A couple decided to ditch city life after having children, moving their family to live off the grid in a tent – and they claim it’s improved their lives, giving them a chance to teach their children ‘real life skills,’ like throwing knives
Now a days city life become more hactic ,Big cities and even some smaller cities are becoming overrun with pollution such as noise pollution and air pollution.
Living in city life become very costly ,everything you have to pay , There is No fresh air , More health issues .
In village there is safe air ,You can have good connections with neighbour Unlike city life, There is lot of freedom to children get ,You need not hush them up or restrict their movement any more. Children love to have all kinds of pets, You can spend much more time with children, you feel safe and secure .So people willing to Ditch city life and move to villege ,Same thing has done by Zac Ruiz .
Acoording to Dailymail, Etsy shop owners Zac Ruiz, 31, and his wife Katie, 33 ditches city life to move into live in a Tent, they from New Mexico, were living in Orange County, California, back in 2016 in a 1,100 square foot apartment which was costing them $1,650 a month. To top it off Katie was paying back $40,000 worth of student debt.
Zac and Katie Ruiz have been living in a tent in the New Mexico wilderness with their two young sons Fox, five, and Grizzly, three, since July 2017
The couple admits that thought their life was comfortable back then; they both enjoyed their jobs and Zac worked as a gym coach while Katie was a hairdresser.
However, when they had their first child, Fox, now five, they started to question their environment and whether it was the right place for children to grow up in. When looking to the future they saw themselves doing the same thing in ten years’ time as they were back then – this wasn’t enough for them.
‘Life skills’: Both Zac, 31, and Katie, 33, believe it is important that their sons learn ‘real life skills’, including archery, and how to throw knives and axes
‘When we started having kids, we really started to see the flaws in our way of life. We started to see Fox and Grizzly grow up in this materialistic environment and we had to ask ourselves, “Is this really what we want?”‘ Zac said
After securing their very own rural two-acre piece of land they started building a tiny 314 square foot tent which has been their full-time home since July 2017. Since moving in they have had another son, Grizzly, now three.
Zac sees their new home as a den for his cubs where the two can raise their children in the best possible way spending the majority of their time in the great outdoors.
‘Back in 2016 when we were still living in Orange County, our 1,100 square foot apartment was costing us $1,650 a month and Katie had $40,000 worth of school debt,’ Zac said.
The couple admit that they were perfectly happy with their city life, however they were struggling with Katie’s $40,000 student debt and the high cost of rent in Orange County, where they were living
‘We have all had ten-year visions, but we saw ourselves doing the same thing each day that we were doing then, and it was kind of scary. We had sort of lost hope and vision for the future.
‘So, we bought a two-acre plot of land in New Mexico and created our tiny 314 square foot tent in just one month for about $5,000.
‘We don’t spend much time inside, so we don’t need a lot of space. We want our children to be outside a lot. Our children still get to play video games or watch TV sometimes, but we are trying to teach them that “stuff” is not a lifestyle and being outside is.’
‘We have a duty to our kids, not to my parents or my siblings or friends, but to our children. We have been entrusted to raise them to the best of our ability and that’s what we are doing,’ Zac explained
Zac said leaving his previous life tore him apart particularly as his family and friends cried as they watched him and Katie drive off. But, he felt he was doing the right thing for his family.
A main concern with the current system for Zac is that parents don’t get enough time with their children because they are working all day and sending their kids to school.
‘Leaving everything I knew tore me apart. I felt like I was doing something so wrong. Our family stood on the curb crying as we drove off in a moving truck. It was like something out of a movie and absolutely heart-breaking,’ Zac said.
‘But I knew it was the right thing to do. We have a duty to our kids, not to my parents or my siblings or friends, but to our children. We have been entrusted to raise them to the best of our ability and that’s what we are doing.
‘I think it’s a shame that parents hardly get any time with their children. Our society tells us we must go to work all day and build other people’s businesses, only to be laid off. We send our kids to school for hours a day to learn about things that won’t apply to real life.
‘Too many people are buying into the lie that life will be better if we make more money, or we get that new car or that six-bedroom house. We are all trading the outdoors for neatly furnished indoor comfort zones to protect us from having to go outside. These lies will eat you up and leave you wondering where your life went Zac said .