Thinking of South America?
by TONYCOLOMBIA on JUNE 22, 2013 - 10 Comments in post

I can help share ideas with those who wish to go off grid in Latin America – specifically talking about climate, rainwater catchment and also the systems and technologies that are available in Central and South America.

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1 justin { 06.26.13 at 10:35 am }

i am interested in South America and going off grid. let me know what your trying to do.

2 Jim and Mindy Phypers { 06.26.13 at 11:46 pm }

We are currently living in Mexico… see mexico.solarhaven.org
but exploring other countries in Latin America because of mafioso activities in our area. What do you know about Guatemala for buying remote land.

We have heard Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world — wouldn’t want to even pass through that country to get on to other places that interest us like Costa Rica. We would be towing our vintage Airstream, a temping target for theft.
Hope you can get back to us…

Jim and Mindy Phypers
Veracruz, Mexico

3 tonycolombia { 06.29.13 at 4:50 pm }

Hi Justin. I’ll need to hear a little more about your own plans before I can help you out. Hi Jim and Mindy, we’re in Colombia and have many projects including an off-grid house. In our experience, we haven’t had any issues with crime and although there are greater risks in central and south america, you’ll probably find it’s also localized which means that if you settle somewhere outside the big cities, you can live a much more peaceful existence.

4 Michele { 06.30.13 at 2:08 pm }

Looking to start a new life after leaving an abusive relationship. Im a 40 looking 50 sumthin. A horticulturalist, with skills that would be useful in establishing a calm, loving environment w/like-minded individuals. I enjoy the heat of the tropics & can grow anything! My children are grown & successful. Need to fill my empty nest.

5 Michele { 06.30.13 at 2:10 pm }

I also possess tons of construction experience. FYI

6 Zachery { 07.19.13 at 8:57 am }

Hey! I am 22 years old. I am searching for a place to develop the skills and experience with living sustainably. I am already handy and I am a quick learner. I work hard and I love long hours. Especially when its working towards something worthwhile. I own a bicycle a trailer, work boots, and work clothes. I am open to traveling anywhere in the world. Currently I am in North America.

7 Lauren { 01.14.14 at 6:20 pm }

Hi there!

I’m a 23yr old artist/art teacher hoping to someday live off grid in South America. One of my concerns is pesticides and toxins there? I’m trying to find a warm climate where I could live peacefully and heal my body from modern North American ‘civilization’. Ecuador sounds like perfect place for me, except I have chemical sensitivities and an auto-immune disease. I’ve heard that DDT is still in use there, and that spraying is a huge problem in South America. Is this true? I’d hate to move from a toxic environment in Canada to one equally so in another counrty!

Thanks!

Lauren

8 spencer { 05.11.14 at 12:28 pm }

email me at spencerpeirce@att.net I’m 21 year old white lookin dude and I am trying to get to Colombia and I see you want someone well I am totally down to go. I got a good heart and a loving spirit that is what I can offer plus a helping hand and another mind to come up with ideals. I never did this before but I have no limits just a infinite amount of potential to live. I’m in south Florida and I refuse to conform to society. I refuse to be a slave to money,people, and want to live life the way we truly should be. I won’t participate in Man’s evil greed and corruption the lies are everywhere in society but I see through it all. Email me asap cuz June 2nd I will be moving again don’t know where but I don’t really care.

9 Amanda { 05.30.14 at 7:13 pm }

Hello, I am looking to move off grid as soon as it is possible for my boyfriend and I. It will most likely be awhile before we are able to make this dream come true but I am in need of so much information…that it is not even funny. If anyone can help by giving me some information..maybe someone who has already made this dream come true for themselves, that would be absolutely amazing. :)

10 steve clarke { 11.18.14 at 7:14 am }

Hi, some interesting comments! I’m living in San Agustin, Huila, Colombia, starting up a permaculture farm. The bills here are so cheap for energy (like 3 dollars a month) that it isn’t worth looking into getting off the grid at the moment for us. We have a river at the bottom of the land for possible future exploitation. I’d be interested in sharing info with people. Tony, where are you, near Popayan?

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