Here I am, on this quest to achieve a self-sufficient life on our 80ha farm, Windhelm in the arid South African desert we call the Karoo.

My name is Marlon, and (after a decade of figuring it out) we are now living exactly where we want to be. However, the path to self-reliance is one of toil and constant rethinking, but with meaningful rewards. Join me on this expedition as I document the projects, builds, stories, wins, fails and knowledge on my YouTube channel. Not only will I share the passion, potential and hope with everyone interested in this sort of life, but take you with me on camps, scouting and bushcraft adventures.

Wherever and whoever you are, it can be done. Become a friend!

I have escaped the rat-race, the stress and things that made me feel less human to put everything into this life… literally. My loving wife, Alexia, works from here remotely. I build and fund my life through the videos I share, my Patreon campaign, and some ad hoc work. My full-time job is to spend my energy, effort and time to build up to a long term self-sufficient system that we can live on as the world gets stranger every day. I truly thrive only on what I have, and the bit of fiat I can spend. I need this to inspire you, and bring hope in aiming for the exact life you want. So, thank-you for watching, subscribing, supporting and sharing.

Do not forget that you are a real person, with actual dreams & goals – because to forget that is to waste time on unrealistic things.

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.

Swedish Proverb