A mother has hit back at critics who slammed her decision to live in a tent with her five home-schooled children.
London Shanta (@londonshanta) spent three years planning and hesitating before finally moving with her family to a tent in the woods.
She is gaining more and more followers on TikTok, where she shares her “dream life” foraging and surrounded by nature.
She took to the social media platform with a video showing her children focusing on their school work while sitting in the family’s large tent.
“You can’t just homeschool and live in a tent with five kids,” read the text above the video, repeating a comment from an online troll.
London Shanta performed is0kenny’s viral song Speak Up in the background of the short clip.
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The murmured lyrics say: “When I jump out of the cut, I promise I’ll – Speak up!”
“When I jump out of the ravine, I promise I’ll… Say it loudly!
“When I jump out of the aisle, I promise I’ll—Say it loud!”
She captioned the post: “I will always be someone who tries to stop you from creating the life you want, but successful people don’t listen to people who submit to mediocrity because they too very afraid to believe it.”
“Oh, nothing, living rent free, stress free, opinion free and building generational wealth for my crew.
“Just wait until we buy our RV and live our best school life six months of the year.”
She added the hashtags #homeschooling, #generationalwealth, #debtfreejourney and #tentlife.
The post came after she encouraged her followers to embrace gratitude and create their own dream life.
She said: “I was 20, working several fast food jobs and going to school with no money.
“Just two kids and trust, I would look up property prices and plan my future country home somewhere on the land I own.
“At 28, I’m on my land creating this life with my husband and five children. Happy and still believing in the vision.”
She added: “This is your sign to be grateful for what you have but always follow your heart and create the life you deserve.”
Although videos about her outdoor lifestyle rack up hundreds of likes, opinions vary in the comments section.
One person commented: “I’m sorry but there’s too much going on in the world and I feel like this is selfish to the children.”
“The only thing I keep hearing is ‘rent free’ for no good reason.”
However, another wrote: “Can we get videos of everyday life? I love it.”
A third said: “You’ve got me smiling from ear to ear, I’m so proud of you.”