Tag Archives: off-grid

Kitchen and Bathroom Wagon – Off Grid Portable Home and Yurt

Here is a cabin which I have built on a flat bed, twin axle trailer. It serves as both a transport method and as facilites for a yurt. It has a fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob grill, fridge, sink, as well as a bathroom and a compost toilet, all with hot and cold running water. […]

Interior Shots Update of Tiny House Ontario

I had an MPAC person stop by my project, Tiny House Ontario a few days ago.  If you don’t know, these are the tax assessors that ensure that the people of Ontario pay their fair share of taxes. I am not opposed to paying my fair share of tax, what I oppose is the way that […]

What Living “Off-The-Grid” Is NOT!

What living off-the-grid is not, is not living like you are in a power outage. It’s not like what people went through during Katrina. Living the way we do with our own alternative energy system seems no different from anyone else’s home to me. It is not what many people imagine it to be. One thing […]

How-To Estimate Appliance and Home Energy Use

Part of moving off-grid is having a realistic understanding of your personal and your homes energy consumption. If – like most of American households – you use appliances or home electronics chances are you are not fully aware of your electricity load. If you’re trying to decide whether to invest in a more energy-efficient appliance […]

Wind Turbine and Solar Alternative Energy System

Wind Turbine is installed and running! I have been talking about it forever on here, but it is now official……….we have our wind turbine up and running! The reason it took so long is, well, to be honest, money. Money is the hardest thing to come by when you want to do something so bad. […]

April Goes to College

Graduate student April Anson is bringing her tiny house to school. “The final cost of Anson’s tiny house will be between $8,000 and $9,000. She will park it on a piece of family-owned land, where she can get electrical service until she eventually installs solar panels. So-called gray water from sinks and shower will be […]

Leopard Films is Looking for Off the Grid Stories

I was recently contact by a film producer looking for people willing to share their off-grid lifestyle change stories. If you’re interested be sure to contact Joe Pinzone directly. Here’s what he told me: “I’m a casting producer for Leopard Films in NYC and we are casting a new documentary in which we want to […]