Fresh start, time for a plan!
by SHADOWVOLPE on MARCH 26, 2014 - 4 Comments in post

Hey guys,

Like most of you, I’m looking to move off grid, and hoping to do so as soon as possible. I’d like to find or join you on some land that is secluded, but near enough to a town for a part time job. As Much as I would like to go moneyless, there’s just too much over-head cost for me to give up my income entirely- at least for the time being.
So why don’t we join forces and make this happen?

A little about me: I’m 24, a mechanic in training, I won’t miss Wisconsin weather, but likely going to miss other things about it, if and when I leave. I’ve made some poor choices in the past, buying things I don’t need, being wasteful, learning what damage our technology has done to the world; I’d like to make a better choice this time.
I don’t agree that other people should be profiting more than myself for my hard labor, I’ve been earning so much, and spent nearly every dime of it on rubbish… That is, until recently.
I’ve only discovered Earthships within the last few months, and off the grid living, was a new concept to me just a couple years ago. The auto industry has given me nothing but headaches and stress that seems completely unneeded. (note: it’s a useful skill anywhere I go, not something I’ll forget anytime soon, but as cars become more and more electrical, fixing a car will be done with a computer and a software update, the small fortune I have in tools will be obsolete not so many years from now) Life could be so much simpler and an infinite times happier, and that is why I want to move off grid.

I’ve grown a large garden every summer, and have huge faith in the potential of aquaponics. I’ve had aquariums in my bedroom since I was little, and use the waste water for my plants. Ideal situation, I would like to build an aquaponic system off-grid, raising fish rather than farm animals.
I should also note that i am by no means a vegetarian, but I hate the thought of having to slaughter another mammal. I’ve been hunting before, hated almost every minute of it. Fish, I just don’t feel that connected and could manage to eat that which I raised.

If I could find a place near a natural water source, that would be fantastic. It’ll make everything easier, but with the way things are going, who knows how long any of our water supplies will last.

Anyways, that’s my spiel. I’m looking to join anyone who has already committed, or to join with anyone interested in starting out. I don’t have much saved for the project, and it will be about 1 year until my debts are paid off. But in the mean time, I would like to begin collecting supplies, getting a trailer ready for the big move, buying the solar kits, building materials, digging through Craigslist posts, all so that as soon as I am able, as soon as WE are able, we can go without looking back.



1 Ryan Duro { 04.02.14 at 8:22 pm }

Hi I’m interested in a getting off the grid as well. I been looking around for land but the inatal cost to get out there is so much. I’m in California right now. I think I want to get a gold claim and mine for a little living on sight to build up money to purchase a larger more ideal property for long term. I am also interested in using solar/hydrogen power in a off grid set up.

2 Sherrie { 04.08.14 at 7:38 pm }

Hi, looking for members to join our group .We are in south Mississippi. We work hard but have lots to offer. If you would like more info. contact me at

3 Gregf { 04.09.14 at 3:43 pm }

To Anyone looking to get away please write please write something as to what your about and what you are looking to do ~ I and one other person are in the thrust of making plans to get away to a remote place ~ any ideas are welcomed also ~

4 Connie { 04.21.14 at 10:30 pm }

I am interested in living a simple life, off grid. I have a great deal of experience in organic farming, a good bit of knowledge of permiculture, animal husbandry, raising various free range poultry, beef, a couple of pigs, and plenty of dairy sheep and goats, as well as fiber and meat sheep. I have a wide range of experience in preserving food, making
cheese, yogurt, and bread. I am knowledgeable in regard to building energy efficient buildings and solar energy. I would love to help others who are just starting out, and need a little help from someone who has been there, done that. I don’t work well in HOT climates, but I am open to finding the right situation and community. Hoping to find a diverse group interested in a healthy, more natural way of life, off grid,preferably near fresh water source(lake, springs, river). BTW, I’m a youthful 50+ woman. Open minded, nonjudgemental, but conservative values. Do not have abundant financial resources, but plenty of knowledge and help to offer. I look forward to hearing from like minded folks.

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