Its not easy going off the grid – and that is an understatement – you need money, skills friends, lawyers, plumbers. Unless you are a Marine, ex-SAS or a Navy SEAL its best not to attempt this alone.
On Landbuddy you can find and team up with others in your area, or the area you are interested in – people who are also looking, whose skills match your own – they may have money, or land, or some other part of the jigsaw, that will make sure you have a long and happy off-grid life.
Tyalgum in Australia wants to make a name for itself by becoming the first town in the world to voluntarily disconnect from the electricity grid. The New South Wales community is quietly working on a plan to unplug its 300 citizens from the … Continued
The hottest shows on cable TV these days are about people who have no TV. As the TV industry wakes up to this, expect plenty more shows about off-grid living. Take Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People, in which a character … Continued
Winter is just around the corner, I’m sitting here tonight, with drops of rain falling on the roof, it’s a chilly 55 degrees F outside, not much warmer inside, it’s not cold enough for the woodstove yet, though we have … Continued
Artist and carpenter Julienne Dolphin Wilding has recently sold her flat in Kings Cross and bought land in Crete. She shipped out all her possessions in a 20 foot container – including all her tools, her bed, a small caravan … Continued
You would think that being independent, being more self sufficient, being able to take care of yourself, especially in this day and age, would be considered a good thing. You would think that relying less on the government for help … Continued
National Grid finance chief Andrew Bonfield says solar panel costs are falling so rapidly that energy from the sun is expected to be one of the most cost-effective ways to power homes within 18 months. With home storage of electricity and using battery technology fast … Continued