Gary Collins: Hey everyone. This is Gary Collins, best selling author and creator of www.thesimplelifenow.com. We’re here at my “Off The Grid Project.” I want to show you the building, and how the progress is going. This is the backside. I’m trying to show you guys everything, you can get a perspective of where we’re going. We’re up on getting the second floor done. The first floor is done.
We’ve tarred the bottom section because that is my crawl space. We’ve got drainage in. That’s the septic or is a sewer out. You can see we’ve got the drainage pipes on the sides. This is my southeast‑facing wall. You can see here, we’ve got a window. We got a slider and other windows. It’s all based on views. I want to show you guys everything, so you can understand where the heck we’re going from.
Here is Episode 13 of “Gary’s Off The Grid Project.”
Using green building products for off the grid construction is definitely a great way to go. I’m learning a lot of new information when it comes to building remotely. Yes, I have had two other houses built in the past from scratch, but I will admit this is an entirely different process. In this video I show you more about the Faswall recycled brick product, and the process of filling the cells with concrete.
Here is Episode 12 of “Gary’s Off The Grid Project.”
When it comes to Off The Grid living there are definitely numerous challenges. When building your house in a remote location just getting the equipment and supplies to the build site can be one of the biggest stumbling blocks. Not only is it difficult, but it can be pretty expensive. It has added thousands of dollars in additional costs for me, but it will be well worth it in the end. Peace and quiet comes with a price haha.
Here is Episode 11 of “Gary’s Off The Grid Project.”
Hey folks, I know it has been a bit long on the updates, but I promise you I have been keeping busy with my off the grid project. I just started getting everything in order to build the house, to include permits, site prep and all that other fun stuff. In this episode I will show you the building site preparation, and what the final plans are for the house construction. Make sure to stay tuned, because I will have more videos coming shortly. I’m doing my best to document all the construction, so you can see how this crazy project is coming together.