We are simply trying to reclaim the birthright of noble independence handed down to us from our forefathers.
– Nick Meissner
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“Home is not made happy by having a bunch of ‘things’! Home is made happy with love, self-sacrifice, and mutual respect.” – Nick Meissner
Nick and Lisa Meissner – a young family living off-grid on a solar-powered homestead in the mountains of North Idaho.
Nick is a seasoned homesteader with a background in construction, while Lisa is a health educator with a passion for natural living. Their journey began in the late ’90s, when they decided to leave the “rat race” for a simpler lifestyle that is less dependent on modern systems.
Through on-the-job training and the school of hard knocks, they gained valuable knowledge on how to set up and live off the grid, and now they offer their expertise to those seeking a similar path. Join Nick and Lisa on their adventure and discover the rewards of embracing a sustainable lifestyle ‘Into the Country’.
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Looking to get out of the rat race and live a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle? For many years, Nick & Lisa Meissner have been helping folks get out of the city and into country living, where they can become less dependent on “the system” for their basic necessities. The Ready Life podcast walks you through the steps you need to take to pull this off.
Choose a location and property, live with off-grid solar power, grow and raise your own food, set up a water system that isn’t dependent on utilities, heat your home with a renewable source, and much more!
Here's how it all started…many years ago. In this episode, we share our country living story, along with many lessons we learned in the School of Hard Knocks.
I grew up down South in a gated community with almost 2,000 homes in it. Now we live in the North on a remote mountain wilderness homestead in Idaho.
How'd that happen? Find out on this episode. Plus, you'll gain valuable tips we learned at great expense.
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