I'll try to make this short so I don't have you reading a novel. As of now, both my husband and I are working 35+ hours a week. On top of working, I homeschool my daughter. We live in a mobile home park. We moved here from Florida 2 years ago. I started my job about 3 months ago. I've always wanted to homestead. After explaining to my husband that it doesn't mean we have to be completely off-grid, and 2 hours from civilization, he's wanting to explore this lifestyle too. We've been researching, but we're so overwhelmed. We have horrible credit. We're slowly working on building it back up. We plan to have a few thousand saved up by May. We currently live about an hour east of Atlanta, Georgia. We live on the outskirts of a city. We'd like to be further North. (North Georgia, TN, NC) We're not set on staying in this area, this is just what we've been thinking about. Eventually we'd like to own a few acres and a small house, have some animals, a garden...anything and everything to help us be more self-sufficient. And we'd like to be working fewer hours and spending more time building a home and lifestyle we're happy with. Right now we're not sure where to even begin. We have talked about RV living for a year or two while we save, but that's a whole different set of information to sift through. (Buying an RV, finding a place to park it...and so on) We like the idea of a small cabin, but have no experience with building AT ALL. We couldn't even attempt to understand plumbing or wiring for a house. And we don't have any friends or connections in the homesteading community. But the idea of spending tons of money on a house for the next 30 years doesn't appeal to us. Is there a middle ground? Any advice from someone who's been here? Or any tips on how to get where we want to be? We don't want to be stuck in this park for years trying to get to where we want to be. I'm sorry if I've rambled too much. Thanks for sticking it out to the end!