Wish list
by WRETHAOFFGRID on DECEMBER 28, 2014 - 0 Comments in wretha

Everyone has a wish list, right? Although one of the secrets to happiness is being contented with what you have, that doesn’t mean you can wish for more and better, just as long as those thoughts don’t take over your entire world. Honestly, I’m pretty contented with my life, I have a place to live, […]


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New Slow City by William Powers
by SPY_VONDEGA on DECEMBER 28, 2014 - 0 Comments in community

The Slow Movement is slowly becoming mainstream. Several years ago, William (Bill) Powers, after a decade in international aid work, embarked upon an experiment. He spent a year in a one-room cabin without running water or electricity in a farm in North Carolina, subtitled “off the grid and beyond the American dream”, he wrote a […]


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Livin’ large by goin’ small
by WRETHAOFFGRID on DECEMBER 27, 2014 - 0 Comments in wretha

I am fascinated by the tiny home or tiny house movement, I have lived in fairly small spaces for a number of years, first living in a single wide, 14×70 mobile home, that started me on my journey to living with and in less. PB and I are good at living in tight quarters, we […]


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Living in a shed? Why not?
by WRETHAOFFGRID on DECEMBER 21, 2014 - 1 Comment in wretha

Food, water and shelter are 3 of the main requirements to live, today we will talk about shelter, your home. Many of us don’t have the finances to buy a house outright, personally I wouldn’t recommend getting a mortgage for a home, that is major debt. So if you want your own home, what are […]


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12% of population will go off-grid: Accenture
by SALLY BUCHAN on DECEMBER 21, 2014 - 0 Comments in energy

Consulting company Accenture forecast that 12 per cent of American households will be off-grid by 2035, and 11% in Europe. Steady growth of distributed energy resources and energy efficiency measures could cause significant “demand disruption” and drive down utilities’ revenues by up to $48 billion a year in the United States and (EURO)61 billion a […]


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It’s been 8 years now…
by WRETHAOFFGRID on DECEMBER 21, 2014 - 0 Comments in wretha

This week, we have many things to be thankful for, Christmas is fast approaching, we are healthy, there is food in the fridge and on the shelves, our bills are small and few. That last thing is very important especially right now, the job I had been working has slowed up so much to almost […]


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Should homeowners with solar panels pay to maintain electrical grid?
by WRETHAOFFGRID on DECEMBER 14, 2014 - 0 Comments in wretha

The costs of solar energy are plummeting, and now are about on par with the electricity generated at big power plants. This new reality intensifies a long-running business and regulatory battle, between the mainline electric utility companies and newer firms that provide solar systems for homeowners’ rooftops. Sometimes the rivalry looks more like hardball politics […]


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Roswell Bunker for sale
by OAYA on DECEMBER 14, 2014 - 1 Comment in land

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — An underground missile silo is currently one of New Mexico’s hottest real estate properties. More than 40 people, some from out of state, have called about buying the silo near Roswell, real estate agent Jim Moore said Friday. “This one of the few missile silos for sale in the United States,” […]


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Homesteading, the good, the bad and the ugly
by WRETHAOFFGRID on DECEMBER 13, 2014 - 0 Comments in wretha

Or, what could possibly go wrong? I found this posted on a homesteading FaceBook page, this is probably one of the most honest assessments of the reality of a young family jumping in with both feet on a homesteading venture that I have seen. When you first start out, you have all these grand ideas […]


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