We moved to the countryside and gave up our stressed-filled city lives in exchange for wellies, nature, fresh air and sustainable living. We’ve called this project My Home Farm.
After a year-long house hunt, which took us 14,500 miles across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, we found our ideal property in the rural British countryside surrounded by rolling hills and lots of wildlife, and so far there hasn’t been a dull moment.
We moved into a renovated Victorian farmhouse (built around 1850) along with a 2-acre field in the Welsh Borders and our lives have changed completely. The plan is to be as self-sufficient and eco-friendly as possible, with a focus on personal health and well-being.
With that in mind, we’ve taken on many home improvement and DIY projects to achieve our goal.
Most things are still new to us and there have already been numerous challenges that we’ve had to overcome (like rebuilding a Victorian chimney on our house that was in urgent need of repair), but progress has been steady and many lessons have been learnt.
Watch and follow us as we discover home DIY, sustainable living, making our home as green, eco-friendly and sustainable as possible, growing and making our own, along with our success and mishaps.
What’s important to us
- Sustainable, environmentally-friendly central heating (air source heat pump)
- Solar PV for the production of carbon neutral electricity
- Being self-sustainable and eco-friendly
- Smart home technology
- Home improvements including projects and product review
- Healthy living
- Relevant reviews relating to our editorial focus
In 2020 we had 575,426 page views from 216,043 visitors on our blog – this is verified by Google Analytics.
We started our YouTube channel in 2019 to share our experience of moving to the countryside. As of April 2021 we have over 2,000 subscribers, 350,000 video views and over 100 videos.
We won the Sustainable Living Blog of the Year 2021 as part of the SME News UK Enterprise Awards because of the way that we talk about our sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle that covers gardening, DIY, smart home technology, renewable energy and heating, heat pumps and healthy, country, outdoor living on our picturesque smallholding in the Welsh Borders.
2021 Media Kit
Our 2021 media kit and production calendar is available – if you would like to receive a copy, please simply request one via our contact form.