1997 and now we were in a place with nothing. Because we are how we are, it didn’t really hit us until we got there. No water, electricity or facilities of any kind. Just 4 very stout walls, a mud floor and some bits of a roof adjoining a rat ridden stable – and a spade!
As a diversion from describing our life as downshifters, it’s worth looking at a major feature of our lives at the time perhaps as a warning to others who may mistakenly think that downshifting is all happiness and bliss. One of the features of our downshifting career was a constant lack of money.