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How To Get Off The Grid For $5000 - Off Grid Coffee

This is the next article in the series on how to get your home off the grid for $5,000 or less. During the next months I will lead you through a series of articles and videos which will show you how to get your own home off the grid on a budget.   Today we are going to talk a

A Spring Like Day At The Off Grid Homestead And Solar Power To Burn

It was a beautiful, sunny spring like day on the off grid homestead and the solar panels were pumping power. We literally had power to burn.   When the sun is shining bright we have excess power in our off grid tiny house. With 1,600 watts of solar panels our battery bank cha

How To Get Off The Grid For $5000 - Off The Grid Defined

How To Get Off The Grid For $5,000 (or less) video series part one - Off The Grid defined. Every week we are going to cover a new topic in how to get your home off the grid for $5,000 or less. Last week we introduced the video series.   Now today we have to first define with

Fully Off Grid On Earth Day 2012

Article from: April 22nd, 2012   I guess I did my part on Earth Day 2012 by staying out in the Off Grid Trailer. I have no connections to any utilities. Everything is fully off the grid. I must provide my own water, heat, electricity and waste

Living In The Off Grid Camper

Article from: April 21st, 2012   I am staying in the Off Grid Camper full time now. I am still improving the trailer every day, making it comfortable for long term living. There are a lot of life changes to be made when moving off the grid, but

Started The Off Grid Project - Get off the grid cheap

Article from: March 29th, 2012   I just got The Off Grid project started tonight. The countdown is ticking. On May 1st, the Off Grid Project experiments will begin. In early Fall the project will be completed. The final goal of the project is t

Updates on the DIY radiator heating system for my off grid trailer

Article from: February 22nd, 2012   The new homemade radiator heater system for my off grid trailer is working quite well. It takes the temperature up to the 70s within half an hour now with the water pump and fans running and good fire burning

Using My Homemade Off Grid Camper Wood Boiler Heating System

Article from: February 11th, 2012   Well, the trial run of my off grid camper heating system was a success. Using an antique wood stove with built in boiler and some cheap fittings and parts, I have a fully functional wood powered boiler heatin

Beautiful New Addition To The Off Grid Homestead

Article from: February 25th, 2015   The day after the latest batch of snow, the chickens needed to be dug out once again, and the solar panels required cleaning. Thankfully, the sun decided to put in a nice, long appearance, bringing the tempe

The Advantages Of Homesteading And What Keeps Us Going

I am often asked what are the advantages of homesteading compared to working a normal job and paying the normal bills each month. I answer these questions and more in this article and the attached video.   Homesteaders are a different, free spirited and hardy lot of people. I

Off Grid Solar Powered Aquaponics System

Full details and explanation of my fully off grid, solar powered aquaponics system in our greenhouse. This is a small system for demonstration purposes but it is fully operational now with no moving parts except for the water pump impeller.   Off Grid Aquaponics Equip

Updates On Solar Freezer Fridge Conversion And Power Usage

We recently converted a freezer to run as a solar powered refrigerator for our off grid tiny house in order to reduce our energy usage. Here is an update after running a Kill-A-Wall meter on the new solar powered fridge for 24 hours.   At first I did not believe my eyes when

Converting A Freezer Into Solar Powered Refrigerator

We just converted a chest freezer into a fridge for off grid solar power use in order to save on energy. This was a standard top open chest freezer which we recently bought at a garage sale.   The conversion itself is quite simple and easy to do. All you need is a digital the

Connecting Solar Charge Controller & Solar Panels To Our Tiny Home

I installled an MPPT solar charge controller in our tiny home and connected the solar panels that I had just mounted on a homemade adjustable rack the other day.   First I removed the unused Renogy Tracer 40 amp MPPT solar charge controller from the off grid electronics shop.

Homemade Adjustable Solar Panel Rack For Our Tiny House

I made an adjustable solar panel rack to hold four 200 watt solar panels which will power our off grid tiny house. This solar panel mount was made using treated lumber for long life.   I used two 4x4 posts at 8 feet long, two 2x6x8 boards, and four 2x4x8 boards. Plus two 7 in
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