Posts from — January 2012

Eco – Horticulturist – looking to become off-grid
by CARLOS78 on JANUARY 31, 2012 - 2 Comments in post

In the midst of saving for my own piece of land 2 – 5 acres somewhere in the UK and hope to build / adapt my own earthship inspired home.

Im looking to be frugal as i’ve started growing my own fruit and veg, look to re use or re purpose what I can. Have a creative and problem solving outlook to life.

Would love to learn bee and chicken keeping, gain permaculture experience and ween myself off the need to work 5 days a week and get away from being part of the machine.

Not looking to be part of a commune as do like my own space and ways of living and growing but am not against the idea of being part of a community of independant yet helpful and friendly individuals / families looking to share our excess and help one another like people should be in conventional suburbs.

Earthship and forest garden near Dundee
by DAGGERS on JANUARY 27, 2012 - 1 Comment in post

The dream is to build an Earthship, plant a forest garden and live a simple life with my husband and 2 cats in beautiful Scotland!
We don’t have to means to begin making our dream a reality but would love to connect with the like minded and those who are already living the dream!

Artista8
by ARTISTA8 on JANUARY 22, 2012 - 6 Comments in post

I am trying to learn everything I can about living off the grid. I want to DIY the build and I hope I can build a model farm that other people can base their systems off of some day.

I want to set an example for others that people can afford to use solar and wind technology to live off grid and stop wasting other resources and polluting the earth and they can live very comfortably. I would like to have a large garden, raise sheep and horses, possibly have a small vineyard and am interested in bee-keeping for my farm.

The hardest part will be the financing of land and building materials. I am interested in learning to build and maintain my own solar and wind energy and how to manage water supplies. I currently live in Iowa and I think that this is where I want to stay, but that is something that can change bc I love to travel and explore this beautiful world. I hope I can find like-minded people who can help me learn.

Looking for like minded people to live off Grid
by BACKTOBASICS on JANUARY 22, 2012 - 22 Comments in post

We have 3 acres with our house and are interested in meeting like minded people who would like to go off the grid.

I am Algonquin First Nation and was raised in the caucasian world because of my father. In the past five years I have reconnected with my heritage and have chosen to live off grid. I am a retired Purchasing Manager and my husband works in Logistics.

We must respect Mother Earth and treat one another with respect as well. Humanity has taken a bad turn and things are only going to get worse. The year 2012 is supposed to be a very active solar cycle and we can end up with another Carrington Event which would take down the failing grid structure.

Due to the Economic crisis & increase in siesmic and Solar activity it is best to get off the grid now and have peace of mind, body and soul. There is nothing better than waking up in the morning with the birds singing and becoming one with Nature once again, as humanity should be..

If interested please contact me.
Chi’Miigwetch, (Thank you very much in Algonquin)

Off-grid community
by REDBUDDERFLIE on JANUARY 21, 2012 - 6 Comments in post

Single mom of 1 child seeking to love off-grid asap. Many useful skills that range from hunting/foraging to agriculture to science and medicine.

Eco-Horticulturist – looking to go off grid
by CARLOS78 on JANUARY 19, 2012 - 2 Comments in post

In the midst of saving for my own piece of land 2 – 5 acres somewhere in the UK and hope to build / adapt my own earthship inspired home.

Im looking to be frugal as i’ve started growing my own fruit and veg, look to re use or re purpose what I can. Have a creative and problem solving outlook to life.

Would love to learn bee and chicken keeping, gain permaculture experience and wean myself off the need to work 5 days a week and get away from being part of the machine.

Not looking to be part of a commune as do like my own space and ways of living and growing but am not against the idea of being part of a community of independant yet helpful and friendly individuals / families looking to share our excess and help one another like people should be in conventional suburbs.

hate living on the grid
by BRECK2 on JANUARY 19, 2012 - 2 Comments in post

first off i want to say im not happy with our government and the way society has become. we do not like being dependent on the grid or the government. i believe that our government works against us. my wife and i are christians, we believe god is the answer to all of life’s problems. our dream is to live underground. we would like to have our privacy from the world and only be around like minded people with the same beliefs of family and life. we dont have a plan right at this moment but are open to help or combining with other people.

looking for friends and advice on New Zealand
by MARKLEE on JANUARY 17, 2012 - 5 Comments in post

Hi, I am looking for friends who may have advice/wisdom about living off grid in NZ. I especially favor the NW corner of the South Island, but any Kiwi advice is valuable…everything from government issues to weather. Touch base and we can network. Looking forward to hearing from you soon! Thanks!

I am off-grid in a tinyhouse on wheels
by HELENA on JANUARY 15, 2012 - 3 Comments in post

I’m a 44 year old nurse, who is paying off her debts. I see debts as not being free. I am now when I am off-grid and a minimalism in my tiny house on wheels that i built myself, in a situation where i can pay off my debts and still save money. Then I will be really free to live my life as I choose to.

I am looking for other like minded people who share my dreams. It is much more fun to share off the grid with others than alone or with one other person.

I dream to be Self sufficient in more than electirsity as I am to day.

If you want to see how I made it, the house and going off-grid you can go here:

http://off-grid.se

or here: offthegrid1@gmail.com


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