Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Life Off Grid Alaska - Easy or Hard?

     Interestingly enough off grid life is as much or as little as you make it. You can live like a caveman or you can live like a businessman with a multimillion dollar job. You can run your own business, be a gardener, hunt for your food or get it from the grocery store. Most things in life are this way, your in charge.

     We chose to meet somewhere in the middle, though we could survive on either end of the spectrum, partly from life experience and partly from our experiences here in Alaska. We live off grid, in the south central part of the midnight sun state. There are no wires that come into our house. That said, we have TV with satellite and mobile internet. I wouldn't call it a necessity but it sure helps when running our businesses, Robs Alaskan Woodcraft, JNT Creations, Permafrost Supply and Frozen Trail Naturals.

     One could say, once you get rid of the hustle and bustle of life, it makes way for a clear vision of the future. We did exactly that. We left our large house in northern Wisconsin, built a house from logs on our land from scratch, and produced an income stream from nothing. Anyone can do this, but it takes a certain someone to stick with it.

     Our story is about sticking with it and making our own way in this life to suit our needs.

- Rob Van Sleet

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