Open source homestead and market gardening plans from start to finish!

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Our Market Gardening section is open now.  We will continually add content to the site as our garden season progresses throughout the year.  [ Click to visit ]

Funding the homestead

This is how we make a living while setting up our homestead. This is also the reason why it made no sense to me to plant a garden if we’re always going to be on the road.


0:01 Virginia
1:15 How much Secret Haven is costing so far
3:53 Barrel roll
6:58 What if the journey is the destination?
8:30 That stupid RV again … a little rant
9:34 Flipping content
11:00 Check list for estate sales (log in required to access our plans)
11:48 The cost of road trips
16:00 Yawn
18:00 Where are we?

If we are to grow produce for our career than we need to make a decision that is risky. Either continue with Estate Freedom and going on the road for months at a time, or go after our dream full time.

Our dream has been the same since 2008.  We got involved in estate liquidation as a means to fund our dream, but plans did not go the way we intended.

Since estate liquidation is the only open door we have right now, we have to go when we find a buyer that wants something we have.

If we go full-time with the market garden then we will have to stop accepting estate sales. Instead, we will switch to doing strictly buyouts and this will give us products for the City Homestead store.

We can sell jewelry, apparel and other things we get in buyouts. Though this is not passive income, it is better than the stock market. Our goal is to double our investment at a minimum. You can’t get those kinds of returns in stocks, but then again, when dealing with stocks, you have passive income.

It is passive income I prefer, but I am willing to keep going down this path for as long as we have an open door.

Here is our decision.

  • Estate Freedom will become a DIY site.  We will turn the site into a training opportunity for others who want to get involved in the industry.  We will also use the site as marketing for doing buyouts of estates.  This way, we can select items for the City Homestead store.

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A coffee house on a city homestead and creating open source plans, and sharing what we learn.


Learning how to find our way through homesteading and starting a coffee house, and keeping it running. Basically, we started a coffee house, but figured out no one wanted to give us wholesale pricing because we were too new, and too small.

We closed the coffee house and decided in order to get wholesale pricing, we would have to grow our own produce and start a buying club. Then reality hit. We now blog about reality.


Right now, we flip contents of homes, by way of estate sales.  Visit our Estate Freedom site for more information.


1. City Homestead
Setting up a homestead in the city.  We are blogging about our experiences, beginning with the estate sale that brought us back to Tennessee, and then what brought us to leaving Tennessee in the first place.

2. Domestic Kitchen
Setting up a domestic kitchen in Clinton, TN. We are using the Tennessee Cottage Food law as a guideline.

3. Market Garden
Setting up a market garden.

4. Coffee House
Setting up a coffee house in Clinton, TN. After this phase is completed, we will have a commercial kitchen instead of a domestic kitchen.


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Funding the Homestead

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