From North Dallas to Homesteading Paradise: The Story of One Family's Tiny Transition
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Beau and Kelly are a full time family building a Texas homestead. They are living in a tiny house that is just over 800 square feet with five kids and we just scratched the surface of their really cool lifestyle in this interview. If you are interested in homesteading, buying raw land, or a shed to tiny house conversion, this episode is for you. Beau has so much info to share. In this conversation we dive into the start of their project, what the land was like when they first bought it, what they had to do and why they chose a shed conversion.

In This Episode:

  • 🏡 Discussing housing options for Beau’s growing family
  • 🏘️ The journey of finding and converting a shed to a home
  • 🌱 Embracing a simpler, self-sufficient lifestyle on a homestead
  • 💼 Turning their homesteading experiences into a source of income
  • 💰 Exploring the costs and budgeting for a homestead project
  • 🛠️ Reflecting on mistakes made and lessons learned during building
  • 🌍 Encouraging listeners to pursue their dreams and passions now
  • 🎥 Finding opportunities to share experiences through YouTube and podcasts
  • 🔌 Dreaming of a sustainable, solar-powered future on the homestead

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