Posts by — Nick Rosen

Off the Grid and On the Cloud
by NICK ROSEN on JULY 16, 2014 - 0 Comments in MOBILE


Why do we have the slogan “off the grid and on the cloud?”

Because we advocate combining ancient wisdom with the latest technology.

It’s great to be on your mountain hauling your own water to your homestead and chopping logs. Its also good to be able to earn a living on the net to support your eco-lifestyle. (more…)

Off-Grid village planned for New South Wales
by NICK ROSEN on JULY 8, 2014 - 5 Comments in OFF-GRID 101

doone wybornAs Australian power prices rise and alternative-energy technologies progress, a growing number of Ozzies are opting to disconnect.

Retired scientist and businessman Doone Wyborn and his wife Carol are two of those people. Their vision is for twenty other couples to join them.

They bought an 800-acre parcel of land in rural northern New South Wales almost 10 years ago and plan to turn it into a self-sufficient rural cooperative community. (more…)

5 acres wanted – Rural West Virginia
by NICK ROSEN on JULY 2, 2014 - 0 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

Looking for somewhere ideal to live – gently sloping, south-facing, water on-site, no annoying neighbors, only nice neighbors, preferably living off the grid.

I am looking in this area because life is sweet, land is cheap and folks look out for each other.

correct me if I am wrong.

Seeking others in Mallorca

We need to get together to pool resources and learn from each other’s experience

Interview with America Unplugged character
by NICK ROSEN on JUNE 25, 2014 - 7 Comments in URBAN

Sportsman Channel are running a great series about ordinary people who live off the grid or off-grid ready – meaning they COULD go off-grid if they wanted to or needed to.

One of those is Mark Patrick, a straightfoward, stand-up guy who gave us a skype interview about his reason for living this way

The show airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Sportsman Channel. (more…)

Greenpeace “loses $5m” of donations
by NICK ROSEN on JUNE 16, 2014 - 0 Comments in COMMUNITY, URBAN

Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo in Seoul, part of his extensive international travel program

Kumi Naidoo – expensive haircut for trip to Seoul

Greenpeace, the environmental charity that lost its way over a decade ago, has announced it has also lost money – over $5 MILLION dollars of donations have been frittered away in currency speculation.

Greenpeace headquarters, a marble-lined former bank in Amsterdam is a place where self-important Greenpeace executives plan their next vital air journey to visit a politician or industrialist. Greenpeace executives work is too urgent, you see, to follow the rules they prescribe for others. Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo loves to be photographed at meetings around the world.

Now, one of their management cadre has embarrassed the organisation by running up the huge losses on money markets. The cost helped push Greenpeace into a loss for the year of €6.8m on a global budget of €300m Euros.

It raises the question,why they have $5 million sitting around? Surely the environmental emergency they are always fighting requires spending the money we gave them, not sitting on it? (more…)

Ex-cop predicts collapse
by NICK ROSEN on JUNE 13, 2014 - 7 Comments in PEOPLE, SELF-SUFFICIENCY

Former Law enforcement officer has had it with the man. Living off the grid is his solutionHarold Smith cam on our YouTube page today, commenting on our video Inside the Movement as follows:

I spent 20 years in law enforcement, and over that time I’ve seen a lot of changes not only in the federal government, but state and local.

At this moment I’m making plans to go totally off grid. Why? (more…)

Utility companies are toast
by NICK ROSEN on JUNE 6, 2014 - 0 Comments in ENERGY


Latest episode of Off-Grid News focuses on the death of the Utility company business model as more people go off-grid.

Nova Scotia bans new off-grid homes

Dear Off-Grid,

I live on the south shore of Nova Scotia and I want to build a tiny, off grid homestead. So far, it is proving to be a near impossibility.

The building inspector says I have to have 3 radiators and an air exchanger and these must be powered by electricity (as per the National Building Code). He says I must be able to maintain a temperature of 22.5 degrees Celsius in my home at anytime during the year! Who keeps their heat that high anyways? (more…)

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