My new book “Going Off The Grid” is finally here! This off the grid adventure started 10 years ago when I wanted to get back to a simpler life, such as I had growing up. There were a lot of stops and starts, but I kept at it, and finally made it happen. During the process of my project I noticed a lot of people showing interest in what I was doing, so I started documenting my progress. That is where the idea of my “Going Off The Grid” book came from.
As those who are trying to live a simpler more remote lifestyle know, the work on your property never ends. You are always trying to come up with ways to make things easier and more cost effective when possible. A good utility trailer is a must for people living out in the sticks, but they can be pretty expensive for a good one, even used. I found a new utility trailer for close to the price of beat up used one some years back. The problem was the side rails were pretty low as it was primarily made for hauling small all terrain vehicles.
Well, this season has been a long one fixing a ton of issues by my very infamous and prior general contractor. It has been painful, and pretty expensive. I think this video shows you just how difficult it can be to fix incompetent and crappy work done by a contractor. The solution, in order to properly seal and case the windows, cost pretty much the same as the original windows, doors to include installation and that was doing a lot of the work myself.
Building a battery enclosure for your off the grid power system is essential. Not only is it required in most places in order to pass county inspections, but also critical to protect those important and expensive batteries.
Oh boy where has the time gone so much to do haha. I know my video updates suck, as far as getting them out within a decent time frame, but I’m getting there. I will honestly say after spending 10 hours a day, pretty much everyday tying to run a business and build a house off the grid, posting things on my blog or social media is the last thing on my mind at the end of the day. But the good news is I’m done for the season so I will be rolling the updates out there at a consistent pace.