Welcome to the Hermitage!

We are Craig and Blue, off-grid homesteaders. Our 34 acre homestead is located in the beautiful ancient forested hills of Southeast Missouri. We’ll be using this website to document our journey as we learn to live sustainably, raise and hunt our food, collect our water from the rain, and our power from the sun.

We call our property the Hermitage because it is our peaceful haven away from the chaotic world where we immerse ourselves within God’s marvelous creation to connect with him and renew our spirits. We offer self-guided retreats in our guest cabin so that others may also enjoy the serenity and beauty of our Hermitage. Contact us for details.

We hope you will join us on our crazy journey through our blog posts and videos!