Each of these big picture steps deserves its own post, but for now here is the time line we have come to agree on at this point. Of course this is all subject to change as life comes at us.
Sell house-saving money while waiting for sale
Continue to simplify our living
Move to mobile home community
Save for Land and future home approx 2-5 years
Work weekends and camping on land
Save like crazy
Build permanent home
Work hard on land and find a few animals to care for and use as a resource.
Build our retirement and inheritance savings for our children.
I have to say how good this is for our marriage. We are really learning more about how to communicate respectfully and lovingly with each other and care for each others desires, ideas, and convictions. Mind you I'm sure we will have struggles and frustrations, but it will be worth it.