[before_listing images=http://www.www.off-grid.net/wp-content/uploads/5007f6b87ac80b8c6a464c6d39cb4162.jpg youtube=null] Hello, my name is Maddy, and my fiance Christian and I are looking to learn more about going off the grid. We’re 22 and 18, with a lot of varying interests and skills to offer. It’s really a passion that started with a desire to live more naturally. I want to learn how to make soap and body products, to live off the land, and to rely on natural resources in my every day life. Our dream is to build a self sufficient home and raise a family.
Christian has a background in carpentry and has worked with wiring. He’s a hard, eager worker with quick hands and a quick mind. I have no particular background in the area, but I pick up things extremely quickly, I’m passionate and can pull my weight when it comes to work.
We’re both young and don’t have any resources, which is our primary concern. Knowing how I want to live my life and raise my family, it’s hard for me to think of wasting ten years at a dead-end job just to save money to live this dream. I’d be ready to head out to the backyard and start hoeing right now if I could!
Our biggest desire is to learn more about the community, and gain insight and suggestions on what path to take to reach our goal. We’re very open minded people, and don’t judge anyone. We’re not particularly religious, but are interested in pagan/wiccan/buddhist mentalities.
As I said, our eventual goal is to have a home and family, to be self-sufficient. I intend to homeschool and make all the household items, and he wants to work with his hands. [landbuddy_listing images=http://www.www.off-grid.net/wp-content/uploads/5007f6b87ac80b8c6a464c6d39cb4162.jpg youtube=null]

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3 Responses to “Learning to go off grid”

  1. Courtney

    Hey there! I’m an artist/illustrator living in Huntsville, AL. I have very similar interests and goals. My plan is to move off grid while still keeping my job and keeping close to friends/family in Huntsville. Good luck to you both!

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  2. butterflymama212

    I’m starting a community off the grid. There are about 5 of us working towards the idea so far. I think we have the exact same views and desires about this. We too share the pagan/buddhist mentality. I have full intentions of homeschooling my son and I already make a lot of homemade products. My boyfriend has a background in building trades and loves to work with his hands as well. If you want to learn more about my vision you can look at my post I made on here >>> http://www.www.off-grid.net/2013/07/17/want-to-build-off-grid-community/ or you can email me at butterflymama212@gmail.com

    Look forward to hearing from you!
    -Vanessa

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  3. Fey

    Hey there, I’m fey, myself and a few friends are interested in the same thing as well, and we have an ongoing plan, the idea is to “landshare” basically, the more people we get to help buy land, the quicker we can purchase, and the more land we can afford, if you’re interested in chatting about this, give us a shout :)

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