“A summary after 3 years of living off the grid. The Pros. The Cons. What I miss the most. Would I ever go back on the grid?
After losing my job just about three years ago to date and then losing my apartment the month after, I have been living off the grid and supporting myself.
I was kicked out of my apartment into a camper in the woods in the middle of a blizzard. I did some videos and they were a hit. So I kept making videos.
I later gutted the camper and am building my tiny house on wheels on the trailer of that old camper.
A lot has happened in the three years since then.
I have peace and freedom. I am my own boss. No more getting up to go to work to earn money to put gas in the car so I can get to work. At the end of the month looking at an empty bank account.
I am working towards being self sufficient but that will take some time and that is a story for another day.
I provide my own solar power, rain water collection and use a composting toilet.
The only thing I really miss is unlimited hot water and a long, hot shower.
Other than that, I have no interest in anything I left behind. I would never want to go back on the grid again.
Producing your own power gives you energy independence, freedom from bills and peace of mind. I never have a sudden power outage during a storm. I am in control of my energy.”
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I do also. The different roof selections are confusing. I wonder which roof on an earth at home is easiest?
Awesome video. I’m loving learning from this website and videos from it and like it. I’m watching the “mylittlehomestead” family on YouTube build the underground roundhouse. I wish there were more videos on underground roundhouses and making a roof for them,etc.Completely love earthbag.
This is a link of a video of a similar undergound roundhouse that I am trying to complete. Hopefully it will show you some good pointers. https://youtu.be/Rcru7FrOjfc or Earthbag construction of a two story round building with a root cellar in Belize