We are thrilled to be able to offer our knowledge backed by our experience to those of you looking to homestead, go off-grid, or just live a bit more self sufficiently!

One-On-One Homesteading/Off-Grid/Self Sufficiency Consulting

Want to live a self-sustaining lifestyle, but you're not sure where to start?

Need help to plan your off-grid homestead?

Are you struggling with what to do first?

Want to embrace from scratch cooking, but are very overwhelmed?

Just need the voice of experience to help you pull all your ideas together?

You are in the right place!

It is our pleasure to help others achieve a simple life and to embrace their dreams!  We embraced our off-grid homesteading dream in 2010 where we lived in an 8' x 14' canvas wall tent for 8 1/2 months on raw wilderness land in northern Idaho while we built our home.  It was the most amazing experience of our lives and we want to be able to share that freedom and joy with others.

Both of us, Glen and I are available to assist you with your homestead and off-grid planning, preparation, and troubleshooting.  We would love more than anything to see you walk away from our consulting sessions with comfort, peace, and direction to embrace your dreams.  Everyone can embrace their dreams, sometimes it just takes a little bit of comfort in the planning.

We both bring different abilities and skillsets to the table.  Maybe you are looking for some from scratch cooking guidance or maybe some guidance with autism.  With our son being high functioning autistic with Asperger tendencies we can surely offer some assistance with our first-hand experience and knowledge.  You might be looking for some building, design, or even a special hack for your homestead.  We've got you covered in all areas and would love more than anything to help you.

Now 11 years later, we have just completed getting under roof in our second off-grid homestead and our son Austin is successfully off at college seeking an automotive degree along with attending classes at Moody Aviation so he can step into the missionary field following his schooling.

We have a lot to offer you in the way of knowledge, guidance, experience, and inspiration.  

To accommodate schedules and needs, locations, and time zones we have created two different consulting packages to meet everyone's needs.

See Our Consulting Packages Below:


Four 1 Hour Consulting Sessions (via phone or Zoom)

Our goal during this up to six week journey will be to listen to your needs and at the end of every consulting session provide you with feedback, insight, ideas, inspiration, guidance, resources, and steps you can take to help you embrace each goal and ideally provide you with peace and comfort.


Unlimited Emails Over The Course Of A Month

Sometimes it is just not very ideal to get on the phone.  Our unlimited email consulting is affordable and convenient.  During the course of a month, we can email back and forth at your leisure.  We will provide the same attentiveness to you as we would on our phone or Zoom consults providing you with feedback, insight, ideas, inspiration, guidance, resources, and steps you can take to embrace your goals.  As an additional benefit to this choice, you will be able to refer back to the emails as often as needed or print them out and put them in a binder.


Full Off-Grid Consulting

Our goal during this journey will be to evaluate your current power consumption and based on your location, assist you in determining what the best alternative energy will be for your property, and providing you with estimates for varying systems that will fit your family's needs.

We will also be available to answer your questions and walk you through the process of going off-grid which could include varying hacks to make your life and power usage more efficient and easier or help you choose the right appliances, etc.  Phone, Zoom, or Email communication available. Onsight may be an option also, but that would need to be discussed and extra fees would be incurred.


NOTE:  You may find my book How To Embrace An Off-Grid Lifestyle: Our Journey and A Step By Step Look At The Lifestyle helpful regardless if you intend to go off-grid or of what consulting package you choose.

Deb - EnRITCHED Refuge

I remember the night I found your YouTube Channel and being totally taken back by your story and drive to live life through Jesus, more simple and closer to HIS Creation and Nature and raising your son improving his abilities to thrive!
I knew I found like minded believers!
Your website, weekly YouTube chat and prayers have been a breath of life I look so forward to every week, meeting others, while your enthusiasm to share His Word in your everyday life just flows while engaging me and others to come closer to Him as we share our experiences among each other! You are the first one who has really encouraged me to write my life story as a book! I'm truly considering it!
With the situation in our world this past 8 months, this connection had been another answer to my prayers and situation of being alone 4 months of it! Just knowing we have each other in prayer and kindling new relationships through a platform that can reach far is comforting!

Tammy Richards - Blogger at MeetMeAtTheClothesline.com

Trayer Wilderness is not just a site that will give you knowledge and skills. This site is family and everything comes from the heart - a heart for the Lord. I have been so blessed to be able to spend time with the Trayer family - you will find such sincerity in them. The Lord led me to their site and has continued to bless my life by building our friendship. I am more confident than ever that I can live life without worrying about the 'normal' things - and Tammy has helped build that confidence. I look forward to being involved with future endeavors!