Tagged * Living Off the Grid™

HAB Land Ltd goes bust – Grand Designs presenter walks away

By SuperJoe Likes the finer things in lifeKevin McCloud, presenter of Channel 4 TV’s Grand Designs series, fronted money-raising for an eco-property developer, and then resigned as a director 18 months before the company went bust this week. The picture is still unclear because there is a web of interlocked shareholdings, but many small investors…

Oz utility takes its customers off-grid

By Oaya Standalone solar replaces remote power linesAfter a devastating bushfire, one remote WA farming community takes steps towards a solar solution — and it’s cheaper, safer, and more reliable. The deadly bushfire in a remote West Australian farming community has led to a renewable energy first in Australia. A government-owned electricity company is taking…

Digital detox weekend

By techstar We’re on our way to West Virginia for a low-tech weekend at promisingly-named Lost River State Park – just across the Virginia border in Mathias, West Virginia. Its chosen not only because the park sounds beautiful, with lots of hiking trails, but because the cellphone service is spotty at best there. Plus, we’ve…

Should I live on a boat?

By rooter WHAThouseboart lw is it really like living on a canal boat or on the river? So many of us have wondered if it would be a way of avoiding a huge rent bill and staying closer to nature, while holding down a job in the city. The one pictured is a concrete-hulled structure…

Follow your dreams

By magyaroffgrid Hey guys! I’m a 22 year old girl and I’m planning to go off grid. I’ve already tried this kind of lifestyle for some months and then I went back to the civilization and I feel horrible because of the sick society. I can’t imagine my life having a job in a city…

Boom in Electric Vehicle charging devices will help off-gridders

By techstar The growing number of electric vehicles (EVs) — from sedans and SUVs to sports cars and seven-figure supercars — is prompting a growth industry in ways to recharge them. “Range anxiety” is becoming less of an issue as the national network of so-called fast chargers continues to grow. These powerful chargers can provide…

Off the grid living at its finest!!!

Off the grid living at its finest!!! This home has a view to die for and much, much more! From the on demand generator to being per wired for solar with both 10 volt and 12 volt set up in the home. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath home with a loft has room for the…

Compound for sale – because the kids aren’t interested

By Amy Suarez In Michigan, a Home surrounded by serenity and nature is for sale because the long-time owner is getting old and his kids want the Internet not the wilderness. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home is completely off-grid but ironically the price of $6.3 MILLION includes the rights to income from 48 natural gas and…

Timber Festival UK – Review

By shampoodle Daisy Stella Baldwin reports from Leicestershire…. It was raining hard when we arrived at Timber Festival 2019; a three-day festival of music, arts and performance taking place​ in Feanedock within the National Forest. Offering the chance to unplug and reconnect with nature, there were a whole host of off-grid delights waiting under the…

looking to start a new life

By nomad_raven I am 22 looking for a fresh start in life. I have experience in the carpentry trade and automotive repair experience. I am willing to move to anywhere that has a good source of water to fish and good land where I can hunt and help out a community. All I want is…

The End of Time: Manifesting our New Earth

By IndigoOffGrid Hello New Earthers ^_^This is the dream that keeps coming back… never too far from my most immediate thoughts… always in flux, adapting and evolving… I visualise this life of freedom we are moving towards daily. I am 34 years of age, vegan, female, Aquarius, and I am a self-employed clairvoyant medium living…

Is this tiny home the future of housing?

By lucyhall The tiny house thats towable anywhere USA In the town of Brunwsick, Georgia, builder Stuart Muir Wilson constructed a tiny home with all the trimmings. Complete with solar panels and a composting toilet – and made from recycled wood. Wilson thinks this could be the future and hopes to build a business off…

Off-road vehicle, off-grid home

By Nick Rosen Are you an outdoorsy type who wants to do a bit more than just sit round a campfire? You might be in luck. Winnebago Industries has recently unveiled a new off-road motorhome. The vehicle has an on-demand four-wheel-drive system, as well as a ‘hill descent’ mode and high/low range. It’s powered by…

Customise your favourite outdoor gear

By Siyah Personalise your vehicle by adding a rack or two A kayaker and his brother painted shark jaws on the front of their kayak. A long-distance cyclist attached mirrors and lights to his handlebars and frame. RV campers often customise by adding portable solar panels to recharge their camper batteries. No matter what sets…

Understand Your Growing Zone

By lucyhall Growing your own food, and enough of it to last a while, is one of the pillars of living off the grid. Knowing about your Growing Zone is the key, allowing gardening off-grid to morp from a hobby to something vital to survival. And while there are other ways to put food on…

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