Off The Grid Living

Off the grid cabin

Off the grid living is a dream for many people. It can be difficult to achieve in the modern world which seems designed to increase dependency and cost at every chance. Is it really an impossible dream or can it be achieved at some level for most people.

Off grid is not just where you live. It’s a state of mind. Independence of thought, of style, of eating and of earning.

I say it is possible, even if you only have a tiny garden or yard or even a balcony. There are ways to reduce you dependence on mains services and store bought food in almost any situation. A combination of unconventional thinking and determination can make the most unpromising dwelling into a resilient and sustainable home.

This website aims to discuss all the aspects of off the grid living, from growing food to buying land, and generating power to building a house.

The ideal property for most hard core off girdders is a few acres of land with water available and the ability to build a house or cabin right onsite. Depending on where you are in the world you may face legal, climatic or financial difficulties getting this ideal. Some places where land is cheap the climate is harsh, others have very expensive land or building/ land use restrictions.

These local difficulties might mean you cannot go for this ideal property. Maybe you don’t want to move and would like to make your existing home more sustainable. You can. There are many ways to improve your home. It is truly amazing just how much food can be grown in tiny spaces with aquaponics and other techniques. You can reduce or even eliminate the need for mains electricity and greatly reduce water consumption in almost any house almost any where.

I hope the information on this website will be of interest and even help you on you journey to fulfilling your dream.

Please feel free to comment on any post or contact me about anything.

Pete
The Off Gridder

pete@offthegridliving.co.uk