38 min

Cancer's wake-up call inspired a path to homesteading | Jason & Lorraine Contreras of Sow the Land in rural NC The Urban Exodus Podcast

    • Personal Journals

How far would you go to take control of your health? A battle with cancer was the catalyst that propelled Jason and Lorraine Contreras to overhaul their lives and hone in on what would truly make them happy and healthy. They quickly recognized that long commutes, little access to fresh food, and their inability to spend more time together as a family were standing in the way of living a better life. 
So, instead of getting discouraged - they got proactive. They downsized their expenses, left their careers, sold most of their things - and moved from suburbs outside of Los Angeles to a 1.5 acres of land in rural North Carolina. 
A few years after moving, they launched Sow the Land  -  A homestead business comprised of Jason’s woodworking art, Lorraine’s apothecary products, a podcast and a popular youtube channel with instructional homesteading videos to inspire and teach those looking to learn traditional skills and get a taste of daily life on a homestead. They have built a loyal audience online, which has allotted them more freedom over their time and finances.

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How far would you go to take control of your health? A battle with cancer was the catalyst that propelled Jason and Lorraine Contreras to overhaul their lives and hone in on what would truly make them happy and healthy. They quickly recognized that long commutes, little access to fresh food, and their inability to spend more time together as a family were standing in the way of living a better life. 
So, instead of getting discouraged - they got proactive. They downsized their expenses, left their careers, sold most of their things - and moved from suburbs outside of Los Angeles to a 1.5 acres of land in rural North Carolina. 
A few years after moving, they launched Sow the Land  -  A homestead business comprised of Jason’s woodworking art, Lorraine’s apothecary products, a podcast and a popular youtube channel with instructional homesteading videos to inspire and teach those looking to learn traditional skills and get a taste of daily life on a homestead. They have built a loyal audience online, which has allotted them more freedom over their time and finances.

urbanexodus.com
instagram.com/theurbanexodus
facebook.com/theurbanexodus

38 min