About Us


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…


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


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 😛 - Favorite Big Dipper Flavor: Coconut - Makes venison/sourdough dumplings from scratch

Garrett Hohn

-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 🙂

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 🙂 - Hunter/Archer/Fisherman - Loves the fact that he got to get away with our street name


🌲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.


We'd love to hear from YOU!

thehohnstead (at ) gmail (dot) com

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