Militia man seeking sanity.
by RHIEDYK on OCTOBER 20, 2014 - 0 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

I am a retired former state employee from the mid west that handled disasters and cleaned up societies mistakes and natural disasters.
I am on a limited income and I am currently in the big ABQ region.
I am searching for a new place to call home that has meaning and reason.

My heart belongs in the South western area of this map. This I do not doubt.
Just need to have my life mean something and have some direction.

3 Adults Who Want to Move Off-The-Grid
by OFFTHEGRIDLOCK on OCTOBER 20, 2014 - 0 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

My mom, older brother and I are all looking for an opportunity to live off the grid. My mom and older brother are out of work and looking for opportunities in Portland Oregon just haven’t brought them any luck. At this point, we really don’t think that the traditional lifestyle is for us anymore. We are looking to join a community of people, such as a working farm or ranch of some kind or anything similar where we can contribute to the community overall and be part of something much different than the traditional. We are all very healthy and none of us are on any medication nor do we have any health issues. We’re also in good shape. We are healthy eaters and while we do eat meat, we wouldn’t mind at all becoming vegetarian based on a community’s beliefs. All three of us come from a Christian background and would be open to joining a community of that faith, although we are also open to opportunities that are non-religious or something like that. We don’t smoke, we don’t do drugs, we don’t drink heavily at all. We just want the opportunity to contribute to something much different than what we are used to and we are open to learning new skills to contribute.

LED technology and DIY
by WRETHAOFFGRID on OCTOBER 19, 2014 - 0 Comments in WRETHA

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Off gridders have been around for a long time, but it’s just been recently that technology has been available to make living off grid as cushy as any grid connected home, not only available but affordable as well. One thing everyone needs is light, we have several different options to light the darkness, candles, oil lamps, Coleman lanterns, flashlights, incandescent bulbs, CFL bulbs and most recently, LED lights.

I think all of us have used many of these options at some point in our lives, I can remember camping as a kid and having Coleman lanterns and flashlights, but most of these are either expensive, use up too much power, or they are risky to use (specifically the ones that use fire). (more…)

Permaculture in Colorado needs a water permit
by VEG-HEAD on OCTOBER 19, 2014 - 0 Comments in FOOD

Permaculture in Colorado - needs a water permit

Forest of Food for the Currys

“A forest full of food” has a nice ring to it, and the concept is realized using permaculture farming techniques.

Grant and Kathy Curry of Dolores are creating an innovative farm at the head of Trail Canyon in Dolores, Colorado that they hope will produce food for generations while skimping on water. (more…)

Pizza pizza
by WRETHAOFFGRID on OCTOBER 19, 2014 - 0 Comments in WRETHA
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Pizza pizza

This past week was a hard one, my work partner and I worked extra long days so that we could have a few extra days off over the weekend, that meant 12 and 14 hour days, I’m not complaining though, it’s work, I enjoy doing it and I get paid well enough to be happy with it. I don’t have to go back to work until Tuesday, so that gives me a few extra days to catch up on some needed rest and chores. (more…)

Looking for safe land to live off the grid.
by FASTEVO on OCTOBER 19, 2014 - 2 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

I am currently in Arizona and want to live off of the grid. I am looking for a safe place free of the worry of trespassing and am interested in somewhere like Arizona or Southern California. I am very good with woodworking, electrical, and mechanical knowledge. I get along well with others and am also good on my own. I am willing to learn and help others.

Tiny homes for the homeless
by WRETHAOFFGRID on OCTOBER 13, 2014 - 2 Comments in COMMUNITY, PEOPLE, SPIRIT, WRETHA

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I often read about people looking for a better place to live, especially singles who have lost jobs, recently divorced and such, people who are living on the edge to begin with, pastor Dan Bryant has made a place for these folk who are just looking for a safe place in a wild and dangerous world. (more…)

searching for off grid sister wife
by SOMANYANIMALS on OCTOBER 7, 2014 - 1 Comment in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

We own 14 wooded acres and are in the process of clearing several. I am almost done with a tiny house and will be building an earth-bermed house next. I am not yet living on the property but it is paid for, 7 miles from the highway, 30 minutes from NW Arkansas .We are young and married, I am 28, christian, white, dreadlocks, piercings, tattoos, and eager to start my off grid life with two wives, two potential mothers for my children, nothing is more important to me than making sure my future children are always taken care of. I want a best friend for my wife who happens to be amazing, very artsy and super love-able, if something happens to me I need to know she will not be alone and our children will still have two parents. Dating would be the three of us , she is not bi-sexual. It’s only fair she comes since she can hardly drag me out of the house . She works full time and I plan on being a stay at home daddy and running our little homestead.

If you are white, under 30, 420 friendly, not obese (curvy is good), short, with no children but do want them, and interested in joining me and my wife in starting a picture perfect polygamist family please contact me. I have so much love to give,

Coyote Flats – a sod hobbit home
by WRETHAOFFGRID on OCTOBER 6, 2014 - 0 Comments in COMMUNITY, OFF-GRID 101, PEOPLE, SELF-SUFFICIENCY, SPIRIT, WRETHA

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Harvey Baumgartner’s decision to live in a sod home sans electricity and indoor plumbing was a conscious choice, based on practicality and philosophy. He is profoundly committed to conservation. Harvey is always willing to help a neighbor, yet quite content to tend to his goats, chickens, horses, mules, and his organic gardens.

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Tiny Texas Houses’ “Willy Wonka” on making magic reusing wood
by WRETHAOFFGRID on OCTOBER 5, 2014 - 0 Comments in COMMUNITY, ENERGY, SELF-SUFFICIENCY, SOLAR, WRETHA

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Brad “Darby” Kittel came to Texas living on a converted school bus. He had planned to write the Great American Novel, but he ended up buying up boarded-up homes and fixing them up using materials he salvaged from other old houses, barns and buildings.

After a couple decades refining his salvage mining techniques, he began using his collection to build “new” tiny portable homes from salvage. The prefab homes, measuring 64 square feet and up, are built from 99% salvaged materials. The other 1% is for things like electrical parts, plumbing, nails, screws, and some insulation materials. (more…)


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