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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.