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Windy Winter Boating Nights

By Nick Rosen When heating fails, the hound is truly a man’s best friend Richard Stabbins begins an occasional series on the joys and heartbreaks of living on a boat in the middle of a big city. It’s early evening on the canal towpath and I’m almost home. My hands are frozen and even getting…

Cabin Porn Maintains Allure

By Nick Rosen Tone Deaf. A level of privilege that should shame Todd Saunders, architect Books, articles and TV shows about beautifully -tyled off-grid cabins continue to attract large audiences, showing our love affair with off-grid escapism continues and is even intensifying. Off The Grid – Houses for Escape even has that escapist word in…

What’s going on with COP28

By WrethaOffGrid Pros and Cons of the COP28 Decision to Remove Fossil Fuel Phase-Out: Pros: Economic Considerations: Supporters argue that an immediate phase-out of fossil fuels could have significant economic consequences, particularly for nations heavily reliant on these resources. Removing the explicit mention of a phase-out allows for a more gradual transition, potentially minimizing economic…

Unlocking Off-Grid Paradise: Mastering the Art of Location Selection

By WrethaOffGrid Embarking on an off-grid journey? Buckle up, because the location you choose might just be the pivot between thriving and barely surviving in your sustainable haven. Finding the right spot isn’t just a choice; it’s a masterstroke in the canvas of off-grid living. Climate: Your Off-Grid Compass Picture this: basking in the sun,…

Embracing the Unconventional

By WrethaOffGrid In the heart of wilderness, there exists a unique tribe, a breed of individuals whose pulse resonates with the rhythm of nature. These are the custodians of off-grid living, thriving where others falter, carving their existence within the uncharted territories of self-sufficiency. Am I speaking to you? The Architects of Independence Meet these…

Embracing Freedom: The Compelling Case for Off-Grid Living

By WrethaOffGrid In a world dominated by technology and constant connectivity, the idea of living off the grid might sound like a radical departure from the norm. However, there’s a growing movement of individuals and families who are choosing to embrace a simpler, more self-sufficient lifestyle by disconnecting from the traditional grid. In this blog…

U.S. Electrical Grid Needs Off-Grid Energy

By Nick Rosen …it’s crumbling and falling apart To say that the United States electrical grid is outdated would be an understatement. Built largely during the first half of the 20th century, the grid has struggled to keep up with the explosion of electrical demand and technological advancements. It’s a patchwork system, plagued by inefficiencies,…

Utility Co. Probable Cause of Maui Fires

By Yan Cohen Driven by wind. Started by power lines sparkingMultiple outlets are reporting that Hawaii’s main utility faces scrutiny for not cutting power to reduce fire risks on Maui in the hours before the tragic blaze that swept Lahaina. Hawaiian Electric did not have a plan — such as those in California — to…

Smart Meters – Dumb Install

By Yan Cohen What if they could enable peer-to-peer energy trading? From 2010 onwards, off-grid.net ran stories about smart meters – like this one – predicting that the meters would be an expensive failure. Finally the world is coming around to our way of thinking. The introduction of smart meters was bungled pretty well everywhere…

Welcome To Our Showhome – Open Day 27th August

By Nick Rosen Visit a working off-grid home, drink tea, plant trees, enjoy… The off-grid showhome started as a lockdown project – a spur of the moment bid for some land in an online auction in 2020. Now it is a full -fledged reality and our next open weekend is August 27th 2023 – we…

Never Charge Your Cellphone 100% (& 9 Other Battery Tips)

By Nick Rosen Sweat the small stuffMiles from anywhere, your battery powered devices are a lifeline – especially your phone. Apple, Samsung and most other device manufacturers say to avoid letting the temperature of your battery-powered gadgets dip below 32 degrees Fahrenheit or rise above 95 degrees. So make sure you don’t let them freeze…

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