Finding peace and refreshment in the journey

It begins

As our journey as an empty nest couple is about to begin, we decided it was time to look to the future and develop a place to live, grown and share a place set apart for our family as a legacy and for others as a place to seek a place of refreshment and peace.

Finding property was our first step and this began in 2013 while our youngest was still in High School. After looking around the western PA and Ohio Valley area we found our place. These pages will document our journey challenges and many lessons learned. Our vision was a place designed by and for us with a small foot print.

Yurt Living

In 2016, we put a yurt on the property for weekends. This would become our home in the summer of 2019.

Finding a way in

Challenges developing undeveloped land.

House Design

As a couple, we are a Technology Designer for a Engineering firm and an Architect. So we have some fun creating a design that is graceful, lovely and yet practical.

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trails of various kinds, for you knowthat the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

– James 1:2-4 ESV


We’re always looking for technology that makes sense and will work for us off grid. The journey includes product selection and usually a plan A and then the often necessary plan B.

Join long Term Mission

As Christians we hope that when people visit Priblandia they find rest and will be able to hear the still small voice of the Lord Jesus Christ, for them personally and for their mission.