Category — MOBILE

Memo to Santa: Keep taking the Tablets
by TECHSTAR on DECEMBER 2, 2013 - 3 Comments in MOBILE

Some REALLY love the Mini

Some REALLY love the Mini

GADGETS are the big gifts this year as usual, whether tablets, games consoles, TVs or cameras.
But there is one gizmo that can be all of these things at once – the new iPad Mini 2, which came out earlier this month.
Priced from $459 (£349 in the UK CDN$756 in Canada) for the 32GB wi-fi-only version or $619 with mobile connectivity, it is not cheap – but it does the job of so many gadgets it works out at unbeatable value.

Here, are just some of its many uses … (more…)

What’s it like living on a yacht?
by SPY_VONDEGA on NOVEMBER 29, 2013 - 1 Comment in MOBILE

boat living, rv living, mobile living, satellite phoneInteresting discussion on the Solar investment chatroom about living on a 40 foot +/- yacht.

“I see them outside my office window all day and it seems like a relaxing life,” says Alloy Boy. “Are they really too small to live(single) comfortably and how fast do they depreciate? A quick seach revealed that a 40 footer cost more or less the same as a condo or small house, but what are the upsides of living on a boat(other than being mobile)?” (more…)

More tiny homes, on wheels!
by WRETHAOFFGRID on OCTOBER 20, 2013 - 0 Comments in MOBILE, WRETHA

tinyhomeonwheelsWith the cost of living going up and up and our wages going down and down, one of the ways to cut back on living expenses is by going small with your home. I wrote about this a while back, http://www.off-grid.net/2013/10/06/tiny-homes-cheap/ one of the comments I saw was the fact that so many municipalities, even some rural ones, have restrictions on the size of homes, they have minimum requirements (boo!), personally I believe it’s all about being able to extract more tax money from the people. (more…)

US shutdown hits thousands of off-grid homes
by NICK ROSEN on OCTOBER 5, 2013 - 7 Comments in EVENTS, LAND, MOBILE

Stealth van dwellers

Poorest suffer most

The National Park Service(NPS) issued a warning last week to all people residing in its parks and campgrounds, in RVs in the backcountry, or on houseboats in government owned marinas — that they will be required to leave the parks by 3 p.m. last Thursday and find other accommodations due to the federal government shutdown.

At Lake Mohave, for example, part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the park is closed to the general public. The Lake Mead NRA is operated by the National Park Service, part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

When Lake Mohave facilities are on a holiday schedule such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, the entrance station is closed, but visitors are still permitted to enter the park. That was not the case Tuesday, as the entrance was barricaded and a park ranger was posted there to determine who enters and who gets turned away. (more…)

How to go off grid with little money…
by WRETHAOFFGRID on AUGUST 25, 2013 - 14 Comments in LAND, MOBILE, OFF-GRID 101, SELF-SUFFICIENCY, WRETHA

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How to get off grid with not a lot of money… that is the holy grail, right? I see many people posting messages here and on other websites, all saying very much the same thing, they want to be independent, to have a piece of land, to have a small place to live, to be off grid, but they don’t have the money to do it, they often want to join other people in hopes of pooling resources, or just jumping on someone else’s bandwagon.

I am here to tell you it is possible to do this without resorting to illegal means and without having to join with other people or a group to get off grid. (more…)

Wierdest holiday destinations
by SALLY BUCHAN on JULY 31, 2013 - 0 Comments in MOBILE

Dogwoof, amazing tourist hangouts

Stranger than fiction

Travel site TripAdvisor announced 10 quirky accommodations in the U.S., as chosen by its editors.

According to a release, travelers seeking a unique lodging experience can hunker down in one of these far-out accommodations, which include a larger-than-life beagle, a historic ferry and a subterranean B&B.

“For travelers who want a truly unique experience on vacation and stories to tell for a lifetime, these funky properties will surely fit the bill,” said TripAdvisor.

Locations include:

Ruffing it: Dog Bark Park Inn, Cottonwood, Idaho

Travelers visiting this bed and breakfast located 200 miles north of Boise will be glad to be in the doghouse. Guests are warmly welcomed as they enter the B&B built in the shape of a giant beagle, affectionately named “Sweet Willy,” (more…)

What we can learn from Glamping
by NICK ROSEN on JULY 5, 2013 - 1 Comment in MOBILE

AA Battery can power a string of tiny LEDs

AA Battery can power a string of tiny LEDs

Its easy to forget when you live off the grid that life is meant to be fun. Its hard work running your own power station and harvesting your own water and dealign with your own waste.

So sometimes you overlook the little things that can make all the difference to your mood, or to the pleasure of your partner or immediate family and friends.

So here are some little tips that could help you just add a but of fairy dust to your off-grid life.

1. Funky lighting can transform any area; long summer evening festoon LED lights and coloured LED lighting will turn a boring old field or woodland clearing into a space ready to party all night long! (more…)

On their way….anti-Google glasses
by NICK ROSEN on JUNE 21, 2013 - 1 Comment in MOBILE

1x1placeholder (1)Once you have seen them you might almost prefer to stay ON the digital map, but a Japanese tech group has invented the first pair of Facial DE-recognition glasses. They call them face-scrambling glasses. (more…)

Off-grid float cabin: retirement tiny home in BC wilderness
by WRETHAOFFGRID on JUNE 19, 2013 - 6 Comments in MOBILE, WRETHA

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This is a unique cabin system, it’s not a houseboat, but a floating cabin, I found this while on YouTube and thought it very interesting. If I didn’t live in the high desert, this is one way I would enjoy living. I love the floating garden. (more…)


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