Hi there! My name is Pia and I live in Denmark, the Scandinavian country famous for its hygge. I’m finishing up a master’s degree in theology as my ‘nine-to-five’ but in the afternoons and evenings, I pursue my passion, homesteading.
I’m married to my high school sweetheart and so far we have been blessed with a son in 2015.
Want to know more about our family?
We currently live in a tiny apartment on one income while I finish my degree. Which means we have to be very frugal.
I used to dream of getting a PhD and spending my days doing research and my spare time homesteading. That all changed when we had our son! Now, I dream of pursuing homesteading full-time, raising the majority of our food and being available to my family whenever they need me.
I’m also on a journey of healing as I’ve struggled with the Epstein Barr Virus since 2004. A couple of years ago, the medical system told me there was no more they could do for me. I wasn’t ready to accept my health situation back then so I started looking into holistic health solutions and my health has improved greatly so far. My health has also resulted in our family eating a traditional diet, made up of real and homemade food.
I’m a creative soul and passionate knitter, which has resulted in a number of knitting patterns.
Our Homesteading Journey
My husband and I have been looking at land for years. Sadly, the banks don’t think it’s possible for us to live on the budget we currently thrive on, so they refuse to lend us any money. We’ve had our hopes up many times only to have our dreams broken.
At one point, I found myself at a crossroad. I was unhappy. I felt stuck in our tiny apartment and I was frustrated that the banks wouldn’t believe us even when we had proof of how we lived. I was about ready to give up on my dream.
After a lot of prayers, we decided to stop looking for properties and just stay put. We bought a big caravan, which we paid cash for and got a place for it on the island we are from. Now we use it as a summerhouse and we go there every chance we get.
That’s when it all changed for me. I figured out how many homesteading skills I already had and I decided to not only learn more but to share my skills and journey online. It’s my hope that this blog will be an encouragement to all the ‘wanna-be homesteaders’ out there.
On this blog, you find frugal living tips that will help you live on a budget so low others, like the banks, won’t believe you, ways to improve your health holistically, homesteading skills that don’t require any land and how to raise children to be sharp arrows in your quiver.
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Questions, comments or want to say hi?
You can always contact me at pia (at) busyhandsquiethearts.com – I’d love hearing from you.