From a city lifestyle to a country culture of self-reliance

Our story is the creation of a path for families to transition from a city lifestyle to a country culture of self-reliance, living in a community of like-minded people. The first steps areā€¦ [read more]

Our story is the creation of a path for families to transition from a city lifestyle to a country culture of self-reliance, living in a community of like-minded people. The first are families are as follows:

  1. Help define what it is they want
  2. Help them assess what they have in terms of knowledge and resources
  3. Help them devise a plan to achieve what they want, starting with what they have
  4. Helping them executing their plan

For tools we use:

  • Weekly Webinars with Q&A at the end of each live session
  • Content review of each webinar including a searchable transcript
  • Additional relevant resources associated with each topic
  • Personalized journal to create a record of the journey down the path
  • Forum for questions and answers
  • Assessment tools
  • Calculators for building costs, production capabilities, and other needed activities
  • Newsletter for current events and project progress as well as the introduction of; specialists who contribute content, Ambassadors, and Facilitators
  • Assigned facilitators to coordinate online focus group conversation and networking
  • Ambassadors who promote the Academy in person or with online introductions and in-home cottage meetings
  • Recognition activities to highlight achievement
  • Schedule of workshops available for hands on experience

Our end goal is to help families to remain debt free while building;

  1. Energy efficient home
  2. Barn
  3. Greenhouse
  4. Garden and orchard
  5. Water supply
  6. Alternative energy sources
  7. Sanitation system