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Backup plan for internet

What’s your backup plan? Do you have one? I hope so, everyone needs one no matter where or how they live. Today I’ll discuss communication. A few weeks ago, we had a huge thunderstorm that knocked out the electricity where … Continued

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Tiny home documentary

Most of the tiny home videos I find tend to be snippets, showing a 15 minute (on average) slice of life in a tiny home, usually not much more than a nickel tour. This video shows so much more, it’s … Continued

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Here I am

  My dream, it’s something I have had more or less since I was a very little girl, I’ve always loved nature, wild places, as a young child I traveled through the desert with my family on our way from … Continued

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The Lilypad

The Lilypad, love the name, love the home, it’s one of the cutest tiny homes I’ve seen, I know I say that a lot, but it’s the truth, each one I come across seems to be better than the one … Continued

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A Shower in a box

If you need a portable shower, or a way of cleaning food or dishes – or even dogs – on the move, RinseKit is a portable, pressurized water tank with a hose hidden inside. It opens like a toolbox. The company … Continued

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Huge copper mine goes off the grid

Increasingly it is big business that is taking a leaf from the off-grid philosophy. Australia’s largest integrated off-the-grid solar power system will be up and running in 2016 at a copper mine in remote Western Australia. The 10.6 million megawatt … Continued

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Budget solar install

I love seeing how other people do their solar systems, especially those who create and maintain their systems on a shoestring budget, which is how we do things around here. A quick search on YouTube for solar power netted this … Continued

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Freezers and fridges in Africa

One of South Africa’s largest producers of household appliances has announced plans to offer solar powered fridges and freezers to 600 million low-income African families. Let’s hope they also manage to export a few hundred thousand in our direction. The … Continued

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Water issues

Living in our little rural community in the mountains, we don’t have many choices for over the air radio stations, the mountains block most if not all of any potential signals we might receive, in fact for us, our only … Continued