For years we tried to come up with a term that describes the lifestyle we adopted when we moved away from suburban Southern California to rural North Idaho. Technology made it possible, as we use the Internet to work with clients all over the United States from our bedroom offices in our log home in the woods.
As long-time subscribers to Mother Earth News, we had become accustomed to thinking of ourselves as homesteaders, using the modern interpretation of the term: we live in a rural area and do a lot of things to make ourselves more self-sufficient, such as gardening and preserving our own food.
So, this is the story of a determined couple who got the ultimate "tree fix" by trading in the big city and Cubicle Hell for a quiet home with a 40-acre back yard.
We are the TechnoHomesteaders!