Posts from — August 2011

Looking for Off-Grid Settlements
by DUST on AUGUST 28, 2011 - 11 Comments in post

Looking for any leads for Off-Grid Settlements that may exist…any knowledge of a group of people who are building a settlement of off-grid cabins/shacks/shanties … nothing high end but middle to low end as to cost and expenditures??? There must be some groups who’ve pooled resources and land and in a coop type mindset have or are planning on banding together with solar, wind. micro-hydro, roofwater catchment, composting toilets. I’d like to find any such groups out there. Chowan seems to be trying to establish something of this sort in northern nevada. I further guess this would be most successful in the southwest for the sunpower…maybe viable elsewhere…if they can do it in England (to a degree) I guess it could be done mostly anywhere in the USA?? I may be wrong here. Any contacts, websites would be appreciated as I’m finding very little beyond this website and one other. And the number of people on these sites is still very low. thx. Dust

Looking for people who would like to spend 2 years planning everything out
by VALPAL on AUGUST 18, 2011 - 23 Comments in post

Hello, my name is Val I’m from New York City. I’m looking for people here in New York who would like to go off the grid within the next 2 years. It’s been very hard to find anyone especially in this huge busy city. I’m very much into solar power, wind power, hyro-power, gardening/farming, primitive living, and many more but sadly I’m very limited to what I can do since I live in a building with no back yard or anything . Every morning that I get up for work I feel as if I don’t belong into this society, my heart isn’t made for this concrete jungle. I’ve felt like this for many years and I think I need to do this for myself. I know its a lot of hard work but I see myself enjoying it and waking up every morning taking that first morning breath of fresh clean air stepping on to the grass covered with dew, oh man lol I see it all! I do not have a car so if your within the tri-state area that’ll be wonderful. If not maybe we can arrange something. I’m looking to take 2 years or so of organized planning before I/we make a move. I like things to go smoothly and know what ill do before I do it. Also any advice would be great, I’m new to the site and love stories =].

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Retiring soon Going Off Grid
by LATEMODEL100 on AUGUST 11, 2011 - 4 Comments in post

I am planning my retirement living off the grid completely. Raising my own food from grains to meat. I am studying Herbal Medicine and Holistic Medicine. I was raised on a farm with Pigs and crops so I have a green thumb and am ready to retire from the military and enjoy the sweet knowledge that what I create is mine and others to share the fruits of my labor.

Remote off grid land available
by COLORADOCASHMERE on AUGUST 9, 2011 - 35 Comments in post

Hey, I’ve been off grid for many years. I have land for sale.   Contact me email if you are looking for land, very remote.

looking to go Off-grid UK
by ARINGOFBRIGHTWATER on AUGUST 3, 2011 - 12 Comments in post

Medically retired but able-bodied and multi skilled,been living in a modern trailer with my dog for 5 years, scraping a living writing and from photography, living ‘almost’ off-grid and looking to move to somewhere I can go fully off-grid over a reasonable time anywhere rural and remote in the UK.

I have a limited income and insufficient funds to purchase so basically looking to rent either a small acreage of agro land or woodland or possibly share cost of renting larger land area or rent of small farm or collection of buildings suitable for off-grid conversion and independent living with like minded individual/s wanting to go off-grid and create a small self sustaining community subject to landlord/authority permissions.

I have my feet fair and square on the ground and not into any airy fairy warm and woolly religious community based nonsense, just a desire to escape the worst aspects of modern life while using some of the best modern green technology and permaculture ideas available.

So feel free to drop me a message

I want to move off the grid in one year
by TENDER on AUGUST 2, 2011 - 16 Comments in post

Hi, I am interested in moving off the grid in the western part of the US in one year. I am interested in a community of nice,diverse, family focused individuals like myself.

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