Advancements in micro-energy production mean that by using one or more of the methods listed in this piece, providing energy for a modern home has never been more achievable. A part of this will involve coupling your own energy production with energy efficient ways of heating your home.
Yet living off the grid requires more than simply providing your own energy. To really embrace off-the-grid living you will need to find your own water supply and produce and store as much food as possible.
Unless you’re planning to be a subsistence farmer, you may want to try using a greenhouse. Greenhouses are an excellent way to produce much needed food all year round. However, growing food is only half the battle. You will also need to store it ready for times of need. This is where your DIY skills could come in handy as the best way to store food could be to simply build your own root cellar.
While it may be unrealistic to use all of these methods. Adopting one or two of them would be a great way of becoming both more self-reliant and more environmentally friendly.
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The more of us that can implement at least some of these off-grid ideas, the better for the planet. This year, I’m growing more of my own food – some of which will be stored for use over the winter.
Yes! I have been reading your posts!! I love your photo challenges as well 🙂
Is good to develop a “green thumb” that way our economy and diet is not affected by the commercial products. Unfortunately for us living in a city where we don’t have a garden but all we can grow is vertical and not very spacious, can be tricky and challenging…but not impossible
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We have considered rain barrels, but I don’t like the idea of cutting our down spouts. In the winter we cannot collect water because the barrels would freeze solid. But with cut-off down spouts any run-off from the roof would stay too close to the house.
I like the idea of burying 1-2 50 gallon barrels and running a hose from the downspout to the barrels. I could use a manual or electric pump to water the garden. But, our yard is full of stones! It’s never easy.
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