not what we wanted to start the ride home in. We had coffee got packed and waited an hour before it let up so we took off for Cranbrook 15 min down the rode. It rain for 20 min!

We finally out ran it and stopped For breakfast and more hot coffee to warm us back up. We drove on to Creston stopped for gas and rest our butts then over the pass 6000 ft. Cold clear and amazing views down to the turn south and 10 min later were at the border crossing. Back in familiar territory about an hour from home.

That was yesterday and I find myself wanting to take off again for points unknown it was simple easy and minimal we had every thing we needed on that bike to keep going.

So why do we have so much stuff back home!?

A room some clothes and a motorcycle was plenty all week!¬†No extra stuff and we didn’t miss a thing. Sell the house sell the cars and all the stuff and we can take off for good! Not one or two weeks but a year maybe.

We were alive out there in the open hot, cold, wet, and heat. Smelling the fresh air in the mountains. Stopping when and where we wanted not a care in the world. I believe it is all about the experiences in life not the stuff.

How about you?



Trouble in paradise or I’ve only had a half a cup of coffee!





So I woke up to day and as I became aware of my surroundings I heard a noise.

Running thru my list of noises I determined it was a muffled wirr of some form like a fan. I didn’t leave a fan on last nite. So what the hell is making that noise?!

I got up and walked to the bathroom. I could hear it in under the toilet so I went out side opened a hatch and there it was. The water pump running and not stopping! So after staring at it and banging on it to no avail I went back inside and turned it off at the switch in the kitchen.

Fixed! Sort of.

I started this story but I have to tell you another story now earlier this week I set up the trailer and no hot water. Well I fiddled with the tank (that’s what your supposed to do) and no hot water. Three days of no hot water and my wife said call someone and ask for help.

Ok so I finally called as it wasn’t fixin it’s self! Turns out I needed to turn a valve to let the cold water into the tank so it could get hot! Who new? Well I’m officially redeemed as a fix it guy…for the moment:)

Fast forward to this morning and halfway thru my first cup of coffee my wife is trying to take a shower with hot water but no pump! So I am back outside to fix the next issue I figure we’re out of water. So I get the hose and connect it to the first inlet I see (remember only half a cup of coffee) and back inside to my coffee ūüėČ

Still no water.

So my wife goes into our daughters house to shower and I go back out to battle the water monster! First I crawl under to hook up the sewer line and drain the black and grey tanks (in that order) maybe that will do it?

Now that I have the other half of my cup of coffee in me I decide to google water pump problems (that’s what I’ve got). If the pump keeps running your either one, are out of water or two, you have a leak.

Okay I don’t think I’m leaking but I have a hose attached to the trailer and the fresh water outlet!?!

Upon further inspection the line is firmly attached to the sewer clean out!

I have plenty of fresh water in my turd tank! (sort of)

So a quick switch to the fresh tank and viola!

The pump stopped running now there is water for a shower! For me anyway!

As my wife walks back in the door I proudly announce my accomplishment.

The moral of the story …finish your cup of coffee before fixing the problems in the morning.

It’s better that way.;)



395 square feet of living .Thoughts on mortgage free America .

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As I sit in my 395 square feet of air conditioned furnished mobile living space I ponder long term living here. At a fraction of the space I am used to living in its very efficient use space just a whole lot less. Can I fit everything in here I want to keep with me? I really feel like the bigger house is a waste of space for us now cost of maintaining and heating as well as payments and taxes insurance. What am I really housing here anyway? A lot of stuff I don’t use daily ,weekly or even monthly. I will save lots of money if I’m in an rv park I can live for $4000 to $5000 a year that’s $10 to $14 dollars a day! Compared to $55 a day now.not counting repairs.

My new address will be 30 seconds from the beach! I like that! There will be lots to do kayaking, sailing, diving, biking, hiking, clamming, fishing and campfires on the beach. I could buy a lot about a mile from the water and set up camp more permanently. With a yard and more privacy it would pay for its self in 6 or 7 years. I could spread out more and have some indoor out door living. Now the kids and grand kids can visit easier. Overall I’ll be debt free and my cost of living will be a fraction of what it was leaving me with a lot more time and money in an area I can explore for years to come. Eventually I can build a small cottage (400 square feet or so) and keep the RV for a guest house.

I am not telling you all this to brag but to show what’s possible if your interested in a change.

Thanks for listening I hope this inspires you to take action for yourself. Get out of the rat race and as always this brought to you from the people for a mortgage free America.



Purging 15 plus years of stuff …Where to start the liberation?





So I started the overwhelming task of purging my possessions.

15 years of living in one place allows for a lot of stuff to build up.¬†I have stuff I don’t even know I have!

I have stuff I bought and never even opened!

I have stuff I haven’t seen touched or used in years!

WHY!!

Because it’s just easy to buy and pack into a house, shop, garage, basement¬†or closet and forget about.

Have you ever seen a show where they open up a closet and an avalanche of stuff falls out on top of the person?

I think I have one of those some where.

Scary you never know if that bowling ball on the shelf is going to take you out!

The good news is I found about $300.00 worth of stuff I can take back unopened so far! It’s kind of a weird sort of savings program.

I also threw out a lot of odd ball stuff that was pieces or parts to things long gone.

I found expired food and medications, empty containers, old magazines and books that no longer appeal to me as well as shoes and jackets I havent worn in years.

The real problem is a lot of the stuff I paid good money for and it’s hard to get rid of.

The other problem is we attach feelings and emotions to things.

Inanimate objects.

I got that in Maui, or my kid gave that to me, or my wife. How about that was uncle/aunt so and sos favorite. How do you part with it?

My wife and I are struggling with that very dilemma.

So we talked it over and we are going to take it in stages.

First we are going thru the house and finding the easy things to part with. The junk, out dated stuff, broken things or things with missing parts. Old books, clothes, shoes and magazines. Next we sort the stuff we can put in a yard sale. Another stack will be donated items. Then the things we can put on Craigslist.

I gotta tell ya it’s been pretty liberating so far just the little bit We have unloaded.

There is still a lot of mixed feelings about the process but other people I have talked to or read about that are on the other side of this process are so happy and wished they had done it sooner than they did.

We are excited about progressing into this new chapter of our lives.

Simply less stuff.

Less stuff to deal with. Less to maintain. Less to worry about and less to drag around on our new adventure.

This will be one of the hardest best things we have ever gone thru.

How about you? Could you live with less? How would it change your life? Can you see yourself starting the process of lightening your load?

Think about the possibilities.