We’re Mark and Emily!
We’ve been married for 10 years, together for 16, and have a little boy who is the light of our lives. By day, we’re professional musicians and educators. By night, we’re a bunch of composting, gardening, baby-wearing, cloth diapering, house-building, off-grid hippies. We weren’t exactly trying to be this way — it just sort of happened! We evolved into this lifestyle and want to share our know-how with you!
Would you believe it if I said we met in Kindergarten? We went to the same school from Kindergarten through high school and always sort of knew each other, but got to know each other better in our freshmen year of high school marching band. We started dating at the end of our freshmen year. We had NO idea the adventure that was ahead of us!
16 years later we’ve been through one tiny apartment, 2 rental houses, 1 house we owned, and now we have our dream: 16 acres of beautiful trees, fields, and sunshine.
We’re building a cordwood home with our own hands. Learn more about the project here.
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