Melleray Farmstead

An tiny off-grid homestead for a family of four in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Photos and owned by Donald Byrne.



  1. Raina August 19, 2013 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    I love this place, it’s so homey and cute. The stairs are inspired!

  2. Terri December 24, 2013 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Just wanted to say thank you for commenting on my blog. I remember watching this video earlier and thinking, “now that’s the life.” Your children are beautiful, by the way. And they seem extremely happy. There also seems to be a peace around you and your wife. God bless and I hope you have a good holiday (without lots of stuff!) 🙂

  3. Don December 29, 2013 at 6:21 am - Reply

    Many thanks, Terri, for the kind words!

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  5. Nerida July 21, 2015 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    I’m curious, 3 x cabins, why not 1 x house? My one house is not that much bigger than the 3 combined, so I am curious as to how you have it set up and why not combine the 3.

    It seems you are all very happy with your lifestyle and that is the greatest achievement. A great life for the children.

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  7. Stephen miller April 28, 2016 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    House is beautiful and I am seriously considering it myself! Was wondering how much it cost and advise as how to get started would be great!

  8. Niki October 12, 2016 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Love this! So homey! I could do this! Show us more!

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