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Bollywood star’s off-grid home

+2-2   India is one of the world’s most off-grid countries – mainly because so many of its inhabitants were never on the grid in the first place.  As hundreds of millions struggle to get connected, Bollywood actress Gul Panag will … Continued

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We were an island

+10   Art and Nan Kellam bought an uninhabited island off the coast of Maine in 1949 and lived there for more than 35 years, content with little more than each other’s company. They had no electricity or running water, and … Continued

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Fred Eaglesmith

00   Canadian Country singer  Fred Eaglesmith is our kind of environmentalist. “I’m not part of the trend. I’m not part of the Green Revolution,” he tells the Globe and Mail. “I don’t like the green revolution. Fashion is always a … Continued

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Now even Zillow heralds off-grid housing boom

00   Government may not heed it – when do they ever listen to the people?  – but big business is getting the message. Zillow, a division of Forbes, is celebrating the off-grid housing boom in a blogpost titled “Stories of … Continued

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GWM OTG

00   [before_listing id=0 images= youtube=null] Im a 29 year old GWM, nurse, veteran, very laid back. Ive been running the rat race for to long now, I feel like I should be living the ideal life for me, which means … Continued

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Conservative press goes potty over toilets

+1-1   Lot of stuff about off-grid toilets in the right wing media at the moment. At the top of the tree, Fox News has been contemplating the horrors of composting toilets. At the other end of the media power spectrum, … Continued

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Dig a borehole for free water

+1-1    Thames Water and six other water companies in southern and eastern England have imposed hosepipe bans – but keen gardener Alison Brown can carry on regardless. Like an increasing number of homeowners, she has a plentiful supply of … Continued

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Car is my home, FedEx is my office

00    By Mooch, owner of Inspired Design & Development – an international Website & Branding company. I’ve been living out of my car since September 2010; 19+ months now. I have a full-time security job, a gym membership at … Continued