No matter where you are in your journey, here is a perfect place to start.
We’re not sure what has brought you to this point.
Perhaps it is politically motivated, perhaps financially, perhaps you have a vision of a better life. The more we talk about, think on and help others live a life of Location Independence there is one theme that boils to the top.
No matter what your story is and what has brought you to this point you desire freedom. Perhaps it’s freedom to live where you want to. Or perhaps it’s financial freedom. For some, it’s just the freedom of being a slave to clients, to a boss, or the freedom to participate in your kids’ lives. For others, the freedom to pick up and leave, or the freedom to explore.
No matter what your reasons, this website exists to help you choose the lifestyle you desire, to help you experience freedom as you define it.
There is no judgement given here. Just because we choose a “different” lifestyle doesn’t mean we dislike, despise, or pray for those who have chosen a more normative lifestyle. By becoming Location Independent as a family, we simply wanted something different for our kids. The majority of people we meet are location DEpendant, and we pass no judgement on them. This guide is written for those who have taken the red pill and desire to see how deep the rabbit hole goes, and if this lifestyle is even possible for you and your family.
This site is developed for families. But we define families as small as a couple to as large as 15+ kids (yes it is possible!). So if you’re a couple without kids, please know that this site can help you too as you move towards a life of freedom. However if you do have kids, realize that we specifically cover the topics that pertain to you with your kids.
We want to enable you to live your dream. We’re not going to tell you what your dream is.
First off we have main categories at the top of every page in the navigation. They are also listed to the right here for your convenience. These are the main topics all of the content on this site falls into.
We’re pretty proud of the search functionality here. Looking for visa information? Looking for information on Chiang Mai? Just type either one of those (or both) into this search box and hit enter on your keyboard… viola your search results. (no button needed!)
Table of Contents
This is listed in the sidebar of every resource page. The contents listed within here are for the resource you are currently viewing. Clicking on one of the links in this orange box will scroll the page down to that area of the current page. Pretty handy eh?
This is listed in the sidebar of every resource page that has sub-resources. The contents listed within here are for other/similar resources. Clicking on one of these links will take you directly to that page. These often give more information than the current page on more specific information for that topic.
This is where things might get complicated. This site is actually a Wiki, which means if you find information missing or outdated or flat out wrong you can change it, modify it, add to it, or just comment on it. (And then let the administrators fix the error/problem) There are six tabs:
Really simply this is the default view and is where you can read and enjoy the resources.
This is where you can comment on the page/resource… you can also see what others have said. This is a perfect place to ask for more information or give more information. Have a question not answered by the content on this page feel free to write a comment.
This is where you (yes YOU!) can make changes, additions, corrections etc to the content of this page. Simply click the edit button and like you would edit a document in google docs or in microsoft word just edit away. Add links, images, fix typos, add paragraphs of research and information. The key is to be really clear when you stray into oponion. Leave that for the discussion tab. If it’s fact, and helpful then it should be on the page (via the Edit functionality) otherwise leave it to the discussion area. If in doubt make a comment in the discussion area and the administrators will edit the page if need be.
Did we miss something that needs it’s own description? Something that is too much to put on this page/resource? Thanks for noticing… either let us know via the comments section or click “Create New” and you’ll go through the steps to make a new Resource. This will automatically be a sub-resource to the one you are viewing (ex: Planning) and will be in the same category (Planning). So view the resource you want to make a sub page under and then click create new. Thanks for contributing to everyone’s better understanding of this aspect of Location Independent Families!