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  • in reply to: off grid in australia #68498
    chowan
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    I love the idea of water power but being a do it yourselfer I would probably want to be able to do it myself

    if that is I had enough water here to play with.

    Wind is where its at for this area

    in reply to: Planning on going off-grid in Michigan? #68238
    chowan
    Participant

    Hi beast I saw you interested in a piece of property suitable for off grid use and also that you seem to be interested in blacksmithing

    and wanted to talk to you for a bit privately

     

    beorn atttt swordmaking dotttt com

     

    hope to hear from you

     

    chowan
    Participant

    Hi Littlebang please post a contact of some sort

    in reply to: Earth Ship #67996
    chowan
    Participant

    MJ of course its a money driven company like beast said its a very simple concept and technique but they have spent an awfull lot of time

    and money both popularising earthships and fighting legal battles to be able to build these things.

     

    plenty of vids around showing you how to pound dirt  which is half the battle but besides that these earthships are suppose to be designed

    around water and energy conservation with some permaculture landscaping thrown in and no its not that easy to get everything working together correctly

    yes you can do it yourself but it will take you a lot of time and many costly mistakes im sure if you need

    to be asking im guessing its probably i good idea for you to spend the money or time working with someone thats doing it

    in reply to: Revamping the site #67990
    chowan
    Participant

    And I cant post in general again seems like i can access the other areas so it may have something

    to do with me being in general when i logged in

    I dunno

     

    in reply to: introduction :) #67968
    chowan
    Participant

    Well if you have some way to contact you that isnt a problem to put out public let me know

    and maybee we can get together on skype or something.

    maybee with the site upgrade we can send private messages.

    any good bow woods easly avalable in michigan?

     

    in reply to: introduction :) #67966
    chowan
    Participant

    hi beast sorry to hear about you having throat cancer hope its all better from now on

    perhaps when your feeling better i could involve you in the idea i wanted to talk to papakoko about

    where are you locate if you dont mind me asking?

    in reply to: Revamping the site #67963
    chowan
    Participant

    If i remember rght it normally took a day or two for landbuddy posts to clear

    in reply to: introduction :) #67961
    chowan
    Participant

    Forget my other post Wretha thanks.

    Papakoko could you post some sort of anon or disposable email so I can contact you about your

    primitive bow making and off grid aspirations.

    in reply to: I'm logged in but the forum says I'm not #67960
    chowan
    Participant

    Well bugger im back to blocked out of general again.

    Wretha could you ask papakado to post some sort of anon email i like to get a hold of him about his

    being a primitive bowyer.

    pretty please

     

     

    in reply to: #67950
    chowan
    Participant

    all depends on where you decide to move to and build on most places yes have building codes that you

    must adhere to legally,  running water and 110/220 wiring is also normally stipulated.

    in a lot of places a min square footage is also a requirement.

    Campers have different requirements but you will still probably find yourself

    looking down a rule list in the end.

    For example here I think 4 weeks and the RV needs to be moved or you need to have a

    code septic installed

     

    some places while these codes are on the books they are not normally enforced

     

    All i can tell you about where is dont try California.

    in reply to: Seeking Like Minded #67949
    chowan
    Participant

    hey i can log in again

    best of luck to you and your wife just wanted to let you know your not just talking to yourself

     

    in reply to: Starting an intentional community #67300
    chowan
    Participant

    have you tried landbuddy?

    where is the land you have found situated?

    in reply to: Want to go off-grid by May 2013 #67289
    chowan
    Participant

    Personally i think a off grid lifestyle is great for children but the initial setup can be difficult and i dont think kids need to go through all of that

    if you can get off grid and setup to provide for yourself and your kids why not?

     

    An old timer here told me about a couple and a young baby that came to this area totally unprepared for the winter

    ended up with no liquid water, no food and the only heat they had was a cut off 55 gallon drum inside a old fifth wheel

    without even a chimney to get the smoke out.He says he bought them a meal and a one way ticket back to california.

    in reply to: NE Nevada offgrid village #67292
    chowan
    Participant

    probably only 15 or 20 miles depends a bit whether your east or west of 233 if your on the murdock mountain side im probablyjust over the “hill” fom you.if your closer to pilot valley/pilot peak you are a bit further away but there is a lot more people living in that areahave you been to the property yet? 

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