Living off-grid on a 40-acre homestead is difficult enough, but doing so while juggling farm chores and a full-time, off-site job? That seems nearly impossible.
But that’s exactly what this week’s guest on Off The Grid Radio does. His name is Joseph Trumpey, and he and his wife Shelly manage an off-grid farm with a large garden and about 100 animals. Each of them also teaches – Joseph at the University of Michigan and Shelly at a local school.
It’s a challenging schedule, Joseph says, but it’s well worth it.
Joseph also tells us:
- How he finds time to do farm chores while also leaving time for his day job.
- Why he chose a straw bale home — and what unique benefits it provides.
- What he uses to power his off-grid, 2,200-square-foot house.
- Why he built his home by himself rather than having someone do the work.
- How he makes extra cash from the farm, and why he is a big supporter of grass-fed meat.
Joseph also offers tips to anyone who is wanting to balance an off-grid life with a full-time job. Don’t miss this amazing episode featuring an off-grid family that will encourage and inspire you!
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