About

Last Edited 10-21-15

I am a 30 year old father of three. I recently “retired” from a part-time job to focus entirely on being a radical homemaker. I homeschool, garden, and try to heal our small corner of the earth. This blog is primarily focused on our journey towards FIRE (Financial Independence and Early Retirement), inspired by the likes of Mr. Money Mustache and Jacob at Early Retirement Extreme. My wife, who I refer to as the Alchemist, still works but we hope to have her free by the time we’re both 40.

We haven’t decided 100% what our vision for FIRE will be, but currently we’re taking a very hard look at decamping to a rural homestead and living much closer to the land than we can on a small city lot with very restricted livestock possibilities. It’s possible we may even take over a larger-scale farm sooner than 40, using income from that to bridge the gap between lost years of income. The farming/homesteading life very much appeals to me, both for myself and as a parent.

For a post that goes more into my personal history, see The Chief and the Alchemist and also Resilience.

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You can e-mail me at davidhughes117 [at] gmail [dot] com.

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3 Comments on “About”

  1. Laura says:

    You should update your age, dude. 😉 Also I’m going to email you at some point to get your insights on several life/expense issues!

  2. Hi David, I found your blog on the MMM forum. Looks like you are in the MKE area. I just moved here with my husband and looking for a meetup with like minded FIRE people. I particularly interested in meeting up with fellow bloggers, writers, environmentalists, freelancers, etc… Please email me if you have a meetup already or want to start one! We will be living in the Tosa Village area.

    SimpleIsTheNewGreen (at) gmail (dot) com.


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