Lots of people dream of giving it all up and moving to Vermont, “it” being the hassle and bustle of big city life and expenses. Elizabeth and Nate Thames, aka “Mr. and Mrs. Frugalwoods,” did just that, leaving behind their Cambridge, Massachusetts lifestyle and moving to an idyllic country home in Vershire, Vermont.
The couple’s story has a unique twist–Elizabeth is a homesteader who blogs about the frugal lifestyle they live in Vermont. Her blog (and new book) focuses on keeping monthly expenses in check, buying used, and lots of DIY projects. Meanwhile Nate is a remote worker. Employed by ActBlue, an online fundraising platform, Nate and his family are able to live the lifestyle they want in Vermont, while he earns a living working for a company based in Somerville, MA.