Preparedness is the Norm for Off-Grid Homesteaders

The one thing I can honestly say about living on an off-the-grid homestead is that preparing is not something we do like “preppers” who you see on television or read about.  My normal, every day life consists of always being prepared. It is just something we do, in our day to day life here. We have been busy for fourteen years of remaking it into a true modern day homestead. It is closer than it was in 1999, but I really don’t think it will ever be completed. We just work on it and change things as we go. ” – Solar Baby

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Living Off the Grid, Solar Power and the Simple Life

Today, this post by Solar Baby was brought to my attention. While she and her husband do not live in a tiny house I would argue that they do live intentionally and having solar power is a big part of their identity. I love that she takes on the myths of solar power systems and shares her insight on what solar power isn’t.
Since I do live in a tiny house which happens to be off the grid, I thought I might chime in on some of her topics here.” – Laura LoVoie

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 I have learned since being on Facebook is, that people who live on the grid, think our life living off-the-grid, is like having a power outage for a period of time. Or going camping. …Continues

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. The turbine we bought and was sitting in it’s box waiting.
“Waiting for what?”  you ask.
“I will show you!”