Category: Frugal Homestead Series

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This Month On The Homestead: Of Berries and People

If you’re just tuning in, this is a new series in which I plan to document each month of our lives out here on our 66-acre Vermont homestead. After leaving urban Cambridge, MA to chart this wholly different life, we’re experiencing a constant learning curve of exploration! Check out last month’s iteration of the series here. We reveled in summertime bounty during the month of July! Now several months into our tenure here on the homestead, Mr. Frugalwoods...

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A Day In The Life Of The Frugalwoods: Homestead Edition

You all are a smart bunch so I decided over the weekend that I should ask what you’d like to read here on Frugalwoods. I put the query on our Facebook page and, lo and behold, you responded with gusto! Large thanks to all who shared an idea–if you haven’t yet, feel free to add to the conversation. I’ll be working my way through your suggestions! Today, I bring you a Day In the Life story,...

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This Month On The Homestead: Flowers, Wood, and Gender Roles

Welcome to the first ever installment of “This Month On The Homestead,” a brand-new monthly Frugalwoods series about, uh, this month on the homestead. As you can see, the title is quite descriptive. Our transition from urban city-slickers to rural homesteaders is filled with daily mistakes learning experiences, new friends, us doing stupid things with farm equipment innovating, and more! I’ve shared our greatest hits (in photo form) on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (although sometimes...

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The Finances Of Our City Rental And Country Homestead

As I shared in a fit of elation the other week, Mr. Frugalwoods and I bought our Vermont homestead! If you want to get caught up on this breaking news, check out the first two posts in my homestead mania series: That Time We Bought A Homestead and How We Decided Our Homestead Was The One. Today, I’m addressing the financial aspects of our dream-come-true property. Our plan, and ability, to move to the woods...

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How We Decided Our Homestead Was The One

In case you missed last week’s announcement… Mr. Frugalwoods and I bought our homestead in the woods! In light of this revelation, I’ll devote a spate of upcoming posts to discussing every angle of our rapidly approaching homestead journey. Today’s edition of “all things homestead” analyzes the reasons why we chose the property we did. Future installments will address the financials and sundry other topics. Although we felt an immediate emotional connection when we first laid eyes on what...

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That Time We Bought A Homestead

In case you thought the only new thing going on in our lives right now is Babywoods, well, I have a small surprise. We kinda sorta bought our homestead. And by “kinda sorta” I mean we 100% bought our homestead. I’m thrilled to share this news with you and it’s the main reason why I’ve been posting less often lately–Mr. Frugalwoods and I are delightfully busy preparing for our impending move! We closed on our Vermont homestead earlier this year...

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Frugal Homestead Series Part 7: On Visiting Properties (And Getting Lost)

Greetings fellow frugal weirdos! Welcome to Part 7 of our Frugal Homestead Series, which explores the finer points of how we’re going to reach our version of financial independence and move to a homestead in the woods in 2017 at age 33. Mr. Frugalwoods and I plan to buy 20+ acres of wooded land, likely with an existing home and outbuildings, in rural Vermont. While this series isn’t your standard personal finance blog fodder, it’s a uniquely personal endeavor for...

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Frugal Homestead Series Part 6: Septic, The Other End Of The Water Equation

Greetings fellow frugal weirdos, Mr. Frugalwoods here! Welcome to Part 6 of our Frugal Homestead Series, which explores the finer points of how we’re going to reach our version of financial independence and move to a homestead in the woods in 2017 at age 33. Mrs. Frugalwoods and I plan to buy 20+ acres of wooded land, likely with an existing home and outbuildings, in rural southern Vermont. While this series isn’t your standard personal finance blog fodder, it’s a...

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Frugal Homestead Series Part 5: Well, Well, Well

Greetings fellow frugal weirdos, Mr. Frugalwoods here! Welcome to Part 5 of our Frugal Homestead Series, which explores the finer points of how we’re going to reach our version of financial independence and move to a homestead in the woods in 2017 at age 33. Mrs. Frugalwoods and I plan to buy 20+ acres of wooded land, likely with an existing home and outbuildings, in rural southern Vermont. While this series isn’t your standard personal finance blog fodder, it’s a...

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Frugal Homestead Series Part 4: Searching For Land

Greetings fellow frugal weirdos, Mr. Frugalwoods here! Welcome to Part 4 of our Frugal Homestead Series, which explores the finer points of how we’re going to reach our version of financial independence and move to a homestead in the woods in 2017 at age 33. Mrs. Frugalwoods and I plan to buy 20+ acres of wooded land, likely with an existing home and outbuildings, in rural southern Vermont. Part 3 of the series addressed why we’ve selected southern Vermont as our...