"I LOVE this group and thread! Thanks so much for sharing your progress with others. Our family of 4 would love to live "Off the Grid" someday!! I truly believe it will be a necessity for many families in…"
"I am from FL originally. Born in Orlando, raised in West Palm, and lived near Tampa. I'm not online often but try to check regularly. Congrats on the move it is an adventure. Our battery system is a 48V system, the…"
"Amanda I'm new to this group and just read your post. Congratulations on your move off-grid! We also just moved a month ago and are completely off-grid. It has been a learning curve. We are still getting settled, slowly…"
"A bigger role than they want sometimes lol my two older both light and keep the rocket stove going (longer) in the winter. They r 12 and 13. They all collect the sticks needed for it including the 8 and 4 yo. I have just begun to teach the 8yo how…"
"You can google rocket stove and find videos that show you how to build one.
We bought an old propane water heater pulled out the propane parts and mounted it over a rocket stove.
The main thing to keep an eye on is creosote build up because of fire…"
"for heating in the winter time you can build 2 large soda can furnaces cheaply (there are videos and many resources for this on youtube) and it can really make a difference for free living in cold weather. night time would require other source…"
"Yes...Our government is bent on our electric prices skyrocketing. We must be able to try to survive off the grid as much as we can. Our electric bill has just gone up $50 just this month in Florida...My husband and friends have been working on…"
"The only long term option I have heard of that could work for power in the home are solar panels. Is there maybe a place at this point to get them used now that they are so popular? Do you live in a state that gives you a tax kick back for using…"
My husband and I moved this last February "Off Grid" and he has been brilliant at solving most of our living needs including things like a rocket stove hot water heater, a battery system that when charged can last 2 days, a "hillbilly" air conditioner using a cooler some ice and a fan, gravity fed water system from a natural spring, etc. What we would like to do is find a way to eliminate the need for fuel (we currently use a generator to charge the batteries). Cost is an issue. We are next…See More