Why We Need Open Source Permaculture

From the outset, it may seem that Off Grid or Permaculture is a regressiveideology, seeking out the past rather than the future. In reality, historyteaches us that the methodologies of the "homesteader" or the only way toensure that technology persists and grows in to the future. Lets take a walkthough the past and dream of an amazing "off grid" future.

Why You Need To Be Off Grid

To some the idea of becoming self-sufficient seems silly, or even overlyparanoid. But, only a bit of tentative research in to the topic shows thatdeveloping the ability to live without the grid is a prudent move. Theexpectation that our age of abundance can last indefinitely has been repeatedlyproved foolish in the annals of history. But, beyond even that, the tonic ofself-reliance and personal responsibility holds the promise of even greateryears to come.

Total Cost Of Off Grid Solar Photovoltaic Systems

The first thing people think of when they consider going off grid is the cost ofinstalling solar panels to meet their power needs. But, when budgeting for sucha system, it can be hard figure out what you actually need, and how to savemoney. I've done the research for you, and give a plane answer to how much solarpower will actually cost.

Yurt Living Off Grid Homestead Debt Free

How To Live In A Yurt Full-Time To Save Money And Go Debt-Free

Although you may not have heard the word Yurt before, you have probably seenthese iconic round structures. They are increasingly popular assemi-permanent and permanent off grid structures, who's low cost and DIYfriendly construction mean that debt-free living is possible for anyone. Let mewalk you through everything you need to know about yurts to get started.

June 12, 2019
Grey Water Pipe Systems for Off Grid Permaculture

Safe Detergents And Soaps For Grey Water Systems

For off grid and permaculturists, reusing mildly dirty water in a "grey water"systems is a no brainer since it saves money, conserves water, and finds a usefor every waste. But, for the beginner it can be a little scary, because youdon't want to accidentally poison your plants in the process. Don't worry,using grey water safely can be very simple, and I'll walk you through whatyou need to know.

June 12, 2019
Definition of Off Grid Homes

Definition of Off Grid Living

Off grid is a term that many people see now below pictures of quaint farm housesand cabins in the woods. But what exactly is off grid?

June 09, 2019
Collecting Rainwater on the Roof

Off Grid Rainwater Collection - Complete How To Guide

For those of us still paying for water to drink, wash in, and irregate ourplants, the idea of collecting free rain water from our roofs seems naturallyappealing. There is a lot of confusion out there about the best way to harvestand store the water that falls naturally on your roof. But it doesn't have to bethat hard.

May 27, 2019
Living in a Yurt Debt Free

How To Go Off Grid without Owning Land

For many the idea of going off grid seems like a unubtainable dream. But, let mebe the first to tell you that going off grid can be obtained without owningland, and without having a lot of money in the bank. All you need is a fewcreative ideas to get started.

May 19, 2019
Water Rights Maps of the US

Where to Legally Live Off Grid

In the years I've spent learning about and living off grid, the most commonquestion I encountered was how can someone legally live off grid. There is a lotof bad information out there on off grid regulations Here, I'm going to coverthe details of what you need to know to live off grid legally, or at leastcleverly to avoid legal trouble.

May 18, 2019