One of the best and most comprehensive films we have seen about living offgrid. From renewable technology with solar photovoltaics for electricity, to flat plate solar for heating water, battery storage, edible landscaping with wonderful gardens full of fruit, vines and vegetables to the technology of sewage disposal and water filtration, this is a really useful insight into living entirely independently. There is even a section of producing methane gas, building an underground food store and Zilvinas Paludnevicius’ philosophy of zero waste and our crazy disposal, consumer society. He talks about the benefits of yard sales and buying locally too!
This is a beautiful, thought provoking film. We hope you enjoy it.
This is an update of living off the gird. Hope this helps others people living off gird and people thinking about going off gird. These systems can also be used with grid tie systems. please like or comment if you like, or email if you need help. Cut the cord today and start living better. Be safe and live free… I have been living off the grid for over a year now and its working out grate. My next step is to install 1 more wind turbine and around 10 solar panels so that way i am making 2-3 times more power then i use so i can use the extra power to heat my home and still have extra to run my out door spa which would be the dump load side of my system. I use to pay $250 monthly before going off the gird. Thats about $3,000 or more a year.
At 15 Square meters and completely off-grid, Brett Sutherland has constructed a true, tiny house treasure. Packed with unique, space saving design elements, Brett has created a fantastic space to both live and work.
Perhaps best of all, this was all achieved on a budget of NZ$21,000. The Tiny House was constructed on his parents property, and will soon be moved to a friends property in Bethells Beach in Auckland.
This modern tiny house is filled with treasures obtained over a lifetime of adventure, and may just be the ultimate bachelor pad.
As of tonight I am fully off the grid again, in my camper in the forest. You can read a bit more here: http://www.thediyworld.com/blog/?p=1147
I have been staying in a cottage on the property while moving into the off grid camper, which took me 5 months on grueling work. I had to hand carry boxes through the forest to the camper one at a time. Now I am finished and staying in the camper from now on.
It’s no secret that an opposition to sustainable living exists. Earlier this year, Texas state brought several SWAT teams to a sustainable community and threatened to shut it down. Each one of the community members were initially handcuffed at gunpoint. It was called “The Garden of Eden Community,” and was totally self sustainable. You can read more about that here http://www.collective-evolution.com/2….
This time, it’s Robin Speronis that’s come under fire. She lives off the grid in Florida, completely independent of the city’s water and electric system. A few weeks ago, officials ruled her off-grid home illegal. Officials cited the International Property Maintenance Code http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ico…, which mandates that homes be connected to an electricity grid and a running water source. That’s just like saying our dependency on corporations isn’t even a choice. The battle to live without most utilities has been ongoing for Robin, the self-sufficient woman has lived for more than a year and a half using solar energy, a propane camping stove and rain water.
Local governments often quash attempts by citizens to live off-the-grid. Those who generate their own power, grow their food and attempt to live sustainably can face fines and other penalties for unhooking from municipal services. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday new coal regulations meant to cut back on the nation’s carbon footprint, yet local governments penalize individuals who attempt the same thing. RT’s Lindsay France discusses these issues with self-sufficiency expert Lori Caraballo.
A tour of how we live & work off grid in our straw bale home – Riverstone Studios showing the interior of our home, wind turbine, solar panels, and the finishing work in our home.