How to start a new life in the wild

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Ever wondered what it would be like to start a new life somewhere completely wild? 

This post is going to show you some empowered people who will inspire you to do just that.

Let me share with you some YouTubers who I am following and who have had a great impact on me.

Okay, let's jump to it. Using their own words, let's start with...

Kalle Flodin

Kalle lives in a small wooden cabin surrounded by forest and lakes in the northern parts of Sweden, together with his Siberian husky called Tuss. He spends his time telling stories through his camera lens and in writing. The below video shows you how and why he ended up in this cabin.

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Isabel Paige

Isabel is on a journey to bring abandoned farmland back to life and grow organic fruits and vegetables for the local community in a sustainable way. She’d like to help heal this earth instead of take from it.

5 years ago she was first introduced to the principles of permaculture and sustainable growing methods while living on a farm community in West Australia. After that, she worked and travelled, trying to gain as much knowledge as possible. Her travels led her to become certified as a yoga instructor, work as a plant based- farm to table cook, and bake traditional sourdough bread up in the mountains. After leaving college, she decided to take advantage of the abandoned land that was in her family, and turn it into an oasis of beautiful life and health.

She has a deep desire to bring life back to the land, and bring value into this world, that can help make this earth a better place for all beings.

Dive into her world with this short video.

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Jonna Jinton

Where do I begin with Jonna... She was one of the first YouTubers that I came across. Her video transported my to another place of nature and happiness. I wish this for you too. I dare you to watch her video and not be moved. 
She calls herself a Swedish artist, YouTuber, singer and photographer. She lives in the middle of the woods in the north of Sweden, surrounded by forests and lakes.

She is married to Johan BystrΓΆm and without knowing it Johan's silent character speaks volumes. He compliments Jonna perfectly and he is a silversmith. 

Her net worth as of 2023 is estimated at being around $45m but more up to date estimates can be found HERE.

They are living the dream, please take a look at how Jonna got started in this video.

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Eamon and Bec

Eamon and Bec are a Toronto-based couple who live and travel full-time in their self converted Sprinter Van. While on the road they run their chai company Chaiwala Chai.

Their goal is to inspire you to chase after your own dreams however big (or small... tiny homes anyone?) they may be!

They hope to create a community of like-minded, positive individuals who will grow to love and support one another on their own journeys.

This video shows a new chapter in their life opening up, take a look, get inspired.

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The Cottage Fairy (AKA Paola Merrill)

Paola Merrill is a modest artist and lives in a valley in rural Washington State. Moving to a little cottage was a cathartic experience for her. She likes to share more about her life, and is hoping to become more comfortable in front of the camera soon. If you like feeling calm then watch her videos, they will entrance you. She married her husband, Luke (a surveyor), in March 2022. Her net worth in 2023 is a whopping £136k with an up to date amount shown HERE.

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Leena Henningsen

Leena is a german filmmaker, photographer and designer, living in the countryside of Norway. In her self-converted VW T5 she and her boyfriend are travelling through Scandinavia to explore the beauty of the northern nature. I hope you enjoy following our journey!

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Nicole lives with her boyfriend Jake in the beautiful Komorebi in British Columbia, Canada.

Together they are building a life OFF GRID in a wilderness property. This is a great couple to follow to find out what challenges couples face when alone together in the wild. They are hoping to share their experience of preserving the sacred piece of land they call home and use clean energy.

Since being in the wild they have built a Cob/Yurt where Nicole does her yoga and cooking. She is also a keen gardener. Take a look at Nicole's life in this video.

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Daughter of Old

Annabel Margaret is an artist, videographer, and aspiring herbalist. Her passion in life is to share the beautiful little moments and unexpected wonders of our world, with a little bit of magic sprinkled in. 

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Hippy Highland Living

Annabel Margaret is an artist, videographer, and aspiring herbalist. Her passion in life is to share the beautiful little moments and unexpected wonders of our world, with a little bit of magic sprinkled in. 

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Thank you for checking out these amazing people. I hope it has given you some inspiration. Or, if like me, you are rooted to one place because of commitments and family, they I hope you love escaping into their worlds as much as I do. 

Finally, I realise that this is said so many times that many people become immune to it, but I am hoping because you are here and evidently one of the good ones ;) hence you will ensure you click like and subscribe to each of the YouTubers I have mentioned. It may seem a little thing but it means a lot and costs nothing.

As always, I wish you a wonderful day but want you to start feeling joy right now by smiling - in fact - grinning! Come on, you know you want to.

Oh! One last thing, if you liked this post, then you will love this post: A beginner's guide to escaping to live in the great outdoors 🌲


Christian Jacques Bennett

Photo by Joseph Young on Unsplash

Key words: The Cottage Fairy, Paola Merrill, Kalle Flodin, New Life, Isabel Paige, Molly Doubleday, Jonna Jinton, Start A New Life, Alternative, Lifestyle, Escape, Travel.


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  1. Interesting how many people are funding a simpler life through the internet.

    I've felt for a while that mastering the internet is the key to escaping the city in our modern world.

    1. Hi John, how has your year been? Have you managed to escape the city?

  2. Thanks Christian, I follow a few of these people but not all. Kalle and Jonna are now on my list.

  3. So useful !! THANKS X

  4. I have followed Jonna for a while but didn't know about all these others, great post to show me who to follow next. Thanks C

  5. Fantastic post, just what I was looking for. Have followed all of these people. Thanks

  6. All my favourite Youtubers on 1 page, and a few I didn't know about. Thanks Christian

  7. Just wanted to say what a fab page, so many people I am now going to follow on youtube, thanks Christian

  8. Best article I've read xoxo

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