When I tell people that I live off the grid, and am striving to build a self-sufficient homestead, some of them think I'm living an extreme life and seeking to go back in time. With respect, these people are wrong. Here is why I think homesteading is not only the lifestyle of the future, but possibly the only future we have left.
With hundreds of books available on homesteading, self-sufficiency, gardening, raising livestock, storing food, and more related to living off the grid, which ones are worth the money? Here are my picks for eight essential homesteading book that every survivalist or off grid enthusiast must have on their book shelf.
Homesteading in Arizona is attractive because of the low cost of land, sparse population, and plentiful solar power potential. But, water issues and heat can be a potential pitfall if you don't due your homework. Here is everything you need to know about homesteading in Arizona.
One of the concerns I frequently see from older people thinking about moving off grid is how they will access doctors and drugs when necessary. For those of us the live off the grid, there are actually quite a few options for healthcare. This is what most homesteaders and self-sufficient types do for health insurance in the United States.
With some many people considering making the move out of big cities, and considering building a country or rural lifestyle, I thought you might be interested in unexpected facts about country living. Here are 15 things that I wish I had know before moving from the city to the country.
Whenever I talk to someone new about permaculture, they immediately love the idea of a more natural lifestyle. However, it can seem intimidating to get started. That's why I wrote this dead simple guide to getting started with permaculture for the complete newbie.
While the dream of living self-sufficiently is so seductive, if you are anything like me, you might wonder is it too good to be true? With so many people looking to make the move out of the city, I thought I would give newcomers a run of what, in my own off grid journey, it really costs to live off the grid.
As a former apartment dweller gone country, people often ask me how they too can get out of the city and develop a self-reliant rural lifestyle. With everything going on in the cities recently, I thought it would be a good time to explain how to move out of the city and go off grid.
I see a lot of advice out there about how to quit your job and make money living off grid that is just plain wrong. Very few homesteaders will admit that they drive 100s of miles a week to commute to work. But, after working for years to afford to go off grid, I found the secret to support myself in the country.
Achieving self-reliance, sustainability, and independence just isn't right for you. So, shut up, sit down, and listen to what you are told. Here are seven reasons why going off grid just isn't right for you!
The other day, a friend of mine asked me whether backyard chickens are allowed where they live. Since so many people have this, I thought I would right out everything I've found out. This is the most definitive way to figure out what you can actually do on your land.
Many people ask me, what does it take to go off grid and live self sufficiently. So, today I decided to sit down and write everything you need to get started off grid, along with a checklist.
Once the dread of mother's Mondays across the world, many people wonder if going off grid means you need to return to the world of the washerwoman's drudgery. Luckily, there are many modern and classic methods for washing clothes without electricity or even running water that make laundry on the modern homestead a breeze.
The dream of living off grid, cutting off the utility bills, and returning to a freedom rarely found in our generation is one that many people have. But, it can be daunting to get started. That's why I wrote this simple guide to get you started.
With living off the grid become more and more popular, you may be wondering exactly what an off grid home means. Although off grid homes can mean many things to many people, I'll walk you through the simple definitions below.