Save Money and Get Fit with A DIY Home Gym

Save Money and Get Fit with A DIY Home Gym

Posted by Kyle

As a fitness enthusiast, one thing that I wasn’t entirely prepared to give up on when moving to the homestead was a gym. This posed a bit of a problem however because we aren’t particularly close to any fitness clubs not to mention the cost of membership! We have had something of a epiphany when it comes to frugality lately, and have entered what we call “austerity mode.”

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When your effluent pump breaks

Posted by Kyle

So by now you know that the week we moved in to this cursed house our well completely died. But what we haven’t mentioned yet is that very same week our effluent pump died. To be fair it probably never actually worked to begin with but still… No water in, no “water” out… Like I said, cursed.

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Before and (kind of) after…

Posted by Bonnie

This is the fourth home Kyle and I have owned and the fourth home we have put pretty extensive renovations into – BUT it is the first home where we haven’t done pretty much everything ourselves. Since we were dealing with a toddler and because I am pregnant with our second child it was impossible for us to do the all of work ourselves. We hired Kyle’s dad and sister (who have a renovation company) to do most of it for us which was fantastic. Because of this though, I don’t have a lot of progress shots. Here is what I DO have…

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What’s the deal?

posted by Bonnie

Let me start by saying this is not our dream property. Kyle and I have been together since we were 16 and have always dreamed of ‘country living’ but what we had in mind was more in the realm of 80+ acres, not 2. So what’s the deal? Why did we move onto two acres only 5 minutes from Winnipeg? Kids. Yup, kids happened and we realized what compromise is. Sure, we could have moved an hour or more from the city but balance was our goal. Being close to medical care, child care options and maximizing the time the kids get to spend with grandparents and extended family were all very important factors in the decision. 

So now that we are here we want to transform our property into our dream property through renovations, plantings / yard improvements and other hobbies which would not have been possible within city limits. 

We’ve been living on our little homestead for just over a month, and had the property for almost two before moving in. Since we’ve just started this blog there is a lot of catch up to do!