Category: Off-Grid Life

Off-grid Start Up

July 9, 2012

We found a 10 acre piece of land in Central Oregon in 2001. We were from the rat race of London, England. We moved on … read more

Solar Clothes Dryers

July 3, 2012

So it’s 90 degrees out, mid-summer, and the majority of residents in town are using ridiculous amounts of power indoors to dry their washing in … read more

Extreme Makeover in the High Desert

May 22, 2012

Because we do not have a well and have to haul our own water, our new front yard would not have been possible without rain … read more

Off-Grid in Progress!

April 28, 2012

Here is a blog from a customer’s off-grid earth ship I really enjoyed. Let’s learn from each other!

Off-Grid living – Why we do it?

April 28, 2012

Excerpt from Mother Earth News 8/2012: Guide to Self-Sufficient Living: Advice From Nine Modern Homesteaders MOTHER: What has been the most rewarding part of self-sufficient living? … read more

Down to 50% on Battery Bank: When to turn on the Generator in an Off-Grid System

April 28, 2012

There is nothing better than checking the Trimetric monitor on my system and seeing a nice 100% reading, today at 6am i stumbled into the power room … read more

Earthquake Statistics

April 28, 2012

Did you know there was double the amount of reported earthquakes in the US last year compared to previous years. The has actually stopped … read more

Flies in Your Composting Toilet?

April 28, 2012

We installed an Sun Mar Excel NE  composting toilet unit upstairs this spring The first few weeks were great no smells at all and we all … read more

Solar Sun Ovens

April 27, 2012

I love fall, the colors and the cloudier weather…but I miss my Sun Oven! There is a comfortable simplicity about coming home at the end … read more



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