Ink's Sarah Gish tells the story of the unique life that Rachel and Tyler Fracassa made for themselves and their family, and her decision to stick with it after his death.

Last year, the couple built a homestead on a 16-acre plot of land in Urich, Mo. The one-room house was enveloped by three pastures, a winding creek and a spring-fed pond. It was as beautiful as it was secluded, and it embodied the couple’s biggest dream: to live as simply as possible so they could spend lots of time together and, someday, save enough money to take their kids all over the world