Off Grid Permaculture

Homesteading, Permaculture & Off Grid Courses & Apprenticeships

One great way to learn homesteading, off grid living, and permaculture is through apprenticeship and hands-on courses. Nothing beats real experiences. But, it can be difficult to find opportunities available. Which is why I've compiled a list off all the homesteading apprenticeships, internships, and courses I could find.

How to Get Free Seeds for Your Homestead | 10 Surefire Tricks

For many homesteaders, buying enough seeds for a large garden is a major expense. But it doesn't have to be. There are many resources available for free or low-cost seeds mailed to your door. Here is the most comprehensive list of places to get free seeds anywhere on the internet.

Answers to Common Homesteading Questions

How do homesteaders pay for water? How can you learn homesteading? How many people give up homesteading? Can you still get free homestead land? Free seeds? Short answers to common homesteading questions all in one place.

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Homestead Apprenticeship Off Grid Permaculture

Homesteading, Permaculture & Off Grid Courses & Apprenticeships

One great way to learn homesteading, off grid living, and permaculture is through apprenticeship and hands-on courses. Nothing beats real experiences. But, it can be difficult to find opportunities available. Which is why I've compiled a list off all the homesteading apprenticeships, internships, and courses I could find.

January 21, 2021
Arkansas Homestead How To Get Started With Self Sufficiency In Arkansas Ozarks

Guide to Homesteading in Arkansas | Self Sufficiency in the Ozarks

Going off grid and starting an homestead in Arkansas is very popular, especially in the Ozark region. Long growing seasons, plentiful rainfall, and lots of solar power potential, and plenty of low cost land make this state a great choice for the homesteader. I've gathered all the info you need to know about homesteading in Arkansas.

December 02, 2020

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Answers to Common Homesteading Questions

Answers to Common Homesteading Questions

How do homesteaders pay for water? How can you learn homesteading? How many people give up homesteading? Can you still get free homestead land? Free seeds? Short answers to common homesteading questions all in one place.

January 19, 2021
Homesteading Family How To Get Your Family Off The Grid

Becoming a Homesteading Family | How To Get Your Family Off the Grid

Want to move off the grid, but not sure how to bring your family along for the ride. Building a homestead is a fun, but challenging experience that has the power to bring families together like almost nothing else, if approach correctly. Here are 9 tips to help make your family in to a homesteading family, and have a blast doing it.

December 06, 2020

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Homesteading Abandoned Property Adverse Possession

How to Homestead on Abandoned Property | Is It Legal?

I myself have wondered, is it possible to homestead abandoned land that no one is using? I thought certainly no! But, you might be surprised to know that all 50 states have laws on the books that allow you to claim vacant land by living there. But, you might be surprised how it actually works!

December 05, 2020
How Much Land For Off Grid

How Many Acres Do You Need To Go Off Grid?

While searching for my own off grid property, I wondered how big a lot I really needed to be self sufficient. So, I went about finding reliable information on how much land a family really needs. And, he answer may surprise you.

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Canning Without Lids Paraffin Wax Canning

How to Can without Lids | Alternatives when No Canning Lids are Available

With canning lids is short supply in many areas of the country, what options does a self-sufficient homestead have to preserve their harvest? Here are the best options for canning without lids.

December 04, 2020
Homestead Animals Best Most Popular Chicken Goat Horse Pig Cow Sheep

Most Productive Animals for the Homestead | Plus One You Won't Guess

Like many, the thought of braining in farm animals to the homestead both excited me and scared me a little. While we want to get started as quickly as possible, buying too many too soon is a recipe for disaster. So, which animal is best for your homestead? Here are the most beneficial and productive homestead animals, and how to choose the right one for you.

November 29, 2020

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Making Off Grid Solar Cost Effective

Making Off Grid Solar Cost Effective | What Most People Get Wrong

Living off the grid, a lot of people ask me if it is really worth the expense and trouble when you can just hook up to the grid and not worry about it. If your are considering going off grid, read this article first! So, is off grid solar really worth it?

November 20, 2020
10 interesting facts about solar

10 Cool Facts You Didn't Know About Solar

While setting up a solar system for your home can be serious business, solar panels can be quite fun as well. They are really amazing creations, so today I I decided to share some cool facts about solar panels. Here are 10 amazing facts that you probably didn't know about solar power.

September 25, 2020

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Free Seeds for the Garden Homestead

How to Get Free Seeds for Your Homestead | 10 Surefire Tricks

For many homesteaders, buying enough seeds for a large garden is a major expense. But it doesn't have to be. There are many resources available for free or low-cost seeds mailed to your door. Here is the most comprehensive list of places to get free seeds anywhere on the internet.

January 21, 2021
Companion Planting The Permaculture Way

How to Companion Plant the Permaculture Way!

Companion planting is a permaculture technique that increases garden yield and productivity by planting different crops in the same bed. Choosing good companions to plant together while avoiding bad combinations is the key to getting the most out of you land this year. Here is a chart of common crops with their good companions and pairing to avoid ---

December 07, 2020

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How To Build Your Own Yurt

Build Your Own Yurt | The Easy Low Cost DIY Method Anyone Can Make

Yurts are a low cost and portable way to start going off grid. While there are many yurts for sale commercially, the cheapest (and funnest!) way to start living in a yurt is to build one yourself. Here is a cheap and easy way to build your own yurt, based on the plans I used when I build my own off grid yurt.

January 04, 2021
Yurt Permanent Structure

Are Yurts Permanent Structures? | A Straight Answer

As a yurt dweller, people often ask me if I can consider my yurt to be a permanent place to live. While the laws aren't always perfectly clear on this, I thought I would pass I what I know about the status of yurts as permanent structures

June 15, 2020

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On Demand Off Grid Hot Water Heater Tankless Propane

Off Grid On Demand Hot Water Heaters | The Best Options Available

Tankless on-demand hot water heaters are highly efficient appliances suitable for off-grid homesteads. But, there are several pitfalls to watch out for, which on-grid installations don't have to consider. With many brands choose from, these are the three best makes and models for off-grid hot water heating.

January 12, 2021
Solar Hot Water Heater Design

Off Grid Solar Hot Water | Easy Low Cost Ways to Get a Hot Shower

Today, while planning an upgrade to my off grid hot water system, I went looking for the best solar water heater options available at a reasonable cost. Solar electric based heaters are not cost efficient compared to direct solar heating, and so many off-gridders end up resorting to propane or natural gas based water heaters. But, there are many great lesser known solar water heating options out there.

June 29, 2020