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We’re a community of people learning to “live off the land” in the country, suburbs, and city. This site is a great place to learn new skills, meet other homesteaders, ask questions, find inspiration, get encouragement, and share your own progress on the path to a sustainable lifestyle.

Our Team

Dan Adams
Marketing & Strategy

Dan Adams is an entrepreneur, speaker, and homesteader. He was the founder of Earthineer, a social network and sharing economy platform for homesteaders. He has been has been a speaker at the Mother Earth News Fair on topics such as DIY solar panels and aquaponics.

Dan lives with his family in KY, where they have a large garden, raise chickens, St. Croix sheep, keep bees, and tap trees for maple syrup.

TJ Friesen
Chief Storyteller

TJ is the owner and chief storyteller of Community Media, a collective of creative people that love to tell stories. He enjoys visual storytelling that communicates truth in a way that causes change. TJ spends his time both behind the camera and computer screen, but overall loves to interact with people, drawing out their stories.

The Friesen family enjoys gardening together and is looking forward to building the perfect chicken coop this spring.

John Moody

The Moody family farms and homesteads on 35 acres in KY. John Moody discovered more than a decade ago that his diet was literally killing him with duodenal ulcers, seasonal allergies, and other health problems, so the family began to transition to real local foods and local food distribution.

The Moody family helped found the Whole Life Buying Club in 2006. A few years later they purchased an old, run down, cut up farm in the hills of west-central KY and learned that while you can buy a farm the soil isn’t always included! So they’ve spent the last 7 years learning to grow soil and teaching others to do likewise, among other adventures and pursuits.

Jeremy Smith
Product Manager

Jeremy is web designer and developer living in Greenville, SC with his wife and three kids. He enjoys handling everything from writing to design to coding to server administration.

Over the past 6 years, Jeremy has had a growing interest in homesteading (particularly urban and suburban environments) and permaculture. In 2014, Jeremy completed a Permaculture Design Course and attended Urban Farm School, a 7-month program offered by Ashevillage in Asheville, NC. During that time, Jeremy worked with an urban farmer, gardening, preparing new plots, caring for chickens, and helping with a small CSA.