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Three things this week

First thing, as I sit here tonight, sipping herbal tea that tastes like a sugar cookie, it’s quite a different night from last night, for one thing, it’s quiet, all I hear is the hum from the inverter fan and … Continued

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Off grid crock pot

I love the idea of cooking low and slow, but being off grid means I don’t have the electricity to spare to run an electric crock pot, nor do I want to cook on my propane stove for hours and … Continued

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WIN A COPY OF "OFF THE GRID"  

WIN A COPY OF “OFF THE GRID”  

Do you have ​great pictures of your Off Grid cabin, shack, trailer​…. ​or somebody else’s that you happened to be visiting? Now is your opportunity to put them to good use! You could win a copy of Nick Rosen’s book, … Continued

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Bob's Van

Bob’s Van

Bob is a blacksmith living in a van within wooded area owned by friends, just outside of a small village in Mid Wales. He’s lived there for over 10 years. This image was taken by photographer Beth Bicknell who has … Continued

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He was my inspiration

I grew up in a family that did things together, we didn’t have the money to spend on vacations or trips, but we always ate meals together, and we watched good TV shows as a family. I fondly remember watching … Continued

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Pro-Snowboarder builds Tiny Home

Mike Basich was earning $170,000 a year, travelling the world to compete in international snowboarding championships and living in a 4,000 square foot home. Ten years ago, he gave up the luxurious life of a pro-athlete for his own 40-acre … Continued

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Tiny home on wheels in Chattanooga

More and more commercial businesses are getting into the small home or tiny home business, this company based out of Chattanooga, has gone above and beyond to show these mobile tiny homes. I love their use of space, especially how … Continued

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Lebensraum in Leipzig

Sustainability and pursuing the eco dream is no easy feat when living in the heart of a major European city. High rents, cramped living, pollution, noise, expensive transport, capitalistic commerce. But there can be ways to flourish in a co-operative … Continued

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Off Grid girl on American Idol

All the way from a remote mountaintop 6 miles from Crawford CO, Jeneve Rose Mitchell didn’t think she was ready to take her small-town voice to the biggest of stages, but the final season of “American Idol”has made the 15-year-old … Continued

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Loneliness and the Off-Grid Dream

In 2011, Sylvain Tesson left his home in Paris for a 6 month stay, on his own, on the edge of Lake Baikal. He stayed in an old geologist’s hut that was heated by a cast-iron stove and attempted to … Continued