A MOTHER has fulfilled her long-standing dream and built a small house with her children, she describes the experience as amazing.
New Zealand house prices skyrocketed so she had to look at cheaper alternatives to her off-grid self-build.
So she and her partner invested in some much more reasonably priced forest land and started building their new home.
Living With Nature (@ Livingwitihnature) shared her project’s progress on her TikTok and it has garnered a lot of interest.
To date, they have had more than 37,000 likes as people pursue their quest to live a life closer to nature.
“Building our dream off-grid home in a forest in New Zealand,” she said.
This is no small undertaking, but they are up for the challenge.
“We’re on a big journey but we really hope it pays off and gives our kids the education we’ve always dreamed of,” she wrote.
“We couldn’t afford a house, so we bought overgrown forest land to turn it into our dream home.”
Forest land is notoriously difficult to extract and requires a great deal of effort to clear in order to create the foundation for any new buildings.
But it is their only option to create a family home that fits their ideals.
“Unfortunately, housing in New Zealand is too expensive. Forest land is cheap because it is abandoned and it takes a lot of work to get it to use,” she explains.
In her parcelViewers got to see their construction site and it was in the middle of a forest.
It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to clear the forest floor, but once it was done, the view was amazing.
Once the ground was prepared, their pre-assembled cabin arrived and the solar panels were ready for installation.
Their dream home is under construction and she’s excited. As are her viewers, who are equally inspired by their mission.
One commented: “I can’t wait to see how you go on. I want to go back home and live a simple life again and seeing this I feel is a sign to do that.”
Another said: “Dreams will be fulfilled here, and can span generations. Nature is happiness.”
Another Kiwi shared a similar experience: “We were in the Bay of Islands and did the same thing three years ago, now we have an aquaculture paradise with a little house on it. It will all be worth it.”
This follower expressed confidence when it was due: “Wonderful people. Dedication can make anything. Can’t wait to see your dreams finally come true. .”
In the closing comment, this fan summed it up: “Living the dream,” they said.