“Hélène Dubé and her partner Alain Neveu from Es-Cargo http://www.es-cargo.qc.ca/ have lived off-grid in Quebec, Canada for 11 years in a self-built earthship style home made of recycled tires filled with earth and large south-facing windows.” Note: I recommend using earthbags similar to what Jake and others who are building ‘earthbag earthships’. https://naturalbuildingblog.com/jake-vs-earthship-part-8/
Due to the current sabre rattling between the U.S., Russia and China, now might be a good time to consider survival scenarios. The following article explains why large cities are the most dangerous places to be if the country devolves into chaos.
“Jocelyn at Wheaton Labs walks us through another important part of self reliant living. These cooking methods can save you fuel and allow you to conveniently cook food while you are away from home without danger of fire or power usage.”
We recently completed a mesh hoop house in our forest garden. Our climate is tropical, so we wanted a mesh fabric covering that blocks the intensity of the sun and allows plenty of ventilation. The hoop house will be used to grow vegetable starts for the garden, microgreens and tomatoes in large containers. The project … Read more
“American’s have become accustomed to what is considered essential for a good quality of life. Running water, electricity, central heat and air, a spacious home with a fully stocked pantry and at least two cars in the garage is considered ideal. So why would three families decide to turn their backs on modern conveniences to live off the grid?
“It’s something we’ve reported on many times in the past – government agencies trying to regulate Off-Grid living out of existence. Throughout the country, local zoning officials have made it impossible for people to go off the grid, in many cases even threatening them with jail time for not hooking into local utilities.