Getting “Back To Real Life” means something different to each of us, but it has a common theme. For some of you, it might mean the vacation is over, time to get back to work. But for us, it means living an authentic, sustainable, meaningful life.

About Us

My wife and I come from very different backgrounds.

I was living the “home is where you park it” lifestyle

I grew up in a densely populated city and started to feel trapped in the hustle and bustle before I decided to hit the road and start living life from truck stops and campgrounds. I ate whatever was cheap and easy, worked whatever part time, minimum wage jobs were available, and moved on to a new place whenever I got bored. For me, getting back to real life means living with purpose. Making choices to pursue a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. I am ready to “settle down” (a bit) and start living for more than just myself.

My wife took the more traditional route, growing up in a small town, enjoying the outdoors, and earning a degree from university. She moved into the “big city” for a job which paid well, and bought a house. She had everything she was supposed to by society’s standard, but still felt like there had to be something more… By getting back to real life, she wants to be more self-reliant, grow and eat real food, and live a slower paced lifestyle.

How About You?

What does Back To Real Life mean to you? Are you tired of being in a rush all of the time? Do you want to sustain yourself instead of turning to the grocery store for all of your needs? Maybe you are like me and have been coasting for too long and think it’s finally time to find your purpose, pursue your passions, and live more naturally.

Our Goals

Our BTR Life plans are all about living life the “old-school” way, with a new school twist.

  • Working toward eating more whole foods, including straight from our own garden
  • Looking for the right piece of property to start our homestead
  • Declutter our lives of things that aren’t as important to us as society would want us to believe
  • Raise our own livestock for eggs, meat, and milk
  • Live completely debt-free and as independently as possible
  • Most importantly, have more time to spend with family and friends, doing things we are passionate about – like traveling! (Sound impossible? Follow along to see if we can figure it out!)


Join us on our journey to get back to our roots, back to healthy living, and Back To Real Life. We are so excited to share this experience with you and know we can learn so much from each other. We are not experts by any stretch of the imagination, we are just regular folks who decided to take control of our lives and live it on our terms. Feel free to contact us and tell us your story. We’d love to have you as part of the BTRL community. What are your goals? What did you leave behind to live the Real Life? It’s certainly not the path of least resistance, but we think it’s the path to sustainability, independence, freedom, and happiness.