Good simple living is one of the finest homesteading YouTube channels out there that documents and shares the off-grid American ethnicity couple Jeremy and Melissa’s journey to a self-sufficient lifestyle.
On March 31, 2010, Jeremy Souza and Melissa Munro launch the Good Simple living YouTube channel with the goal of inspiring individuals to live a debt-free, striving and sustainable life.
Jeremy and Melissa’s age hasn’t been disclosed but we believe both of them are in their 30s. And as of 2022, they have an estimated net worth of $1.2 million.
Their oldest daughter Neveah who turned 15 years old this week is eligible to get her learner’s permit for driving.
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Where is good simple living filmed? (Location)
The family of six used the lessons they gained from cultivating their one-acre plot of land in Washington to construct their farmhouse in North Idaho. They have raised farm animals and produced all of their own fruits and vegetables.
With 307k subscribers, this North Idaho based channel is quickly expanding its reach. Despite having less than 500k subscribers, the good simple living YouTube channel manages to garner a staggering overall monthly view of around 40 to 45 million.
That is a massive amount of viewers for a homesteading channel.
What jobs did Jeremy and Melissa do before starting Good simple living?
Before quitting their jobs, the couples were well-paid professionals in their respective fields. Jeremy Souza was a police officer who had been in the service for around 12 to 13 years when he finally decided to step out.
As a full-time law enforcement officer, he was entitled to all government benefits and earned a respectable salary.
Melissa Monru, on the other hand, had worked as a teacher before deciding to become a full-time mother. She decided to leave her job and remain at home with their first child to provide the best possible care.
Melissa has tried writing journals and newspapers as a freelance writer for years to help Jeremy with the bills and other expenses.
She also tried creating handmade décor and hair accessories while slowly building their YouTube channel.
How does a Good simple living couple manage to buy 20 acres of property in Idaho?
Many have asked the couple how they could manage to purchase the 20 acres of land on big cash. Rumours have circulated that it could be because someone loaned a considerable amount of money, or they have inherited the land from their parents.
To get things straight, the couple addressed those questions in one of their videos.
Before Jeremy quit his job, he was able to work on his saving for six to seven years. Of course, he can’t bring 200k plus without the help of his wife.
So, what they do is they spend less to save more.
They use Jeremy’s first paycheck on expenses and keep the second paycheck, which goes to their homestead building budget.
The Good simple living couple pushed to live a thrifty lifestyle when they realized that their family is growing.
Jeremy and Melissa build a house in the Mountains
The couple then decided to sell their entry-level house for $75000 and started saving for 20 acres of land in North Idaho to move off-grid with their children.
It was a risky decision for both of them as they didn’t really know where to start.
But with their real-life skills, the couple managed to live a debt-free life and a more self-sufficient lifestyle in the Mountains.
Still, after doing some research, the couple discovered they needed to consider the maintenance, especially with all the snow and moisture they get and the intense summer sun as the climate changes.
Vehicles and car collection
Jeremy is seen driving the same 1992 Mitsubishi Mighty Max Pickup Regular cab, which he bought for $900 cash. That means that the car has very cheap insurance.
Around that time, the family also purchased a used 1998 ford explorer, which they drove for 10 years.
How much is good simple living Jeremy and melissa’s net worth?
Before we get into their net worth, please be aware that these numbers are estimated as no one knows exactly how much they earn. As of March 2022, they have an estimated net worth of $1.2 million, which will definitely go up considering that the couple has excellent saving and investment skills.
Also, they are really pushing hard to raise more poultry and grow agricultural goods to potentially sell to the public. That’s another potential source of income.