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HOW IT ALL BEGAN…

Back in 2009, newlyweds Garrett was able to talk city-girl Alla into putting on boots, getting dirty, and cutting down trees in the wild Montana forest.

Little did she know, she would grow to LOVE every aspect of this homesteading and self-sufficient life.

But it’s going to take a little while…

DID YOU KNOW?

Alla and Garrett used to teach abroad (in South Korea) for over 14 years.

SO?

The Hohnstead was slowly built 3 months at a time during their summer vacations

Alla Ponomareva (basically Hohn)

Co-founder /Photographer /Idea Generator
- Archer Wanna-be - Multilingual (can count to 10 in 6 languages) - Originally not American, can you tell πŸ˜› - Favorite Big Dipper Flavor: Coconut - Makes venison/sourdough dumplings from scratch

Garrett Hohn

Co-founder/Builder/Brewer
-20+ years of making homebrewed beer - Currently sober (maybe) - Originally from Michigan, basically Canadian - Greatest hockey goalie in Daejeon, South Korea from 2009-2022 - Wakes up smiling πŸ™‚

Donna Hohn

Mama Hohn/ co-host
- The nicest mom you'll ever have - Will feed you bear sausage, against your will - Huntress who gives papa Hohn a run for his money - Most active winter time neighbor, ask her about cross-country skiing - Makes the coolest stained glass projects

Jeff Hohn

Papa Hohn /co-host
- Fell in love with Colorado in the 80s, so moved whole family to Montana - Bad-ass Welder (30+ years) - Best teacher, we know, our cabins are still standing πŸ™‚ - Hunter/Archer/Fisherman - Loves the fact that he got to get away with our street name

FUN FACTS

🌲The four of us obviously REALLY love the outdoors!

🌲We love living off the land and living a self-sustaining lifestyle (hunting, fishing, recycling, gardening, composting, re-using, etc)

🌲Currently, mom and dad are teaching Alla and Garrett (mostly Alla) how to shoot bow and arrow (it’s harder than it looks)

🌲Garrett and Alla are working hard on motivating mom and dad to leave the property, in order to travel and see the world.

🌲 Garrett and Alla have visited over 25 countries, ask us about our faves.

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Q: ARE YOU FINISHED BUILDING THE HOHNSTEAD ?

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A: Not at all! The Hohnstead is like Joan Rivers, who needs constant Nips and Tucks and maintenance in order to shine and attract more business and attention.

With a lot of free time on our hands, we can’t help but brainstorm about other ideas and opportunities to grow our business, so we hope you’ll enjoy The Hohnstead Life Vlog videos on Youtube.

In today’s noisy world, we hope to create positive and peaceful content, such as these No Talking (ASMR-style) videos.

Q: SO WHEN YOU’RE NOT HOSTING AT THE HOHNSTEAD (MAY – NOVEMBER), WHAT EXACTLY ARE YOU DOING?

A: Well, we’ve become quite spoiled with the amount of FREE time that we had while in South Korea. So, we’ve managed to create a lifestyle that doesn’t require us to get a REAL JOB, answer to a boss or get off the mountain to go into town.

We’re quite excited to be WRITING A BOOK about how we’ve created The Hohnstead from bare a$$ land and grown it into the BEST job we’ve ever had. Additionally, the book will focus on how we’re able to work for 6 months, then play for 6 months on repeat!

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We'd love to hear from YOU!

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