Jane Em | |

Hi everyone,

I’m new to the idea of living off-grid. The more I consider this way of life makes more sense in terms of being self sufficient and free from current energy suppliers.

The option of living disconnected from the grid is not widely publicised, there is a lot to learn about the practicalities of becoming an off-gridder. I would appreciate any advice you can give to someone in my position just starting out.

I am looking to find a place in Essex, UK. Ideally I am looking for a plot for a sustainable build. It would also be really great to hear from anyone here already located in the county with a similar background who can offer their valuable insight into dealing with planning issues etc.

It’s great to be part of this group, I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

Thanks

Jane

Buy our book - OFF THE GRID - a tour of American off-grid places and people written by Nick Rosen, editor of the off-grid.net web site

9 Responses to “Wanting to get off-grid in Essex UK”

  1. Terence Lewis

    Hi, Jane and other like-minded off gridders. I am located in Southend Essex. I have an unrivalled expertise to offer and share for off grid living. My dream is to make my home in converted freight containers . I am keen to meet like-minded folk with a view to forming a co-operative community village. email me if you are interested when we get a few in numbers lets meet for a coffee and start the ball rolling.
    Terence. terrytheprof@gmail.com

    Reply
  2. Stephen Southernwood

    Er Earth Ship not Earth Engine…..

    Reply
  3. Stephen Southernwood

    Me also wanting too live off grid built up various camping equipmemt biggest problem I’ve got is do not drive at mo, No transport and on a budget but have worked out too be able too do mini/semi off grid on bicycle, I may sound off my head but with solar gadgets e.c.t should be able too sustain myself and glamp, looking too hook up with people in the same area who are looking to do same thing and perhaps can transport my bicycle and minimal gear and myself too cover bigger distances or let me use their land when nomading it about, Untill I can raise the cash for ultimately renting buying or building an Earth Engine(youtube)

    Reply
  4. Tiberiu Sutic

    Hi,
    I live in Essex as well, close to you I think ( Witham) and I am seriously thinking on going off grid somehow with my family. Please keep us updated with any idea you may have.

    Reply
  5. paul griffiths

    ITS PAUL AGAIN ,BARGE IS IN NORTH ESSEX AND FOUND THIS LINK FROM NATURISTS SITE.WE GOT A LARGE BARGE AND NEED CAN FOR FREE LIVING AS WE BE GOING AWAY SOON AS WE MAYBE LEFT LAND AND GOING ALL GREEN NAKED LIVING IN DOMINICA IN WEST INDIES

    Reply
  6. paul griffiths

    HELP NEEDED WITH HOUSEBOAT .HELP NEEDED FOR AIR HEATING BY CANS ON SOUTH FACING BARGE .NEED HELP

    Reply
  7. arjunthandi

    Hi Jane,

    How are you planning to go about it? Have you already found some land?

    We are looking at containers, found some really good ones and then planning to use solar energy to start with.

    Best.

    Reply
  8. Jane Em

    Hey Marcos, thanks for your message. I found the registration process quite straight forward, as you say first there was the registration submission and verification. When I posted the message, it didn’t appear immediately, but took a few days to appear. I would recommend giving it another try. You can always contact nick@off-grid.net if you experience any further issues. Look forward to seeing your post soon. Janet

    Reply
  9. Marcos

    Jane,
    It is good to see more and more people interested in the off grid living. Would I bother you to tell me how you managed to post your ad in here? I have been struggling for about 10 days or more now to try to use the landbuddy system. The first time I registered I could not verify by mail and that unverified registration would not allow me to do much. I had now to register with a different email but still I cannot manage to post an ad as you did. I have just started searching for the off grid living for immediate start. Thanks. Marcos

    Reply

Leave a Reply