In a month my small family is moving to Mendocino county to start a farm. We both just woke up and realized how in the Matrix we really where even though we thought we weren't. We are paying 1150$ together to live in a place with no real opportunity for growth in a harsh environment in which everything has to be imported. I've been making other people lots of money for the last 10 years and little for myself.
It has been very interesting to see how friends and family are taking this. My fiancee gave her 2 week notice last week for her salaried job and her mom is so set in the programming she is against the move no matter how happy it has already made us. I myself have given up both jobs and I'm not even going to tell my family until i'm there because there all so locked into the common way of thinking .Very much slaves to the dollar, already know what there gonna say and don't need to hear it.
$575 1/2 rent
$60+ Internets /elec
$945x2= $1890 just to live comfortably and get to work where there is 0 potential for real growth since both places are far from rewarding and i don't want to end up bitter and angry like those people. Average home price here is way out of my range, and you cant even grow your own food here, cant build a campfire, cant take my dogs to most the beaches on the lake and this economy is ruled by wealthy people who live in San Francisco 11 months a year. Time to leave the Sierras for the Redwoods
Why is deviation from the "norm" such a scary thing to most people? Have you or anyone else done this, move out and basically let go of common society as much as possible for off the grid living? Say no to credit, live in cash and barter, grow your own food and build your own home on your own land with 0 rules?
If there is any interest i can keep this thread updated as we go. cheers