Articles in Off Grid Living
The pros and cons of heating your home with a wood stove vs. a water stove. Which is best? I’ll help you decide.
An easy, step-by-step guide to installing a permanent clothesline. Plus, why we like metal t-posts better than wood. (Disaster story to follow!)
Learn how to brew a fresh cup of coffee without the need for electricity.
Six ways we light up our home without using any electricity.
How I hang dry clothes indoors when it’s rainy or freezing outside. You only need a few helpful items, and a little time and patience!
It might be time to consider replacing our wooden clothesline with metal posts. Termites have come to town.
I have a new love: Solar Cooking! By using the sun to cook our foods, I’m saving money and energy, and keeping my house cooler during the hot summer months. Plus, the food is AMAZING.
Connecting a transfer switch to our breaker panel was one more thing we had to do before we could disconnect from the grid. It enables us to run our home on either a generator or solar power, alternating between the two forms of power as necessary.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here yet, but a few months ago we were finally able to afford to get a hand pump installed on our well. We went with a Simple Pump, because …
Having enough seasoned firewood for heating and cooking is critical for off grid survival.
The ideal off-grid home will have hard flooring throughout. Unfortunately for us, we’ll likely be stuck with carpet for a few more years. Here’s how we plan on keeping our floors clean, even without electricity to run a vacuum.
Adding humidity back to the air when you burn a wood stove is really important. Here are a couple of ways you can do that.
Dealing with solar panels is just as dangerous as dealing with live electricity. We knew that going into this. But a simple mistake could have had deadly consequences.
Getting rid of our automatic dishwasher is one part of how we’re preparing to go off the grid. Here’s a creative way we filled the empty space the old appliance left behind.
Here’s the easiest way to convert a standard chest freezer into an energy efficient fridge which can be run on solar power. No re-wiring required!
Our solar panels are up and running! Let me walk you through our setup so you can see what we did…