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Looking to join a community

00   [before_listing id=0 images= youtube=null] I’m 20 year old female and I want to join a community in Washington state. I grew up in Slovakia, Europe where I worked on farms and whatnot. I’m a quick learner and a hard … Continued

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Farmland price surge leads to even more demand

00   BOSTON, March 19 (Reuters) – As a teenager in Wisconsin, Perry Vieth spent his summers baling hay in a neighbor’s field. Four decades later, Vieth is farming again. This time, however, the former fixed-income trader owns the land. “At … Continued

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Net zero homes – do the math

00   Gary and Bobbie Worker from Portland, had their heart set on an energy neutral home that was as financially-efficient, as it was ecologically effective. “We wanted it to make sense,” said Gary. “And we wanted to approach it from … Continued

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Newcomer need advice

00   [before_listing id=0 images= youtube=null] Hello, im 22 and i want to move off-grid. I have done a good amount of research into alternate energy sources, minimal energy usage, survival techniques, etc. I grew up in the Springs, but i … Continued



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Powering your cell phone

00   I know, I know – how do you call yourself off the grid when you have a cell phone so rooted to your ear that you would need surgery to remove it? Whatever. We take life as we find … Continued

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NPR on Electric cars

00   How would an electric car work out for an off-grid household?  Remarkably well assuming it could be charged up during visits to the grid.  And the car battery would become an important power source back at home base. Electric … Continued

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Early Spring Garden

00   It is rare for us to be able to plant our garden before April 15 but, in rather shocking fashion, spring weather is upon us here in Canada nearly a month ahead of normal. So we are getting started … Continued

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US Army seeks off-grid system in Belize

00   Fort Sam Texas is looking for a contractor to provide it with a  complete and usable 15KW-Hrs Off-Grid Hybrid system.  The specs are interesting as they provide a guide of what any group of individuals thinking of living off … Continued