Welcome to smartifyurlife.com! I am 25-year-old living in Munich, Germany. Just to sound knowledgeable and cool, I am going to throw a bunch of fancy fad words to describe myself.
First of all, I want to become financially independent and attain financial freedom as soon as possible. For this, I am currently saving as much as I can and investing this in a low-cost well diversified index funds. I wish I had started out this journey much earlier. I wish there was someone to guide me at the start of my journey. But there was nobody, and I struggled initially to piece together different information.
That was one motivation behind starting this blog. I want to motivate others to start considering investing and provide them with information that I wish I had when I started out.
Second of all, I am an engineer by profession. Hence, I love building stuff. So when I started out on my journey to build a smart automated home for myself, I was surprised how expensive every thing was. One tenet that is needed to achieve financial freedom is you avoid luxuries/expensive stuff. So, I dint want to spend huge money on building a smart home.
So, I stared exploring how can I build an affordable smart home by myself. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to build the same gadgets that are available in the market for the fraction of the cost. So, here I want to show how easy and inexpensive it is to build your dream smart home.
I use https://home-assistant.io/ as the software part of my brain for my smart home. I use raspberry pi as the hardware. I have bunch of different z-wave, rf-433 mhz things lying around in my home. These devices act as the limbs and legs of my home.
Last of all, I love travelling and the outdoors. After I reach financial freedom, I hope to travel and see the big wide world. But in the meantime, I also travel frugally to the places I can. Being in Munich, you have the wonderful alps nearby. I love hiking there. Also, I am in awe of the Germans for the extensive bike network running through the entire country. I love biking through them. Europe, in general, is an amazing place for travelling. I would like to share some travel tips that I gather.
I am so excited to share this with all of you.
Thanks for reading!