Hello, My dream is that OH and I can work part time so we can spend more time creating a self-sufficientish life! And spending quality time with family, enjoying nature, creating, etc etc (I know..... a familiar dream.)
At the moment OH works full time 35odd miles away requiring car, fuel, lots of time out of home travelling to and from plus working. I work 16ish hours a week alongside looking after our children during the week. So we get 1 full day when we are both at home plus a couple of evenings. I'm struggling to use that time really well to grow/cook/save energy and money... and of course we like to spend the time doing fun things with the children too. I think if we had a little more time to get organised I could do more, then save more, grow more etc.
So.... firstly, what sort of part time work do other ish-ers do and do they pay the mortgage/bills etc? What ways have you found to reduce outgoings? How do you juggle work and all the other lovely things you'd rather be doing? Does anyone who has made the transition from full-time to part-time work have any tips?
And what home or local based jobs do others do? I'd love to be able to get rid of one of our vehicles but we live in rural area and so at the moment rely on our second car for me to get about when OH is at work.
Thanks for any ideas