I am posting on the Crowhouse FB page, and thought it would be a good idea to weigh in with the Forum.
Around 8 years ago I dropped out of the corporate world (upper management for a large multi national company), when it became pretty evident that I was like a rat on a treadmill. Through friends and friends of friends I managed to pay the bills doing what I loved (helping people start their own online business), and took the jump 21/2 years ago to completely remove myself from the insanity and live off grid on a self sustainable property (well almost).
It has been a huge learning curve for me and I would like to offer up any advice, suggestions or information which may help others to do the same. I am sure that many can benefit from my experience.
Where I live I have no TV, radio or mobile phone reception. I stay connected to like minded people through satellite connection. Due to my husband leaving over 2 years ago, I live inn my own most of the time (I have the odd backpacker come though to help), and it's not unusual to have to look at my laptop clock to see what day it is!
Anyway... I'm happy to help. Just ask away and I hope that I can steer more people into knowing that you don;t have to be a slave to the system.
I'm sure I will have plenty to offer the forum and much prefer this avenue for discussion than FB.