Why would you mount solar panels flat on the side of your power shed? I get asked this question from time to time when someone unfamiliar with, or just getting started with their solar power project sees a picture of my solar shed (pictured above). I do explain this in my book Going Off The Grid, but with a recent snow storm the above picture will make more sense than just reading about it.
Frederick, Maryland June 1st and 2nd
April was a hectic month with the release of my new book The Simple Life Guide To Decluttering Your Life (Click this link to purchase), and heading back to my off grid house for the next 7 months.
I’ll share more in my next post, but a little sneak preview – I’m in the editing phase of my next book The Simple Life Guide To Financial Freedom, which I think is going to be a game changer for a lot of people. If you haven’t already signed up for my newsletter (click here) I highly recommend you do as that is where you find out about all my updates.
I’m proud to announce the third book in the Going/Living Off The Grid series is now available! This is my first traditionally published book with Ogden Publications, which is the publication arm of Mother Earth News. Mother Earth News was fantastic to work with, and did a great job with this book. As you can see from the title – The Beginners Guide To Living Off The Grid: The DIY Workbook for Living The Life You Want, this is an A-Z book for planning your off the grid dream. This was a book I wanted to do for a while, but just wasn’t sure how to go about it. After discussing my ideas for a workbook on the subject Mother Earth News really liked the concept and the project was born.
It is hard to believe it has been two years since I released my Amazon Best Selling book Going Off The Grid, and I started my off the grid project nearly six years ago. Currently, I’m working on the accompanying workbook for Going Off The Grid and Living Off The Grid. I think it is a perfect fit for these books, as it takes you from the research and information phase to planning and budgeting your off grid project. Below is the description and what Living Off The Grid is about:
Yep it is time to give a Gary off grid house update… so what the heck have I been up to you may ask? I’m back at my property in NE Washington enjoying the beautiful weather and quiet. There are numerous projects to get done this season, mainly rapping up the inside of the house. The good news is mainly the finish work is all I have left – trim, base boards, and just building some things to make my life easier. I needed a TV stand for the living room, but it had to be a certain height and width, and I wasn’t willing to pay $500 or more for a piece of crap made in China… off to get supplies I went. In the end it was well worth it, it only cost me a little over $100 and will match all my other trim. It was pretty simple I bought an off the shelf 30X30X12 unfinished cabinet from Home Depot, a piece of finished plywood and some trim. I think it came out pretty good see the pics below: