Documenting Life’s Stories

Jar of Grasshoppers

Shovel Divider 2

Our professional work deals a lot with documentary and commercial production. However, this blog will mostly serve as a way to document the biggest production of our lives so far: Transforming 20-acres of completely raw, wooded land into our homestead. All while living in a vintage Airstream Trailer.

Wild Garlic01

Wildcrafting

In 2007 I began film school at Oklahoma City Community College. I had just came back from a 7 week stint backpacking solo through Europe. When I came back to the states I brought with me a desire to make films that connect people to the earth around them. The European countries that I visited all seemed to have one thing in common that I felt was missing in the United States and that was a connection to the past...

The workshop we attended in 2015.

Let’s Build a House

Hey, guess what. We still don’t live in an Airstream. I know, broken record. But seriously? I thought we were going to be living in it all the way back in June of 2015! Haha, no. It’s still in the shop. Has been since August 5th. Maybe the repair place is playing a joke on us. Maybe even they don’t think we should actually live in an Airstream. Oh well. That’s another blog post for another day. Let’s talk about our house!   This is huge. It’s...

Home Sketch 2

How Hard Can it Be?

We’re not even in our airstream yet, and I’m constantly thinking about life after the airstream. You know, that time in our lives when we won’t be traveling gypsies, moving from one parent’s home to the next. A time when we won’t be living in an airstream. A time where we’ll be living in our newly constructed straw bale home. And yes, if you weren’t already aware, we’re building a house with straw bales. Not just straw bales. We’re just using them as the in-fill...

Airstream Shelter

Living a lie…kind of.

Since April of 2015, we’ve been writing about our adventures in selling our home, buying 20 acres, starting a farm, and eventually building a home. The header of our blog tells you right there: “…this blog will mostly serve as a way to document the biggest production of our lives so far: Transforming 20-acres of completely raw, wooded land into our homestead. All while living in a vintage Airstream Trailer.” It’s that last part about living in the Airstream that’s a lie. Not a deliberate...

Over 175 ft of glorious storage.

Spending and Savings

This blog is not only about the recent flood of progress on The Twenty, but also about decision-making and self-doubt. Let’s look at the progress so far, the things to come, and the thought process behind all of these current and future projects. Please, after reading this blog do not write me to tell me how we could have changed things or done things better, or how we could continue to do things in another manner. We have sought out several experts throughout this process,...

New Road

We have a road!

If you’ve been following our progress over the past several months, you’ll know that we’ve been waiting a long time to get a road, or driveway, pushed onto our property. We’ve said lots of things like, “it’s been a long road” or, well actually that’s about it. We’ve just said it a lot. Back in May of 2015 we marked a boundary of what we wanted cleared on the property. Almost two months later, we finally got that area cleared, and we declared, “We have...

2015 Year in Review

Year In Review

This past Thanksgiving I wrote a blog entry about how important it is to think of the positive rather than the negative. I had been in a sour mood because everything has been taking so long, but ultimately I came to the realization that everything was ok. Everything will fall into place eventually. Not until looking through our website's photo database did I realize, "Oh yeah, we actually have done a lot this past year." So here is a brief year in review for 2015.   Firstly,...